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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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17 May

Electric Vehicle Charging: What Do You Need to Know?

by D-ENERGi
 

There are currently more than 40500 charge point connectors across the UK in no less than 15064 locations – which means there are now more public electric vehicle charging points UK than there are petrol stations!

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

If you are used to a petrol or diesel car then you will be used to being able to fill your car up in a few seconds – however electric vehicles can take much longer. However, it can actually be more convenient, as you can charge them when the car is not in use – such as when you are at work or asleep at home at night.

How much you need to charge your electric car will change depending on factors such as how often you like to charge it? You might be someone who waits until it is nearly empty to charge it, or someone who tops up each day rather than waiting for it to get low.

Another factor that might influence how often you charge your electric car is temperature! Lithium-ion batteries, for example, perform better in warmer weather – which means you may see a drop in the range your electric car can do in the winter as compared to the summer months.

What types of electric vehicle charging stations are there?

When it comes to electric vehicle charging station UK there are four main types:

  • Slow – these tend to have a maximum of 3.6kw available and can take six to twelve hours to charge a pure electric car
  • Fast – these tend to be anywhere between 7 to 22kw and can take between 3 and 7 hours to charge a pure electric car depending on the car’s battery size
  • Rapid – rapid chargers are quicker than fast as they are around 43kw or more and are capable of charging electric cars to around 80% in 20 to 40 minutes (depending on how big the battery is and how much charge it has to start with
  • Wireless – this is not available in the UK yet, but it is likely to appear over here in the future – so watch this space

If you are interested in purchasing an electric car, and want to find out more about electric vehicle charging UK then please get in touch with the D-ENERGi team as we can not only help you with electric vehicle charging but also make sure your energy tariff is the lowest it can be too.