SHRINK OUR BILLS (Business and Domestic Customers)
Well more correctly 24 days and 13 hours that Coal-fired plants have not contributed to the electricity grid, the longest uninterrupted period since 1882. This has broken the UK’s previous record, which was set on 4 June 2019, partly because of a collapse in demand for electricity during the coronavirus lockdown and because of greater use of solar power.
The UK set a new solar power record on 20 April after solar farms generated more than 9.6GW of electricity for the first time.
Almost 75% of new electricity capacity was renewable in 2019.
Only 4 of the UK’s coal power plants are available when needed in advance of a government ban on coal generation from 2025.
Coal made up only 2.1% of the country’s total power mix last year, a dramatic fall from almost 25% only 4 years ago. There has been a welcome reduction in carbon emissions from the UK power sector.
Energy price caps limit how much suppliers can charge you per unit of gas or electricity. They are based on how much it really costs, on average, to get energy to your home. They will ensure you pay a fairer price for your energy and are protected from being overcharged by energy suppliers. Take a look at Ofgem.gov.uk for more information. There is a useful link if you do not know who your supplier is for both electricity and gas. From 1 April 2020, the level of the cap will fall to £1,162 for a dual fuel single rate customer paying by direct debit.
FREE REVIEW OF WATER AND ENERGY FOR BUSINESS CUSTOMERS
Your business may be closed, or working with fewer staff, or doing less than usual in terms of production.
Or you may be an essential service and diverting your usual products to helping the NHS and you may be recruiting more people and doing your best to work at full capacity.
Either way, your usual bills will have changed, so if you want to talk to a broker who offers a free service to see what the next few weeks are going to do for your business and its overheads, please complete the contact form to give us permission to talk to the right person in your company – whether they are working from home or in the business premises