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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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22 Oct

Should You Switch Your Business Gas Supplier?

by D-ENERGi
 

As we head into the cold winter months, the question of energy bills may become acute and business owners may be asking whether they should switch their business gas supplier.

Essentially, all firms and organisations should check that they are not paying more than is necessary for their gas supply needs.

You could do this by contacting gas suppliers directly and getting a quote from them.

The downside to this approach is that you may find comparing these deals on a like-for-like basis difficult because each supplier will tailor their offering to your needs with different criteria.

Business gas renewal letter

The best time to look at switching suppliers is when you receive a business gas renewal letter which will inform you of your next year’s deal.

This is the prompt to find a new supplier and you can also use an online gas supplier comparison site.

While the sites may give you an idea of the market rate for your firm’s needs, the downside is that the site may not be searching the entire marketplace, so you may miss out on better and cheaper deals.

However, it’s still important that a firm carries out a comparison exercise every year to help ensure they keep a handle on their overheads and other potential increased costs, such as energy bills.

Sourcing cheap business gas rates

Potentially the easiest way of sourcing cheap business gas rates is to speak with the team of experts at D-Energi who will search the entire marketplace and deal with the switchover process as well.

It’s at this point you should know when your business gas contract comes to an end so you do not pay termination fees by moving before this end date.

It’s also worth noting whether your supplier has moved you automatically onto a deemed contract, which tends to be dearer, and if so you may not need to pay termination fees and can move freely from this.

When looking for a new, cheaper gas supplier, then you’ll need other pieces of information and most of this will be found on the latest gas bill.

Perhaps the most important is the gas meter number, so a potential supplier will know exactly where your business premises are. Also, there’s no loss of supply when you switch between providers.

For more help and information about whether you should switch your business gas supplier and find out what the cheapest rates are, then it’s time to speak with the D-Energi team.