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Save money on business electricity

The livelihood of your business relies on its supply of electricity. That doesn't mean you be paying over the odds for your business electricity. The easiest way a business can cut their costs is by a suitable tariff based on their usage.

Many businesses are feel like switching suppliers is a complicated process. But Love Energy Savings makes the switching process easy and worthwhile, saving your business hundreds of pounds every year.

It's difficult to know what your business should be spending on electricity. Many companies overspend because they are on the wrong tariff or haven't switched supplier in a long time. Comparing business electricity prices will free up cash that could be spent in other areas of the business.

With so many suppliers to choose from, finding great deals on your business electricity can feel overwhelming. That’s where Love Energy Savings can help!

We compare hundreds of tariffs in a matter of seconds, giving you instant access to incredible deals. Everything is online, so you can choose your supplier, tariff, and track your switch.

I want to save money on business electricity

The leading business electricity comparison experts

With a huge range of business electricity suppliers to choose from, offering great tariffs that will save you money.

Love Energy Savings makes it as easy as possible for you to find the best energy deals available. This means we can help you switch business gas suppliers at the same time as your electricity. Our comparison tool can help you find the best deals in minutes.

Discover why we have become the first choice for businesses looking to switch to cheaper electricity deals:

  • Electricity switches Icon

    We’ve completed

    over 246,270

    Electricity switches1

  • Helping Customers Icon

    We’ve helped

    over £75 million1

  • Savings Icon

    On average
    a typical customer

    saving is £8352

1 246,270 electricity meters switched and £74.9 million saved as of October 2020.
2 Since inception, Love Energy Savings has saved customers on average £835 when they switch electricity. This data was collected in October 2020.
“ I made an email enquiry and you were quickly on the telephone to me. Thanks to Love Energy Savings I now have a four-year fixed deal for electricity at what I believe to be an unbeatable price. ”
Robert, Trustpilot review

Business Electricity Suppliers, Rates & Prices

When comparing business electricity prices, it’s important to remember that there is no one size fits all tariff.

At Love Energy Savings, we work with a wide range of electricity suppliers to ensure your business has access to the right deal for you.

Here, you can find a snapshot of the current charges of some of our trusted business electricity suppliers.

British Gas Lite
British Gas Lite
14.82p 24.69p £3,795.12
British Gas
British Gas
15.22p 29.45p £3,912.49
Dual Energy
Dual Energy
14.95p 23.08p £3,821.74
EDF Energy
EDF Energy
15.90p 25.00p £4,066.25
14.86p 31.00p £3,828.15
14.00p 23.54p £3,585.92
Octopus Energy
Octopus Business
15.26p 24.10p £3,902.96
Opus Energy
Opus Energy
15.26p 25.00p £3,996.25
Scottish Power
Scottish Power
14.80p 26.15p £3,795.45
15.38p 29.85p £4,123.46
Total GP
Total GP
15.19p 30.34p £3,908.24

From prices correct as of 01/10/2020, based on 03 profile electricity meter and annual usage of 25,000 kWh

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Sometimes, you don’t need to switch suppliers to save money. The best way to discover if you could get a cheaper deal with your existing supplier is to compare prices. Get a quote today to see how much you could save!

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  • Accurate business electricity quotes
  • Moving Premises
  • Quote for multiple sites
  • Understanding meter types
  • Domestic vs business electricity
  • Tips for saving on Business Electricity
  • Small vs large business electricity
  • Accurate electricity quotes
    How to get an accurate business electricity quote

    At Love Energy Savings, our aim is to make it as simple as possible to access the cheapest business electricity quotes.

    All you need to start comparing business electricity prices is your business address and your contact details.

    It helps to have a copy of your most recent bill. This will help get a more accurate quote.

    Why you need a copy of your electricity bill
    • It will help you to confirm details about your supplier
    • It will help you to accurately confirm how much your current monthly bill is
    • It will give you information on your current electricity consumption and the unit rate (kWh)
    • It will give you your MPAN number, also known as supplier number
    Why it helps to know what your current unit per kWh is

    It helps to know your current energy usage. Knowing if you pay a standing charge will ensure you’re getting an accurate price. You can find your kWh on a recent electricity bill.

    • kWh (kilowatt hour) is a unit of measurement that is used by energy suppliers. It measures how much energy you use per hour
    • A standing charge is a daily price you pay for receiving energy. This charge also covers the maintenance cost of your energy connections.
    Example comparison of a business based in the South East of England with a current monthly business electricity bill £450.
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    * Prices depend on a number of factors including business type, current usage and location. Prices were accurate at the time of the sample. Prices can change daily.

    By comparing the overall savings alongside kWh and standing charges, as well as any other additional supplier discounts you’ll be able to compare deals on a more granular level and ensure you find the one that’s perfect for your business.

