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Make the energy switch for your business

Tuesday, February 9 2016

Electricity is generally a big overhead for many businesses so you’ll want to cut back on utility costs as much as you can. At the same time, switching to a different supplier can be a daunting prospect. When you’re in business, it’s hugely important for everything to run smoothly and you can’t afford to be out of the game while you’re waiting for your gas and electricity to be connected.

Choosing Gas and Electric for Your Business: Can You Switch?

Depending on where your business is based, you may be able to shop around for a better deal on your gas and electric supply. This is definitely the case if your business is located in Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory or South Australia. In these states, there is free reign to choose both your gas and electric suppliers. If your business is in Tasmania, you don’t have the freedom to change your electricity supplier. You can choose your gas supplier but this is a far lesser concern for most businesses . If your business is in Northern Territory or Western Australia, there’s no scope to switch your electricity supplier at all right now (nor your gas supplier) and you don’t currently have the opportunity to reduce your utility overheads by shopping around for a cheaper deal on your electricity.

Getting Connected at Your New Premises

Firstly, you’ll need to arrange a disconnection at your old premises before you can be connected at your new business address. If you don’t do this, you could find yourself paying for electricity at both premises. Once you have selected an electricity provider, get in touch with them to get the ball rolling. As long as you do this around three working days before you definitely need to be up and running, you shouldn’t be without power at your new premises.