The Energy Bill Relief Scheme

We would like to take this opportunity to reassure our prospective and existing customers and clarify the following on the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS):

  • The Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) applies to fixed contracts agreed on or after 1st December 2021 as well as to deemed, variable and flexible tariffs and contracts. It will apply to energy usage from 1st October 2022 to 31st March 2023, running for an initial six-month period for all non domestic energy users..
  • All energy suppliers will apply the same discount. This discount will automatically appear on your statements. Customers do not need to apply for the scheme or contact us.
  • 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.
  • 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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19 Jul

Has P272 Had An Impact On Your Business?


Should a business owner be asked whether P272 has had an impact on their business and they are not sure of the answer, then they should really find out.

Essentially, P272 is the name given to the change of energy billing process and affected businesses must now use automated meters.

These meters will supply data to the energy supplier every half-hour, they are also known as HH meters, so the bills will be more accurate.

More importantly, there is no longer a need for estimated bills though not all firms are affected by the P272 legislation.

Important aspects about understanding the P272 change

One of the most important aspects about understanding the P272 change is that it enables businesses to better understand how they are using energy so they can introduce energy efficiencies or even use the data to find a cheaper energy supplier.

The important point to remember is that only firms and organisations who have electric meters in the profile class 05 to 08 have been affected (This will be displayed on the meter itself or the firm’s bill); smaller firms will still be working with their usual meters.

However, energy suppliers should now have updated and replaced meters for those who need them and, if not, the firm needs to speak with their supplier urgently.

The changeover to the new meters began in April 2017 and while firms can utilise software to see when and where they are using their energy, it’s also possible to use the information to find a cheaper energy deal.

Speaking with P272 experts

This will mean speaking with P272 experts such as those at D-Energi who can explain more about what the legislation means and how their businesses can save money by switching energy suppliers.

For those firms who have the new meters, they will also need to appreciate whether they have agreed to a maximum import capacity (MIC) with their distribution network operator (DNO).

The P272 legislation delivers greater protection to business customers and there’s a need for suppliers to not charge their customers for standard capacity charges in excess of their needs.

The new meters will help protect them should their supplier set the MIC at a level that is too low for their needs – which essentially means the firm will be paying more than they should be doing for their energy.


For more help and advice about whether P272 has had an impact on your business, contact the D-Energi team.