    What is an MPAN number?

    MPAN stands for Meter Point Administration Number (also known as a Supply Number or S Number). This 13-digit number is unique to your property and energy suppliers will use it to calculate your electricity rates. It is often displayed on your electricity bill like this:

    Your MPAN number will also have a profile type number. This number tells energy providers about the type of commercial business you operate, which makes it easier for you to switch as it and simplifies the administration process for your new supplier.

    To learn more about meter types, take a look at understanding meter types.

  • Moving Premises

    Business energy contracts are attached to the supply point - not the business owner. This means that if you are moving business premises, there will be no penalty fee for ending your contract early.

    What to do if you’re moving business premises:
    • Call your electricity provider and tell them when you will be vacating the premises
    • Provide a final meter reading to your electricity provider (keep a copy for your records)
    • Leave Direct Debits in place until your contract has been fully terminated as you may have one final bill to pay or your business could be owed money
    How to set up a new electricity contract at your new business premises
    • Take meter readings as soon as you access your new premises
    • Your new premises will most likely be on a deemed contract, so it’s essential that you compare electricity prices as soon as possible and secure the right electricity deal for your business
    • Give your new electricity supplier your meter readings and confirm the date you moved in to ensure you’re charged correctly for your energy usage.
    What you need to do if your electricity contract is due to end before you move premises

    If you are going to move business premises but your electricity deal is up for renewal before you move, it’s important that you still set up a new deal - especially if you have a few months left on the premises contract. If you don’t find a new deal and you go out of contract and continue to use electricity, you will be placed on what’s known as a deemed contract. This means you could be charged higher rates per kWh.

    The quickest and easiest way to make sure you avoid high business electricity prices is to switch to a new deal as soon as possible. Our business comparison engine makes the entire process very quick and easy and our team of energy experts will take care of all the details for you, so you can focus on your business instead of your bills.

    Then, when the time comes for you to move out, simply call your energy provider and let them know. Remember, energy contracts are attached to the premises, not the business owner or bill payer; therefore you will not be charged a penalty fee for ending your contract early.

    What is a deemed contract?

    When you set up a new electricity contract with your supplier, you both agree to a number of terms, such as how much you will pay per kWh of electricity used. If you continue to use electricity when this contract ends and you do not renew with your supplier or switch to a new deal, the supplier can now place you on a deemed contract (also referred to as a default contract) and charge you their ‘deemed rates’. This means your bills will be significantly higher — in some cases, it can be as much as 80% higher than rates charged in an agreed contract, as reported by Ofgem.

    How to cancel a deemed contract

    The good news is that there are no cancellation fees and only a 30 day notice period on deemed contracts so you can switch to a cheaper electricity deal at any time. However, it’s important to remember that switching can take a number of weeks, so if you continue to use electricity during this time, you will still pay the deemed rates until your new contract goes live.

    Discover more in our helpful article: Guide to Energy and Changing Tenancy.

  • Quote for multiple sites

    If your business operates across multiple sites, we understand that comparing prices may seem a little complex, but we can help simplify the process.

    Right now, online energy comparison services can only provide individual quotes per meter. That’s because energy prices can differ depending on where your business is located and the size of your premises.

    So, to make the entire process as easy as possible for you, simply call 0800 9888 375 and we’ll provide multiple energy quotes on multiple sites without you needing to complete separate comparison requests.

  • Understanding meter types

    Domestic and business premises have different meters. This is because business electricity usage is different from that of domestic customers.

    Your meter will have a profile number and can be found on your energy bill:

    Energy profile numbers and what they mean.

    In rare cases, some businesses may have domestic 01 (domestic unrestricted) and 02 (domestic economy 7) meters. Only a handful of energy providers will provide commercial energy contracts to these businesses.

    Standard business meters:

    Typical commercial meters begin 03 or 04 and will pay standing charges, unit rates and a Climate Control Levy (CCL).

    03 - Non-domestic unrestricted

    Standard 03 meters use one unit rate when measuring usage. This means that the rate you pay for each unit of energy used will remain the same throughout the day, regardless of time. This type of unit is best suited to those businesses with low energy consumption.

    04 - Non-domestic economy 7

    This is a two-rate business energy meter. This means you pay a day rate and an evening rate on the energy you use. Electricity rates are usually higher during peak times and lower at night times. It is advisable to check with your supplier to confirm what time their economy 7 hours apply. Most suppliers operate their economy 7 hours between 1pm and 8am, though this can vary depending on supplier and location.

    Maximum demand meters

    Maximum demand meters are those with the following profile numbers:

    • 05
    • 06
    • 07
    • 08

    Businesses who have these types of meters often have high levels of energy consumption. Much like the standard meters above, there are two options available:

    • Maximum demand 1 rate meter - charges a single rate, regardless of the time of day
    • Maximum demand 2 rate meter - charges a day and night rate, with cheaper rates running during off-peak hours
    Half-hourly meters

    As part of P272, half-hourly meters have been introduced to provide more accurate billing for businesses and help prevent businesses from overspending on electricity.

