A to Z business energy suppliers in the UK

Our overview of the business energy suppliers actively operating in the UK looks at the suppliers’ backgrounds and what they offer. This will hopefully help you as a business know more about your current energy supplier or gather more information on the supplier you are considering to switch to.

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Axis

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Axis is a company based in Hull, which started off in 2001 as a telecoms and mobile provider. It became an energy supplier after it got a license in 2012 and currently provides a range of gas and electricity tariffs for businesses of all sizes.

Things to know about Axis:

– It supports businesses of all credit levels, on both half hourly and non half hourly meters

– It offer contracts with fixed prices for 1 or 2 years, although if the costs to Axis increase by more than 20% it can increase your costs

– You can only pay by direct debit

– It offers free smart meters

– Green or renewable products – not available

– Will your contract rollover if you don’t switch? – Yes

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British Gas

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British Gas, also known as Scottish Gas in Scotland is owned by Centrica plc and is the largest supplier in the UK on the domestic energy market. Its business energy arm British Gas Business supplies a range of gas and electricity tariffs and other energy products to suit companies of all sizes.

Things to know about British Gas Business:

Its products are available to businesses with credit score of more than 30 for electricity and more than 41 for gas (Delphi)

It offers fully fixed, 1 to 3 year contracts for both gas and electricity, as well as an option for a contract with no standing charge

Free smart meters available for businesses with 5-8 meters

Green or renewable products – not available but it is investing more than £1.5 billion in renewables

Will your contract rollover if you don’t switch? – No. If you enter a new contract with British Gas promptly, it will backdate the rollover contract.

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CNG (Contract Natural Gas)

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CNG is a North Yorkshire based gas supplier which has a range of tariffs for businesses of all sizes. It was founded in 1994 at the opening of the competitive energy market and is now the largest independent shipper of gas in the UK.

Things to know about CNG:

– Commercial gas only supplier which offers 1-4 year contracts

– Offers tariffs without any standing charges

– Only businesses with credit score of more than 30 are considered but will take customers with low consumption meters

– Doesn’t install smart meters unless over 293,000kWh consumption but supports existing ones

– Green or renewable products – not available

– Will you contract rollover if you don’t switch? – Yes. Out of contract rates at 6.95p/kWh!

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Corona Energy

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Corona Energy is a Watford-based business energy supplier, owned by the Australian Macquarie Group.  It is the biggest business gas supplier in the UK specialising in both the public and private sectors.

Things to know about Corona Energy

– Offers both fully fixed and pass through contracts

– Automated Meter Reading service provided so you don’t need to give meter readings and your bills are always accurate

– Installs smart meters for all SME customers

– Green or renewable products – not available

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – Yes. Out of contract rates at 5.5p/kWh.

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Crown Gas & Power

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Crown Gas & Power is a commercial gas supplier, based in the North West of the UK and part of the Crown Oil Group. It serves businesses of all sizes with a range of gas tariffs.

Things to know about Crown Gas & Power

– Offers flexible contracts with different lengths – from 28 days to 2 years. However, none of the contracts are fully fixed.

– Only considers businesses with credit score over 43

– Doesn’t take on pubs, nightclubs or takeaways but supplies restaurants

– Installs smart meters and provides an online billing system for customers

– Green or renewable products – not available

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – No. Out of contract rates at 5.2p/kWh.

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Dong Energy

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Dong Energy is one of the largest business energy suppliers in the UK. It is owned by Danish Oil and Natural Gas, one of the biggest energy companies in Northern Europe, the biggest investor in off-shore wind farms in the UK and in the world.

Things to know about Dong Energy

– Both fixed price and flexible price contracts available, 1-3 year long contracts, including 18-month and 30-month contracts

– Products with no standing charges available to customers with consumption higher than 73,200kWh

– Supplies half hourly electricity and daily metered gas to customers with consumption over 5GWh

– Automated reading meters included with gas contracts and full online billing available too

– Installs smart meters for gas customers more or less than 732,000 kWh pa but won’t support previously installed smart meters

– Only accepts customers with credit score over 30

– Green or renewable products – Not available

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – Yes. Out of contract rates at 5.5p/kWh for gas plus a daily standing charge based on consumption.

