Energy Bills Discount Scheme
The Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) is due to end on 31st March 2023.
However, the Government has recognised that continued support is required, so will be replacing this with the Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS) for non-domestic users. The scheme will run for 12 months from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024 and will operate in the same way as EBRS, but with some price adjustments. As with the EBRS scheme, suppliers will automatically apply the reductions.
From 1st April , the following will apply:
- Electricity - If the wholesale price exceeds £302 per MWh (30.2p per kWh), a maximum discount of £19.61 per MWh (1.961p per kWh) will be applied
- Gas - If the wholesale price exceeds £107 per MWh (10.7p per kWh), a maximum discount of £6.97 per MWh (0.697p per kWh) will be applied
There is additional support for Energy and Trade Intensive Users (ETIIs):
- Electricity - If the wholesale price exceeds £185per MWh (18.5p per kWh), a maximum discount of £89 per MWh (8.9p per kWh) will be applied
- Gas - If the wholesale price exceeds £99 per MWh (9.9 per kWh), a maximum discount of £40 per MWh (4.0p per kWh) will be applied
ETII eligibility is determined by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code and a list of the qualifying processes has been created. ETII relief will have to be requested separately, (EBDS is applied for automatically), but the mechanism for how this is done is yet to be announced.
We will contact you on how to apply once the process is released.