What is a multi-site energy contract?
A multi-site energy contract allows businesses to manage all of their energy bills through a single account. As businesses can operate from multiple sites such as offices and factories, a multi-site contract combines your bills into one billing account, making payment easier and cheaper.
Essentially, a multi site energy contract is an easy and efficient way of paying for your energy bills if you have more than one site within your business.
What are the benefits of having a multi-site energy contract?
There are many benefits to having a multi-site energy contract. Firstly, we can arrange bespoke payment set ups, whether you need individual Direct Debits or one joint one with itemised bills for each site.
With access to wholesale bespoke pricing, we can group the whole accounts usage together, enabling us to secure better rates compared to matrix offers.
In our experience, a lot of multi-site customers struggle to keep on top of renewals. With accounts being across many suppliers with multiple end dates, individual renewals can be difficult to keep track of. With a multi-site contract, we can provide a combined or co-terminus end date, meaning the energy renewal will only need to be dealt with once a year.
Estimate bills are also a big problem when dealing with multiple sites, but we can arrange for smart meters to be installed ensuring no bills will be estimated and there will be no unexpected debts on accounts.
What types of energy deals are available through multi-site contracts?
Larger customers have the ability to purchase their energy in a variety of different ways.
Fixed Price Contract – You will pay a fixed standing charge and unit rate for each kWh throughout your contract.
Passthrough Contract – with these contracts your energy is bought by the supplier at the start of the contract, but the non-commodity costs (industry taxes and levies) will be passed through at the prevailing rate.
Flex Contract – with these contracts we can either fix or passthrough the non-commodity costs, then the commodity (energy) will be purchased at various points in the contract, hoping to take advantage of drops in the market and following a purchasing strategy.
For more information on flex deals or any other tariffs available for larger businesses, then why not check out our large business energy guide?
What’s the difference between standard business energy contracts and multi-site energy contracts?
|Feature||Standard Business Energy Contract||Multi-Site Energy Contract|
|Number of Sites||One||Multiple|
|Contract Negotiation||Negotiated for each site separately||Negotiated as a single contract for all sites|
|Billing||Each site billed separately||Bespoke billing to suit your needs|
|Contract Term||Generally 1, 2 and 3 year terms||Any contract term, allowing contracts to be aligned and produce a co-terminus account|
|Pricing||Fixed pricing||Fixed or Flexible pricing for all sites, with bespoke wholesale market prices for larger volume customers|
|Contract Management||Each site managed separately||One contract managed for all sites|
|Administration||Multiple contracts and bills to manage||Bespoke billing to streamline payments and validation, potentially reducing administration costs|
Which business energy suppliers offer multi-site energy deals?
All of our energy suppliers offer multi-site energy contracts, so we can change your current energy bills over to one multi-site tariff. Having multiple energy suppliers will usually mean you’ll have a variety of payment dates; with the multi-site contract you’ll have just one common end date.
Ready to see if switching energy suppliers could help your business
Changing your utility contracts can be a daunting and lengthy process when comparing a variety of energy companies, but you don’t need to worry about the hassle when changing suppliers through us! We take care of the full process, leaving you free to do what you do best – run your business.
With just a few pieces of information from you, we can compare tariffs from a range of suppliers (including the Big Six) to help find the right tariffs for your business. We only deal with the best suppliers who offer customer service that meets our high standards.
After receiving pricing and quotations from suppliers we will provide you with all of the details so you can go ahead and make the choice that’s right for you and your business.. Large companies with multiple buildings will be suited to multi-site energy contracts but we also do contracts for small businesses, charities and charitable organisations too. The process is exactly the same whether you’re changing just one supplier or you’re moving several suppliers into one contract.
Speak to our knowledgeable and highly experienced business energy experts for a tailored service to help you find the right multi-site business energy contract for your business by calling us on 0800 9777 000 or filling in some details on our business energy quote form page.