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20 Jul

What Is A Gas Shipper?

by D-ENERGi
 
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

by D-ENERGi
 
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

by D-ENERGi
 
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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22 Jun

Why Wind Energy Is Best For The UK

by D-ENERGi
 
In the UK wind energy accounts for 24% of total electricity generation, according to data released by the ONS in 2020. Both onshore and offshore wind is used to generate electricity in this country, and as we currently stand, we are a world leader in generating wind energy. Thanks to the country’s geographical location and resources, wind energy has become a reliable solution for providing a renewable energy alternative for businesses and homes across the UK. Providing a carbon-free option for electricity. Onshore and offshore wind In the UK there are two different types of wind energy. Offshore and onshore. Both types provide enough power for businesses and homes across the nation. Onshore wind provides one of the most cost-effective choices for electricity in the UK. Being cheaper than all of its alternatives, such as coal, gas, nuclear, and any other renewable electricity source. A clean and carbon-free alternative energy source, this is growing increasingly popular with the British public and businesses alike. The term onshore wind simply refers to those turbines that are located on land, you will have likely driven past a few on journeys across the UK. Offshore wind refers to the energy generated by those wind farms located off the coast of the country. Typically found in the open sea, these are placed in locations where there are much higher wind speeds and can thereof generate more electricity than onshore wind turbines. Considered to be the most efficient means of generating wind energy, offshore wind in the UK is receiving huge amounts of investment, providing jobs to thousands and a clean, reliable and affordable energy source for the UK. Wind energy is something we are considered to be successful in as a country, with many other nations looking to us for inspiration. Environmental impacts of wind energy As wind energy is a carbon-free source of energy, it makes a huge contribution to the UK’s effort in reducing our carbon emissions. Helping the country to tackle climate change. Despite the varying opinions on wind energy and the development of wind farms across certain areas of the country, wind developments have far fewer impacts on the natural environment in comparison to other energy sources such as fossil fuels. Secondly, they can be easily replaced or removed quickly if necessary, making them a rather efficient means for generating energy. Although other organisations such as animal welfare charities and conservationists are concerned about the protection of wildlife, this can be continued to be protected with careful project management and planning when choosing the location for a wind farm to be placed. The future of wind energy in the UK According to the National Grid, the year 2020 can be considered the “greenest year on record” (according to the current, available data) for Britain with record-high levels of wind energy generation. Despite the year not being one to celebrate other major issues, such as the COVID-19 outbreak, this is certainly some good news to come out of the UK. We can use this information to set a precedent for years to come. As we continue to work towards a carbon-free world and tackle climate change, wind energy generation should increase as more and more companies adopt this energy source. Renewable wind energy for your business At D-ENERGi all the business electricity we supply to businesses up and down the country is sourced from UK-based wind farms. Providing British companies with 100% British renewable energy. This makes us truly unique in the sector of business electricity, providing companies with an alternative to traditional sources of energy, helping them to make a change and to reduce their carbon footprint. If you would be interested in making the switch to renewable wind energy for your business, get in touch with our team of experts today. We can supply you with a business electricity quote and comparisons, to make your decision as simple as possible. Call us on 0800 781 7626 or submit a form online.
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