Electricity is essential to most businesses, and is used in lots of different ways. If you’re running a business, you know how important it is to keep on top of your monthly costs, and finding the best deal on your business electricity is an easy way to cut your overheads and save money.
Business electricity rates are always fluctuating, so it can be difficult to find the best gas and electricity tariffs for your enterprise. That’s where our team of energy experts come in - they have the time and the know-how to find the deal that’ll give you the best value for your business.
Not only will our dedicated team look to get you the best deal, they’ll take you through the switching process step-by-step to make sure you don’t hit any snags. They’ll support you with cancelling your existing contract and offer solutions to any potentially prickly objections that could arise as a result.
We don’t just look for the best price either - we also look for other features that make life that little bit easier, like online billing and top-notch customer service, so you can be confident you’re getting the complete package.
And we won’t charge your business a penny, as our service is completely free of charge.
All you have to do is let us know a few details, either by entering your details at the top of the page, or by giving our experts a call on 0800 326 5517 and we’ll do the rest.
When you’re looking to switch business energy supplier, you have to get separate quotes for gas and electricity from each individual provider.
This means that your tariff will be suited to the specific needs of your business, but it can make it difficult to know whether you’re actually on the best-priced tariff available.
With a quick call to the energy experts at UKPower, you can instantly compare quotes from a range of suppliers to make sure you’re getting the right energy deal for you, at the right price.
Before you get in touch, though, it’s a good to get an idea of how much energy a business the size of yours should be using, and how much you can expect to pay.
This table shows the industry average business electricity cost per kWh, as well as standing charges, based on business size.
|Business Size||Average annual usage (kWh)||Average price (per kWh)||Standing charge (daily)||Average annual price|
|Micro business||5,000 - 15,000 kWh||12.5p||27.0p||£1,349|
|Small business||15,000 - 30,000 kWh||11.0p||25p||£2,566|
|Medium-sized business||30,000 - 50,000 kWh||10.5p||22.0p||£4,208|
Each business has different needs, and suppliers have different types of tariffs to try and meet these demands. In general, there are five types of main contract available for businesses. These are:
There’s no one-size-fits all approach to business electricity bills. While some companies are better suited to fixed rate contracts, others prefer variable rate deals.
A fixed rate tariff locks in the price you pay, and protects you against any sudden increases in prices. On the other hand, a variable rate contract will benefit you if commercial electric prices fall. At UKPower, you can compare both fixed rate and variable rate tariffs, although we generally advise our customers to choose the former rather than the latter. Here’s why:
But, it’s worth noting that some companies are better suited to variable rates, so why not get in touch with one of our experts to find out more? The UKPower business energy experts can explain the nuances of the global market and point out how certain events can have an impact on your business electricity prices.
If you’re currently on a deal that doesn’t suit your business, why not have a chat with us? We compare energy tariffs in the UK to help businesses and domestic customers save money on their energy bill. Catch our experts on 0800 326 5517.