How to compare business energy

Comparing business electricity and gas doesn't have to be difficult

Why should I compare electricity and gas?

You could find a cheaper energy deal by shopping around

We know how important it is for you to save money where you can. You also need to be sure that whoever you choose as your business energy supplier meets your other needs.

How much you could save will depend on a few things, such as the size of your business, and what type of contract you choose. You'll be able to choose from:

  • Fixed term plans
  • Flexible or variable rate plans
  • Contracts that include or exclude a daily standing charge

How do I search for the right energy contract?

You have a few options when searching for a new energy contract

Searching for the right contract

1. Get a quote online or speak to one of our advisers. You can then compare the business electricity or gas contract we can offer to your current deal

2. Online energy comparison sites can also be a good starting point in your search for the right deal. Online business energy comparison services aren't always as straightforward as domestic ones. This is because:

  • Business energy prices aren’t always shown immediately online, sometimes a broker will call you instead
  • Businesses are usually credit checked
  • Suppliers don't always publish all of their tariffs on price comparison websites
  • Contract length and other details are often based on a negotiation

3. Many businesses choose to speak to a broker

How do I compare energy quotes?

To start your comparison, it's useful to have to hand the amount of energy you use a year in kWh and to be aware of the date your current contract ends.

Once you've got some quotes from different energy suppliers, it may be helpful to put them into a table to allow direct comparison. This will help you to consider things such as:

  • Contract length
  • Unit rates and standing charges
  • Services and any other benefits

Once you have this information you can compare your options.

What if I want to switch business energy supplier?

Switching your small business energy is easy, and your new supplier should do most of the leg work.

Large business energy

Does your business spend more than £300,000 a year on electricity and gas?

If it does then it's classed as a large business.