For businesses large and small, the cost of business electricity and business gas supplies can be exorbitant. Furthermore, changing suppliers in order to find the most economical deal possible can seem complex and extremely time-consuming. However, energy consultancy firms can offer unique services to companies whereby they use their positive and progressive relationships with energy suppliers in order to get the best deals possible for customers.
Some energy consultants even offer comprehensive services whereby they will assume total control of a firm's energy portfolio, from analysing the exact requirements of a firm to organising contracts and agreements with suppliers, monitoring energy use , advising on adjustments for savings and carefully deciphering utilities bills so that any overcharged cash can be reclaimed. Of course, all energy cost are affected by the price fluctuations of gas at source but the large variation in the cost of supplies to companies often leaves companies as the victims of unscrupulous billing procedures and punitive running costs.
The cumulative costs of inflated business electricity and business gas supplies are often amongst the highest running costs of any business, so it is wise to take the step of engaging the services of specialist consultants as the resulting savings can be dramatic. Of course, none of these services come for free, but in comparison to the alternative- being constantly at the mercy of suppliers, the cost of retaining a consultant is small. Energy suppliers know that it is easy to practically hold customers captive through the ambiguous nature of their billing systems and contracts and the perpetuation of the myth that there is little choice for customers and therefore, changing suppliers is not worthwhile.