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Managing large business energy can be difficult. It becomes even more difficult if there are multiple sites with different energy contract ends dates.

Some large businesses do not pay much attention to their energy, or just pay the price on their renewal. Spending a few minutes comparing business electricity prices can help uncover large amounts of savings. These savings can run up to hundreds of pounds per year.


Do I qualify as a large business?


Large companies consume at least 55,000 kWh of electricity or 200,000 kWh of gas per year. Reaching this amount of energy usage comes at quite a large cost.

Most business energy suppliers offer specific energy plans and meters to help manage their usage. As business energy contracts are longer, it is important to make note of the contract end date. Doing this can help the company avoid rolled onto expensive out of contract rates.

What meters are available to large businesses?

Larger energy consumption becomes a little more complex. There are several types of energy meters that help manage consumption.

Half-hourly meters

Half-hourly send usage data to the supplier every 30 minutes. This ensures billing is accurate and avoids overcharging.

Multi-site meters

Multi-site meters are for businesses who operate from multiple locations. Multi-site meters allows the business to have one business energy plan to help manage their usage better. 

Multi-rate meters

Multi-rate meters allow suppliers to provide better prices during off-peak hours. This means there will be one rate for daytime energy, and a cheaper rate at night-time.

Each business will have its own unique requirements. It is better to conduct a business energy audit first to understand how your business uses energy. For further advise, call 0800 002 9822 to speak to our specialist business energy team.


How much should a large business be paying for their energy?

From our research, the average large business in the UK using 90,000 kWh of electricity and 75,000 kWh of gas. Based on this consumption, companies could expect to pay £15,609 per year. This is the average spend and it depends on the industry and location. This price is by no means the cheapest, or the most expensive.

In under 60 seconds, you can compare business energy prices here.

How do I get the cheapest business energy?

Evaluation of business energy efficiency will help determine how much could be saved. Whilst switching supplier provides the largest savings, ensuring the business is efficient will have a large impact too.

For more information about energy efficiency, click here to read our guide.

Business Gas

Many businesses may think they do not use much gas. Large savings are available by switching to a cheaper gas supplier. On average a large business consuming 75,000 kWh of gas could see charges of £3,139 per year. The easiest way to bring the prices of business gas down is to compare energy prices.

If you have recent business gas readings to hand, click here to use our gas bill calculator to estimate your next bill.

If you have recent business gas readings to hand, click here to use our gas bill calculator to estimate your next bill.

Business Electricity

It is easy to overpay for business electricity. It may be a low priority for many owners, but it can save hundreds of pounds each year. 

If you switch your energy with Business Energy, we will negotiate the prices with the suppliers on your behalf. This ensures you’re getting a great deal on both your gas and electricity.

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