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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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30 Jun

How to Switch Commercial Energy Suppliers

by D-ENERGi
 

The ability for firms to switch commercial energy suppliers is much easier than many of them probably realise.

Indeed, a Competition and Markets Authority survey that around 40% of firms have never switched energy suppliers so they are probably paying more for their energy needs than necessary.

A simple call to switching experts such as the D-Energi team will reveal how much a business can save but this depends on the nature of the industry they are in.

In many ways, swithcing business energy suppliers is rather like that for switching suppliers for our homes.

Find a commercial energy quote

The first step is to find a commercial energy quote the business likes and opt for a tariff that best meets their needs.

It’s also possible that the firm can save time and energy from shopping around a vairety of suppliers by suing experts who understand how the commercial energy market works.

They will have access to the latest plans and tariffs and can then deal with any relevant paperwork to switch between suppliers.

Firms also need to appreciate, in case they may be worried, that there will be no loss of supply during the switchover process.

Finding better commercial energy prices

Indeed, finding better commercial energy prices is easy to do with the help of the team at D-Energi though they could use online comparison websites to get a feel for the market rates being charged.

Since deregulation, lots of energy suppliers have entered the market and are offering a wide variety of deals, tariffs and plans to attract customers.

This was the ultimate aim of deregulation with the government believing that this would lead to greater competition, lower prices and better levels of customer service.

It’s easy for firms to switch commercial energy suppliers

This has now been achieved and while it’s easy for firms to switch commercial energy suppliers, they will need to pay any outstanding bills before the process can take place.

In addition, firms cannot switch suppliers until a window of opportunity opens in their current contract; they cannot break an energy contract for a cheaper deal.

Some energy suppliers may allow this to happen but they may also charge exit fees – which may be more than the firm will make in savings.

 

For more help and information about how firms can switch commercial energy suppliers to save money on their overheads, then it’s time to speak with the helpful team at D-Energi.