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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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5 May

How Easy Is It To Switch Energy Suppliers

by D-ENERGi
 

For any business asking how easy is it to switch energy suppliers, the answer is very easy.

The process itself is simple and straightforward and the government, along with the regulator Ofgem, encourage firms to shop around and find better energy deals.

It’s also important that when it comes to switching energy suppliers that there is no loss of energy supply to the firm’s business.

Indeed, it’s also possible to enjoy the services of experts who know how the market works and can source a cheaper deal and then take care of the switchover process itself.

This will mean speaking with the expert team at D-Energi who have the expertise and experience to deliver what a business is looking for.

Government is keen that firms switch energy suppliers

One of the reasons that the government is keen that firms switch energy suppliers is to encourage competition in the marketplace so that prices will fall and firms will see their overheads reduce as a result.

In addition, new suppliers are also offering better levels of customer service and some offer energy audits as well.

There’s a lot to recommend switching energy providers for business because this is an exercise that should be undertaken annually when their contract renewal comes up for discussion.

It’s important to remember that a business cannot switch energy supplier mid-contract and they must wait until the contract is due for renewal and the supplier will contact them with their new terms.

Inevitably, there will be suppliers available who will offer energy at a lower rate and some firms can save several thousands of pounds by simply switching suppliers.

Energy switch by a firm can occur every year

In addition, the energy switch by a firm can occur every year in a bid to maintain current rates or find cheaper energy rates by simply switching energy providers when the contract is due.

It’s also important to appreciate that around 40% of firms admit they have never switched energy providers which mean they are probably paying more than they need to for their energy supply.

And since all firms will need electricity supply for their day-to-day functions means this is a crucial cost for the business to pay.

Also, firms who do not switch every year when their contract is due for renewal must appreciate their supplier will probably move them across to a ‘deemed’ contract where the rates are often very much higher than they currently pay. If your firm is on a deemed contract then it’s time to make a quick phone call to reduce energy costs.

 

More help and information about how a firm can switch energy suppliers to save money and boost profitability is available from the D-Energi team.