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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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7 Jun

Business Energy Suppliers Insights into 2021

by D-ENERGi
 

Despite the fact that we started the new year with the promise of a vaccine rollout, the UK has stayed in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic and entered into a third lockdown. So, the most important question is what has business energy suppliers got planned for us this year?

What impact has the pandemic had on business energy consumption

As you might expect, business energy consumption was lower this year than last year at the beginning of the year, but it started to rise again at the end of March when restrictions eased a little. The business sector that this can be seen in the most is the retail sector who experienced a real dip in energy consumption, especially during the first lockdown.

As businesses continue to navigate the changing landscape, it is likely we can expect more surprises when it comes to business energy consumption and so this is why it might be the best time to shop around to find the best business electricity and business gas suppliers for your business.

What is happening with renewable business energy?

2020 was the year that many businesses went green, and in fact, in April 2020 renewable business energy broke through the 40% mark for the first time. However, we are starting to see the move towards renewable energy drop off a little, which should come as no surprise due to the lower wind power generation and lower solar power take up – while the use of gas is rising.

This doesn’t mean that UK businesses are losing their appetite for green power, rather than the need for gas has risen due to the lower temperatures we have been experiencing. The National Grid uses gas-powered energy stations to bridge the gap between supply and demand at busy times, so when the weather is still and cloudy, gas can be used to plug the gap.

What will happen for the rest of the year?

As we head into the second quarter of 2021, there are no signs that energy prices will start to drop. So, if your business has been thinking about reducing your costs by using energy-efficient measures such as smart meters, now is the time to switch.

Rising energy prices and the possibility of higher targeted charging costs means now is a good time to review whether your existing business gas and business electricity suppliers – which is where D-Energi can help.