Are you paying above average for your business electricity? In 2019 businesses paid on average 11.66 p/kWh. If your business is paying over 13 p/kWh it could be time to switch. At Free Price Compare we’ll help you compare business electricity with quotes from the Big 6 and independent suppliers. We’re honest and transparent about the information we provide, helping you to get the best deal for your business.
When it comes to business electricity prices, there are two different charges. The rate you pay will depend on the size of your business and your electricity usage:
Electricity unit rate: This is the price you pay for the amount of electricity you use and makes up the bulk of your bill. The price is given in pence per kWh.
Standing Charge: This is the price your business pays to access electricity priced in pence per day.
It’s important to compare both the unit rate and standing charge when you switch providers. A lower unit rate with a higher standing charge could end up costing you more in the long run. Whatever size your business, when you make a business electricity comparison, you’ll be offered two tariffs:
Electricity fixed rate
By fixing your electricity price you’ll protect your business from market fluctuations and make it easier to cover your monthly outgoings. But prices won’t go down if the wholesale price drops.
Electricity flexible rate
A flexible price plan means that the amount you pay responds to the wholesale market. Good news if the price falls but not so great when the wholesale price rises. Some flexible tariffs let you switch with as little as 30 days’ notice.
As a business, you won’t be offered a dual fuel option.
Because no two businesses are ever alike, no two contracts are ever the same. But avoid these contracts that can cost you more than the charges you’re currently paying, locking you into higher prices for up to 5 years:
Electricity deemed contract
Moved into new premises? Let your current contract end without switching? Then you’ll be put on a deemed contract with business electricity rates typically 80% higher than a negotiated contract.
Electricity rollover contract
Received a new offer from your business energy suppliers and can’t be bothered to switch? You could be paying 70-100% more for your electricity on a rollover contract.
At Free Price Compare we can get you the best deal on your next business electricity contract in just a few simple steps.
Business electricity price factors and how they are calculated
There are various factors looked at when calculation business electricity unit price and daily standing charges, such as:
Businesses existing electricity plan
Current electricity supplier name
Business monthly average electricity spend
Daily standing charge for your current plan
Business meter type and MPAN no (if applicable)
Annual electricity usage in kWh (kilowatt-hour)
Business electricity price breakdown and quotes
Day time unit rate in kWh
Night time unit rate
Daily supplier standing charges
If you compare your business electricity unit prices with Free Price Compare, we will also show following contractual information’s:
Monthly estimated electricity bills
Annual estimated electricity bills and usage you may use
Electricity contract length
Electricity fixed term contract or variable contract
Other factors which may affect your business electricity contract and prices
Business electricity meter types and profile class