Archive for the ‘Business Electricity & Gas’ Category

Energy Efficiency Audit Deadline Looming

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Large fines threatened for non-compliance

Do you employ more than 250 staff, or if you employ less does your turnover exceeds £38M and balance sheet exceeds £33M? If so then this is for you.

By December 2019 you will need to have had an energy efficiency audit completed on your business. This is in line with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) directive from the EU.

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Why are UK energy prices increasing at such a rate?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Electricity and, to a lesser extent, gas prices have rocketed up over the past 6 – 8 months putting additional pressure on UK businesses. Price have increased in some cases by up to 30%.

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DCP161 – What you need to know about new Ofgem penalties

Monday, March 12th, 2018

The way businesses use energy is continuing to come under scrutiny particularly for those larger energy users.

Ofgem started the process with the introduction of the P272 legislation. This moved maximum demand supplies (those with a profile number of between 05 and 08) to become half hourly supplies. Part of the rational behind this was to increase transparency in when energy is being used and when not.

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Potential new levies for those with half hourly electricity supplies

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

The way businesses use energy is continuing to come under scrutiny particularly those larger energy users out there.

Ofgem started the process with the introduction of the P272 legislation. This changed maximum demand supplies (those with a profile number of between 05 and 08) to become half hourly supplies. Part of the rational behind this was to increase transparency in when energy is being used and when not.

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Why are energy prices increasing when wholesale cost isn’t?

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Energy price increases like to be sensationalised by the press. They usually cite the fact that wholesale prices have dropped as proof of profiteering.

Don’t get me wrong I am not one to back the energy suppliers and their price increases. However, there are other circumstances to take into account apart from their desire to increase profits.

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Changes to how your energy supply will renew

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Back in November 2015 we told you about the snappily titled “P272” legislation that was being brought in by Ofgem. This would affect anyone who had a Maximum Demand Supply – click here for that article.

WHATS CHANGED?

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Brexit and Your Energy Bills

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

It is fair to say that following the EU referendum just about everything has been in turmoil, and energy prices, which are so often volatile, have not escaped this uncertainty.

In fact following the country’s decision to Brexit our energy prices are nearing a nine-month high as various doom-laden scenarios are mooted. The fact that there was a uneasiness about future supply long before we Brexited has only added to the woe and to an increase in prices.

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Secure your low energy prices whilst you can

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

 

With energy prices at their lowest for a number of years now is the time to act and secure savings before expected increases come through later in the year.

The energy “price cut” headlines have been doing the rounds for the past few weeks. However, these current reductions do not herald the start of long term lower prices, they are merely a blip before the uncertainty of future supply and proposed new supply and distribution charges will push prices up once again.

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Energy Efficiency Starts With Being Smart

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Led lighting, solar panels, PV panels, biomass boilers, building control systems, ground heat pumps, wind turbines…….. The number of energy efficient solutions within the market place today is vast and confusing, but if this is your bag are you in danger of putting the cart before the horse?

Every energy efficiency solution is backed by reams of data proving the amount of energy you can save which is great, but if you don’t understand what energy you use now then how can you measure the energy you save in the future?

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Landlords Beware! – new EU regulations to protect tenants

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

As with a lot of EU Directives these days another one has slipped in with, what seems, the hope of catching out the unwary and imposing penalties on them for non-compliance!

This time the targets are landlords, both residential and commercial, and the directive in question is the snazzy named Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014.

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