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The components of your business electricity bill

We understand that for many businesses, the jargon and acronyms on your energy bills can be confusing. To help you to decode some of this information and better understand the varying costs that make up a typical business electricity bill, we've created an interactive example invoice to walk you through energy and non-energy costs.

Click on the different components below to find out more about what they are, who they are paid to and how they contribute to your overall electricity costs.

*Please note, this is an indicative example of an electricity bill for businesses and each energy supplier will use their own format for bills which may vary from the example below. For more information, please get in touch.

Invoice Number: 12345
Issue Date: 01/01/2018

Electricity Invoice

Account Name: Deeply Digital

Account Number: 0123456789

Reference Number: 01234

Charge Period: 01/12/2017 - 31/12/2017

Invoice Summary

Commodity Charges for this Period

Consumption Charges


Fixed Charges


Distribution Charges

Distribution Use of System (DUoS)


Distribution Losses


Transmission Charges

Transmission Use of System (TNUoS)


Transmission Losses


Environmental Charges

Balancing Services Use of System (BSUoS)


Renewables Obligation (RO)


Feed in Tariff (FiT)


Contracts for Difference (CfD)


Capacity Market (CM)


Climate Change Levy


VAT charges


Total to pay


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