What to look for in a business electricity supplier

In theory, finding the right energy provider for your business has never been easier. For a start, there are more suppliers and energy consultants than ever, offering a vast array of deals - but how do you choose between them and cut through the noiseAnd could the relationship you build with your supplier offer you all the expertise and partnership you need?  

 

Here’s our simple guide on what to look for in a partnership with your business electricity supplier. 

 

Partnership

Gone are the days when an electricity supplier is just there to send you a bill. Now, you should be looking for a supplier who can work with you - whether that's to cut costs and manage market risks or to increase income through the clever use of your own on-site generated electricity or battery technology. As the grid becomes more decentralised, the opportunities for businesses to control their electricity needs are growing rapidly, so look for a supplier who can guide you through these complexities. 

 

Reliability

It’s a given that your supplier should be reliable. As we’ve discussed, the market is in a great deal of flux, with new players entering the fray every day, so it’s important you can rely on your electricity provider. Look for a supplier with a proven track record that has current customers happy to talk to you about their credentials. 

 

Customer Service

It’s a buyer’s market so expect nothing less than superb service. Your supplier should be able to offer you a dedicated Account Manager - a single point of contact for any of your needs who can guide you through the complexities of the changing energy market. They should also be able to introduce you to industry experts within the business if you are looking for bespoke solutions or technology, such as on-site generation or battery storage, whilst being at your side throughout. 

 

Expertise

In a fast-changing environment, you need a guiding hand - someone who can explain the complicated and cut through the jargon. A knowledgeable supplier will be able to find the right deal for your individual needs, at no extra cost. For instance, should you opt for a fixed term, pass through or flexible contract? Do your monthly charges cover distribution and transmission costs? Your supplier should have experts on hand to answer your questions. 

 

Fuel Mix

Suppliers are legally obliged to disclose the types of fuel that were used to generate the electricity they supply – the so-called 'Fuel Mix'. If your business is committed to reducing its carbon footprint, opting for a low carbon or zero carbon supplier will go a long way to hitting your targets. Also, not all renewables are equal, so ask your potential supplier for their fuel mix figures – you’ll be surprised how many suppliers claim to offer green energy but still have brown tariffs too, which rely on coal or gas for some of their electricity generation. In addition, your supplier should be able to provide you with certificates that demonstrate the source of the electricity you consume. 

 

How does Bryt Energy fit into the above?

Well, you probably won’t be surprised to hear we tick all the boxes and offer a bit more! 

  

For instance, as our Fuel Mix shows, we only supply zero carbon, 100% renewable electricity - sourced solely from wind, hydro and solar. In the past, other suppliers would have charged a premium for this, but we provide it at zero extra cost. 

  

We’re looking for customers to formdirect partnerships with, so we can work with them to really understand their business and electricity usage to provide the right electricity tariffs and products. Our pioneering technology, such as cost-effective on-site generation, state of the art battery storage and future-focused optimisation controls, can help you decarbonise, decentralise and digitalise your electricity supply, giving you back control. 

  

We also pride ourselves on our customer servicedoing the basics brilliantly. But don’t take our word for it, we’ll happily put you in contact with our present customers. 

  

Our reliability is backed by our ownership - we’re part of the Statkraft group, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy and a leading international hydropower company. Their 120 years of experience in renewables helps to make us a safe, secure and sustainable electricity company. 

  

Finally, when it comes to expertise, our team has decades of experience across all areas of business electricity and we’re on hand to offer help whenever you need it.  

 

We’re keen to partner with you on your carbon-reducing journey. For any more information, or to switch directly to Bryt Energy, please contact our dedicated team at solutions@brytenergy.co.uk or on 0121 726 7575 

Before we can provide you with the right quote for your business electricity, we need to determine what kind of organisation you are. Please can you answer these 3 simple questions:

1. Does your organisation consume less than 50,000kWh per year?

2. Do you have a meter type that is a Profile class 1,2,3 or 4?

3. Does your meter have 3 charge rates per meter or less?

(You should be able to find all this information out from your current electricity invoice but if you’re unsure, please just email us at solutions@brytenergy.co.uk)

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