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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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23 Jul

Can You Save With Half Hourly Electricity Prices

by D-ENERGi
 

While it may not be at the top of every business owner’s to-do list, it is possible to save with half hourly electricity prices.

For those firms with a high energy demand, they have probably been moved to half hourly meters which enables a supplier to take more accurate readings of their energy use.

They do this because the meter will send usage data every 30 minutes so there’s no longer a need for estimated bills. All bills will be accurate.

However, it is also possible to utilise the information of your energy use which is being sent to a supplier by using specialist software to see where savings can be made but this information is really of more use to a potential new electricity supplier.

Half hourly electricity suppliers

That’s because all half hourly electricity suppliers can look at the data provided by a firm’s meters to see where the peak periods of usage are and tailor their offering to meet this need.

It’s important that all firms check every year that they are not paying more than they need to for their electricity needs and the best prompt for doing this is when your current provider gets in touch with your next year’s details.

Another important reason why all firms should shop around for new half hourly electricity providers every year is to help stimulate competition in the marketplace for providers to attract you as a new business. This will benefit all firms from HH meters as a result.

Switch to half hourly electricity meters

There’s no doubt that the switch to half hourly electricity meters has had an impact on the market and help drive down costs.

This means that firms and organisations can boost profitability and they could save even more by switching to cheaper tariffs.

If you are unsure whether your firm has been moved across to a half hourly meter then you need to look at your recent energy bill and notice whether the ‘S number’, which is in a small box, reads 00 which will indicate you are on a half-hour meter.

Your bill also has the vital information needed for switching to a new business electricity provider so everything is to hand when a potential new supplier needs answers to their questions; it helps too that the half hourly meter is also used to tell a supplier the exact address of your firm for supply.

If you would like to know more about how to save with a half hourly electricity prices, then you need to speak with the expert team at D-Energi.