    As opposed to previous maximum demand meters, where units are measured every hour, new 00 meters (also referred to as HH meters) measure units every half hour. This will help provide accurate energy insights to your supplier.

    These meters are mandatory for customers with an energy demand greater than 100kW, though customers can request a half hourly meter if their consumption is greater than 70kW.

  • Domestic vs business electricity

    Energy companies treat business and domestic contracts differently for multiple reasons. Greater buying power allows many larger businesses to gain access to better prices. Businesses are locked into longer energy contracts that are set in stone. This means that companies must stick with their supplier for the full duration of their contract.

    With that in mind, business electricity contracts are much stricter than home electricity contracts and are set in stone for a longer period of time. This means that businesses cannot switch their electricity supply whenever they want and must stick with their supplier for the duration of the contract.

  • Tips for saving on Business Electricity

    Switching your business electricity supplier is one of the biggest ways you reduce your energy spend. However, there are several other ways a business can become more conscious of their consumption.

    Install motion sensors – motion sensors are a great way to ensure employees do not forget to turn off the lights in unused spaces. This can have a huge impact on reducing business electricity usage.

    Invest in energy efficient-equipment – investing in energy-efficient equipment have a huge impact on the cost of business electricity. A good indicator of how much an appliance will cost to run is to read the energy efficiency labels. An A+++ rated appliance is the most efficient and G is the least efficient.

    Keep doors closed – keeping doors closed between used and unused areas can save your business up to 10% on the electricity bill.

    Turn off at the end of the day – The biggest offender for wasting energy is usually office buildings. Many employees have a habit of leaving their equipment on standby overnight. Switching computers off at the end of the day will have a significant impact on electricity savings.

  • Small vs large business electricity

    As mentioned earlier, business electricity bills are influenced by multiple factors. A larger business may have more power to negotiate prices. There are circumstances that can influence this.

    We have put together a few examples of what businesses might pay based on their industry.

    Office buildings

    The largest outgoings for many businesses operating online is office space. On average, an SME will need around 500m2 of office space, and here is how that would break down:

    Energy cost per square meter £6.50
    Office size 500m2
    Average yearly bill (total) £2,762.50

    Retail store

    Most of the energy used in retail is heating to keep the environment comfortable for the customers. Modern retail spaces use electric heating and high-spec equipment so electricity costs can build up quickly.

    Here is what an average retail shop might expect to pay for their energy:

    Annual usage (kWh) 27,350 kWh
    Price per kWh 14.83p
    Daily standing charge 23.33p
    Average yearly bill (total inc VAT) £4,969.38


    Restaurants demand large amounts of electricity. Spending over ten hours a day with ovens, hobs, dishwashers and microwaves, they rack up large bills quickly.

    Here is what an average UK restaurant might expect to pay for their energy:

    Annual usage (kWh) 139,117 kWh
    Price per kWh 13.68p
    Daily standing charge 23.09p
    Average yearly bill (total inc VAT) £22,938.58

    Many energy suppliers have energy tariffs for small and large businesses, but it mainly comes down to usage. The larger the usage, the more negotiation power the business has. You can read the full guide on business electricity prices here. .

Electricity prices, plans and contracts explained

How are business electricity prices calculated?

There are several factors that are considered when calculating energy prices, these include:

  • Your current plan
  • Your current supplier
  • How much you currently spend on business electricity
  • Current consumption of kWh units and current standing charges
  • Meter type (standard, economy 7, maximum demand or half hourly)

Get an electricity quote today and discover the cheapest electricity suppliers for your business.

Why should I switch business electricity supplier?

You may have been placed on a rollover contract if you have not switched for some time. This can leave you overpaying for the electricity you use. Paying too much for your electricity is taking cash away from your business. This money could be saved a reinvested into other areas of your business.

Comparing business electricity rates with Love Energy Savings gives you access to the best tariffs on the market.

Cancelling your electricity contract early

Leaving your business electricity contract early could mean you are liable to pay an early exit fee. It’s always worth weighing up whether this is financially feasible before switching.

You can shop around and secure a cheaper deal up to 12 months before your contract ends.

There is no cancellation fee if you cancel because you are moving premises. This is because energy contracts are attached to the premises.

Business electricity prices

Electricity prices are based on the type of electricity plan you choose and are broken down by the following:

  • Day unit rate (kWh)
  • Night unit rate
  • Standing Charges

When you compare electricity prices with us, your quote will also tell you:

  • Fixed term period (if applicable)
  • Estimated annual bill
  • Estimated monthly bill
Business electricity contracts

When you choose to switch your energy provider with Love Energy Savings, we will guide you through the entire process. Your contract will be with the energy provider you choose and not Love Energy Savings.

