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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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13 Jan

A Checklist for Half Hourly Electricity Suppliers

by D-ENERGi
 

If your supply contract is up for renewal and you looking for new half hourly electricity suppliers, then this checklist will help.

Not every firm will be needing half hourly electricity providers since these cheap prices are restricted to very large consumers.

That’s one of the reasons why any firm with more than 100 kW capacity must have half hourly meters fitted.

While these are not smart meters, they do work in a similar fashion and will send your consumption data to your electricity provider every 30 minutes.

This means that are no manual readings needed and there are no estimated bills since the data means your bills will be accurate too.

The aim of half hourly meters is to help big users of energy bring their electricity bills down.

Have a half hourly electricity meter installed

If you’re not sure whether you have a half hourly electricity meter installed, then you need to check it and it will have a supplier (S) number on the front to illustrate whether it’s a half hourly meter or not.

If the meter number also starts with ‘00’, then yes, you have a half hourly meter installed.

The P272 regulation is the relevant legislation that highlights that these meters are a mandatory requirement for all large energy consumers.

And if your business is moving to new premises as a large user then you should check beforehand that there is a half hourly meter fitted.

Access cheaper half hourly electricity prices

One of the big attractions for having these meters, along with the ability to access cheaper half hourly electricity prices, is that the data being recorded can be used by a potential provider.

Indeed, all potential half hourly electricity suppliers can analyse the data consumption and then tailor their offering to meet your own specific needs.

On top of this, you can also use special software to analyse how and when you consume energy and look to introducing ways of using less.

Alternatively, you could sign up with a half hourly electricity provider offering an energy consultancy to help you reduce your consumption levels and deliver even bigger savings.

Other incentives being offered by providers include having a dedicated account manager to help you run the account effectively.

For more information about sourcing half hourly electricity suppliers, then you should speak with the experts at D-Energi who can also source a cheaper provider on your behalf.