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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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24 May

Switching Your Business Energy Provider

by D-ENERGi
 

While switching your business energy provider is not as simple as it is for our homes, it is possible and the biggest motivation is to save a substantial amount on a firm’s overheads.

For business, the energy tariffs for commercial contracts have a different set up – plus there’s no dual fuel option, though you can the same supplier deliver both gas and electricity to your premises.

If your business has a high energy demand then you should be looking at electricity costs per half-hour and you probably have half hourly or HH, meters installed for this purpose.

For these and other firms, you could contact suppliers directly or use an online comparison service to find a tariff for meeting your needs.

Search for a new business energy supplier

While these websites offer a quick way to find a quote, the search for a new business energy supplier may be restricted on these sites.

That’s because the site itself is probably not searching the entire marketplace of suppliers, whereas the D-Energi team will be able to do that on your behalf.

Alternatively, a business owner could contact electricity suppliers directly to negotiate a deal, but because these are bespoke offers it’s more difficult to compare them on a like-for-like basis.

It’s this issue of suppliers offering a bespoke business electricity quote that does confuse the issue, but the supplier is offering a tariff that is designed to meet the needs of the individual business.

Searching for new business energy prices

To put this simply, when searching for new business energy prices, you will need to appreciate that no two businesses are the same or have identical needs so business electricity contracts will vary.

In a bid to compare these deals, you will begin a confusing and time-consuming process to find and then compare quotes. It’s this exercise that may help explain why, according to a government survey, 40% of UK firms have not switched suppliers in recent years.

However, there is some good news if you want a quick and effective way to access cheaper business electricity tariffs and that is to speak with the D-Energi team.

Even though the D-Energi team can find a new business energy provider, carrying out some background research about electricity suppliers beforehand won’t hurt so you will understand the terms being used. Contact the team today for more information.