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How to Save Energy when Using Industrial Motors

By : Chris Tipping |October 13, 2017 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

A significant amount of many businesses’ energy consumption comes from the electricity needed to power the variety of electrical motors which conduct many of the operational processes. It is often an overlooked area of energy consumption because of how important the motors are to the everyday operations of the company.

Because of the crucial need to power these motors, the energy used by their operations is often just chalked off as necessary. But there are ways to reduce the energy needed to power motors, or even just identify a tariff that benefits the type of electricity usage a particular business needs. (more…)

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Why Renewable Energy is Important for British Businesses 

By : Chris Tipping |October 06, 2017 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

It is often assumed that investing in renewable energy technology is an expensive venture, but it is actually more cost effective than many people think. Solar panel systems and wind farms are already being utilised to feed energy into electricity grids all over the world, and the same is happening more and more in the UK.

There is still a long way to go, but with emerging technology making it less and less expensive, the energy providers who extract a significant portion of their energy from renewable sources will soon be able to consistently offer lower and lower rates.

Renewable Energy is an Environmental Necessity

There is a finite amount of fossil fuels that can be used to fuel our industries, and one day in the not too distant future they will run out. There will also be something of a domino effect once one of them runs out, as running out of one of the three main fossil fuels will then accelerate the depletion of the others as the shortfall of one is compensated with increased extraction of the others.

Once the local supplies are exhausted, Britain and its businesses will be forced to pay a premium to import the likes of gas and oil from other countries who still have supplies, unless they have already adopted alternative energy sources. (more…)

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Six reasons businesses should compare the energy market to find the best deal

By : Chris Tipping |October 02, 2017 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

There are many businesses in the UK that are not maximising their energy usage by switching to a supplier that offers a more favourable tariff. There are many good reasons why comparing the market is a good idea, so here are six of the best.

Reduce Bills

Different types of businesses will have very different energy costs due to the variety of factors that affect them. Some will consume a lot of energy in the natural operations of the business, while others may have a larger amount of staff who use a lot of energy between them. For this reason, it’s difficult to say exactly how much can be saved by each business type, so comparing the variety of tariffs on offer from the different energy companies can potentially reveal an opportunity to massively reduce a company’s energy expenditure.

Easier than Ever

Most people running businesses are likely rushed off their feet for most of the week, if not all of it, so finding time to sit down and search through all the different energy tariffs and calculate which one suits their company’s needs the best can be difficult. However, the many energy comparison calculators that are available online these days, such as Business Save’s own easy to use energy comparison tool, make it a much simpler task that won’t take up too much valuable time.

No Hassle

The switch itself from one energy supplier to another can take a few weeks to be completed, but it is the new energy supplier that will take care of all the necessary arrangements, leaving the business owner free to continue running the business, while looking forward to greatly reduced energy bills.

Smart Energy Use

One of the options businesses will come across when comparing energy deals is the option of installing a smart meter. These will inform the business of exactly how much energy is being used in real time, transmitting the data to the energy company so that the business is only ever charged for the exact amount of energy it consumes. This means the business can make decisions regarding energy usage which can directly affect how much they end up paying on their bills.

The British government is actually hoping to have the majority of businesses and homes in the UK using smart meters by 2020, so making an energy supplier switch is the perfect time to get involved in this nationwide energy-saving movement.

Identify the Ideal Tariff

It’s also very possible that a business doesn’t actually need to switch energy suppliers, but simply change to a different tariff that is more beneficial to the way the business operates. For example there are tariffs which charge a higher rate for morning and afternoon energy consumption, but a much lower rate for evenings and weekends. Such a tariff is obviously very beneficial to a bar or restaurant business who primarily operate during evenings and the weekends.

Green Energy

Many businesses will benefit from being able to demonstrate to their clients and customers that they use as much renewable ‘green’ energy as possible. If a company can identify an energy supplier that is committed to supplying a significant percentage of its energy via renewable means, then switching to this supplier can give a business a boost in these modern times when environmental awareness is stronger than ever.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of comparing the energy market, get in touch with Business Save’s dedicated team of highly experienced energy experts.

 

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Save your business money this winter with these energy-saving techniques

By : Chris Tipping |September 29, 2017 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

Winter is definitely on its way! As poor as the weather is during the winter months, it’s usually the extra expenditure on energy bills that stings the most. This is especially true for a business whose running costs can go through the roof.

There’s the extra heating required to keep the staff and customers comfortable for starters, plus the additional lighting that is needed as the natural light available diminishes. The good news is that there are plenty of ways a business can save money with some energy saving techniques which keep the additional winter bill costs to a minimum. (more…)

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How Brexit Will Effect Britain’s Renewable Energy Strategy

By : Chris Tipping |September 22, 2017 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

Much if the UK’s environmental policies have been set in place according to the EU’s own directives covering all of its member states, so where does this leave Britain’s renewable energy strategy once Brexit has been completed?

Below we discuss the three main environmental policies affected by Brexit and what effect they might have on British businesses. (more…)

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What is automatic meter reading technology?

By : Chris Tipping |September 20, 2017 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

Automatic meter reading is the smart technology that is helping simplify the process of meter reading and bill paying for both energy suppliers and consumers. By utilising automatic meter reading technology, the energy consumption of a particular business or household can be read with more accuracy and without the need for someone to physically visit the premises to read the meter.

The information collected by the smart meters is pretty much the customer’s real-time energy consumption, and this is transferred to the central database where the billing then occurs. This more efficient method of meter reading and billing also enables the energy suppliers to troubleshoot any issues that may occur as well as analyse patterns in order to better understand their customer’s needs.

The collected and analysed information helps both the customer and the energy supplier understand and control the use and production of energy, be it electric, gas, or even water. (more…)

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How to compare energy prices

By : Chris Tipping |September 13, 2017 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

If you are running a small business, it is possible make significant savings on your energy bills by changing tariffs or switching to a different provider. Many of the tariffs are customised or are very particular, so it’s worth the while of every business owner or energy manager to shop around and even haggle with the providers to see who can provide you with the most beneficial deal. (more…)

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How different energy meters affect businesses

By : Chris Tipping |August 28, 2017 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

Running a company as profitably as possible means taking care to ensure the business is economically efficient across the board. The type of electricity meter you choose and the rate at which you are charged can have a significant impact on your energy bills.

It’s important to select the rate kind that suits your company’s energy usage, so here is a quick guide to the most energy efficient meter types used by businesses in the UK.

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Growing number of British businesses invest in energy efficient schemes, report shows 

By : Chris Tipping |August 25, 2017 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

Businesses in the UK have been introducing energy efficiency measures at a higher rate than ever before, according to ongoing research conducted by expert energy analysts.

The report, titled Energy Efficiency Trends, has been published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) in conjunction with Energy Efficiency Verification Specialists (EEVS). Their constant monitoring of energy usage in the business sector intends to provide essential insight for both consumers and suppliers of energy, exclusively for business purposes. The research should provide insight that helps to improve transparency and understanding of energy consumption and ways to reduce it within the business sector.

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