BEIS Direction confirming Smart Energy GB microbusiness campaign funding mechanism

8 November 2021

Today, BEIS has published a Direction confirming the funding mechanism for Smart Energy GB’s microbusiness activities.

In 2019, BEIS extended Smart Energy GB’s remit to include Relevant Designated Premises (microbusiness non-domestic premises).

As set out in the Standard Conditions of the Electricity Supply (SLC 45A.44) and Gas Supply Licences (SLC 39A.44), non-domestic energy Suppliers are required to meet the costs of Smart Energy GB’s non-domestic activity.

Capital costs for the microbusiness campaigns are shared amongst large non-domestic Suppliers. Fixed operating costs are shared amongst large and small non-domestic Suppliers. Both are weighted by market share of the total non-domestic market.

In 2020, Government confirmed its intention to amend Smart Energy GB’s objectives to ensure they remain relevant for the next phase of the Smart Meter rollout post-2020.

As standard conditions 45A of the Electricity Supply (SLC 45A) and 39A of the Gas Supply Licences (SLC 39A) came into effect on the 30 June 2021 to support the target framework, BEIS has issued a Direction confirming the existing non-domestic Smart Energy GB funding arrangements.

The direction letter can be downloaded here.

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