Archive for January, 2015

Is Your Meter Due to Change to Half Hourly?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Ofgem has mandated that all 5-8 profile class supplies are to be settled on a half-hourly basis (HH) rather than the current non half-hourly basis (NHH) applied to all profile classes 1 to 8 with effect from 1st April 2016.

A large scale operation across the industry has upgraded meters on profile 5-8 supplies to “advanced” meters capable of being read remotely and recording half hourly consumption, ensuring the sites are already equipped to support this change.


Create an energy saving culture in your hospitality business

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Everyone working in the hospitality industry has an impact on energy use, so it should be everyone’s responsibility to use energy wisely.

Where feasible appoint an energy team comprising management, cleaners and maintenance staff to help identify opportunities for savings. (more…)

Reduced energy prices – how much will you actually gain?

Monday, January 12th, 2015

With the widely reported reduction in wholesale energy prices and the clamour to get the suppliers to reflect these reductions in their prices, just what benefit will you gain from this?

Not all of what you pay in your energy bill is made up of the energy you use, in fact there are a number of charges that make up your final bill. So what do your energy costs consist of?


Budget Business Rates Bombshell – Happy 2015

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Whilst the Autumn Statement seemed to grab all the positive headlines, hidden in the small print of the HM Treasury documentation was a rating ‘bombshell’, which has a massive impact on ratepayers who are yet to undertake a rates review.

Many organisations are unlikely to understand the significance of this small print until it is too late, due to the shortness of notice!