The Energy Bill Relief Scheme

We would like to take this opportunity to reassure our prospective and existing customers and clarify the following on the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS):

  • The Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) applies to fixed contracts agreed on or after 1st December 2021 as well as to deemed, variable and flexible tariffs and contracts. It will apply to energy usage from 1st October 2022 to 31st March 2023, running for an initial six-month period for all non domestic energy users..
  • All energy suppliers will apply the same discount. This discount will automatically appear on your statements. Customers do not need to apply for the scheme or contact us.
  • The BEIS department recommends all customers continue to enter into fixed price agreements as normal to shield businesses from future wholesale price increases. This way we can ensure all our customers are protected from the volatility in the current wholesale market.
  • For customers who qualify for the Energy Bill Relief Scheme we kindly ask all qualifying customers to provide us with monthly gas and / or electricity meter reads until end of the scheme. This should be done ideally on the first day of the month or no later than the 10th.This will be a great help to get your bills as accurate as possible and ensure we apply the right discount throughout the scheme period.

For the latest information on the Energy Bill Scheme please visit www.gov.uk/guidance click here



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28 Oct

5 Facts About Energy Efficient Lighting For Businesses

1 – Energy efficient lighting will reduce your business electricity bills   One of the most important facts to consider about energy efficient lighting is that it helps businesses to save on lighting bills. By switching from traditional or halogen lighting in an office or other working space, businesses can save incredible amounts of energy. Here are just some of the best statistics: By switching a 75 watt incandescent light bulb to an LED light, companies could save up to £10 per bulb per year! LED bulbs use up to 90% less energy than an old halogen bulb Switching to energy efficient LED bulbs could help you lower your company’s carbon footprint   2 – LEDs are the most adaptable light fitting   LED light bulbs are the most adaptable type of energy efficient light fitting. They can be used in almost all settings and are the ideal solution for replacing traditional bulbs. LED light bulbs can be used for general lighting, outdoor lighting, spotlights, dimmable lights and in chandeliers. This also makes LEDs perfect for businesses in a wide range of industries requiring various levels of lighting in a number of environments. 3 – Companies can no longer produce halogen bulbs   Lighting manufacturers are actually no longer allowed to produce and sell halogen lights. This has helped to introduce the phase out of traditional inefficient lighting and instead encourage both companies and households to make the switch to energy efficient lighting like LEDs. Where you may find halogen bulbs is in places like ovens and security lights or in a store where old stock is being sold. 4 – Linear fluorescent lamps (LFLs) are most commonly used in offices   For large office spaces and warehouses, businesses can opt to use LFLs, these are modern strip lights that are capable of emitting a good amount of quality light. As opposed to traditional strip lights, which didn’t offer a good lifespan, LFLs are far more energy efficient and can help businesses save on their business electricity bills. 5 – Lighting accounts for around 20% of business energy consumption   Businesses may be shocked to discover that around 20% of their energy consumption comes from lighting. In order to keep usage low and costs down, now is the perfect time to reconsider the lighting solutions your business uses and switch to energy efficient lighting, either choosing LED lights or LFLs. For more on business electricity rates and how to save your business money, take a look at our D-ENERGi business electricity page or read up on some of our other blogs with tips to help you cut down on your business energy consumption!
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26 Oct

Keeping Business Energy Consumption Low in Winter

As energy costs continue to rise and we head into the coldest months of the year, we know just how important it is for businesses to keep costs low whilst being able to heat and run their business this winter. Having control over your business’ energy consumption, paying close attention to your usage and keeping bills low, could help as we enter a difficult period of time economically. At D-ENERGi we are supporting businesses of all sizes, offering our advice to business energy customers in this time of much needed support. Here we have outlined some of our best advice for keeping energy consumption low in the business environment (particularly offices) throughout winter. Reduce heating temperatures by just 1℃ Many will be preparing themselves for a cold winter and believing that it will feel even colder with managers switching heating systems off completely to curb the energy costs. Interestingly, however, this does not need to be the case. In the vast majority of cases, simply dropping the heating by only 1℃ can cut consumption by 8%! So, you don’t have to bundle up in coats and scarves while sitting at your desk. Set timers to match your working hours Plenty of businesses are guilty of using energy they don’t actually require. So many offices leave lights on overnight and devices plugged in 24/7. One way to reduce your business’ energy consumption is to simply set timers on your lighting and electrical devices so these are only connected when the office is in action. Heating and lighting should all be automatically set to turn off at the end of the day, the same time everyday. For those who wish to work later into the day, you may wish to provide individuals with desk lamps to provide light to only where it is needed. Aim for a comfortable working temperature Although the outdoor temperature plummets into the winter months, there is no reason why the heating inside an office, particularly smaller offices, should exceed a comfortable temperature. In fact, the lowest comfortable working temperature is between 18–21℃ depending on the workplace. As mentioned above, dropping your thermostat down just a few degrees will cut energy consumption by a large amount. It is also important to note that warmth in offices doesn’t just come from the heating system but also the lights, the many people and other devices that are running continuously. Upgrade your lighting to LED lights A big expense for business energy customers is outdated lighting. If possible, and within budget, an upgrade to LED lights will help lower your energy costs. LED bulbs are far more energy efficient than standard incandescent bulbs and will last much longer. LED lights provide businesses low-maintenance, low cost lighting that does the job and is the more sustainable option! Consider installing a business smart meter A great way for businesses to keep on top of their business energy consumption, monitoring usage, is to install a business smart meter. At D-ENERGi we offer business smart meters to our customers, no matter what industry you are in. If you are an energy-conscious business, or simply seeking ways to save your business money, the benefits of a business energy smart meter should not be underestimated. To find out more, why not get in touch with us and arrange a business smart meter install today!
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20 Oct

