Electricity & Gas savings

Expected rises in wholesale and distribution energy costs

In the coming years, energy costs are due to rise significantly.

This is a result of several different reasons, driven mostly by rising non-commodity charges and the uncertainty brought by Brexit. Your business’s energy costs could increase by up to 45% by 2030 if you do not audit your costs, or find the sources of overconsumption, and areas for reduction. You should also critically review your procurement strategy and contracts, and invest in energy-efficiency programmes.

Moreover, utility and energy costs, which usually are put into the category of ‘operating costs’, constitute a considerable portion of the overall costs in most businesses. Despite this, only a handful of business owners and leaders (less than 50%) actually know their energy consumption and spend (research by the Telegraph and YouGov on behalf of E.ON). It seems that energy usage is not one of their top business priorities.

Most businesses only speak with their supplier when it is time to renew the contract, if there is a mistake in an invoice, or if they need to change an invoicing schedule. We believe in working together to understand the bigger picture and focus also on future opportunities with renewables and energy management, and not only on short-term supply contracts.

Energy costs vary a lot by industry sector and portfolio size. To make sure you have the most accurate information, enabling you to make the best business decisions possible, we recommend having a tailored analysis of your historic use and projected consumption performed.

Saving utility and energy costs
Rising energy costs

Your business can’t afford to ignore rising energy costs

If you do not act now but continue to pay the same or increased energy prices, you must significantly cut down your energy consumption and carbon emissions year after year, by at least 5% in order to keep your budgets in control.

Accurate invoicing and budgeting, purposeful procurement, HH data provision via smart metering – and proper analysis of it – monitoring & targeting, and an energy management system are the easiest options for ongoing savings.

Moreover, on-site energy generation, green energy and renewables present new opportunities for companies to decrease energy consumption, manage demand and even earn money.

Managing consumption and optimising procurement are two ways of maintaining cost levels, or at least reducing the upward curve. We offer favourable and optimised prices, tendering to all commercial suppliers of energy companies in the UK market. You don’t have to spend time researching and contacting each supplier individually, as we do that for you.

We have rigorous guidelines, a well-proven tendering process, and sophisticated evaluation criteria to find those suppliers that suit your specific needs and objectives. We turn around quotes from different suppliers quickly, so there’ll be no disruption to your business and you will not risk running into expensive default contract rates.

Using gas for heat or as part of your industrial process?

Weather patterns, technical and political factors all cause volatility in the market.

A previously plentiful supply of North Sea Gas has resulted in a heavy reliance on gas for electricity generation. However, we have a limited storage infrastructure in the UK.

Typically, the UK buys energy during the summer months when it is cheaper, reserving it at the lower price until it’s needed in the winter months when demand increases. Storing energy, however, is quite expensive and the surplus energy we create costs the taxpayer £1 billion a year to store until it’s needed.

Gas and heat savings
Renew when the price is right

Renew when the price is right, before renewal is up

Whatever your electricity purchasing requirements, whether you have single or multi-sites, non-half hourly or half-hourly metered supplies, we have the experience to minimise your contract and renewal costs, making a crucial difference to your bottom line.

On average, small businesses spend approximately £5,100 on electricity and £4,100 on gas per year.

Our approach is straightforward and transparent. We share your objective to attain the lowest possible price, to keep costs in control with invoice accuracy and to decrease costs even further with proper energy management.

We always recommend using reliable energy suppliers and our utility consulting services. You will benefit from consistent costs and quality in our delivery with transparent pricing structures and useful reports. You will also gain a deeper understanding of how to cut your energy use and related costs, not to mention getting access to energy-efficient technology. We ensure that you’re aware of suppliers’ unit prices in the short and long term, so you can equip your business against the potential risks of changing costs in an unstable market with more accurate budgeting.

Take control of your costs with
our smart metering service

We offer a service for reading your AMR/smart meters to see how and when you use energy. We collect and present all your data in a way that will help you save on your energy bills.

Our smart metering service is brought to you in association with Stark, an Elexon accredited Data Collector/Data Aggregator for Half-Hourly and Non-Half Hourly electricity and an ASPCoP accredited gas meter reader.

Our smart metering solution allows you to:

  • View and analyse all consumption data – electricity, gas or water
  • View all your data and reports in a wide variety of graphical and tabular formats
  • Find out where, how much and when an organisation is using energy – across all utilities
  • Create budgets and consumption/efficiency targets for every site
  • Use multi-site comparison reports to motivate and engage your staff in energy efficiency measures
  • Receive alerts when you exceed the predetermined consumption levels

Contact us for a free consultation and find out how we can help you