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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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3 Jul

Switching Tips For A Business Gas Supplier

by D-ENERGi
 

With so much competition in the marketplace, you may be looking for switching tips when it comes to finding a new business gas supplier.

All firms should carry out a search of the market every year when their current supplier contacts them with details of their next year’s contract.

One reason for this is that no firm or organisation should be over-paying for their gas supply.

But unless you search all of the potential suppliers, how will you know that you are on the best rate for meeting your needs?

Search the business gas supply market

The short answer is that you will not, so you should search the business gas supply market using the expertise of the D-Energi team.

That’s because, unlike a business gas comparison website, they are able to search all potential suppliers and find the best deal to save you money.

You could, of course, contact potential suppliers directly but this can be confusing and time-consuming.

One problem is that a potential supplier will need to tailor their offering to be a bespoke deal and comparing these on a like-for-like basis can take time.

Understand business gas rates

This means that you’ll need to understand business gas rates to ensure that you really will enjoy cost savings and boost profitability.

It’s crucial that you calculate what the potential deal will cost over the course of a contract to ensure it really is cheaper.

Put simply, you may be swayed by a lower unit rate for the gas you use but may not appreciate that there is a much higher standing charge, which is paid to the National Grid for supplying gas which could make your bill more expensive.

This then makes the entire exercise of finding a cheap business gas supplier a waste of time and if you’ve agreed to the new deal, then you’ll be locked into it for 12 months – unless you are a small business and are able to leave it.

An easy way to source a potential new deal might be to consider a business gas comparison website but you will need to appreciate that the site itself may not be searching all potential suppliers and will only restrict their search to a limited number.

In addition, you will still need to speak with a recommended supplier because their offering must be bespoke for meeting your needs.

For more help and information when it comes to switching tips for a new business gas supplier, then you need to contact the friendly D-Energi team today.