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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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1 Feb

How to Switch Business Gas Suppliers UK

by D-ENERGi
 

With so many providers competing in the marketplace, there’s probably never been a better time to switch business gas suppliers UK for firms and organisations.

That is because switching your business or electricity supplier is one of the best ways of accessing the lowest prices and the best deals.

However, with so many suppliers competing for your custom, it can appear to be overwhelming trying to select the supplier who will best meet your needs.

The first step to switching is to know when your current gas supply contract comes up for renewal since this opens a window of opportunity to move providers and save money.

Business gas prices you have agreed to pay

The date for your energy contract renewal will be or should be, clearly stated on your energy contract and depending on the length of contract you sign, this could be several years ahead for the business gas prices you have agreed to pay.

The notice period will vary between suppliers, so it’s always worthwhile checking or you could ask your energy provider for this information and they must send a renewal letter.

Larger energy customers may not get a letter sent and if they don’t react within the specified time span, then they may be rolled onto another one-year contract and paying higher rates.

There are a number of issues affecting the prices that will be quoted, including your geographical location, your firm’s size and how much energy you use along with how long you would like your business gas contract to run for.

Firms wanting cheaper business electricity prices

This situation is the same for those firms wanting cheaper business electricity prices and they too will have a window of opportunity in which they must act.

It’s also not possible to enjoy a dual fuel deal to make the process of switching energy providers easier but you can have the same supplier delivering both gas and electricity to your premises.

In addition to understanding contract lengths, you also need to appreciate the unit price, that’s the price paid per kilowatt hour (kWh) of gas or electricity, along with a standing charge, which is a daily fee charged to maintain the National Grid.

As mentioned earlier, the process to switch business gas suppliers UK, and also for electricity, can appear to be confusing and daunting because so many suppliers are competing for your custom but the helpful team at D-Energi can help you find a better deal in just a few minutes and take care of the switchover process.