BE Energy offer several business tariffs with a range of payment methods available. The contract will clearly state what type of contract it is and the terms and conditions that apply.
All business electricity customers are charged based on their kilowatt hour (kWh) consumption and additional charges which are applied to cover the following costs.
Wholesale energy costs which relate to the cost of purchasing power over time to meet customer demand, which is subject to seasonality and relates to market conditions and forward commodities at the time of purchase
Pass-through costs which are associated with the services of networks, which involves sending the electricity from the generation plants through the Transmission and Distribution wires to customers’ premises. These costs are fully regulated and set each year by CRU
For Information: The latest Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) information note on Pass Through Costs for Business Electricity Customers can be found here
Supply costs refer to the operating expenditure in supporting the energy supply business (e.g. administrative costs)
Taxes and Levies. To comply with the EU Energy Tax Directive, an electricity tax on supply of electricity was introduced in 2008. All customers are subject to payment of VAT which has a current rate of 13.5%. The Public Service Obligation (PSO levy) is a Government charge which relates to the costs of purchasing peat-generated electricity and the output of renewable, sustainable or alternative forms of energy purchased under various Government schemes.
For larger consuming electricity customers
BE Energy will provide a quote based on your individual business energy needs, including detailed charges for each of the above components