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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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29 Dec

Everything a business needs to know about P272

by D-ENERGi
 

There has been a crucial change to the business energy supply market and all firms and organisations will soon have to appreciate what P272 to means for them.

That’s if they haven’t already undergone the transition which came about in October 2014 when Ofgem approved P272 which demanded that all business electricity meters be migrated to the Half Hourly market.

Essentially, this means that a business with a non-half hourly profile class electricity meter will need to change it.

The aim is to bring industry efficiencies which should deliver lower energy bills for businesses along with other benefits.

Find out whether your firm or organisation is affected by P272

To find out whether your firm or organisation is affected by P272 then they will need to check the non-half hourly electricity meters to see if they are in the Profile Class 05-08.

By doing so, the energy sector can monitor for actual consumption of energy from the data it receives every half-hour through remote communications with the meters.

That’s for larger firms and for smaller organisations the metering system delivers a ‘load profile’ which tells the supplier what the firm’s energy consumption has been for a given half-hour from the previous patterns of usage.

This half hour delivery of data will also lead to lower and more accurate bills which will help to counter any minor inconvenience switching meters may bring.

Ofgem’s enthusiasm for P272

Another reason for Ofgem’s enthusiasm for P272 is that the switch will also encourage firms to move their usage of energy to cheaper periods which will help lower bills and smooth out levels of peak demand.

By doing so, a company can also reduce their costs because energy suppliers are offering lower tariffs for those who can change the energy usage periods.

Ultimately, this will says Ofgem, lead to a more balanced and secure supply of energy thanks to the data provided by the P272 half hourly meters.

It’s a simple check to find out whether a business is already on half hourly, or HH, meters and they can do so by checking their bill to see whether the ‘electricity supply number’ box in the left-hand corner has the numbers 05 – 08 in it.

Finally, while the scheme to move business energy meters to the half hourly system began in November 2015 it is scheduled to be completed by April 2017; this means all firm should have made the switch by then.

For more help and advice about P272 and how to gain a better and cheaper tariff for a business, contact the experts at D-energi.