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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 May

Does Your Firm Want to Switch Commercial Energy Suppliers?

by D-ENERGi
 

When we ask, ‘Does your firm want to switch commercial energy suppliers?’, we appreciate that not every firm or organisation is looking to do so.

That is in spite of the fact that they could save a substantial amount on their overheads and improve profitability as a result.

Indeed, the time spent searching the marketplace to switch commercial energy suppliers will be time well spent because the savings can be substantial.

They can range from several hundred pounds every year for a micro business to tens of thousands of pounds to a large employer with several premises.

It’s also possible to switch to one supplier for all of your premises and have just one bill delivered as a result.

Source a commercial energy quote to meet your needs

However, you will need to spend time to source a business energy quote to meet your needs and all suppliers must offer a bespoke deal which helps explain why there can be big variances in the amounts being quoted.

This will be underlined should you be using an online comparison website for this purpose and while they might find a potentially cheap supplier, you will still need to speak with them directly so they can tailor their offering to meet your needs.

Also, while the online comparison site is a quick way to find out what the potential savings might be, the site may not be searching the entire marketplace so there may, potentially, be much cheaper business energy suppliers available.

It may also be that your firm decides to shop around the ‘Big Six’ suppliers and then not bother switching because the quotes are fairly similar. There are more energy suppliers in the marketplace and while you may not have heard of them previously, the energy supply market is governed by Ofgem to ensure that any deal you secure is delivered.

Search for the cheapest commercial energy prices

Indeed, the search for the cheapest business energy prices should be undertaken every year but a surprisingly large proportion of firms in the UK haven’t bothered doing so; a government survey revealed that around 40% of firms have never switched their energy supplier.

This could be a potentially expensive mistake because their contract may have been automatically rolled onto deemed rates which tend to be pricier.

 

If you and your business want to switch commercial energy suppliers and find out what the savings can be in just a few minutes, then contact the friendly D-Energi team today.