Thursday, 25 June 2020
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by Candace Robb

Energy contract volume tolerance

What is it, why is it in my contract and how do I avoid charges? On your electricity and gas contracts you may see something that says ‘volume tolerance’ or ‘take or pay’ without much explanation of what this means. It is often overlooked when it comes to signing but is worth taking note of what
Thursday, 28 May 2020
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by Jodie Hisgett

Life in lockdown: our new working environment

When the UK first went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic energy suppliers struggled to facilitate socially distanced working and they prioritised emergencies and vulnerable customers. Chances are, getting through to your supplier if you did not fall into these categories was not easy and I
Thursday, 16 April 2020
Pylons in a sunset
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by Jodie Hisgett

Contacting your energy supplier during lockdown

Lockdown has forced a lot of us out of our comfort zones as well as adjust how and where we work. We have been fortunate enough to get our equipment home and continue with business as usual. However, it has not necessarily been the same for energy suppliers.
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
Black and white photo of electricity pylon
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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
Two white chickens
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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
Electricity pylons with a sunset in the background
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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
Pylons in a sunset
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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
Ice on a glass window
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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. 

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