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What is the average energy usage for businesses?

The article below explains the average energy usage and cost for micro, small and medium businesses.

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What is the average electricity usage and bill for UK businesses?

Although most businesses use between 15,000 and 25,000 kWh a year, the average usage and cost of electricity is different depending on the size of your business. The larger the business, the more energy you’re likely to use.

Find the average electricity usage and bill relevant to your size of business in the table below:

Business size Low end usage (kWh) High end usage (kWh) Average electricity bill (per year)
Micro business 5,000 15,000 £1,062
Small business 15,000 25,000 £2,038
Medium business 30,000 50,000 £3,146

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For businesses consuming more than 100,000 kWh of electricity a year, suppliers will class you as a large business and handle your supply differently. Find out more in our Guide to Large Business Energy .

 

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What is the average gas usage for businesses?

Knowing how much energy other businesses your size use is a good way to understand if your business is using too much.

The table below tells you the average gas usage and bill by size of business:

Business size Average gas usage (kWh per year) Average gas bill (per year)
Micro business 10,000 £430
Small business 25,000 £856
Medium business 45,000 £1,424

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How can I reduce my business energy bills?

As well as reducing your energy usage, the best way to reduce your bills is by switching to a cheaper tariff. Just give us a quick 10 minute phone call on 0800 326 5526 and we’ll do the rest.

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How can I reduce my business energy usage?

Managing and improving the energy efficiency of your business will help to reduce the amount of energy consumed. There are many measures you can take - here are some examples:

  • Conduct an energy audit
  • Use energy efficient lighting
  • Use energy efficient computers
  • Convince your staff to go green
  • Install energy generation technology

For advice on ways to improve the energy efficiency of your business and how to implement them, see our Business Energy Efficiency Guide.

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