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Dual Energy

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Dual Energy is a Worthing-based and UK-owned business electricity supplier which was founded in 2009. They offer a price matching product which guarantees that customers can leave during the price review period if they find a better priced product.

Things to know about Dual Energy

– At the end of yearly supply, it provides a 60-day price review window where customers can price match or leave.

– Fully fixed 2-year deal also available

– Only takes on customers with annual consumption over 3,000kWh and credit score more than 16 without a security deposit

– Offers free smart meters with automated meter reading system as part of all contracts to ensure accurate billing

– Won’t take on pubs, takeaways, property management companies or businesses with CCJs

– Green or renewable products – Not available currently but 11.3% of electricity generated from renewables (other 27.7% gas, 20.6% nuclear and 38.4% coal)

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – No. Out of contract rates at 21p/Kwh.

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E.ON

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E.ON is one of the biggest energy companies operating in the UK. Previously known as Powergen, it acquired the Eastern and East Midlands electricity businesses and is now owned by German-based E.ON. Its business energy division offers a range of tariffs to businesses of any size.

Things to know about E.ON

– Offers 1-3 year long, both electricity and gas contracts with fully fixed price and a direct debit discount

– Credit score not limited initially as it performs internal credit checks

– Strong customer service reputation

– Online billing available

– Green or renewable products – Green products available; where they are not, carbon offsets will be applied

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – No. Out of contract rates at 20.76p/kWh for electricity and 5.81p/kWh for gas.

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Ecotricity

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Ecotricity is a UK-based gas and electricity supplier, established in 1996, which supplies electricity and gas to businesses of all sizes. Its product range includes 100% green electricity and Britain’s cheapest gas.

Things to know about Ecotricity

– Offers a 28-day flexible rolling contract and 1-year fixed one too

– 5% of the energy it offers is generated from renewables. This increases year on year due to the business model where money is taken from the supply chain and invested into renewables.

– Smart meter upgrades are available and they are included for 05-08 maximum demand meters

– Green or renewable products – Ecotricity only offers green and renewable tariffs.

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – No. Out of contract rates at 14.5p/kWh for electricity.

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EDF Energy

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EDF Energy, a French state owned company, is one of the Big 6 energy suppliers on the domestic energy market in the UK which has also been serving business customers for a while. Its business offering supplies companies of all sizes with a range of gas and electricity products.

Things to know about EDF Energy

– Offers 1-3 year contracts for SME customers with pass through of costs possible and 7% direct debit discount, different offerings available for large business customers

– Offers both fixed and variable contracts

– Products for new businesses and moving businesses available

– Will accept customers with any credit score

– Online billing available

– Doesn’t install or support smart meters

– Green or renewable products – Yes. 13.5% of energy sourced from renewables.

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – Yes. Out of contract rates at 18.06p/kWh for electricity and 5.90p/kWh for gas.

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Extra Energy

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Extra energy is one of the newest entrants on the energy market in the UK. It is a German owned company based in Birmingham which supplies commercial gas and electricity to businesses of all sizes.

Things to know about Extra energy

– Offers 1-3 year contracts, allowing pass through of costs

– Takes into consideration businesses with any credit score but focuses mainly on those scoring over 22

– Online billing available

– Doesn’t install or support smart meters

– Green or renewable products – Not available

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – Yes. Out of contracts rates at 25p/kWh for electricity and 6.26p/kWh for gas.

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Gazprom Energy

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Gazprom is a Russian owned gas and electricity supplier which launched the brand Gazprom Energy in 2011 and now serves businesses of any size. It has since entered the French, German and Dutch markets as well.

Things to know about Gazprom

– Offers flexible, capped price and fixed price contracts

– Only considers customers with annual consumption over 1,000kWh and credit score over 35 for gas (no credit score requirement for electricity customers)

– Only installs smart meters as part of the contract for customers on maximum demand 05-08 meters and gas consumption over 732,000kWh, but supports inherited smart meters at no cost to customers

– Green or renewable products – Available. 58.4% of energy sourced from renewables.

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – Yes. Out of contract rates at 3.87p/kWh for gas.

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Gdf Suez

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Gdf Suez is a French energy supplier which has been operating since 1999 and is one of the largest business energy suppliers in the UK, offering both commercial gas and electricity products to companies of all sizes.

