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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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24 Mar

Why Firms Should use an Energy Consultancy

by D-ENERGi
 

There are many reasons why a firm looking to lower their energy costs should use an energy consultancy and this article explains why.

The main reason is probably the most appealing and that’s for those firms who do not have the time to source a new energy supplier to use the expert’s experience.

They may also lack the expertise in trying to manage their energy needs and usage to pinpoint where potential savings in energy costs can be made.

Indeed, most firms will appreciate that there are some very good commercial energy deals available that will help them lower their overheads and boost efficiencies at the same time.

This will, inevitably, mean that profitability will be boosted as a result.

The experts in energy services

Turning to the experts in energy services is a highly recommended course of action since the energy consultancy will know what the latest and best deals are and they will also have a track record in delivering savings.

The energy consultants will also understand the finer points in a potential new supplier’s contract and highlight any potential issues.

However, energy consultants are not just about looking at the various tariffs and prices from a potential new supplier to find the best possible deal – they also aim to make the firm more energy-efficient.

Indeed, the energy consultants should be able to take a holistic view of the firm’s energy needs, both for gas and electricity and also for their water needs too.

That’s because the market for supplying water to businesses in England has now opened up and firms can switch suppliers to help reduce their costs.

Energy consultants will be able to find better water deals

This means the energy consultants will be able to find better water deals and offer water management tips to help improve efficiencies.

The energy consultant should also be able to monitor and measure a firm’s energy use to pinpoint where efficiencies can be made.

Essentially, along with the prospect of reducing their energy bill by hundreds if not thousands of pounds every year, further savings can be made by reducing energy use to reduce bills by up to, potentially, 15%.

Obviously, for many firms and organisations this could add up to substantial savings being made every year by simply switching water, gas and electricity suppliers.

It’s also important to use energy consultants who have an in-depth knowledge of the energy industry and have the expertise to deliver the savings the organisation is hoping for.

The other benefit for using an energy consultancy is that once they source a new energy supplier offering much lower rates, they can also look after the switchover process and deal with the contracts as well.

The switchover process is seamless

While the switchover process is seamless, there will be no interruption in energy supply to the firm’s premises, the energy consultant will be able to ensure that the process is indeed trouble-free.

Essentially, organisations will be looking to not only lower their energy bills but also their energy usage and improve their green credentials as well.

It should also be appreciated that the energy consultants can work with firms of all shapes and sizes as well as those who have several business sites.

This also means that those with more than one premises can also have an improved deal from an energy supplier and receive just one invoice rather than having to deal with several suppliers and their invoices.

Again, the energy consultants will have the knowledge and experience of the market to find the best suppliers to those organisations with several premises or retail outlets.

The work of the energy consultant

Essentially, the work of the energy consultant is not just about sourcing lower prices to reduce a business energy bill, but also to monitor the firm’s energy consumption and highlight where energy is being wasted.

This may mean tips and advice which may change the way the firm works to help boost their environmental impact and reduce their energy use as well.

 

So, for those firms looking to use an energy consultancy, they should speak with the team of experts at D-Energi to find out what they can do and what savings can be made over the short-term.