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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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17 Aug

Why is Now a Good Time to do a Business Energy Comparison?

by D-ENERGi
 

Research has shown that more and more businesses are choosing to switch energy suppliers than ever before, so why is now a good time to do a business energy comparison?

#1 Reap the benefits of new technology

It should go without saying that the best way for businesses to reduce their energy bill is by reducing their energy consumption. This has never been easier than it is now, with the development of new technology such as specialised software and hardware, and smart meters. For example, new energy monitoring software can help you to stay better informed about how your business is managing its energy consumption and help you to identify problem areas that you may want to avoid in the future.

#2 Get better customer service

Completing a business electricity comparison and switching supplier shouldn’t be all about unit rates, you should take customer service into account as well. If you have been suffering from issues such as incorrect billing, inaccurate direct debits, and poor service in general, then you may want to switch suppliers even if it means paying a higher unit rate. Make sure you take customer satisfaction scores and reviews into account when you are switching suppliers.

#3 Sustainability and being green

If you want to do your bit for the environment and improve your sustainability score then you can opt for a green electricity and gas business contract. You can dramatically reduce your business’s carbon footprint, improve your public image, and do your bit for the environment by switching suppliers to a green energy supplier. Green energy deals tend to be more expensive than traditional energy contracts but this can be balanced out by the tax relief you may qualify for by the reduction in your carbon footprint.

#4 A reduction in spending

Obviously, the main reason why most businesses look at doing an energy cost comparison is that they want to reduce their energy costs. Comparing the wide variety of quotes available on the market means that you could save hundreds of pounds on your business energy bill. Even if you would prefer to stay with your current supplier you may be able to re-negotiate your contract to take advantage of their latest offers – although the savings may be smaller than switching suppliers altogether.

If you are thinking of doing a business electricity or business gas comparison then please contact the D-ENERGi team today – we have been providing our services to commercial enterprises for over 19 years.