Whether you’re downsizing, moving to a bigger space or moving to a different state entirely, there are a lot of factors to consider when moving your business, and one of the most important factors is getting your energy switched over.
If you’re moving out of your business premises you want to make sure you have a seamless transfer of your electricity supply, so you don’t experience any disruptions to operations.
Assess your energy plan
If your business is moving location, this may be a good opportunity to access your business plan and see if you could be getting a better deal.
While you may want to carry over your existing plan, your energy usage is likely to change at the new business premises and so keeping the same plan may not be the most suitable option.
If you’re moving to a bigger or smaller site, you may need a new plan that more accurately suits your energy needs. If you’re moving to a larger building, your energy consumption is likely to increase. While your current tariff may be suitable for your level of usage, it may incur increased fees if your consumption increases.
If moving far from your current location, the energy suppliers available to you may change. Also, if you’re moving to a different state there may be different tarifs to consider and the cost of your energy may change.
Moving business is often a good time to assess your energy usage and consider areas of energy efficiency you could improve on at the new premises.
The process is easier than you may think
If a move is on the cards, you want to start thinking about switching over your business energy as soon as possible to ensure you have electricity available as soon as you move into the new site. To ensure your electricity is connected at your new business location and switched off at your old premises, provide at least five business days’ notice.
Providing advance notice of your move will help you avoid any charges for ongoing energy consumption after you have moved out. Not providing sufficient notice may result in the premises being reconnected/disconnected after the required date.
When vacating a business premises, make sure your energy meter is easily accessible so your energy provider can get a final meter read for your last invoice for the site. Where possible, make sure the main fuse for the meter is turned off once power is no longer required at the site. This will help with ensuring a safe and successful disconnection.
Ensuring a stress-free move
Moving your business can be a big ordeal, with many things to consider. Your energy provider should be able to help make the process as easy and stress-free as possible, to ensure you have electricity set up in the new premises as soon as you need it, and it gets cut off at the old location so you are not paying additional costs.
Next Business Energy can help take the stress out of moving by transferring your electricity supply. Depending on where your business is located, you may be charged a reconnection or disconnection fee, however, if you connect your new site with Next Business Energy, we will waive these fees for you.
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