Setting up gas and electricity for the first time can be a daunting task for businesses in the UK. With so many different providers, tariffs, and options available, it can be challenging to know where to start. However, with a bit of research and preparation, the process can be made much simpler. In this blog post, we'll take you through the steps involved in setting up gas and electricity for the first time.
Step 1. Find a Supplier - The first step in setting up gas and electricity for your business is to find a supplier. There are many different energy suppliers in the UK, each offering different tariffs and packages. It's essential to research different suppliers to find the one that best meets your business's needs. To find a supplier, you can use an energy comparison website. These websites allow you to compare the prices and tariffs of different suppliers based on your business's needs. Once you have found a supplier that you are happy with, you can contact them to set up your account.
Step 2. Gather the Necessary Information - Before you contact your chosen energy supplier, you will need to gather some essential information about your business. This information will include:
Your business's address;
The size of your business premises;
Your business's energy consumption (you can estimate this based on the size of your premises and the number of employees);
Your business's meter number (if you have one).
Step 3. Contact Your Chosen Supplier - Once you have gathered all the necessary information, you can contact your chosen energy supplier to set up your account. You will need to provide them with the information you have gathered, including your business's address and energy consumption. Your supplier will also ask you to choose a tariff. There are several different tariffs available, including fixed-rate tariffs, variable-rate tariffs, and green tariffs. Each tariff has its own benefits, so it's essential to research each option carefully before making a decision.
Step 4. Set Up Your Meter - If your business premises do not already have a gas or electricity meter, you will need to have one installed. Your energy supplier can arrange this for you, but you will need to provide them with the necessary information, including your business's address and the type of meter you require.
Step 5. Provide Meter Readings - Once your meter has been installed, you will need to provide regular meter readings to your energy supplier. This will ensure that you are billed correctly for your energy usage. You can provide meter readings either online or by phone.
In conclusion, setting up gas and electricity for the first time can seem like a daunting task, but by following these simple steps, the process can be made much easier. By researching different suppliers, gathering the necessary information, and choosing the right tariff, you can ensure that your business gets the best possible energy deal. So, take the time to do your research and set up your energy account today.
How can PSP help?
The energy terms found on your business energy bills can be very confusing and we understand the difficulties this can bring to business owners. We understand these challenges and will work with businesses to ensure that they fully understand their bills and to make better informed decisions when it is time to renew their contracts.