What is a commercial utility broker

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What is a commercial utility broker?

Commercial utility brokers serve as an intermediary between you and utility suppliers that allows you to access the commercial gas, electricity, and water markets. Energy brokers give you access to multiple energy contracts offering competitive pricing in order for you to find the deal that is right for your business.

A commercial utility broker can act on your behalf when applying for an energy contract, negotiating each aspect of the contract with suppliers in order to get the best rates possible. Brokers also provide services like commercial energy audits, data management tools, smart metering technology, deliverables and reporting solutions. Commercial utility brokers can also help their clients reduce their carbon footprint by arranging green gas and electricity deals at competitive prices.

 

How does it work?

Before contacting the broker, it is important to collate the following key details:

  • Property details
  • Your current energy contract –
    • what are the rates,
    • when does it end,
    • what is the notice period?
  • Understanding your usage

 

Benefits of using a commercial utility broker

 

Save Time and Money

Business owners often have little time to think about their energy usage and associated cost because they are so very busy with the day-to-day running of their business. At CUC, we pride ourselves in working hard to find businesses in need of commercial energy solutions the money-saving opportunities whilst also saving them time and energy.

Our team has years of experience in this field, so when you choose us as your go-to energy broker for commercial purposes, we will work hard on your behalf to make sure you get a tariff that is tailored to suit your specific needs and requirements. This saves our clients the need to go researching utility suppliers and products as we apply our market expertise and reach to negotiate a money-saving deal on your utilities.

What’s more, brokers are not only experienced in negotiating better deals but also command a degree of competitiveness from utility providers with the knowledge that they are competing for the business and price is a large influencing factor.

 

Avoid overwhelm and be given actionable insights

When dealing with numerous suppliers, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the range of options and industry jargon. For example natural or green energy? Fixed, variable or rolling, Length of contract? Climate Change Levy and Levy Exempt Power etc.

It can become frustrating trying to learn and establish what are the right choices for you and your business and therefore using a commercial utility broker you make informed decisions without the frustration of learning the intricacies of commercial utility contracts.

A commercial utility broker will provide a summary of deals from various suppliers together with their recommendation of the one best suited to your business.

 

Impartial and comprehensive advice

A broker works with a multitude of utility suppliers and always act with your best interests in mind. You can trust us to give you professional, impartial advice that matters for your business.

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