Business Power Companies
What options do you have when it comes to the provision of your commercial energy in the UK? The traditional big six still account for approximately 90% of the current market with the remainder made up by smaller independents.
Learn more about the top 10 suppliers with reviews and guidance on product offerings.
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The Big Six Suppliers
Market Data Summary
Below is the latest market supply numbers for the Big Six providers.
- SSE: 3.5m homes and businesses 10m customer accounts (source: SSE).
- ScottishPower: 5.6m (Source: ScottishPower).
- EDF: 5.5m domestic and business customers (Source: EdfEnergy).
- E.ON: 5.010m power customers 3.140 gas customers (Source: Eon).
- Npower: 6.5m residential and business customers (Source: Npower).
- British Gas: 12m homes and 1m businesses (source: Centrica).
Note: The numbers are more than the number of homes because many use two single fuels from different providers. EG: Gas from Npower and electricity from ScottishPower.
Which Provider Should I Choose?
When deciding on your supplier, you should consider the following:
What Services You Require
If you simply want to save money and have no loyalty with any company, then simply select the cheapest tariff on our comparison tables. However, if you need additional services such as a Smart Meter, help with reducing consumption, or have advanced invoicing requirements, then your selection diminishes.
How Long You Want To Fix Rates
A standard commercial electricity contract is for one year, but you can fix prices for up to five years. In the outlying years the price differential between suppliers increases, so it’s wise to compare more companies if you want a longer term contract.
If You Have More Than One Site
As your usage increases, your unit price reduces. The same should occur if you want a multi-site quote by grouping all your sites together so you can leverage your buying power and negotiate a packaged deal. It’s likely that only the larger suppliers can offer multi-site discounts.
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