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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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4 Feb

Things to Know when Switching Business Energy Suppliers

by D-ENERGi
 

There are lots of reasons why a business owner should look to switching business energy suppliers and the main one is to enjoy a better deal elsewhere.

Lots of business owners will be too busy to find out how their electricity supplier works and to take the time to find a cheaper provider.

This is despite the opportunity of saving quite a lot of money and reducing their costs by spending a few minutes looking at the market to find a new energy provider.

However, there’s more to finding a new business electricity supplier than many business owners will imagine and here we will explain more.

Searching for new business electricity suppliers

Among the issues when searching for new business electricity suppliers is the question of the contract length since longer contracts tend to attract lower prices.

As a business, there may be other fees included that you may be unaware of and you’ll need to appreciate the standing charges as well.

That’s because the standing charge may be much higher than you currently pay, so while the supplier may offer a cheap unit price there may not be any savings to be enjoyed.

The first step when switching is always to review your business energy contract carefully to ensure it meets your needs.

Searching for new business gas suppliers

This is also the point to appreciate when searching for new business gas suppliers too and understand that there’s no cooling off period when you sign up to a new contract with an energy provider.

This means you may be tied into dearer energy rates than you currently pay.

It’s important that you ask the potential supplier lots of questions and do not be blindsided by the details, including the charges for early cancellation and any hidden fees that may be incurred.

Since energy bills are predicted to rise, it’s important that firms who are looking to enjoy cheaper energy deals do their homework properly and then scour the market place to find a deal that will best meet their needs.

Perhaps the easiest way of achieving this is to speak with the friendly team of experts at D-Energi who can check with all potential business energy suppliers to find a deal that meets your needs and will save you money when you switch.