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Energy Suppliers...

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by craig_t, 12 Jan 2016.

  1. quickshot89

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Feb 2009

    Posts: 2,042

    I'm due to recontract for supplier, Octopus seems to be coming out on top with the usual websites. Does anyone have a referral code?
     
  2. Nathan

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,648

    Location: West Midlands

    In trust :)
     
  3. 2013

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Dec 2012

    Posts: 3,134

    email sent via trust
     
  4. Things change I've changed

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Jul 2005

    Posts: 12,519

    Location: The Orion Spur

    If anyone has a referral for Octopus it would be very helpful <B
     
  5. 2013

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Dec 2012

    Posts: 3,134

    email sent via trust
     
  6. [email protected]

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,411

    prices on ovo going up by 1/3rd are others following suit?
     
  7. postmanfw

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 May 2006

    Posts: 3,169

    Location: Fort William

    I was with EON at 12.8p a unit and they went to 17p :(
     
  8. Robi

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2007

    Posts: 3,208

    Moved into our new house and need to go through the saga of picking a supplier. We only had electricity in our apartment and the house has both, so all I can do is estimate at this stage.

    I generated a quote with Octopus based on medium usage and it came out at £84.97/m. This was based on an approximate usage of 2900 kWh elec and 12000 kWh gas. I used these figures with the MSE Cheap Energy Club, with E.ON and So Energy both coming in at £77/m. E.ON with the higher exit fee, therefore So Energy coming out on top.

    Any other recommendations?

    For reference - 1930-1950 semi, 3 bedrooms and 2 adults, with activity during the day and at night.
     
    Last edited: 3 Mar 2021
  9. b0rn2sk8

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Mar 2003

    Posts: 7,449

    It’s the same product regardless who you go with. Just go with the cheapest provider for your usage and postcode. Check comparison sites, Check for Quidco cash back and check here for any referral codes and switch. Job jobbed.

    Ignore any suggestions for specific suppliers as prices vary by postcode.

    When you move in you’ll need to take over the existing supply, who ever that is but you can immediately switch supplier. You should do this right away as you’ll be on the worst deal they have.
     
  10. Rannoch

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Apr 2012

    Posts: 5,660

    Location: Rannoch / Edinburgh

    Any referrals for So Energy?
     
  11. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 37,794

    Location: Herts

    I would but I'm still in the switch process so don't have an account to login to yet!
     
  12. Rannoch

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Apr 2012

    Posts: 5,660

    Location: Rannoch / Edinburgh

    Happy to wait until you get the details.
     
  13. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 37,794

    Location: Herts

    I'll be sure to let you know mate :)
     
  14. Rannoch

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Apr 2012

    Posts: 5,660

    Location: Rannoch / Edinburgh

    Cool :)
     
  15. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 35,900

    I never realised my deal was ending in a month or so until the email I received yesterday.

    I did a search and the cheapest option was £300 a year more expensive than what I'm currently paying.

    I then got a link to a special deal available to mse and it's only £201 more expensive.

    That's considerable when you take into account I only used about £60 a month last year so it's yeah 50% increase.
     
  16. LeeUK

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Mar 2008

    Posts: 5,436

    Looking for suppliers with paper billing for an elder relative who doesn't do direct debits. Must be cheaper than BG.
     
  17. kitkat9933

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Aug 2012

    Posts: 3,538

    Location: North West

    Can anyone refer me to Octopus Go?
     
  18. ristac

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Aug 2011

    Posts: 600

    Location: Northampton

    Octopus came out slightly more expensive than Bulb for me so I’m in the process of switching from Ovo to Bulb. Used a code and have £50 credit waiting to be added when the switch is complete
     
  19. Journey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,384

    Location: West Midlands

    Sent you one in trust, let me know if you have any problems with it. :)

    EDIT: Make sure once you've signed up you opt into GO. You can't refer to a tariff directly. Also don't forget to book in a SMETS2 smart meter install ASAP if you don't have one, once the switch completes in 14-days.
     
  20. ristac

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Aug 2011

    Posts: 600

    Location: Northampton

    I’d be amazed if Ovo were still the cheapest for you, I was more than happy with them for 4 years and after comparing prices a couple of weeks ago I’m going to be reducing a dual fuel bill down from £168 to £129 with Bulb