Energy News – 21/01/2017
The week of Donald Trump’s inauguration has seen shaky energy markets, a landmark Brexit speech by Theresa M...Read More
In 2012-13 E.ON’s overall fuel mix saw the majority of its electricity being generated by coal, in complete contrast to 2011-12 when 49% of E.ON’s electricity was generated by gas.
Until recently, imported coal was one of the cheapest fuels for generating electricity, prompting many suppliers to increase coal generation.
But in the last year a number of coal fired power stations have closed. In particular E.ON’s Kingsnorth power station shut down in March 2013. Nationally, the amount of coal used to generate electricity has fallen over the last year.
E.ON’s use of coal dropped in 2013-14 but only modestly. Its use of gas has also fallen slightly, down from 29% to 27%. Renewable sources of electricity generation has remained about the same but the amount of nuclear energy in E.ON’s fuel mix has doubled – up from 4% to 8% in just a year.
The fuel mix for corporate electricity is slightly different from that for small businesses.
The amount of coal used in the corporate fuel mix is significantly less than that for small businesses, as is the use of gas. The biggest difference is the amount of renewables used in the fuel mix – a massive 31%. This may be an important consideration for corporate energy consumers looking to increase the amount of green energy in their fuel mix.
When comparing business electricity prices the supplier’s fuel mix can help in the decision making process. You may prefer to pay slightly more per unit but know that the majority of the electricity you are using comes from green sources. Take a look at the fuel mix of the other business energy suppliers such as Opus Energy and Haven Power.
Whatever you decide, if you need any further advice SwitchMyBusiness.com can help you compare prices – simply call 0800 411 8830 or complete the form at the top right of this page.
"Mark was very helpful and had all the answers to the questions I had - would go back to him time and time. Thanks Sir"This review was posted by Wayne Nugent - Mailing Guy on the 20th of January 2017
Switch Business Electricity Contract
"Very good & efficient service - good range of prices offered from variety of suppliers"This review was posted by SALLY DOLMAN on the 20th of January 2017
Cheerful, helpful service.
"Aaron Gallagher was my contact at SwitchMyBusiness.com. Aaron was cheerful and helpful he made switching our electricity supply easy and painless giving an understandable explanation each step of the way. I would quite happily recommend this company and Aaron Gallagher to anyone given the task of arranging a new energy contract."This review was posted by Pam Johnson on the 19th of January 2017
Kyle Wright - Excellent Service
"Dealt with the above on two occasions now and has made the process of switching energy suppliers very easy. Very Polite and helpful person, will defiantly want to deal with again."This review was posted by Skyline32 on the 19th of January 2017
Made this a very simple transaction!
"Aaron was polite, friendly and extremely helpful, making this potential chore a very easy transaction. He explained everything thoroughly and answered all my questions and I feel very confident that the whole transition will go very smoothly and I am aware of what to expect as the process moves forward. Thanks Aaron!"This review was posted by Lesley Clayton on the 18th of January 2017