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 Oct

What P272 means for your business energy needs


It does sound rather unnerving but P272 is a crucial change to the business energy market brought in by Ofgem, the energy watchdog, in October 2014.

Essentially, the rule stipulates that all electricity meters used by a business must migrate to the ‘Half Hourly’ market.

There are a number of reasons for this and all business sites in the UK must now use automated accredited metres that will send their usage data every half-hour to the energy supplier.

The idea behind it is that the bills can be calculated more accurately.

Original timescale for P272

The original timescale for P272 was for it to be promoted in April 2016 but this was brought forward for some organisations and delayed for others so they can switch electricity meters in time.

The business meter energy switch affected more than 160,000 sites which are described as being medium energy users and they had to appoint data collectors as well as meter operators before the deadline was reached.

These collectors and operators are put in place to run and maintain the meters and send the readings to the energy supplier.

When we mentioned that the deadline for some meters to be installed was delayed it is crucial that all organisations check to see when they are affected since some will need to have the new meters in place by April 2017. Those firms with AMR meters will find the switchover can be done remotely without anyone having to visit the site.

Electricity meter in the Profile Class 05-08 will be effected

Organisations with their electricity meter in the Profile Class 05-08 will be effected and will switch from non-Half Hourly (NHH) to Half Hourly (HH) meters. It should also be noted that firms with meters in the Profile Class 03-04 will also, Ofgem says, also be moving to HH meters at some point.

One of the big positives for the introduction of half hourly meters is that businesses will then have a better idea of their energy consumption and have the information to hand that makes it easy to get cheaper energy for the business needs from another supplier.

Indeed, some organisations will find a tariff that offers lower energy prices but also a tariff that will use energy when it’s less expensive to do so.

Not every business is affected by the P272 change and so organisations may already have compliant meters in place but for more help and advice about the situation then contact the helpful team at D-Energi who have the experience and expertise to help an organisation install the correct meters and find lower energy prices.