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20 Dec

The EBRS Scheme: A Guide


The Energy Bill Relief Scheme, or EBRS, was announced by the UK Government on the 21st September 2022. It is equivalent to the Energy Price Guarantee, EPG, but applies to businesses in addition to voluntary and public sector organisations.

Who is eligible for the EBRS Scheme?

In the government’s announcement, they detailed that this scheme would be available on a non-domestic basis only. This means those who are eligible to the EBRS scheme include:

  • businesses
  • voluntary sector organisations, such as charities
  • public sector organisations such as schools, hospitals, and care homes

This means a wide majority of D-ENERGi business energy customers will be eligible for the scheme.

However, it is important to note that although you may be a business energy customer, there are other requirements that the government explained were necessary for customers to receive support from the scheme. Businesses or organisations must be:

  • on existing fixed price contracts that were agreed on or after 1 December 2021
  • signing new fixed price contracts
  • on deemed / out of contract or variable tariffs
  • on flexible purchase or similar contracts

For those customers who signed your fixed rate contract before 1 December 2021, you would not have been exposed to the recent rises in wholesale prices, so you will not be eligible for support under the scheme.

How does the scheme work?

The scheme works by the government compensating suppliers for the reduction in wholesale gas and electricity unit prices that they are passing onto non-domestic customers. This means business energy suppliers can reduce the bills of their eligible customers.

For those who are eligible the scheme will be applied automatically by your supplier. This means you will notice a reduction in your energy bills.

This discount will be calculated in pence per kilowatt hour.

The discount applied will be in pence per kilowatt hour (p/kWh). The p/kWh government support for comparable contracts will be the same across suppliers, but the absolute level of individual bills will continue to vary across different contracts and tariffs.

Information for D-ENERGi business customers 

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 readings until the 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 more information or to discuss your bills with a member of the team, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Require Assistance?

We take pride in our commitment to providing the most competitive rates for business electricity and gas. If you are seeking guidance on how to effectively reduce your business electricity and gas costs, or require assistance with a business energy switch, please call our dedicated Customer Services team at 0800 781 7626. We assure you that calls will be answered promptly within five rings or less!

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