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Electricity Billing Changes that Demand Your Attention! (aka DCP 161)

31 Jul 2017 | Written by: MrOverheads aka David Powell

Three quick questions for any company wanting to keep their electric costs to a minimum Do you have a Half Hourly meter? (nb. Recent changes aka P272 may mean you unknowingly do.) 2. Do you know what your Available Capacity is? 3. Do you know what your Maximum Demand is? If not, further investigation is […]

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We’ve been shortlisted for 3 NATIONAL Awards……

08 May 2014 | Written by: MrOverheads aka David Powell

  PRESS RELEASE Energy Live Consultancy Awards 2014 – Auditel Leeds Issued: 8 May 2014 – Leeds, West Yorkshire A Yorkshire office of national Cost Management firm Auditel is shortlisted for The Energy Live News Consultancy Awards 2014 in 3 different categories and also one of their employees Phil Bennett is also shortlisted for the […]

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Do you know your DUOS from your TUOS?

11 Mar 2014 | Written by: MrOverheads aka David Powell

  If you’re responsible for a ‘large’ electric supply for your business you might have seen the acronyms DUOS and TUOS on your bills and wondered what they mean and – more importantly – why you are paying for them. Conversely, if you pay for a smaller supply, you might think these charges don’t affect […]

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WHY do we do WHAT we do – Our Passion….

09 Jan 2014 | Written by: MrOverheads aka David Powell

. “Our passion is to simplify the working lives of the people we work with.  We do this by giving them back the time they need to do the job they started out to do in the first place.  We deal with all those things they know they need to do, but never get the […]

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Burn more gas to save money? (Take or Pay clauses)

13 Jan 2012 | Written by: MrOverheads aka David Powell

A strange question at first sight, however quite a pertinent one due to the warmer than average winter we’re having and the implications this can have for some business energy contracts. Many energy suppliers, particularly Gas, include in their contracts something known as a ‘Take or Pay’ clause giving pre-determined upper and lower limits that […]

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If it’s the same as last month it must be right – think again! (To the tune of £210k refunded)

24 Oct 2011 | Written by: MrOverheads aka David Powell

A question for all those responsible for the payment of an organisations energy invoices: Are you sure that you are only paying for the energy that you consume? The reason I’m highlighting this is because we recently discovered that a new client of ours had been paying 900% over their actual consumption level for over […]

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Predicting Future Energy Prices – 5th & Final part

19 May 2011 | Written by: MrOverheads aka David Powell

Parts 1 to 4  are some of the most important variables but it’s by no means an exhaustive list. Other important factors will all play their part e.g: the global economy, new gas and oil discoveries, new technology for extracting oil/gas e.g. Steam extraction of Canadian Oil Sands unrest in the Middle East, political decisions […]

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Predicting Future Energy Prices – Part 4

16 May 2011 | Written by: MrOverheads aka David Powell

Electricity Market Reform The UK government has embarked on a road to electric market reform to achieve the Government’s objectives on decarbonisation, renewables, security of supply and affordability. Industry experts have called for simplification of the market, the need for increased storage facilities and more concrete plans on how the UK’s base load supply will […]

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Predicting Future Energy Prices – Part 3

12 May 2011 | Written by: MrOverheads aka David Powell

2010 saw the emergence of a potential future abundant supply of natural gas, which could potentially stabilise and suppress gas prices for years to come. Shale gas – also known as ‘unconventional’ gas –has always been known to exist in rocks deep below the Earth but it’s only in recent years that the technology has […]

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Predicting Future Energy Prices – Part 2

10 May 2011 | Written by: MrOverheads aka David Powell

Gas Storage Gas storage is very important to market stability as it allows surplus reserves to be released to the market in times of dwindling supply. However, the UK has very low storage levels (when compared to anywhere else that matters ‘energy-wise’). The US and Europe (as a whole) have storage levels of 15-20%, while […]

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