Tuesday, 24 March 2020
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by Candace Robb

Supply contracts for new connections

We take the headache out of arranging your supply contract following your grid connection and getting a meter installed. Where do I Start?
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
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by Jodie Hisgett

A month in the life of our buying group

We helped members save over £1million through cheaper energy contracts last year and now we help save them even more through our NFU Electricity Buying Groups group purchasing. We are gathering as many NFU members as possible and tasking suppliers to give us a bulk price for our groups. This way,
Thursday, 30 January 2020
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by Jodie Hisgett

Making sense of an upgrade to electricity meters

Howard from J.H. Mitchinson, a poultry farm business based in Carlisle, was forced to upgrade his business electricity meters to half-hourly ones due to the P272 legislation brought in by Government. Simply put, P272 affected medium scale users of electrical energy, who were obliged to beef-up
Thursday, 23 January 2020
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by Joshua Robinson

Why is my meter information required?

Most energy contracts are quoted based on the Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN). This is part of the supply number which consists of two rows of numbers with a large ‘S’ in front of them as shown below:  
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
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by Jodie Hisgett

Energy contracts: Your questions answered

Getting to grips with energy prices and suppliers can be challenging. This month, the contract team at NFU Energy share their expertise and answer some of the most common questions asked by NFU members.
Tuesday, 03 December 2019
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by Steven Jackson

What’s happening in the regions?

Richard Weeks and I have been busy throughout November, joining in with a range of NFU regional events ranging from Annual Open meetings, winter conferences and regional environmental open days in the South West and North West.
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
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by Joshua Robinson

Don’t get your fingers frozen off

In the last few months, we have witnessed a lot of stability in energy rates with only minimal increases and falls observed. In line with plummeting temperatures and darker nights we often see an increase in the reliance on gas and electricity and as excess storage depletes prices often go up. 
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
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by Jodie Hisgett

Could regulator veto put an end to supplier collapse chaos?

Ofgem may be looking to block the suppliers that go bust from selling their customers to rival suppliers.
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
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by Joshua Robinson

Are smart meters finally smart enough?

Although smart meters have been installed since 2009, it wasn’t until 2016 that the official smart meter infrastructure went live. The aim of this was to have every UK household offered a smart meter by 2020. However, last week this target was pushed back to 2024 at a total cost expected to exceed
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
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by Candace Robb

Should I be fixing long term or short term on my renewal?

One of the things that I get asked most regularly is if the energy prices are likely to come down at all. If I had a crystal ball to be able to predict what the energy market was going to do, I would be a very wealthy person!

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