London, U.K. — (METERING.COM) — January 12, 2010 – U.K. energy supplier npower is offering free energy monitors to small businesses that sign up to the company’s e3 energy efficiency package.
Other features of the package include access to energy efficiency tools and advice, cheaper rates for businesses when they buy online, fixed term contracts, and U.K.-based call centers.
According to npower small and medium sized business could be set to lose as much as £3 billion in 2010 as a result of inefficient equipment and energy wastage.
Many of the country’s small businesses aren’t able to get an immediate view of the energy they’re using and what it’s costing them. npower research also shows that many SMEs don’t have the time or the money to invest in energy efficiency actions, further adding to the problem.
The e3 package will give businesses a real time view of their energy use and let them see the instant effect of turning equipment on and off.
“For many small enterprises the priority has to be running the business, meaning there is little time to dedicate to saving energy. Even though small measures like switching off equipment can make a big difference to energy costs, there’s no obvious impact of flicking a light switch. Just seeing your miles per gallon can make you drive more economically, so actually seeing the energy you’re using can encourage people to stop wasting energy.” explains Allan Robinson, head of products for npower energy services.
npower’s energy monitors show users the energy they’re using at any given time, the cost per month and a record of energy use for each working day. npower calculates businesses taking energy efficiency measures could save up to 20 percent on their bills, equivalent to an average £1,000 per year.