Government Electricity Rebate 2nd annual report

Publication date
31st January 2017
Information types
Policy areas

The Government Electricity Rebate (GER) was a scheme to reduce the cost of electricity bills by applying a £12 rebate to all domestic electricity customers in Great Britain.

The scheme ran for two years, 2014/15 and 2015/16, and was administered by Ofgem E-Serve and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

We have now published our 2nd annual report on the scheme, covering the period from 1 April 2015 until 31 March 2016. We highlight the main achievements from the last year and provide an overview of suppliers’ compliance with the scheme. Lastly we take a look at some lessons learned from the scheme.

The report shows that suppliers provided around 26.9 million rebates in scheme year two, representing over 99% of the eligible customer base. This is an excellent result for consumers with around £324 million in rebates provided through the scheme.