Latest articles on commercial energy for the future
Felt the winter sting of energy bills? Here's how to avoid that this summer
The start of Spring is a breath of fresh air for all of us, especially after a bumpy few months for many businesses across Australia and New Zealand. But that fresh optimism can quickly turn sour when we see that winter energy bill pop up in our inbox or letterbox.
Three months of avoiding freezing cold and keeping the lights on through shorter days makes grid energy a costly part of running your business and keeping your team comfortable. With a hot summer just around the corner, can we expect the same again soon as the temperature climbs?
Is solar feasible for every agriculture business? A deep dive into reducing your bills
Sunshine and agriculture go hand in hand, so why wouldn’t solar energy? After all, you have plenty of wide open spaces, uninhibited by trees or neighbouring buildings, to make the most of. What many solar pundits aren’t letting you in on, as they try to sell you the biggest system possible, is that solar energy alone isn’t automatically a cost-reducing move for every agri-business.
Demand and Supply: What will the next few months cost your business?
As the east coast of Australia sees a universal easing of lockdown laws, as well as a wet and warm start to Spring, many business owners are now wondering what’s coming next to influence their challenges and successes. With our finger on the pulse, and an array of energy industry data at hand, here are factors coming into play over the next six months, and how they may impact you. The underlying theme? Supply and demand.
Explain it easy: What is energy brokering?
You’ve heard the term a few times now, but if you’re not quite sure what it means, at this point you might be too afraid to ask. Don’t stress - we’re here to take the confusion out of what an energy broker does, and why you need one on your side ASAP.
The top 3 things you MUST do before EOFY to save on energy bills
As another financial year rolls to a close, it’s often a quick scramble to ensure the accounting department has all necessary documents to lock down an optimised return and as many offset expenses as possible. But if you’re leaving energy optimisation and management out of your tax-time regime, you could be missing out on enormous opportunities to save your business thousands of dollars each month, and more in years to come.
Does your business have a finance manager? Then you need an energy manager
Despite being one of the world’s most expensive countries when it comes to the price of energy, few Australian businesses are aware of the opportunities to save and optimise their commercial bills. Instead, the financial focus often only revolves around tax, cost of production and ensuring output remains as optimised as possible, accepting energy costs as an immovable pain point.
We say it often: Using energy is a fact of life, but paying dearly for it does not have to be. So rather than placing risk and burden onto your finance manager’s shoulders, we invite you instead to bring to the team your dedicated expert: An energy manager from Choice Energy.