Things to know about Gdf Suez

– Both fixed and flexible contracts available

– Smart meters installed as part of standard contracts for all customers and inherited ones supported too

– Green or renewable products – Available. 26% of energy comes from renewables.

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – No. Out of contract rates at 19.95p/kWh for electricity and 4.42p/kWh for gas.

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Good Energy

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Good Energy is a British business energy supplier specialising in electricity from renewable energy products.

Things to know about Good Energy

– 100% of the energy is sourced from renewables – it invests in solar and wind power plants in the UK

– Doesn’t install or support smart meters

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – Yes.

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Haven Power

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Haven Power is a UK-owned company which supplies electricity to businesses of any size. It was acquired in 2009 by Drax Power, which is the largest independent power generator in the UK.

Things to know about Haven Power

– Offers 1 to 6-year fixed contracts as well as flexible contracts

– Only takes on customers with credit score over 51 and annual consumption over 5,000 kWh

– Only installs smart meters as part of the contract for 05-08 maximum demand meters but fully supports inherited smart meters

– Green or renewable products – Yes. 36% of energy sourced from renewables

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – Yes. Out of contract rates at 23p/kWh for electricity.

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Hudson Energy

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Hudson Energy is one of the biggest energy suppliers in the USA. It entered the British market in 2012 as a business electricity supplier serving medium and large businesses.

Things to know about Hudson Energy

– Offers 1-3 year fixed contracts but customers are allowed to exit their contract for a termination fee

– The contracts offers are fully fixed, not allowing any pass through of costs

– Won’t take on pubs, clubs, restaurants and takeaways

– Smart meters not included as part of the contracts but existing ones supported

– Green or renewable products – More than 90% of customers are on green tariffs

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – No. Out of contract rates at 19.25p/kWh for electricity.

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Npower

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Npower is owned by the German company RWE Group and is one of the Big 6 energy suppliers in the UK. Its business division offers a range of gas and electricity products to companies of all sizes.

Things to know about Npower

– Offers fixed price contracts

– Gas contracts with no standing charges available

– For electricity it will only consider customers with credit score over 16 and annual consumption over 10,000kWh

– For gas customers credit score is not taken into consideration while the consumption requirement is 500kWh per annum

– Provides smart meters upon the customer’s request and fully supports inherited smart meters

– Online billing available

– Green or renewable products – Not available.

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – If it started after 1st October 2014, no. Out of contract rates at 25.3p/kWh for electricity and 7.22p/kWh for gas.

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Opus Energy

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Opus Energy is an Oxford and Northampton based energy supplier which was founded in 2002. It offers gas and electricity products to suit business of any size and it doesn’t serve residential customers.

Things to know about Opus Energy

– Flexible and fixed up to 3 years contracts available

– Takes on customers with any credit score level

– Smart meters included as standard in contracts with consumption over 12,000kWh and supports previously installed ones

– Free online account access available

– Green or renewable products – Available. Energy sourced from renewables is included as standard in contracts for SMEs – it currently stands at 90%. Corporates are able to pick an option with a higher amount of renewables.

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – Yes. Out of contract rates at 22.75p/kWh for electricity and 6.7p/kWh for gas.

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Ovo Energy

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Ovo Energy is a Bristol based energy supplier which operates on both the domestic and the business energy markets. Since it was founded in 2009 it has built a solid reputation for customer service and innovation and it often tops charts for customer satisfaction.

Things to know about Ovo Energy

– Supplies electricity only to businesses

– Offers 1 or 2-year fixed contracts with 7-day cooling off period

– Contracts allow pass through of costs

– Monthly paperless billing available

– Only installs smart meters for maximum demand meters 05-08 and doesn’t support the smart functionality of inherited smart meters

– Green or renewable products – As standard from 1st April 2015 Ovo includes 33% renewable electricity. It also offers a 100% green product. It also works with Cool Earth to protect 100,000 acres of rain forest.

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – No.

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Scottish Power

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Scottish Power is a Glasgow based energy supplier, part of the Spanish Iberdola Group. It is one of the biggest energy suppliers for residential customers while for businesses it offers a range of gas and electricity products to suit companies of all sizes.

