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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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18 Dec

The Best Tips to Compare Energy Prices

by D-ENERGi
 

When it comes to sourcing the best tips to compare energy prices and save your firm or organisation money, then this article is for you.

There’s no doubt that energy costs will account for a substantial part of a firm’s overheads and it is straightforward to scour the market to find cheaper providers.

The trick is knowing how to examine the entire market offering rather than spending time speaking with individual providers or even using one of the many business energy comparison sites for this purpose.

Obviously, having to deal with individual providers can be time-consuming as well as confusing and it’s unlikely that a site dedicated to comparing business energy tariffs will actually be looking at the entire market – so it’s always worth checking beforehand.

Essentially, when you need to switch your business energy supplier to a cheaper offering, you will be needing expert advice.

Business energy prices per kWh

The first thing is to appreciate that business energy prices per kWh (kilowatt-hour) will vary between suppliers and this is for the amount that your firm will consume and it’s usually expressed as a unit price.

You should not be confused by the standing charge, which is the amount that you pay the National Grid for delivering energy for your firm’s needs – this amount will vary between providers, often by very large amounts.

These are the quick tips you’ll need to find a new business energy deal:

  • Check when your renewal window opens, so you are allowed to switch providers
  • Call the D-Energi team to see what they can do for you
  • You’ll need to discuss your firm’s energy needs, so have a recent bill to hand.

In just a few minutes you will be offered a range of deals, including some that have incentives, for example, having a dedicated account manager.

Cheaper business electricity rates per kWh

Just to highlight: Your focus should not be just on cheaper business electricity rates per kWh but also on a lower standing charge.

In addition, you may also need to consider whether signing up for a longer contract may deliver a discount or even whether you need variable or fixed rates for your contract’s duration.

There’s a lot to consider when you need to find a new business energy deal so it’s worth speaking with experts who understand how the market works and can find you the cheapest possible tariff.

The main aim of a business energy comparison exercise is to reduce your firm’s overheads and if this is something you would like to do, then you need to speak with the experts at D-Energi today.