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WINGAS

Business Gas from WINGAS

wingasWINGAS have been active in the UK gas market since 2004 and are owned by German chemicals conglomerate BASF. WINGAS provide gas solutions to Industrial and Commercial (I&C) customers only.

The WINGAS Checklist

Security

  • Are their prices fully fixedOffer both fixed and pass through contract options
  • Do they include metering and transportation costs in the price? Yes
  • Do they include FIT and RO and CFD in the price? Not applicable, gas supplier only
  • What is their back billing policy? Awaiting clarification from WINGAS
  • Do they require a letter of authorityYes
  • Does the contract lapse on change of tenancy? Yes

Transparency

  • Is your contract end date on the invoice? No
  • Is your termination date on the invoice? No
  • When will your renewal letter arrive? WINGAS do not operate a renewal letter process instead they keep in touch with their customers throughout the contract period in readiness for renewal
  • When do you need to terminate? WINGAS do not require formal termination
  • Do they require termination letter by recorded delivery? No
  • Will they rollover your contract? No
  • How high are the out of contract rates? 3.11p/kWh for gas

Convenience

Services

  • Do they install smart meters as part of the supply contract? Yes
  • Do they support existing smart meters with full functionality? Yes
  • Do they provide New Connection & Upgrade ServicesYes
  • Do they support IGT meters? Yes
  • Do they support all electricity profiles including half hourly? No, gas supplier only
  • Do they support related and aggregated meters? Support aggregated but not related meters

Environmental

  • Do they offer green and renewable products? No
  • What is their Fuel Mix? Not applicable, gas supplier only

Other things to know about WINGAS:

The Surrey based business:
  • Does not support SME business customers
  • Does not support high volume multi site groups
  • Offers both fixed priced and pass through products
  • Offers Flexible products
  • Offers Blend & extend products
  • Only supplies customers consuming in excess of 4.5GWH per annum

Security

Click on the following links to access WINGAS’s latest contract terms for business energy customers: Are WINGAS’s contracts fully fixed? No, all elements of the WINGAS' price can be passed through. This means that when you agree a contract with WINGAS the price can change through the contract term to reflect additional costs.

CommodityInclusive, Fixed TransportationInclusive, Variable MeteringInclusive, Variable

WINGAS also reserves the right to amend the terms of the contract in exceptional circumstances. These include:
  • Where a change in law occurs affecting delivery of the contract.
  • Where the customer fails to fulfil their obligations under the contract.
  • Where customers fail to use the stated consumption under the terms of the contract.
  • Where the installed metering system changes
To find out more visit our Guide to Fixed Prices.

Back billing and WINGAS

We are awaiting WINGAS’s policy on back billing. Many suppliers have voluntarily limited their back billing rights to two years and in some cases a single year. However equally a number of suppliers are not signed up to the Energy UK Back Billing standards and therefore, under the Limitations Act, are able to back bill their customers for anything up to 6 years. To find out more visit our Guide to Back billing.

WINGAS and Letters of Authority

In order to act on your behalf in securing your business a great energy deal WINGAS require us to have a signed Letter of Authority from yourselves. The fastest way to authorise us to work on your energy supply arrangements is to use our eSign service to agree our Evergreen Letter of Authority.

Change of Tenancy and WINGAS

Moving into a premise is known as a Change of Tenancy in the business energy market. It has also been termed a Change of Occupier or is known by its acronyms CoT and COO. However it is referred to, the opportunities it opens up are the same. This is great news for deal seekers. Whilst the existing supplier is obliged to continue to provide energy to the new occupier, the occupier is not obliged to take out an extended contract with that supplier. Indeed a Change of Tenancy customer has total freedom of movement and is free to accept a contract with a supplier of their choice There are however of course a number of rules and requirements. Firstly, as the new occupier, if you use energy you will need to pay for it, regardless of your contractual status. Secondly, you will need to identify as quickly as possible the identity of the existing supplier Thirdly, you will need to field calls from sales organisations and the existing supplier themselves offering you contracts of varying lengths to continue or to begin to supply the premises. As a result as a new occupier you will need to agree a new contract either with the existing supplier or with a new supplier of your choice. Not only that but you will need to inform the existing supplier as quickly as possible that you are the new tenant to prevent you being held liable for charges incurred by the previous occupier should they not have ended their agreement satisfactory. It can prove a real headache knowing whom to trust – whether it’s the old tenant, the landlord the current supplier, the pushy salesman ringing, knocking and emailing, the prospective new suppliers. That’s where Business Juice comes in, by working on your behalf, identifying your existing supply arrangements, reporting your change of tenancy, ensuring you are not held liable for costs not incurred before your occupation and benchmarking contracts for your selection we can help you save time, money and a whole lot of stress. The fastest way to authorise us to work on your energy supply arrangements is to use our eSign service to agree our Evergreen Letter of Authority. We’ll take care of all correspondence, handle all the loose ends and enable you to focus on establishing your business in its new premise. And what’s more once your contract is in place we’ll manage your supplier relationship from beginning to end, all part of the Business Juice service.

