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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13 Apr

How To Compare Business Energy Tariffs


Finding a business energy tariff that meets all your requirements isn’t always an easy task. Equally, sourcing an energy supplier who offers the service and products that align with your business needs and values is just as important. When shopping around for energy tariffs, much like any other contract you may need to sign for your business, it is imperative that you pay attention to a number of factors. Taking time to understand exactly what it is you will be receiving from the supplier and how much this could potentially cost your business. 


Establish what your business needs from an energy supplier 

The first step to finding the right business energy tariff for you is to make sure you understand exactly what it is that you are looking for. You should look at factors such as how much energy your business uses, whether or not this fluctuates throughout the year, and also if there are any specific needs your business has in terms of usage type.  For example, if you are a business that relies heavily on electricity for production then it might be worth looking at a supplier that offers competitive rates for high-usage customers. 


Consider your sustainability policy

In continuation from the first point, if your business is looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint, it may be a good idea to pay closer attention to business energy suppliers that align with your values. For example, reviewing the products and services of renewable energy suppliers and those who support the shift away from the use of fossil fuels. 


Compare the available tariffs

Once you’ve established your needs, you can start to compare the different business energy tariffs available from suppliers. You’ll want to look at a few figures.  The first is the unit rate or p/kWh, which is how much you will be charged for each kilowatt of energy used. You should also look at standing charges, which is a set fee that you have to pay no matter how much energy you use. Finally, make sure to check any cancellation terms and exit fees that may apply in addition. These are often overlooked but these have caused many businesses issues later down the line, if not closely considered before signing a new energy contract. 


Read customer reviews and ask questions 

Customer reviews are a great way to get an honest opinion on the energy supplier you are considering. Take the time to read both positive and negative reviews before making a commitment. It’s also worth getting in touch with their customer service team to see how they handle queries, or even better if you  can speak to one of their existing customers. This will give you greater insight into the level of service that the supplier provides and whether it is suitable for your business. 


If you struggle to communicate with one of the bigger energy suppliers available, it may be worth considering a smaller supplier who can provide their business energy customers with more time and commitment. 

At D-ENERGi, we are a real alternative to the top 5 energy suppliers in the UK. Offering our business energy customers a unique, individual customer experience, taking into account your specific business needs. To get a quote for your business energy, simply get in touch with a member of our friendly customer support team.