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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27 Jul

How do half-hourly electricity meters work for businesses?

Half-hourly electricity meters are most often used by larger businesses and corporations, particularly by those who use a large amount of energy.  They are designed to provide more accurate bills helping to reduce the risk of businesses spending too much on energy without realising.  What is a half-hourly electricity meter  Using automatic meter reading technology a half-hourly electricity meter will provide automatic readings every half hour. As this is done automatically and is reported to your electricity supplier using a mobile signal or phone line, your bills no longer need to be estimated. Meaning, that as a business you will not have to take your own meter readings, nor will you experience over-estimated bills that require overspending on your electricity.  In fact, not only are half-hourly meters preferred by UK businesses, they are typically installed as a mandatory requirement for UK businesses with peak loads of more than 100,000 kWh of electricity per year.  The advantages of a half-hourly electricity meter  As mentioned above, there are plenty of benefits that come with opting for half-hourly electricity meters. For businesses looking to save on their energy bills, this is the preferred option.  Not only do these meters ensure you do not overspend and you avoid estimated energy bills, but they also help you to better understand your energy consumption. Allowing you to review your company’s energy usage and reduce this where possible. For larger companies looking to improve their carbon footprint, half-hourly meter readings will allow you to take the first steps in reducing your carbon emissions. Setting goals and seeing a visible reduction in the amount of energy you use will be easy with the data provided by a half-hourly meter.  Other advantages of using a half-hourly meter for your business energy include, being able to predict your usage and experiencing more tailored tariffs from your energy supplier.  Half-hour electricity from D-ENERGi  At D-ENERGi we offer half-hourly meters to businesses across the UK. we currently supply hundreds of these mteres to sites up and down the country. With customers benefiitng from more accurate energy bills, data to review their energy usage, and a saving on their spending.  With our experience working with UK businesses and supplying business energy to a wide range of businesses, we are well equipped to deal with a vast array of customer requirements. This includes increasing your capacity or helping you with Meter Operator Agreements. At D-ENERGi, all our energy business customers get their own dedicated account manager. They are able to help you with any requirements or queries and to ensure we exceed your service expectations.
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20 Jul

What Is A Gas Shipper?

The difference between a gas shipper and gas supplier  The difference between a gas shipper and a gas supplier is that a gas shipper helps to manage the logistics of gas on the national transmission system (NTS). This is the UK’s network of gas pipelines, supplying gas to power stations and industrial users and to gas distribution companies that supply gas to both domestic and business customers. The NTS covers the entirety of Great Britain, including Scotland and Wales.  Meanwhile, a gas supplier sells gas to the end customer, either a business or domestic user of gas. The role of the shipper involves arranging the physical transportation of gas to that consumer, involving booking entry and exit capacity, as well as managing imbalances.  Gas shipper licenses  In order for a gas shipper to operate, they must obtain a gas shipper license under the Gas Act 1986, unless there is an exemption that applies. With this license, gas shippers can buy gas from those who extract it from the ground in one of four ways. Including under a long-term agreement, by buying gas on a spot market, through “over the counter” physically delivered futures contracts, or by buying gas through exchange-traded physically delivered futures contracts.  The impact gas shippers have on gas suppliers  With the loss of many gas suppliers in recent months, it is important to consider what impact gas shippers have on gas suppliers and whether this can be used to explain the failure of so many suppliers.  When a gas shipper exits the market like CNG did in the winter of 2021, gas suppliers could face going out of business. Gas shippers, CNG, were providing gas to 18 utility companies, but stopping their deliveries and operations, caused fear throughout the industry for the supply chain. Many now feel concerned about the “domino effect” this type of move from a large gas shipper can have on gas suppliers and the impact this would later have on gas prices. Since the exit from CNG, the remaining 18 utility clients they had were told to find a new supplier and “quickly”. After many of their customers had already suffered as a result of rising gas prices earlier in the year (2021), the company was put into this difficult position, leaving the UK gas market in a complicated situation.  Just as this example demonstrates, the role a gas shipper plays does not just involve the movement of gas but can play a huge part in other aspects of the market. Any shift or change from a gas shipper is likely to result in huge effects on the gas market.
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13 Jul

