What is average business energy usage?

  • Although most businesses use between 15,000 and 25,000 kWh of energy a year, the average usage and cost of energy is different depending on the size of the business and how it uses energy.

    In short, the larger the business, the more energy it’s likely to use.

  • What is the average electricity consumption for UK business?

    To give you an idea of how much electricity your business should be using, here are the average business electric consumption figures by business size and demand.

    Business size Low end usage (kWh) High end usage (kWh)
    Micro business 5,000 15,000
    Small business 15,000 25,000
    Medium business 30,000 50,000

    If your business uses more than 100,000 kWh of electricity a year, suppliers will class you as a large business and handle your supply differently. To find out more, give our tech-enabled energy experts a call on 0800 077 3701.

  • 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. As with business electricity, your business gas usage will vary depending upon the size of your business and how power it.

    The table below shows the average business gas usage and bill, ordered by business size.

    Business size Average gas usage (kWh per year)
    Micro business 10,000
    Small business 25,000
    Medium business 45,000
  • What is an average business energy bill?

    Your energy bill will vary depending upon how much gas and electrcity you use. the type of tariff you're on will also affect it, especially if you're on a variable rate energy deal. Even if you’re on a fixed rate energy deal, only the unit rate is fixed, which means your bills will fluctuate according to your usage.

  • What is an average business electric bill?

    To give you an idea of how much your business electricity bill should be, here are the average electricity bills by business size.

    Business size Average business electricity bill (per year)
    Micro business £1,062
    Small business £2,038
    Medium business £3,146
  • What is an average business gas bill?

    To give you an idea of how much you should be paying on business gas, here are the average business gas bills by business size.

    Business size Average business gas bill (per year)
    Micro business £430
    Small business £856
    Medium business £1,424

    If your energy bills are above the average amount, you may be on an expensive tariff. You can save money by simply switching to a better deal. Call 0800 077 3701 to see how much you could save.

  • How can I reduce my business energy bills?

    Cutting the amount of gas and electricity you use is obviously the most effective way to cut your business energy bills.

    But arguably the quickest and simplest way best to lower your bills is tow switch to a cheaper tariff. The tech-enabled energy experts at Bionic can find the right deal for your business in a matter of minutes - to switch to a better deal, let us know your postcode or give us a call on 0800 077 3701 and we’ll do the rest.

    It’s important to stay on top of your energy renewals, to ensure you’re never paying too much. If you don’t have time, don’t worry - we can do it all for you.

  • 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 any number of ways to do this, such as:

    • Carrying out an energy audit
    • Using energy efficient lighting
    • Using energy efficient computers
    • Encouraging your staff to go green
    • Installing energy generation technology
  • Although the effectiveness of any energy efficiency measures depend on the type of business you run and the steps you take, even making a few small changes can help to make a big difference.