The latest business energy report from npower indicates that over half of UK’s small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) have no energy efficiency measures in place and nearly 20% of the country’s 4.8 million SMEs don’t even monitor their yearly business energy consumption.
According to the Carbon Trust SMEs have greater potential for improving their business energy efficiency when compared to larger companies. The Trust says that SMEs savings could reach up to 20% for SMEs compared with up to 8% for large businesses.
But according to Patrick Harvey from npower there are promising signs. For instance SMEs that are monitoring energy consumption and business energy efficiency have reported savings of up to 10%. These companies implemented simple, quick-win measures that enabled them to start saving on their business energy bills.