Energy suppliers in your area
Finding the best energy supplier in your area doesn’t have to be a difficult task.
With the Exchange Utility interactive guide to energy suppliers in your area, it’s never been easier to find out which gas and electricity providers your business has access to.
Which energy suppliers operate in your area?
Find and click your area on the interactive map below to learn more about which business gas and electricity providers are operating in your area:
How much energy is used in the UK?
In the UK alone, we produce over 300 billion kilowatt hours of electricity and over 40 billion m3 of natural gas each year. However, we import a lot more energy than we export, which can drive up the cost of gas and electricity for UK homes and businesses.
There are more than 60 energy suppliers operating within the UK energy market to supply both domestic properties and businesses.
Most of these providers offer both gas and electricity, but there are a few that only offer one or the other.
Learn more about the range of energy suppliers that you can compare Exchange Utility on our supplier page.
Do energy prices differ depending on your location?
Your location can be a factor that impacts the cost of your energy supply.
If an area is more difficult to get to or is a long distance from the nearest supply plant, you may experience service disruptions during bad weather as well as higher costs.
There are three factors that can influence the cost of energy in a certain area. These factors include:
– The amount of gas and electricity that a UK energy supplier sells in your region
– The amount of energy that a supplier purchases from generators in your region
– The number of charges the local distribution networks put into your energy supply
You can learn about the impact that this has on you by selecting your area on our interactive energy supplier map
What types of energy contract are available in your area?
Most areas within the UK will have a range of tariff offerings from a variety of UK energy providers for you to choose from. The most popular energy tariff types are:
– Fixed price
– Flexible price
– Variable price
– Feed in
You can learn more about the different types of energy tariffs and their pros and cons here
What is the average cost of energy in the UK?
Business gas and electricity prices are always changing, so consumers often prefer to stick to fixed rate tariffs to avoid seeing an unsightly spike in their energy spend.
The lowest prices that we saw in 2017 were in June when the wholesale cost fell to 39.68p for electricity and 34.84p for gas.
What to do if you have moved premises or expanded to a new location?
Moving premises or expanding is stressful enough as it is without the added consideration of business energy bills.
However, when changing your location, it’s crucial to think about the following:
– How to pull off a successful business premises move
– What to do when you choose a new business energy contract
Planning for this in advance can save you a great deal of bother and potential problems for your business. The better prepared you are, the easier it will be.
Who regulates energy suppliers in your area?
Ofgem is the regulator for energy supply throughout the UK. They conduct research and reports as well as handle large-scale complaints regarding supplier activities.
Ofgem operates through the European energy regulator associations ACER (Agency for the Cooperation of European Regulators) and CEER (Council of the European Energy Regulators).
You can contact Ofgem via their website to find out information, make complaints or report ongoing issues. For more information, click here.
Where is my current energy supplier located?
UK energy suppliers often have several premises spread across the country to enable them to offer their services to a range of locations.
Below, you’ll find a map of where all our energy suppliers are located throughout the UK so you can see who is operating in your area.