Energy bills can sometimes be complicated. To help you with this, we have taken a close look at the business energy bill for you. Different conditions apply to small business consumers in comparison to large business consumers. In this article we only look at the energy bill of a small consumer.
As a small consumer you can expect three different energy bills, which we will all look at here.
- Advance account
- Annual statement
- Final settlement
Advance account (12x per year)
The consumption of energy is not evenly spread over the year. During the winter months, when it is cold and gets dark earlier, in most cases you will consume more than in the warm summer months.
In order not to be faced with surprises, you therefore pay an advance throughout the year. This amount is monthly and remains the same every month. The advance amount of your energy bill is estimated based on your usage in the past.
All costs are included in the advance amount, including the costs of the network operator and the measurement company.
Annual settlement (1 x per year)
You can expect an annual statement every year of your contract. This energy bill shows your total consumption and costs of the past year. Various aspects are discussed in the annual statement.