Energy and Energy Management
We have detailed, up-to-the-minute knowledge of the business gas and electric marketplace, plus a deep insight into suppliers’ pricing strategies. So if your energy provider is gradually increasing rates to grow their own margins, or another supplier is reducing rates to boost their market share, we’ll know about it. We use this information to help our clients minimise their energy bills, and to devise energy procurement strategies that drive down costs in the short, medium and long term.
When you commission Utilitas to manage your energy procurement, we will analyse your usage and billing history to build up a clear profile of your energy requirements. We’ll then evaluate this profile against the most competitive tariffs in the marketplace to identify the supplier and contract that will deliver the greatest saving. Once you have given your confirmation to proceed, we will manage the entire transfer process for you.
Yet our job doesn’t end there. Our invoice validation service checks the fixed fees and usage rates applied on your bills, and if we spot an error or identify a metering issue, we’ll liaise with your supplier and claim a rebate.
We continually track prices from the major providers and specialist business-only suppliers. So if you’re coming to the end of your existing deal, we’ll take advantage of any opportunity to lock in favourable rates for your next contract.
“Surprisingly the two things I value the most are: the peace of mind in knowing the suppliers selected are good, honest suppliers, and that the prices and invoices are constantly under review by Utilitas. In the unlikely event that we do have any issues, Utilitas is on hand to sort it out. And of course the savings they introduce in the first place are very welcome!”Berry Gardens
“Utilitas have always been on the end of the phone if I have needed any answers. They are very good at running through their quarterly reports with me, and have consistently found us the cheapest supplier”Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre
“What I am most impressed about with Utilitas is that they are not solely focused on just getting the best rates, they also scrutinise all invoices, old and new to ensure no savings are left uncovered.”Cumnor House School
“Initially, I was sceptical, but had assurances from Eric and Steve that if they could not find any savings the fee for NAS would be zero. As I thought we'd done a very good job in the past, we had nothing to lose. We were extremely pleased at the level of detail they went into and the savings they produced. We have now asked them to look into other areas of spend to see what they can find there.”THE NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY
“We've received fantastic results by using Utilitas. I'd like to thank them for their input and results, and for assisting when we've had energy-related issues, including supply and meter installations, over the last couple of years.”Deputy Bursar
“The savings achieved by Utilitas Solutions speak for themselves and what I like most about the relationship we have with Eric and the rest of the team is that whilst they are tasked with finding the best savings possible they always ensure that our service requirements are met. They always present us with a range of options for us to choose from with the added benefit of their experience and advice as required.”St Albans School
“I am very pleased with the savings Utilitas have produced for us. Like most companies we had thought we had our procurement strategy working well, the level of savings produced just goes to show we are best to focus on what we do best and let the experts find the savings”Brachers LLP
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Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
Utilitas managed to improve electricity by nearly 20%, Gas by 25% and was able to reduce Kent Invicta’s Waste expenditure by 36%Read more
Berry Gardens is the UK’s leading berry and stone fruit production and marketing group with sales of £193m in 2010 alone. Established more than 35 years ago, Berry Gardens owns a market share in excess of 30% in the UK season and supplies all of Britain’s leading retailers.Read more
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Changes to Climate Change Levy (CCL)
The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is an environmental tax on a company's electricity and gas use.
Businesses that pay the standard rate of VAT (20%) are also charged the CCL, although there are exceptions. Those that meet the minimal use requirements and are charged the reduced rate of VAT (5%) don't pay the CCL.
• For electricity, this means using an average of less than 33 kWh per day (1,000 kWh per month)
• For gas, this means using an average of less than 145 kWh per day (4,397 kWh per month)
From 1st April 2019 the government is increasing the rate of CCL; from 0.583 pp kWh to 0.847 pp kWh for Electricity, and from 0.203 pp kWh to 0.339 ppkWh for Natural Gas.
This is an increase of 45% for electricity and 67% for gas. We wanted to make you aware of these changes so that you can plan your budgets accordingly.
With energy prices constantly on the rise this may seem like just more bad news. However, in reality the CCL charge makes up a very small percentage of your overall energy bill.
ESOS Phase 2: what do you need to know?
As ESOS Phase 2 is officially being initiated, it?s important to understand what ESOS is and how it helps the environment. As this scheme is mandatory for all organisations outside the public sector in the UK that meet the qualification criteria, it?s cruRead more