Energy bill relief scheme
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The Government has announced a new Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS) for businesses. This will run from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024, once the current Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) ends on 31 March 2023.
We are waiting on further details before fully implementing this and communicating when it will be applied to customer bills.
The government has announced further details on its support package for businesses, the Energy Bill Relief Scheme.
The scheme is available to non-domestic customers who are:
- On existing fixed price contracts that were agreed on or after 1 December 2021
- Signing new fixed price contracts
- On deemed, out of contract or variable tariffs
- On flexible purchase or similar contracts
If you’re on a Fixed contract and the wholesale price was below the Government Supported Price at the time you entered into your contract, you won't receive a discount. Read more about eligibility.
If you’d like to opt out of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme, email EnergyBillReliefScheme@drax.com with your account reference and the date you want to opt out from.
If you change your mind, you can opt back in – just email your request to the above address. Note that the scheme’s discount won’t be applied for the period in which you opted out.
Energy Bill Discount Scheme (EBDS)
Visit our EBDS page by clicking here.
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