Business energy users may be well aware of how their company depends on power to run their offices and associated buildings, which is why restaurant owner Russell Habib was so angry when gas problems delayed his grand opening.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Mr Habib had to postpone the launch of the Cilantro Pan-Indian restaurant in Leeds twice after Northern Gas Networks were unable to connect the gas supplies.
He told the newspaper: "This work has been scheduled to take place for six months.
"We're trying to establish a new business, creating 12 new jobs, and at a time like this it's just a major set back."
A spokeswoman for the energy supplier said the work cannot be done until the New Year because "there is an embargo on non-emergency work during the festive season".
"In addition, this is a very sensitive and busy location and the connection requires a lane closure and suspended parking, making it unlikely that we would be allowed to carry out the work," she added.
Over the last few years, our customers have saved an average of £2,300 a year. Contact us today on 0800 970 26 26 to find how much you can save.