Local businesses go online with Power NI

Monday, April 14, 2014

As companies work to make efficiencies and reduce overheads, Power NI is also working hard to give their business customers a helping hand towards cutting costs.

Pictured outside their premises in Dunmurry are Conor Keown, National Facilities Manager, and Power NI’s Commercial Sales & Marketing Manager, Alan Egner.

As companies work to make efficiencies and reduce overheads, Power NI is also working hard to give their business customers a helping hand towards cutting costs.

Alan Egner, Commercial Sales & Marketing Manager at Power NI comments: “The Northern Ireland agri-food sector is vital to the local economy, employing around 100,000 people, helping to sustain our own population as well as exporting high quality products all around the world. Power NI is very proud to be supporting all parts of the supply chain from farmers and growers to processors, packers and retailers.

We all use electricity and whether it’s for lighting, heating, hot water or refrigeration, it is a necessary and significant expense that businesses need to keep a close eye on.” Monitoring your electricity usage doesn’t have to be a complicated or difficult exercise. Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply login to a self-service system and get full access to your account, payment and consumption details? That's exactly what you get with Energy Online, Power NI’s online paperless billing system.

Energy Online gives customers who pay by Direct Debit 24/7 access to their account where they can view up to two years’ bills and payments, monitor usage with handy bar charts and much more. Energy Online also means that customers no longer receive paper bills through the post, helping companies reduce their carbon footprint and do their bit for the environment. And if that’s not enough, small business and farm customers get an additional 1% discount on top of the existing 4% discount they are already getting for paying by Direct Debit.

Total Produce is Europe’s premier and Ireland's largest fresh produce provider supplying the complete range of fresh fruits and vegetables to the retail, wholesale and foodservice sectors. It is a complete fresh produce solution provider; growing, sourcing, distributing, packing and marketing produce from a network of local farmers across the province and trusted suppliers around the globe. Conor Keown is National Facilities Manager for Total Produce Ireland, based locally at City Business Park in Dunmurry.

Conor comments: “Total Produce aims to provide the finest quality produce with the minimum environmental impact. Using Power NI’s Energy Online service helps us to cut down on our carbon footprint as we receive all our bills through our online account rather than through the post.

We can also look at exactly how much electricity we use on a daily basis, allowing us to spot wastage easily. I would definitely recommend Energy Online to other businesses as it’s highly convenient and is a great way to compare bills.” Alan concludes: "Around 28,000 Power NI customers have activated their Energy Online account and we are getting great feedback.

It’s easy for customers to keep a closer eye on their usage, helping cut down on energy bills whilst improving their business’ bottom line.”

Energy Online – have you made the switch yet? Have a recent bill handy and take two minutes to activate your online account.