Transparency

WINGAS do not currently print contract end dates on their invoices. WINGAS do not operate a renewal letter policy, instead they remain in communication with their customers throughout the contract term focussing on ongoing service and contract extension negotiations. By working with Business Juice we can provide you with a range of market leading options at the right time to suit your business in order to ensure you are getting the best possible deal from your energy supplier.

Terminating with WINGAS

You are not required by WINGAS to provide written notice of your intent to terminate your contract at the end of its fixed period. Take advantage of this freedom of movement by allowing us to provide you with a range of market leading options at the right time to suit your business.

Rollover Contracts and WINGAS

WINGAS does not operate a policy of auto-rollover contracts. Now, when as a WINGAS customer, your contract comes to an end, if you have not contacted WINGAS or have not accepted their renewal offers you will simply be placed on their '"Out of contract" rates. The "Out of contract" rates will be more expensive than a "Fixed Price Plan" but it will allow you to leave at any time. Of course it makes sense not to get to this point in the first place and so contracting well in advance is always recommended as even a short term stay on a "Out of contract" rates will be significantly more expensive than other options. At least however you can be safe in the knowledge that if you do make a mistake and fail to contract properly the cost of your error can be minimised. However by using Business Juice you can avoid the potentially costly mistake of being exposed to variable rates. To find out more about rollovers visit our Guide to Rollover Contracts.

Terminating but remaining on supply with WINGAS

If you have provided termination notice to WINGAS and expressed your intent for freedom of movement at contract end but you fail to leave WINGAS’s supply you will be placed on WINGAS’s out of contract rates. Don't be caught out! By using Business Juice to manage your energy contracts we will terminate and manage your new contract seamlessly to ensure you avoid penalty rates.

WINGAS and Out of Contract Rates

WINGAS’s out of contract rates are 3.11p/kWh plus 328.76p/day. Even one week exposed to this level of charges mounts up, that's why clients taking our contract life management service makes sense: removing your exposure risk and letting you focus on your business confident in the knowledge that your energy contracts are in safe hands. To find out more visit our Guide to Out of Contract Rates

Convenience

WINGAS bill their customers on a monthly invoicing cycle. WINGAS provide online billing functionality as standard within all of their contracts meaning the end of paper invoices for their customers whilst providing convenient access to their account data. WINGAS mandate a Monthly, Variable Direct Debit meaning the amount you pay directly relates to the volume of energy you consume each month. WINGAS does not offer cash/cheque payment terms. To find out more visit our Guide to Supplier Payment Terms. To find out if your business is eligible for paying the reduced rate of VAT on your business energy bill visit our Guide to VAT Declaration. Your WINGAS Invoice places the gas meter point reference number, the MPRN, on the bottom of each invoice page in the section marked MPR. If in doubt feel free to fax us your bill on 0845 387 5701 or send it to hello@businessjuice.co.uk and we will help locate the information for you.

Services

WINGAS & Smart Meters

In line with the mandated rollout of smart meters WINGAS installs meters for NDM Gas customers. WINGAS also operate a policy to inherit smart meters of any type, operating them with full smart functionality. For more information on Suppliers’ policies on smart metering visit our Guide to Suppliers & Smart Meters.

WINGAS & New Connections and Upgrade services

WINGAS currently only offer new connections and upgrade services to their existing customers when they take out a new contract. If this doesn't suit your requirements, to find out which suppliers meet your connections needs call us on 0800 051 5770. Go one step better and by appointing Business Juice to manage your energy contracts you can take advantage of our management fee free new connections and upgrades offer.

WINGAS & IGT Meters

WINGAS support meters supplied via IGT networks (Independent Gas Transporter). If your gas supply is delivered via an IGT network then unlike some suppliers WINGAS can offer you a gas supply contract. However the meter will require a bespoke priced gas supply contract.

WINGAS & Supporting Meter Types

WINGAS support all gas meter types including ‘aggregated’ meters. This means whatever gas metering system you have, even if it is supplied via an IGT network,WINGAS can support it.

Environmental

WINGAS do not currently provide renewable or green energy products within their portfolio. As a gas only supplier WINGAS are not obliged to publish their Fuel Mix. However over the latest period 2013/14 the national average was:
  • Coal: 34.0%
  • Gas: 25.6%
  • Nuclear: 21.6%
  • Renewable: 16.7%
  • Other sources: 2.1%
Producing CO2 of 428g/kWh and High Level Radioactive Waste of 0.0017g/kWh To find out more visit our Guide to Fuel Mix.

Getting in touch

Does WINGAS sound like the business energy supplier you’re looking for? If so call now on 0800 051 5770 or alternatively the fastest way to authorise us to work on your energy supply arrangements is to use our eSign service to agree our Evergreen Letter of Authority. Not sure if WINGAS is right for you? If you’re looking at switching your energy supplier, we’re here to help you determine whether WINGAS is right for you. We take the research, negotiation and paperwork off your hands and help you switch to a better deal with your choice of new energy supplier. How we help you switch your business energy supplier. Our team of energy experts can help you determine whether WINGAS is going to be the right supplier for you. The service we provide is independent and impartial, making sure that you get exactly the right deal for your business.