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Energy Bills Discount Scheme: District Heating

Question for Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

UIN 174425, tabled on 27 March 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when he plans to provide heat network customers with a separate Energy Bills Discount Scheme rate of relief.

Answered on

30 March 2023

The new Energy Bill Discount Scheme will continue to provide eligible UK businesses and other non-domestic energy users, including heat networks, with a discount on high energy bills from 1 April 2023 until 31 March 2024.

Domestic customers on heat networks will receive a higher level of support than the baseline to ensure that they do not face higher energy bills than domestic energy consumers receiving support through the Energy Price Guarantee. Heat network operators will need to apply for this support via a digital portal that will be made available on GOV.UK. This will ensure that customers on heat networks do not face disproportionately higher bills when compared to customers in equivalent households with domestic electricity supplies.

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