Business electricity prices can be affected by numerous things. No matter what size the business is it will need more power than the average home. It is important to know what can cause your business electricity bills to go up, or better yet down. All the factors that affect you at home will also be present at your place of business, along with numerous other things. You probably already know that, though, so let us get into the reason that you are reading this article. What exactly affects your business electricity prices.
- Type-The type of business that you have will have an influence on your power bill prices. The supplier will run your information through software that they have and come up with a risk number, like what you went through with your insurance company. This risk number will put you into a preset category, which will give the supplier the exact amount that they will charge you. There are usually two categories that you can be put into. Contestable and non-contestable. In other words, a policy that is set and you have no control over, and one that you can bicker with to get better pricing.
- Size-Large corporations make the world go around, and as such they have the power to leverage for better prices. They use a lot of power so even with lower prices offered to them the power companies will make a good profit from them. If you are a small business owner, you can join a group of like-minded business owners so you can all join and work on getting a better electricity price. The more buildings that you own, the better the price you can ask for. In the eyes of a power supplier any amount of money that they can make overall is better than not having you as a customer at all. Competition for suppling power is fierce and providers will offer lower prices than their competitors, so check with an online platform that can compare electricity plans for you. Once you find some talk with them all and go with the one that will give you the best package.
- Usage-You will be charged according to how much power your business uses, and when it uses it. If you run full bore on the weekends and in the high usage times, such as around noon and supper time, you will be charged a higher price. If you run your company overnight, instead of during the day, you will have a lower price offered to you. Of course, this will depend on the type of company that you have, and the size of it.
- Contract length-You will get a discount if you find a company that will offer you a long-term contract. If the supplier knows that you will have them supply you with power for a long time, they are much more likely to give you a lower price. This may not always be the case, though, so find out the specifics before you sign a long-term contract that will lock you into a price of which you may not approve.
- Other Factors-It may surprise you to know that there are numerous outside factors that will influence the electricity price that you get from the suppliers. For instance, the weather can affect your cost. Market conditions, such as drastic increases, as will any new regulations that are set into place.
As a business owner it is good to get into the mental state of trying to conserve energy as much as you possibly can. There are things out of your control, such as the five main factors discussed above, but you can still get some discounts and price breaks if you follow the example of the industries that have plowed the path before you.