We will assign you a dedicated account manager to track your switch. We'll also be in touch when it is time to renew your energy contract.

Business electricity FAQs

  • 📃 List of business energy providers who supply electricity

    At Love Energy Savings, we work with the following electricity suppliers:

    • British Gas Lite
    • British Gas
    • Dual Energy
    • EDF
    • EON
    • Gazprom Energy
    • Npower
    • Octopus Energy
    • Opus
    • Scottish Power
    • Total Gas & Power
    • Utilita
  • 💷 How much could I save if I switch my business electricity?

    On average, our customers save 40% when they switch electricity, though this can vary depending on your usage, location and length of contract.

    The quickest way to compare electricity prices is to use our comparison engine. Simply enter your postcode and your electricity usage and we’ll return accurate results in less than 60 seconds.

  • 📄 What information do I need to compare business electricity prices?

    To ensure we can provide the most accurate comparisons of business electricity, it’s important that you provide as much information as possible. In our energy comparison engine we’ll ask you for information about existing supplier is and what you currently pay. If you have a recent copy of your bill to hand, you’ll be able to accurately compare electricity prices based on your kilowatt hour (kWh) consumption. If you don’t have a copy, you could log into your account or speak to your energy provider directly. Read our guide to switching business energy here.

  • ⏲️ How can I compare kWh consumption on business electricity quotes?

    When you complete your details in our comparison engine, you’ll be taken to a page that will show you all the electricity deals and electricity suppliers that are available to you. Here, you will see a breakdown of your savings compared to what you are currently paying. Click the ‘More Details’ tab to see the kWh breakdown for day unit rates, night unit rates and standing charges.

  • 🔎 I want to switch to cheaper businesses electricity deals across multiple business premises. How do I do this?

    If you want to switch to a cheaper electricity deal across multiple sites you will have to request a quote for each site. Alternatively, call us directly to tell us about your current electricity rates and we can provide a quote for each site.

  • 📈 Do electricity prices fluctuate?

    Yes, energy prices can change from day to day and will typically rise year-on-year. Many factors can influence this, including fluctuations in market rates. Also, as the UK imports gas and electricity, environmental changes - such as severe weather conditions - can impact the price you pay for energy. The best way to ensure you get the price possible is to secure a new deal as soon as possible. You can start looking for new deals between 6 and 12 months before your contract ends, so if you’re prepared, you could make some big savings - and fix that rate for up to 5 years!

  • 📦 I’m about to move out of my business premises. Should I still switch to a cheaper deal?

    Even if you are about to move to a different business site, it’s always worth switching to a new deal. If you don’t do this, you risk ‘going out of contract’, which means you’ll be paying higher rates on your electricity. All fixed-tariff contracts feature a ‘change of premises’ clause which supersedes any early-exit penalty fees. Read our guide to changing tenancy for more information.

  • ⌚ How long will it take to switch electricity suppliers?

    In most cases we can switch the day after your contract with your current supplier ends providing we have given your provider 30 days’ notice before your contract end date. We provide Track My Switch for all our customers which allows you to see where your switch is up to.

  • ✂️ When I switch to a new electricity supplier, will my supply be cut off?

    No, your energy supply will not be cut off during the switching process. We’ll liaise with your existing supplier and negotiate the switch on your behalf. You can keep updated throughout with our ‘Track My Switch’ tool.

  • 🗺️ Are there regional variations in business electricity rates?

    Yes – you will find that there are regional variations in business electricity rates, so prices will change from region to region. There are a number of factors that influence these variations, including:

    • How many suppliers sell energy in that region
    • The number of suppliers that buy from the generators in that region
    • The charges local distribution networks put onto your energy supply
  • 📏 What is an MPAN number?

    MPAN stands for Meter Point Administration Number (also known as a Supply Number or S Number). This 13-digit number is unique to your property and energy suppliers will use it to calculate your electricity rates.

    Your MPAN number will also have a profile type number. This number tells energy providers about the type of commercial business you operate, which makes it easier for you to switch as it and simplifies the administration process for your new supplier.

    To learn more about meter types, take a look at understanding meter types.

  • ⏰ Can I cancel my business electricity early?

    If you simply wish to leave your contract early because you want to switch to a cheaper electricity tariff, then you could be liable to pay an early exit fee on your contract.

    It’s always worth weighing up whether this is financially feasible before switching.

    You can shop around and secure a cheaper deal up to 12 months before your contract ends. This means you can lock into an incredible deal and enjoy great savings when your contract ends.

    If you wish to cancel because you are moving premises, there will be no early exit fee or penalties to pay. This is because energy contracts are attached to the premises, rather than the account holder.