The Government has outlined plans to help cut energy bills for businesses and there is support available locally to help your business through these difficult times. Below are a list of contact who can help with energy bills, advice and support.
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- Energy Saving Business Pack (.pdf | 1.3mb): this contains useful worksheets to help your business reduce energy usage and waste.
- D2N2 Growth Hub provides support to businesses in Derbyshire, they can signpost you to the right initiatives and resources to help grow your business. You can contact them by phone: 0333 006 9178, or you can find out more on the D2N2 Growth Hub website.
- Citizens advice provide useful information regarding business energy bills, if you’re in debt, if you’ve had a bill you can’t afford, and if you’re struggling to pay your bills. Less specifically Citizens Advice have a whole host of further information regarding your energy supply, find out more on their Energy Supply webpage.
- EDF provide help if they are your business energy supplier and more general advice for businesses. You can find more information on the EDF help and advice webpage, or contact them by phone: 0333 200 5103.
- There are Government funding opportunities for businesses investing in green technologies to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. You can find out more on the GOV.UK greeners businesses webpage. There is also a more general list of all funding options available to businesses on the GOV.UK website.
- The Energy Technology List (ETL) is a government list of energy efficient plant and machinery. You can find out on the Energy Technology List website.
- Mentorsme provides a service which links businesses with mentors who can help to grow businesses. Find out more on the Mentorsme website.
- Npower provides advice and support to businesses from energy buying help through to helping with moving to lower carbon emission. Visit the Npower website for more information.
- Ofgem provide advice for businesses about energy contracts, what to check when choosing a tariff/broker, who to talk to if you need help, have difficulties with business energy supply/want to complain, get greener and save money on energy. Visit the Ofgem website for more information.
- The Ombudsman-services provide support to domestic customers and micro businesses in handling complaints to your energy providers. You can find out more on the Ombudsman-services website.