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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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30 Sep

Half Hourly Electricity Suppliers: A Guide For Businesses

by D-ENERGi
 

If you and your business are in the hunt for cheap half hourly electricity suppliers, then this article will help.

Firstly, you may not appreciate what a half-hourly meter is, but it’s a way for firms and organisations to get more accurate electricity bills – which means enjoying the best electricity prices.

Indeed, larger businesses will have unique energy needs, for example, they may be using heavy equipment and using significantly more electricity for these purposes.

This means that it’s important as an energy-intensive business to have accurate metering of their power usage so their consumption is sent every 30 minutes to their supplier – it is known as ‘P272’ legislation.

This is done by using half-hourly electricity meters, which are also known as HH meters and also 00 meters since this is the number indicated on the front of the meter.

Access cheaper half hourly electricity prices

Also, having half-hour electricity meters installed means a firm can access cheaper half hourly electricity prices.

These prices are not accessible to small and medium-sized firms and the data produced by the meters can be used by a potential supplier to offer a bespoke quote.

One reason for this is that the meter records in real-time when and how your business is using electricity and a supplier can tailor their offering to meet this need, and also offer recommendations for reducing consumption.

These recommendations may come via an energy consultancy that will help reduce consumption levels to deliver even greater savings for your firm.

All big users of electricity will have these HH meters installed and if you’ve just moved into new premises, then you need to check whether you have them to access the cheaper rates.

Cheap half hourly electricity deal

The other consideration when accessing cheap half hourly electricity deals is to appreciate the factors that affect the prices being quoted.

These deals will be different from the electricity bills we get for our homes and will vary between suppliers.

Also, the procurement process for half-hour electricity is different than for other tariffs, so it’s always wise accessing the expertise of the D-Energi team who can source and explain the cheaper and better deals to you.

Among the factors to consider will be the fluctuation of wholesale electricity prices, the contract terms as well as the location of your business.

If you need more help and advice to source cheap half hourly electricity suppliers and reduce your overheads by a substantial amount, then you need to contact D-Energi today.