Faster Switching Is almost here

New faster switching rules are coming into force on the 19th July. In the run-up to this, we need to make all our customers aware that certain restrictions will be put in place across D- ENERGi, while changes are being made. This includes not being able to agree to contracts with particular start dates from 19 th to the 22 nd July. As this is an industry-wide change, affecting all energy suppliers, we’ve helped to clear up any confusion in this latest blog article. What is Faster Switching? First stop, let’s explain what this new process is… Faster Switching is a new regulatory process introduced by energy regulator Ofgem. The introduction of this process means consumers will be able to switch energy suppliers within just five working days, making the ability to change suppliers much simpler and less time- consuming. This is great for businesses that will be able to switch energy suppliers with far greater efficiency and confidence, with as little hassle and disruption as possible. What does Faster Switching mean for businesses? While the Faster Switching transition process takes place, there are a few things that UK businesses should know. This is particularly important if you are considering switching your business energy supplier in the very near future. There will be an industry-wide blackout between the period of 19th – 22nd of July. During this time, no supply start dates, also known as SSD will be able to occur. You will be unable to select an SSD during this time, with the earliest being available from the 23rd of July. Why Faster Switching? With the introduction of Faster Switching, Ofgem hopes for increased competition within the energy industry, in turn helping save on energy bills, improvements across the board to customer service and customer satisfaction, as well as far greater choice for business and domestic customers. This will also help to reduce any harm the long delays of switching have previously caused, particularly for UK businesses who require a fast and efficient switch between energy suppliers that will not disrupt their usual operations. For more information about the faster switching process and transition period, do not hesitate to get in touch with our customer service team. They will be happy to help you.
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8 Jul

The scramble to end Russian Reliance

Ever since the Russian invasion of Ukraine this February and the continuation of heavy military attacks on the country, countries across the world have reacted by pulling away from using Russian suppliers, Russian goods, and servicing the Russian population with their products and/or services. Both to make a political and ethical statement, by doing this, companies are having a direct impact on Russian markets. One of the most prominent of these is the decision to move away from the use of Russian gas across the globe, but most importantly within Europe. Russian supplied gas Figures have been used to show that the EU and UK are the largest trading partners with Russia for fuel products such as oil. gas, and coal. The EU receives around 40% of its gas supply from Russia, showing just how reliant European countries are on Russia for a vital import such as gas. With the invasion of Ukraine, these countries, and particularly the EU, are determined to reduce or completely cut their reliance on Russia for gas. Closer to home, the UK, rely less so on Russia for gas, however, in 2021, Russia still made up 4% of gas used in the UK. While we do not rely so heavily on Russian imports for gas as our European counterparts, we still, as a country, have been exposed to the disruption the invasion of Ukraine has caused to the energy markets. Witnessing rising gas and oil prices, while our European neighbours seek other sources of energy. Moving away from Russian energy supplies Quite soon after the war broke out, both the UK and the US announced a ban on Russian oil, while the EU released their REPowerEU plan which has laid out the ambitions of the EU to make Europe independent of Russian fossil fuels by 2030. However, the first steps will focus solely on gas which makes up a large percentage of their Russian imports. In conjunction with efforts to move away from fossil fuels completely and to achieve net-zero emissions, moving away from Russian energy supplies is the right move to make at this time, for reasons that are both economical, ethical, and environmental. Where does your business gas come from? Considering these crucial points, have you considered where your business gas is sourced from? If you are looking to review your supply chains, across the entirety of your company, considering where your business gas is sourced from and who this is supplied by is crucial in the current market. While nations are reviewing their Russian-supplied gas and oil, to ensure your company is not impacted by current affairs within the market, looking to switch your business gas supplier could be your next best move. Not only is this a climate change imperative but a geopolitical and financial one too. By choosing a reliable and anti-Russian gas supplier, you can prove your support for the country of Ukraine in its time of desperate need. Not only is this an issue affecting your company’s outgoings, but also your brand and your company’s reputation. Customers witnessing brands making this impactful statement are much more likely to stay loyal and continue their support for your business. Choose D-ENERGi as your business gas supplier Make the switch today and join us at D-ENERGi. All the gas we supply to our business customers is sourced solely from the UK and not Russia. If you and your company are looking to shift away from Russian-supplied gas, allow us to be your number one choice, as a business gas supplier with fixed business gas prices, stellar customer service, and your very own dedicated account manager. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our business gas rates.
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