Why switch business energy suppliers?
Switching business energy suppliers is one way to reduce business costs. Recent research commissioned by EDF Energy found that 6 in 10 small businesses could make easy savings by switching energy provider. At EDF Energy, we take care of the full switching process, all we need is an opening meter read once we’re ready to complete the switch. Businesses are able to benefit from managing their account(s) online with MyAccount, 24/7 Live Chat support & free UK based business advisers.
Could I save by switching business energy?
All businesses are different, we just need to know your address and how much energy you use to get you a conprtitive business quote with EDF Energy online. See if you could save money by comparing unit rates and standing charges as well as monthly and annual cost projections.
It’s difficult to say how much a business could save, as quotes are dependent on Estimated Annual Consumption (EAC) and the size of the business. But we review our price monthly to ensre we stay compeitive.
If I switch my business energy, how long does it take and what’s the process?
Switching business energy is similar to switching a residential supply. To make things simple and straightforward, we’ll ask you to enter a postcode, confirm your address and input your business energy usage. With the usage it’s always handy to have a bill to hand. But don’t worry if you don’t, you can always enter spend (£).
Once a new tariff is selected, we’ll run a ‘soft’ credit check to see if your business is eligible (this is normal and most business energy suppliers do this). Once completed just select a start date you'd like (up to 150 days) and enter owner details in order to setup an energy account. The end to end process from agreeing a new contract with EDF Energy to taking over should take no longer than 3 weeks. Or if future dated we’ll take over on your desired date.
EDF Energy will sort out the rest, such as speaking with your current supplier and arranging for the switch to take place so you can get on with the important job of running your business.
If I switch my business energy online, what information do I need?
We normally just need businesses to enter very basic information such as:
- Business address
- How much energy you use (kWh or £)
- Type of business
- Company registration number (if LTD)
- Owners details
In some cases if we're unable to retrieve your metering details we will ask to confirm information which can be found on a bill or our Live Chat team can help you answer:
- Do you have a Prepayment meter?
- What Meter Type do you have?
How do I compare business energy suppliers?
The best way to compare business energy rates/prices would be the compare the unit rates and standing charge with your current tariff or renewal offer. Or you can compare the projected costs (£). Please be aware the projected costs are all based on how much energy your business uses based on what you've stated. So you’ll only be charged for the energy you’ve used and by submitting meter reads we can understand your usage.
Do your business energy quotes include VAT and CCL?
Our online quote do not include VAT and CCL, however if you choose to buy we'll apply VAT and CCL before completing the purchase.. If you'd like to know at quote results stage, our live chat advisers are able to calculate this for you if needed.
What should I do if I'm moving business premises?
Moving in and not supplied by EDF Energy?
If you’re moving business premises that we don't current supply. EDF Energy have a range of busines energy contracts to suit your business needs. All you need to do is agree a new contract online by getting a quote and we'll sort out the rest. Leaving you to get on with your business. Or did you know if you’re current premises is already supplied by EDF Energy, you can take it with you. All you need to do is contact us or submit a request online at edfenergy.com/smemove
Moving in and supplied by EDF Energy
If you've moved into a premises supplied by us, please contact us on 0333 009 7115. We know it can be a stressful time, however it’s important to agree a contract to avoid expensive out of contract charges which may apply. Also we want to make sure you get the best out of your business energy with EDF Energy.
Don’t forget - Meter readings should also be taken at your old/new locations on the day you move out/in so you can be billed accurately.