Things to know about Scottish Power

– Flexible and fixed price contracts for 1 to 3 years available

– Can tailor electricity products for businesses depending on their size

– No minimum annual consumption required but only takes on customers with credit score over 31 (for 05-08 maximum demand meters – over 46)

– Free online and app account management service available

– Smart meters only included for 05-08 meters. Inherited smart meters will be fully supported if provided by Bglobal Metering.

– Green or renewable products – Available.

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – No. Out of contract rates at 16p/kWh for electricity and 5.5p/kWh for gas.

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Smartest Energy

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Smartest Energy is a UK business energy supplier that serves electricity to large businesses, including many high street retailers and industrial organisations. They are the largest purchaser of independently generated energy and the biggest supplier of renewable energy.

Things to know about Smartest Energy

– Only serves large businesses with heavy energy usage – over 1GWh per year

– Offers both flexible and fixed products

– Smart meters installed with all contracts

– Green or renewable products – Available. It runs on a portfolio of independent renewable energy generators, which is worth about 40% of the UK renewables market.

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – No. Smartest energy doesn’t send renewal letters but stays in touch with clients throughout the contract instead. If you are customer and at the end of the contract, you have not contacted them or accepted the renewal rate offer, out of contract rates will apply at 12.42p/kWh.

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SSE – Scottish and Southern Energy

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SSE – Scottish and Southern Energy is one of the largest energy suppliers in the UK. As a business energy supplier, it serves small and large businesses with a wide range of business gas and electricity tariffs.

Things to know about SSE

– Offers flexible and fixed contracts between 1 and 4 years long

– Only takes on customers that consumer over 500kWh per annum

– Provides an online account management system where you can find your bills and submit meter readings, as well as a bespoke account manager

– Installs smart meters as part of every contract and also supports the smart function of inherited ones

– Green or renewable products – not available

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – Not if your contract started after April 2014. Out of contract rates stand at 17.84p/kWh for electricity and 4.27p/kWh for gas.

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Total Gas & Power

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Total Gas & Power is a business energy supplier based in Surrey and Leeds that has been operating since 1987. It is one of the biggest suppliers of gas in the UK and since 2001 and it also supplies electricity to businesses of all sizes.

Things to know about Total

– It is a business energy supplier only, it doesn’t serve households.

– Focuses on long term fixed contracts but also offers shorter 1-4 years fixes as well as flexible contracts.

– No minimum annual consumption required for new customers

– However, it doesn’t take on pubs and bars.

– Takes all payments by direct debit and applies a charge if you pay by cash/cheque

– Installs smart meters as part of most contracts and it supports inherited ones

– Installs AMR meters for gas customers and upgrades existing meters free of charge

– Green or renewable products – Available

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – Yes.

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United Gas & Power (UGP)

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UGP, previously known as Lancashire Gas & Power is a UK based business energy supplier that offers a variety of gas and electricity products to businesses of any size.

Things to know about UGP

– All of the products allow pass through of third party costs

– Offers products without standing charges

– Will take on customers of all credit levels

– Offers an appointed account manager for all customers

– Installs free smart meters to all electricity customers, for gas customers smart meters are included if the annual consumption is in excess of 273,000kWh

– Green or renewable products – Yes

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – Yes

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Yorkshire Gas & Power (YGP)

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YGP is a business energy supplier that was founded in 2009 and is based, well in Yorkshire. They offer a range of business gas and electricity products to both SMEs and corporates.

Things to know about YGP

– Only serves businesses, not residential customers

– Offers both flexible & pass through and 1-3 years long fixed price contracts

– No minimum annual consumption required

– Smart meters not included currently

– Green or renewable products – Not available

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – Yes. Out of contract rates at 27.5p/kWh for electricity and 7.5p/kWh for gas plus £4.99 per day.

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Yu Energy

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Yu Energy is one of the newest business energy suppliers in the UK. It was established in 2009 as Better Business Energy and in 2014 it rebranded to Yu Energy with the vision to become the UK’s most innovative energy supplier. It offers business gas and electricity solutions to small and large businesses alike.

Things to know about Yu Energy

– Offers fully fixed contracts for gas, allows pass through of costs for electricity

– Offers 1-year contracts with bespoke prices for all customers

– Unwilling to take on pubs, clubs and takeaways

– Smart meters not installed as part of the contracts

– Green or renewable products – Not available

– Will your contract be rolled over if you don’t switch? – Yes.

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