This is our dedicated page for the latest information on the Energy Bill Discount Scheme (EBDS), introduced on the 1st April 2023 by the government to provide non-domestic users with support on energy costs. It replaces the existing Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) that ended on 31st March 2023. If you are a new or existing SmartestEnergy Business customer, we’ve covered everything you need to know in this article.
Research by the Citizens Advice Bureau has found that almost 5 million UK consumers were the target of some sort of energy scam in 2022. Such activity is a serious threat and at an all time high as criminals pray on the financial vulnerability of consumers linked to the recent energy crisis. In this important article we offer some advice on how to protect your business against such energy scams.
A smart energy system is being developed in the UK that uses digital technology to revolutionise the way that we generate and use energy. At the heart of this system are smart meters, that produce accurate data and automatically provide meter readings, so that suppliers and grid operators can actively monitor consumer usage. Find out what this means for your business and the positive impact this will have on climate change.
The National Grid, who operate the UK’s electricity system, released its Winter Outlook Report which outlined a range of scenarios that could affect the UK over the coming Winter period. The Electricity Supply Emergency Code (ESEC) was highlighted as a precautionary measure in the ‘unlikely’ event that the UK experiences insufficient gas supplies to power homes and businesses across the country.
Want to know more about wholesale energy costs, and more importantly why they are so high at the moment? In our latest article we take a look at the significance of wholesale energy costs, how they affect the UK energy market, why prices are so volatile and what your business can do to protect against such uncertainty.
Vehicles and on road transport are the UK’s biggest contributors to emissions, if the UK is to achieve its Net Zero goal by 2050, we must decarbonise road transport. With the recent increase in interest and demand for EVs, getting a head start now can help prepare your business for a more sustainable world.
We appreciate these are difficult times for some of our business customers. If you have cashflow concerns and might struggle with the payment of your energy bills, we can offer you support. There are options available to your business, please read the information in this post and get in touch as soon as possible.
A recent YouGov survey of business decision makers found that only 29% of UK businesses have a strategy for net zero, with 42% feeling overwhelmed by what is required. So we’ve compiled this customer guide to help you think about what Net Zero means to your business, breaking down the jargon and highlighting quick wins for carbon reduction.
With accurate billing and automated readings, smart meters are a great way to save your business time and money. They can also help you better understand your energy consumption and give the industry more data to efficiently manage supply and demand at national level.
Faster Switching (aka Switching Programme) is one initiative within a broader set of reforms that aim to improve consumers’ experience of the energy market and make it easier for consumers to make the right choices for them.