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The Energy Bill Relief Scheme

D-ENERGi would like to commend the Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and all civil servants involved working around the clock to implement the Energy Bill Relief Scheme. We appreciate BEIS efforts in working with all non-domestic suppliers over the last few weeks. We would like to take this opportunity to reassure our prospective and existing customers and clarify the following:

  • The scheme is only open to customers which have signed agreements with their suppliers from the 1st April 2022 onwards. The Energy Bill Relief Scheme comes into effect from the 1st October and a discount will be applied until 31st March 2023.
  • All energy suppliers will apply the same discount. This discount will automatically appear on your statements.
  • 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.
  • As portrayed in some media outlets there is no price cap for businesses. The price cap is on the wholesale element price only. Please do not expect the unit rates of 21.1 p/kwh for electricity and 7.5 p/kwh for gas to appear on your bills. These rates do not include the many other non-commodity costs which make up your bill for both gas and electricity.
  • 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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12 Aug

5 Tips for a Business Electricity Comparison

by D-ENERGi
 

One effective way to deal with any worries over potential electricity price rises is to carry out a business electricity comparison exercise and these tips will help.

If you are a busy business owner, then it’s still worth spending time finding a new supplier or you could use the experts at D-Energi to do this on your behalf to find a cheaper, better deal.

Switch suppliers

The first tip to reduce electricity overheads is to switch suppliers. You’ll need to find a bespoke deal for meeting your needs plus other incentives such as a dedicated account manager.

Know your contract date

It is crucial that you know when your current contract comes to an end so you can terminate and move to a cheaper provider using a business energy comparison exercise. The details will be on your bill – not acting in time could you see being rolled over onto dearer out of contract rates.

Compare electricity quotes

While it’s straightforward to search the market and find business electricity quotes, you’ll need to work out two charges. The first is the unit rate, this is for the actual electricity consumption your firm will have and the standing charge, which is the amount levied every day for supplying electricity.

Use experts

It can be time-consuming to obtain and then compare quotes between business electricity providers, so it may be a better use of your time to contact those who know the industry. Again, the D-Energi team can do this for you.

Go green?

It may suit your firm to opt for a green supply of electricity, which means the supplier will be using solar panels and/or wind turbines. You could even invest in generating your own energy too.

Use a smart meter

It may be a sound business idea to install a smart meter, usually provided free by your energy provider. You’ll be able to collect and analyse data of your energy consumption and then carry out measures to reduce it.

Consider an energy consultancy

One of the benefits of switching to a new provider is the opportunity that some offer of an energy consultancy. This will see an expert look at how and when you use electricity and recommend ways of using less. The consultant may also look at previous invoices as well as your gas and water consumption, too.

Essentially, these tips for a business electricity comparison exercise will help you and your firm enjoy cheaper prices and will be the basis for a business gas comparison but the best way to find a cheaper energy deal is to use the experts at D-Energi so contact them today to find out more.