Opus Energy Launches New Business Energy Advice Website
on: June 24, 2009, 8:23 am
Author: Opus Energy
Energy urges businesses not to overlook the savings that can be
made through proactive electricity management
Energy, a leading independent supplier of electricity to UK businesses,
has today launched a new website offering specialist electricity
advice to businesses across the UK.
online service has been specifically created by Opus Energy to
provide practical advice to businesses on issues such as being
more energy efficient, measuring electricity usage and how to
The new Opus Energy advice site
is a one stop shop for businesses to learn how to:
• Carry out a site energy review
• Make energy saving steps in the workplace
• Switch to different tariff
• Lower electricity bills
website was launched after Opus Energy completed a poll of 500
small businesses in the UK and found that only 3% of managers
would review their gas or electricity tariffs in order to make
business savings in the current economic downturn.
Energy is a widely overlooked business service that has the potential
to provide vital savings for companies who want to make more of
an impact to their bottom line.
Duncan Lebbern, Financial Director of RIF Worldwide, a logistics
service provider, reviewed the company’s overheads after
his import business was affected by the economic downturn. Money
saved from switching supplier to Opus Energy helped Duncan expand
his company: opening three new offices in the UK this year. He
said: “We all rely on electricity to power our working days
whether during a downturn or otherwise. Switching supplier to
Opus Energy allowed us to run the business economically, allowing
us to grow our company even during these tough times.”
As well as identifying the savings that could be made by switching
supplier, the Opus Energy advice website provides information
about measuring energy and smart metering. Research from the Carbon
Trust shows that by simply monitoring energy use in the workplace,
companies could save over 12.3% on their bills.
James, Commercial Director at Opus Energy, said: “The Opus
Energy advice website has been launched to help our customers
and UK businesses understand how to reduce their overheads and
improve efficiency at a time when every penny counts. We’re
encouraging businesses to take a proactive approach. By taking
control of their tariff, monitoring their usage and taking steps
to be more energy efficient, UK businesses can realise substantial
financial savings and make a real impact to their bottom line
in this economic downturn.”
Saving by upgrading
The Opus Energy advice site also provides information for businesses
wishing to apply for a Carbon Trust interest-free loan enabling
them to upgrade to more energy efficient equipment. Many Carbon
Trust customers find that the energy savings they make using their
new efficient equipment more than covers their loan repayments.
All the information businesses need to find out about the scheme
is easily accessible on the Opus Energy advice site, alongside
links to carbon calculators and loan application details.
making sure your business is more energy efficient and reducing
your bills, through to how to getting your hands on interest free
energy loans, Opus Energy is on hand to help offer advice.
The new website from Opus Energy
can be found at
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Opus Energy Press Office
Georgina Ruttle / Susie Patterson
T. 0207 269 7255 / 7233
About Opus Energy
Energy is a leading independent supplier of electricity to UK
Energy supplies over 50,000 UK business sites across all sectors.
Large customers include: Stagecoach (LSE: SGC.L), Thorntons (LSE:
THT.L), Farmfoods, FirstGroup (LSE: FGP.L), Cumbria County Council
and Deloitte & Touche.
the last two years (between April 2006 and March 2008), over 60%
of the energy supplied by Opus Energy to its customers came from
cleaner, low-carbon sources – 54% from renewable generators
and 8% from cleaner Combined Heat and Power (CHP) produced by
CHP generators. These CHP generators have been awarded accreditation
by the regulator, Ofgem, for producing cleaner, more environmentally
Energy’s management team has a 50 percent stake in the business,
while International Power Plc (LSE: IPR.L) holds 30 percent and
Telecom Plus Plc (LSE: TEP.L) has 20 percent. With offices in
Northampton and Oxford, Opus Energy employs 230 people.
further information about Opus Energy, please see www.opusenergy.com
The Opus Energy business electricity
advice site can be found at
Notes to editors:
1. ‘Advanced Metering for SMEs’ report published by
The Carbon Trust, summer 2007.
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