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Jargon Buster – Deciphering Meter Operators (MOPs)

In the complex landscape of the energy market, acronyms and industry-specific terms often leave consumers scratching their heads. One example is a Meter Operator, often abbreviated as MOP. These crucial players in the energy market are responsible for managing and maintaining electricity meters, helping the UK national grid distribute energy accurately, prevent shortages, and ensure your bills accurately reflect to your usage. Let’s unravel the mysteries and shed light on the pivotal role MOPs play in how your business receives electricity and why they’re important to consider when choosing your supplier.

Sustainable Spotlight – Solar Project Funding

At SmartestEnergy Business, we’re committed to exploring positive climate action and engaging in global social responsibility. To acknowledge our recent company milestone of reaching 50,000 customers, we’re excited to announce the funding of a solar power project in Morocco. Working in partnership with Ecologi, this new initiative provides renewable energy options whilst enabling access to thousands of jobs and healthcare for the local residents. In this article, we’ll look at why the project is so important in taking a step towards a more sustainable future.

What to do in an energy emergency

Energy is incredibly important in the running of our day-to-day lives; it switches the lights on, provides you with electricity and heating, and even charges your transportation in some cases. This means that if an electricity or gas crisis arises, it can be disruptive and dangerous. Whilst energy emergencies can be unpredictable and daunting, understanding how to navigate these emergency situations is essential in the running of your business, helping your people and customers to stay calm, stay aware and, most importantly, stay safe.

Jargon Buster – Wholesale Market Energy Prices

The language surrounding the UK wholesale energy market and its prices can be opaque and confusing. If you’re unsure about your energy bills and what affects your tariff costs, you’re not alone. In this blog, we’ll break down the key terms and structures to help small businesses understand wholesale energy prices better, the elements that impact them, make informed decisions, and potentially save on their energy bills as a result.

Proudly Certified – Our Carbon Trust Accreditation

At SmartestEnergy Business, sustainability isn’t just a goal; it’s a commitment to a better future. We are thrilled to announce a significant achievement that underscores our dedication to environmental responsibility – officially receiving our Carbon Trust Accreditation. Offering unrivalled transparency of our renewable products and a testament to the importance of sustainability and responsible business practices, find out more about who the Carbon Trust is and how this partnership can benefit your business.

Jargon Buster – Carbon Emissions & Scopes

The fight against climate change is ever-present and increasingly more important to prioritise. When reducing environmental damage, understanding your business’ carbon emissions is crucial. In this blog, we’ll delve into the concept of carbon emission scopes, shedding light on what they are and why they matter in the pursuit of a sustainable future. We’ll demystify the various levels and provide a comprehensive guide to understanding and navigating the intricacies of corporate environmental responsibility.

Renewing Your Energy Contract

When it comes to managing your business expenses, renewing your energy product is a decision that demands careful consideration. As your current energy contract approaches renewal, taking the time to assess your options can lead to continued savings and a smoother energy experience. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the things to keep in mind when renewing, ensuring that you make informed choices that align with your current and future needs.

Jargon Buster – Navigating Net Zero

When navigating your journey to net zero, it can be daunting as a small business owner trying to make a difference. With environmental practices becoming more sought after, it’s important to understand how you can apply them too. The sustainability world is often littered with confusing jargon that may leave you scratching your head. We thought it would be helpful to take a step back and deep dive into demystifying net zero and its surrounding terminology, providing a handy guide for those keen to reduce their carbon footprint.

Exploring Our Tree Planting Scheme

As you may have seen, we’ve recently launched our new Tree Planting Scheme in collaboration with Ecologi. We’re hopeful that the initiative will help you feel empowered to choose a greener energy tariff and contribute to reforestation efforts across the globe in the battle against the climate crisis. This blog explores just how the scheme will work and what you can do to get involved.

Jargon Buster – MPAN & MPRN Numbers Explained

As an energy consumer, you may often come across a number of confusing acronyms. Top of the list will likely be MPAN and MPRN when dealing with your electricity and gas supply. These are unique identifiers for your energy supply and play an important role in the delivery of services throughout the industry. They are used by multiple parties across a variety of network systems to locate and manage the billing of your supply type. In this blog, we will shed light on MPAN and MPRN numbers, talking through their significance and explaining where to find them.

Launching Our Tree Planting Scheme

We’re proud to announce the launch of our new Tree Planting Scheme, in partnership with Ecologi. The purpose is to promote sustainability and environmental responsibility within our stakeholder group, empowering customers, brokers and employees to reduce global carbon emissions. The scheme will harmonise with our renewable energy offering and encourage the UK small business community to contribute to the climate change agenda. We hope you share our excitement on what is just the beginning of this journey. Please read this article to find out more.

Sustainable Solutions – Plastic Alternatives for Small Businesses

Taking climate action to protect our environment is more important than ever and the negative impact of plastic on our ecosystems cannot be ignored. Small businesses can make a difference in creating positive change by adopting sustainable practices and reducing their plastic usage. As a business owner, you can make a difference by implementing plastic alternatives in the day-to-day running of your company. In this blog, we’ll explore eco-friendly options that can help your business thrive while reducing its environmental footprint.

Why choose a renewable energy supply?

Choosing the right energy product can be a challenge, especially as there are so many factors to consider nowadays. Sustainability is fast becoming a priority with decision makers, and a recent Aldermore survey showed that 53% of SMEs invested in sustainability initiatives in 2022. Opting for a renewable energy supply is one of the easiest ways to achieve this and can go a long way to enhancing your value proposition with customers, partners, and staff alike.

A Guide to Moving Business Premises

Changing the location of your premises could provide you with a new lease of life by creating customer excitement, generating new sales and supporting overall business growth. It can also motivate employees by providing an improved work space for them to engage in. So if you’re thinking of moving premises or are in the process of doing so, we’ve compiled some of the important things to consider, along with a checklist that will help to ensure a smooth transition for your energy supply.

SmartestEnergy’s Making the Switch to a New Brand Identity

As a valued customer, we wanted to let you know that we have officially launched our new brand identity! Having evolved as part of the SmartestEnergy Group to be a business with global reach, with a collective and clear vision for the future; we’re pleased to introduce you to our new look, and the inspiration behind it.