Business energy prices work much like normal energy tariffs, with certain regulations governing how much energy you use. As a company owner, however, you may opt to get a more flexible deal to cover all aspects of your business electricity consumption, such as the purchase of new machinery, supplies and even your own heating and cooling systems.
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As a company owner, you are more likely to pay a monthly fixed rate for all your electricity consumption (usually a set sum) and sign up to a monthly contract (usually for one year) for your usage. This is often cheaper than a more complicated monthly deal.
Many businesses, especially small ones, do not have the financial resources to offer long-term contracts or take out a full-time accountant to monitor their business electricity usage. However, there are now companies that provide business energy comparisons, which enable you to compare the costs and benefits offered by different suppliers.
Energy costs can vary according to how many customers are using the equipment, and how long it takes to deliver power. For example, a home will be charged less for electricity when there are fewer people using it. Likewise, it may be cheaper for some businesses to use solar power than it is to buy power from a grid.