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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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2 Sep

Is Switching To Renewable Energy An Option For Businesses?

by D-ENERGi
 

As the government continues to consider means to curb the increasing energy prices, customers around the country will be reviewing solutions for managing their energy usage and keeping bills low. Many small businesses, without support, face the risk of closure as they struggle to cope with their rising bills. As businesses are not protected by the price cap introduced by Ofgem, there is little support or solution from the government. Considering the solutions for reducing energy costs, is now the time for businesses to consider renewable energy?

Reducing dependence on fossil fuels

Witnessing the invasion of Ukraine from Russia at the beginning of the year, we may not have initially predicted the impact this was to have on the price of fossil fuels. Within just a matter of days, however, the cost of oil rose considerably. A wake-up call to every nation, our reliance on fossil fuels puts us at risk. With the market now suffering, as a result, our dependence on fossil fuels must be reconsidered. Not only to avoid the volatility of this market but to move towards a greener energy market, whereby we make the transition to renewable energy. This would be both beneficial for our economy and our goals for achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

Is switching to renewable energy possible?

As the UK has set out policies to decarbonise all sectors of the UK economy and to achieve a net zero target by 2050, electricity must become renewable. According to recent statistics from the year 2020, renewable energy sources made up more than 43% of the UK’s total electricity generation. So, although we are on the right track, work is still required. The positive trend does indicate that switching to renewables completely is 100% possible.

The benefits of switching to renewable energy for businesses

For businesses, making the switch to renewable energy offers the potential option for reducing energy costs and can even improve the reputation of the brand. The benefits of making this switch include:

  • Stable energy prices
  • Will reduce your company’s emissions
  • Improves your brand’s reputation with consumers, particularly those looking to commit to companies that are conscious of the environment
  • Exemption from the Climate Change Levy, is a tax designed by the government to reduce carbon emissions among businesses.

For those businesses that can not generate their own renewable energy (particularly smaller businesses that do not have the funding), switching to a green energy tariff is the second best option.

It is important to do your research and recognise when a company is truly offering 100% renewable energy. Plus, in the current economic climate, it makes sense to switch to a green energy deal that will actually save you money.

At D-ENERGi, all our electricity supplied from D-ENERGi Trading is sourced from UK based wind farms. Supplying 100% UK wind power. To get a quote from us today, simply get in touch.