Guide to switching business electricity supplier

There could be any number of ways your business uses electricity, from powering lights and laptops to running heavy duty machinery - however you use power, you’ll need a supply that functions efficiently and doesn’t cost a fortune.

That’s why it makes sense to shop around for an energy deal with a supplier that can meet the demands of your business, both practically and financially.

The problem is, switching to a better business energy deal isn’t quite as simple as arranging a new household energy tariff. If you're looking to switch electricity commercially, you need to consider that business contracts are set up differently to domestic ones - rates will differ and there’s no dual fuel option either.

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"Don't switch" is good advice for households. But business energy is different and there's no price cap to protect you*. "Compare now" is good advice for businesses!

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*with no price cap in place for businesses, some out of contract rates are up between 15% and 120%

The energy experts at UKPower will help you get the best deal and switch business electricity provider, without the hassle of ringing around each and every one. Our business electricity price comparison service looks at tariffs from a broad range of suppliers to ensure you get the best available deal, and our experts are always on hand to help you switch electricity provider as effortlessly as possible.

How to switch commercial electricity supplier

Switching electricity provider doesn't need to be difficult, but the number of suppliers out there and the sheer number of variables that can affect your rates means it can soon become a real headache, unless you get a helping hand from us.

If you, remember the benefits vastly outweigh the pitfalls, and you could potentially knock hundreds of pounds off the cost of your annual business energy bills.

If you’ve never switched, you’ll most likely have been placed your supplier’s standard tariff, which means you'll be paying more for your power than is necessary. And if you’ve let an old deal lapse without arranging a new one, you might even have been placed onto a rollover tariff, which will see you signed up for another year, usually on a very expensive rate.

In any case, you need to switch business energy supplier as soon as possible, which you can do in one of two ways.

The first is to take it upon yourself to compare business electricity tariffs and switch to a new deal. The good news is, this can be done in five simple steps:

  • Step 1 - Approach suppliers for business electricity quotes.
  • Step 2 - Choose the tariff which best suits your needs.
  • Step 3 - Apply for the new business electricity contract with the new supplier.
  • Step 4 - Inform your previous supplier of the switch.
  • Step 5 - Wait for your new business electricity supply to take effect.

The bad news is that, to make sure you’re on the very best deal, you need to do this for each business energy supplier, which means you’ll have to find the time to run comparisons with upwards of 15 suppliers.

The other option is to let UKPower take care of the comparison for you. Our team are experts in switching business energy, and our broad knowledge of the commercial energy market means we can advise you on which tariff best suits the needs of your business and assist in the switching process by providing all of the information and documents you need.

To find out how much you could save by switching electricity supplier, call us today on 0800 326 5517.

Can your business electricity switch get rejected?

If you owe money to your current supplier, there is a possibility that your switch could get rejected. If this happens you need to contact your supplier as soon as possible to find out the reason the switch has been stopped, and arrange a way to resolve the issue.

With the issue resolved, the rest of the switch will be taken care of by your old and new suppliers, and all that's needed from you is to sit back and wait for the new supplier to start billing you.

How to get the best business electricity deal

What does the best energy deal look like to your business? Is it the cheapest rates to keep costs low? Is good customer service paramount? Or do you want to show you’re a forward-thinking business by signing up to a green energy deal?

Whatever your reason for switching, our energy experts will help you find the right deal. Our service is completely free of charge to you, and our expert team will be able to save you money on your energy bills – there really is nothing to lose. Give us a call now on 0800 326 5517.