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Electricity prices are continuing to rise, with limited resources and increased supply and non-commodity costs driving costs up year on year, experts predict that prices will increase substantially in future years. As overheads go up, the need for businesses to streamline essential spend is becoming more and more prevalent.
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is no longer a tick box exercise. Organisations that are particularly discerning about environmental issues may choose whether or not to do business with you based on your green credentials. Similarly, if you are looking to engage with younger job seekers/ prospective employees, but lack a...Read more
Technological developments in the energy sector means that it is now possible to remotely monitor your business’ energy consumption. The technology used for measuring gas and electricity varies slightly as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and standard gas is measured by a data logger and electricity is measured by an Automated Meter Reader...Read more
Energy legislation such as MOD 0428 and P272 have had a significant impact on the way in which suppliers present your bill, and more importantly, the way that they charge your energy to you. Your energy bills will now look very different to how they have in the past.
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Your energy bill explained
The unit rate on your electricity bill is divided into two main elements; the wholesale costs of electricity (the commodity) and non-commodity costs. The wholesale element makes up approximately 48% of your electricity unit rate while the remaining 52% consists of a number of different government levies,...Read more
As demand for energy increases due to the growing global population so does the price of energy, the need to find renewable, sustainable solutions and become more energy efficient. With the cost of energy rising and diminishing resources impacting the world, many companies are beginning to understand that controlling their energy...Read more
We are now emerging from the winter months where energy prices have been at a peak. As we move into spring / summer we would usually expect to see a slight easing on pricing as consumption reduces in the warmer months. However, with continual volatility surrounding "Brexit" and the political situation...Read more
...and we’re not just talking about the new tax year! 1st April 2017 marks the implementation deadline for P272 legislation.
What is P272?
In simple terms, this legislation changes how suppliers will settle power consumption and enforce Half Hourly (HH) metering where required. The legislation applies to all maximum demand meters with...Read more
With the non-commodity and government levy components of the overall electricity price set to rise exponentially over the next few years, it is becoming increasingly important that businesses take active steps to reduce energy use.
It is unlikely that securing the most competitive energy pricing alone is enough to protect your business' bottom line. To secure future financial...Read more