The Energy Bill Relief Scheme

We would like to take this opportunity to reassure our prospective and existing customers and clarify the following on the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS):

  • The Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) applies to fixed contracts agreed on or after 1st December 2021 as well as to deemed, variable and flexible tariffs and contracts. It will apply to energy usage from 1st October 2022 to 31st March 2023, running for an initial six-month period for all non domestic energy users..
  • All energy suppliers will apply the same discount. This discount will automatically appear on your statements. Customers do not need to apply for the scheme or contact us.
  • 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.
  • 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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17 Jan

The Energy Price Cap Explained For Businesse


The energy price cap is set by Ofgem. Ofgem, as you may already know, are an independent national regulatory body who oversee the gas and electricity markets.

The cap itself is a limit set by Ofgem that determines the maximum amount of energy suppliers are able to charge you for each unit of energy you use. This applies if you live in England, Scotland, and Wales. It came into place back in 2019 and has been used ever since to ensure that customers who are on default energy tariffs are treated fairly and are not disadvantaged by the energy market.

Over the last few months the energy price cap has been a big topic of discussion. With the rising wholesale prices of gas prices, the energy price cap became a focal point. However, one thing to note is that there is no energy price cap for business energy, which has left businesses in far more uncertainty.

Why does the energy price cap not apply to businesses?

The energy price cap was an initiative to simply support domestic energy customers, this does not reach into the business energy sector. However, this does not mean that there is zero support for businesses with the rising energy costs.

Currently, there are other government schemes in place or in the pipeline to support businesses during this time.

The EBRS Scheme 

The EBRS Scheme will be running until March 31st  2023. This is a government scheme that works to limit the wholesale price that suppliers pay to generators for energy. This scheme has enabled energy suppliers to support their business energy customers, during a time when wholesale gas prices are incredibly high and increasing.

At D-ENERGi, we have touched on this in other blogs in further detail.

The new EBDS Scheme

Once the EBRS Scheme comes to an end in March 2023, the government have recently announced the EBDS initiative. This is the Energy Bills Discount Scheme which will run for a year from April 2023 through to April 2024. All non-domestic consumers in both Great Britain and Northern Ireland are eligible. Since wholesale gas prices  have lowered back to levels they were before the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, these schemes have only ever been intended to be temporary. This new EBDS Scheme will work to continue to support businesses over the next 12 months, as they continue to navigate the volatile energy markets.

For more information regarding the current support on offer for business energy customers, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team here at D-ENERGi.