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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1 Aug

The Issues When You Compare Energy Prices Between Providers


While all firms and businesses are encouraged to search the marketplace for cheaper energy deals, there are issues when you compare energy prices between providers.

The first is that you’ll need to understand how your bill is put together, and this will consist of unit charges, which is the amount being charged for the energy you actually use.

There’s also a standing charge which is the amount you pay for your business to receive supplies of electricity and gas through the National Grid.

By understanding what these charges are you will appreciate that a potential new provider may offer a lower unit rate, which appears to be a big saving but increases their standing charge, so there may be no savings at all or, even worse, you actually spend more with a new provider.

Understand business energy prices per kWh

This also means that you need to understand business energy prices per kWh because this is how a potential supplier will express their offer.

Essentially, a kilowatt hour (kWh) is the method used by an energy provider to measure the energy being used by the business every hour.

The important thing is not to focus on the kilowatt-hour charge in isolation because, as we explained earlier, a lower kilowatt-hour charge may not be beneficial for you.

Indeed, you will need to calculate how much energy your firm is using to predict what the annual unit charge will come to plus the standing charge, which varies.

This annual total is a better guide as to whether a new offer will actually benefit you and help lower your overheads.

Business electricity rates per kWh

This issue for business electricity rates per kWh is an important one and it’s not too complicated to deter firms from searching the marketplace and finding a new supplier.

It may also help explain why 40% of firms, according to a government survey, have never switched their energy supplier.

They may find the situation confusing and complex and undertake a like-for-like analysis is not that straightforward.

However, if you use experts who understand how the business energy market operates and have access to all of the deals, then you are saving yourself time and frustration in sourcing a new energy deal.

This will mean speaking with the experts at D-Energi who can help you compare energy prices between providers and deliver real cost savings as a result.