Power NI 1, Jet Stream 0
So the barbecue summer we were promised didn’t quite materialise, but at least Power NI’s April price cut brought a little bit of cheer for local businesses. Their 10% reduction* in small business and farm tariffs followed a 9.2% price cut last year. This ‘double dunter’ of price reductions means that in real terms Power NI’s tariffs are now back at 2008 levels, which is probably the last time we had a decent heat wave to speak of.
Alan Egner, Power NI’s Commercial Sales & Marketing Manager comments: “Our most recent price cut will save a typical small business around £200 a year*. It’s mainly down to lower wholesale fuel prices, especially gas, which is the main fuel used in power stations to generate electricity.
So are SME customers of other suppliers seeing a similar decrease? “That all depends”, continues Alan, “on whether they are in a fixed price or market tracker contract. Fixed price deals mean that customers are protected from any price increases but the downside is that these customers may miss out when prices start to fall.
Of course it’s not all about price and Power NI have come out top for the fourth year running in Consumer Council NI research that looks at the complaint levels of each of the local suppliers. Alan says “Having the lowest level of complaints per 100,000 customers for four years running is something that we are extremely proud of. It doesn’t happen by accident and is a result of the training, dedication and talent of our Customer Care Team in our offices in Antrim, Belfast and Omagh.
“We’ve also invested in our online services and Energy Online, our paperless billing service is now better than ever with new features and responsive design that makes it compatible with PCs, tablets and smartphones.
“As a result of our price announcement we have naturally seen an uplift in calls from small businesses interested in switching back to Power NI. With lower prices, great discounts, a shiny new online billing option and excellent customer service, there’s never been a better to come home to Northern Ireland’s leading electricity supplier.
Alan concludes: “After 15 years of competition, Power NI remains the leading energy supplier here and more customers continue to trust us with their energy needs than any other supplier. We’re still the real home of Business Energy in Northern Ireland.
So even if the Jet Stream let us all down again this year, at least the summer of 2016 wasn’t a complete washout, thanks to Power NI.
Whether you’re a small start-up business or an established larger user, call the Power NI Business Hotline today on 03457 455 455 or visit www.powerni.co.uk/welcomehome
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*Price cut effective 1 April 2016 to Power NI’s regulated small business and farm tariffs only, for customers using less than 50,000 units a year. Average price cut of 10% based on typical Popular tariff customer using 15,000 units a year. Actual savings dependent on customer tariff and consumption.