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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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15 Mar

Half Hourly Electricity Tariffs Explained

by D-ENERGi
 

If you feel like your business electricity bill is extraordinarily high, then it may be due to incorrect metering – which is actually more common than you might think. This can be a huge problem, especially if your business is an energy-intensive one. These types of businesses tend to have their energy consumption monitored through the use of half hourly electricity meters, which also gives them access to half hour electricity tariffs.

What is half hourly electricity?

Half hourly electricity is based on the use of a half hour electricity meter which captures the details of your businesses’ electricity usage and sends it to your supplier every half an hour. This means that your business electricity supplier can more accurately charge your business based on the electricity you are actually using – which minimises the risk associated with incorrect billing.

This type of meter also allows you to carry on tailoring your electricity contract to more accurately meet the needs of your business, meaning once you have checked out the half hourly electricity tariffs available you can decide to go for fixed rate charges, giving you absolute certainty on your monthly budget, or take a gamble on flexible rate tariffs hoping that the price of energy goes down and not up!

How do half hourly electricity meters work?

Half hourly electricity meters are fully automated, they have to be in order to be able to take and submit accurate readings on a regular basis. They rely on an internet connection or phone line to send your usage details to the supplier, meaning you don’t have to do a thing! Your supplier will then use these readings to calculate your monthly charges.

Can I switch my current half hourly electricity tariff for a cheaper one?

If you are looking to save money on your energy bills, then it is a good idea to get a half hourly electricity quote from a variety of suppliers, compare these quotes and switch to the supplier who you feel offers you the best deal.

We recommend that you compare half hourly electricity prices using the D-ENERGi team, as they are adept at negotiating deals with business electricity suppliers – something that can be hard to do if you don’t have a lot of experience in the business energy market.