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Plan: Non-energy costs explained

Overview

  • Your non-energy costs made simple
  • Your key non-energy costs at a glance
  • The most frequently asked non-energy question
  • The 15-seconds non-energy cost challenge

OK, let's talk non-energy costs...

First, your non-energy costs made simple

Your non-energy costs now make up more than half of any business’ energy bill. What’s important to know is that they cover the cost of generating your energy and the system that gets it to businesses all around the country. Let’s bust the complex jargon and simplify them so you understand where the majority of your energy spending is going.

 04:59

Your key non-energy costs at a glance

Here’s a quick cheat sheet to remind you of some of the key non-energy costs in your bill.

Save a handy reminder?

So, why do different suppliers charge different prices for the same non-energy costs?

Fiona Cormack, Senior Sales Enablement Manager at EDF, answers that most frequently asked question. And while she explains, she makes your NECs as simple as your ABCs.

CfD

Contracts for Difference

FiT

Feed in Tariff

 02:20

 02:10

RO

Renewable Obligation

DUoS

Distribution Use of System

 02:25

 02:48

BSUoS

Balancing Services Use of System

TNUoS

Transmission Network Use of System

 02:56

 03:12

CMSC

Capacity Market Supplier Charge

 03:33

Describe your non-energy costs in 15 seconds:
We put Luke Stavrou to the test.

As you now know, your non-energy costs make up over half of your bill, but it can be difficult to remember your TNUoS from your BUoS! Watch our Luke Stavrou, Sales Manager at EDF, take up the challenge of describing each of them in just 15 seconds!

CfD

Contracts for Difference

FiT

Feed in Tariff

RO

Renewable Obligation

 00:38

 00:38

 00:40

DUoS

Distribution Use of System

BSUoS

Balancing Services Use of System

TNUoS

Transmission Network Use of System

 00:37

 00:39

 00:39

CMSC

Capacity Market Supplier Charge

EII

Energy Intensive Industry Exemption

T-loss and D-loss

Transmission and Distribution losses

 00:38

 00:50

 00:35

Elexon

AAHEDC

Assistance for Areas with High Electricity Distribution

 00:37

 00:39

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