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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What is P272 and what should businesses know?


For business energy users in the UK, P272 is a rule that demands that the energy supplier provides more detailed data on the business’s energy use.

These are new regulations and are known as half hourly (HH) consumption data to help calculate the bill for a customer by using advanced meters for Automatic Meter Reading (AMR).

It’s important to appreciate that for any business customer with AMR metres already installed then these metres will be automatically converted into half hourly meters.

The result of this combination means that the energy provider, as well as the business customer, will get details of their energy costs which are retrieved on a half hourly basis.

The P272 regulations

Essentially, the P272 regulations were brought in by the energy watchdog Ofgem to give business energy users better understanding of their energy consumption.

The result of this is that the energy provider is able to offer better services and products to help meet the business’s need which may include tariffs with better prices for the business to use energy when it’s cheaper.

It also means the business has a clear idea of what they are spending on their energy costs and their data can be used for finding a cheaper energy supplier, for instance D-Energi.

Some businesses may be confused about whether they will be affected by the change in regulations and the type of meter they have installed. For those who are confused, they should check their energy bill or contact their supplier directly.

The easiest way is to check their supply number which will be detailed on their electric bill (this is a legal requirement for it to be on there) and will detail their profile class.

Important thing to appreciate about P272

The most important thing to appreciate about P272 is that it enables the business to not only manage their costs more effectively but also manage their energy use more smartly.

That’s because they will see which times of day the business is using the most energy and by having a clear idea of consumption means they should be able to access better, ie cheaper, tariffs.

There is a deadline for the new half hourly meters to be installed by 1 April 2017. All meters will be billed in a new way from this date and all businesses need to be aware of this change and meet it.

Just to recap about the benefits of P272:

  • Enables a business to receive accurate bills
  • Offers a business the ability of avoiding using electricity in peak times
  • Gives a clear insight of the firm’s energy use
  • Provides a great opportunity for efficiencies and improvements.

For more help and advice on P272 then the helpful team at D-Energi will be able to provide more information.