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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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19 Feb

P272 Legislation for Your Business Explained

by D-ENERGi
 

If you have been looking at switching energy suppliers for your business then there may possibly have been a discussion about P272 legislation and here we will explain more about what it is.

Essentially, P272 is regulation for energy suppliers to use detailed energy information about their customers’ consumption. They need to know this on a half hourly basis and use meters that sends the data automatically every 30 mins – hence the name half hourly or HH meters for this purpose.

This means the supplier will have accurate information so there are no more estimated bills and the data will help suppliers deliver a better energy offering.

The new legislation took effect in 2017 and most large business energy customers should already be on these meters but if you are not, and you comply with the requirements by having a high demand, then this can be arranged.

The implementation of P272

The implementation of P272 means that the energy suppliers can understand more effectively how you use energy and can tailor their services and products, particularly their tariffs, to suit you.

It’s important to appreciate that the data from an HH meter should be used by suppliers to offer lower prices to encourage firms to use energy when it is less expensive.

However, there is software available to enable you and your business to analyse the data as well to see whether there are better offers from other suppliers that might meet your needs more cheaply.

A potential new supplier could also use this data and offer a bespoke deal that may save you a substantial amount of money every year.

Major benefit from P272 rules

Another major benefit from P272 rules means that these half hourly meters will remove those unexpected and often very large bills remove the need for estimated bills.

There’s also the potential of firms using the data from their energy consumption and use this to highlight ways they can improve their operations to bring about energy efficiencies.

By introducing these efficiencies, you will use less energy and lower your bills even further.

It’s also possible to utilise the services of an energy consultancy to find out if your business could reduce its energy use by switching to new kit that uses less energy, using automatic lights so they are only used when someone is in the room and ensure that your staff get behind this move to lower the firm’s energy footprint.

 

If you would like to know more about P272 legislation and whether it has an impact on your business and whether an energy consultancy would benefit you, then it’s time to speak with the experts at D-Energi.