Reading And Understanding Your Business Energy Bill

Whenever you receive an energy bill, whether that is by post or via email, it may be tempting to put this to one side and ignore it. However, it is incredibly important to read your business energy bills when you receive them. This will help you to understand your energy usage and how your energy supplier has calculated your costs.  Our quick guide provides all the details you need to decipher your business energy bill and use this to your advantage.  How to break down your bill  Receiving a letter with numbers across the page, graphs and more, can make understanding your energy bill confusing. But, it doesn’t have to be. Being able to break down each section of your bill will simplify the information you have been provided. Bills will look slightly different, depending on who your supplier is. However, the majority of energy bills will display the following information in some format.  Your usage period – this will be a date range, indicating what period of time this bill is for. Usually this will be between several months.   The amount required – The total amount will be shown clearly on the page, this is the figure that you owe your energy supplier. Your energy consumption – Your energy bill will typically display the amount of energy you have consumed during this period. This will be measured in kilowatt hours (kWh).  Your meter readings – If you were providing your energy supplier with regular meter readings during this period, they will display your actual meter readings. If this was not the case they will display their estimated meter readings based on previous energy consumption. Your meter serial number must also be shown here, so be sure to check this is correct.  A breakdown of your bill – this will usually be included in your bill to further explain the figure you owe.  When you first receive your bill, you should read it through thoroughly and identify each of these key sections. If there is anything missing or information that you do not believe to be accurate, it is important that you get in contact with your energy supplier who can further explain this. If the meter serial number shown on your bill is incorrect, you must identify this immediately and let your supplier know, as they could be retrieving data from the wrong meter and making poor estimations.
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13 Oct

New Business Guide To Setting Up Utilities

Setting up your utilities is an important step in the early stages of your business. By doing this early on, you will be able to conduct forecasting, allowing you to budget for the forthcoming year. If you have never owned or run your own business before, you may be slightly unsure as to how setting up business utilities will differ from your own personal utilities. In this guide we explain everything you need to know, so you can get started making money and growing your business.  Identify your necessary utilities The first step in the process is quite simple, but will help you to prioritise which utilities you should be setting up first. For example, water, gas, and electricity, will be three of the most essential utilities you will need to set up before you can start running your business. Broadband and telephone connections will also be required to help get you connected to your customers or clients.  Choosing a business utilities supplier  Once you have identified your essential business utilities, now it is time to find suitable suppliers for each. There are some key things to bear in mind when finding the right utilities supplier for your business, these include:  Your budget  Your projected usage  What payment options are available and which would suit you best Check contract lengths  How to pay the best rates for your business utilities  Some of the most common ways to find the cheapest rates for your business is to use price comparison sites or to access the information of a broker. Although, the point should be raised, those who opt to go through these third-party services must be cautious. Read all the information provided before agreeing to sign any contract and be sure you understand what you are signing up for. With energy rates currently at an all time high, it may be useful to refer to information provided by Ofgem who is the government regulator for the electricity in Great Britain.  For water in the UK you will have to pay for any water that your business uses and the liquid waste produced from your premises. Ofwat is the regulator for the water sector in England and Wales.  D-ENERGi Business Energy  At D-Energi, we make it simple for businesses from a range of sectors to access competitive prices and rates for business energy in the UK. Our services include business electricity, business gas, business water, half hourly electricity and more. To get quotes for your new business, contact our friendly team today.
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