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Energy Suppliers...

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

  1. Merlin5

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Aug 2009

    Posts: 16,625

    Location: Finchley Central, London

    Blimey, I've just done Uswitch through Quidco. Shell Energy July 2021 are coming out tops with excellent prices.

    Electric 14.32 kWh/15.8p standing
    Gas 2.3 kWh/12p standing

    And £30 cashback. No brainer surely?
     
  2. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,787

    14.32p/kwh with a 15.8p standing? Are you sure that this is the best rate for your area as that is extremely poor :confused:
     
  3. Merlin5

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Aug 2009

    Posts: 16,625

    Location: Finchley Central, London

    Is it?? I dunno. All the quotes I've had so far are higher than that. Who do you recommend then?
     
  4. fobose

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

    Posts: 5,148

    Location: Cambridge, UK.

    Looks a much better deal than mine! I signed up to 18 month deal in March 2019 though:

    Electric: 15.45 kWh (day), 10.13 kWh (night) and 19.3p standing charge
    Gas 3.35 kWh and 20.92p standing charge

    Monthly payments are £63.28 and currently in quite a bit of credit (£95.44)
     
  5. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,787

    In Oxfordshire (i appreciate that this varies geographically) the leading tariffs are 10.4p/KWH for electricity, i dont believe that the unit rate should be 37% higher in London (No gas supply here).
     
  6. Merlin5

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Aug 2009

    Posts: 16,625

    Location: Finchley Central, London

    Well who with in oxfordshire?
     
  7. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,787

    Uswitch lists Symbio energy as the best supplier in this area, at 10.4p/kwh

    37% increase in London seems mad, and doesnt sound right. I'd absolutely baulk at paying anything like 14.3p/kwh for electricity.
     
  8. Merlin5

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Aug 2009

    Posts: 16,625

    Location: Finchley Central, London

    Yes, symbio energy giving me 10.4/kWh. But 24p standing charge. And they don't supply gas. Try finding a dual fuel supplier and then see what prices you get.
     
  9. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,787

    Split them out if that would give you a better deal? That electricity rate really is quite bad! I dont know your usage but the standing charge is an irrelevance to me.

    Of course this varies person to person. This is never a fair comparison, i was just pointing out that on the face of it, that is not a good electricity unit rate at all :)
     
  10. fobose

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

    Posts: 5,148

    Location: Cambridge, UK.

    @Merlin5 I have just checked mine and Shell Energy July 2021 comes up cheapest for me. They were who I was with last time before I switched (but they were called something else and rebranded to shell as I was leaving).
     
  11. Dangerous Dave

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Oct 2006

    Posts: 3,381

    It always surprises the regional variation in prices. I'm with Orbit in central Scotland gas is 2p/kWh and electicity 10.3p/kWh
     
  12. Merlin5

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Aug 2009

    Posts: 16,625

    Location: Finchley Central, London

    There you go! :) Unless anything better comes up, then you might as well switch to them in September.

    Definitely agree it's not as good as 10.4p! However, the standing charge is coming up much higher than with Shell. And I'm not finding any supplier doing cheaper gas by itself, so splitting them between two suppliers doesn't seem worthwhile. I honestly think the Shell dual fuel tariff + the cashback is about as good as I'm going to get. And tbh, I'm quite happy with that after paying quite a bit more with British Gas for a few years.

    London I guess, everything's more expensive down here! I just did a quote with Orbit after you mentioned them and I'm getting nothing like those prices you've got.
     
  13. Merlin5

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Aug 2009

    Posts: 16,625

    Location: Finchley Central, London

    There's one more called Avro Energy. That's better than Shell. Excellent trustpilot reviews and these prices.

    Standing charge 14.7p for gas and electric
    12.8p kWh electric unit rate/2.28p kWh gas unit rate.
     
  14. ron3003

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Oct 2006

    Posts: 1,566

    Location: Skegness

  15. volt9291

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Feb 2006

    Posts: 616

    I've not long just renewed another 1 year deal with Octopus Energy. Prices were good for me, their website is quick and easy to use for meter reads, etc. and they have an excellent customer care reputation, their service is so good I was willing to pay slightly more than the cheapest to stay with them. So simple to take money back out of your account if it's building up too much and easy to change your DD if needed.

    *** No referrals allowed ***
     
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  16. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Mar 2003

    Posts: 8,232

    PSA - you not allowed to post referral links on this forum, the one posted earlier today has been removed. No doubt the one above will be removed in due course. What the person above neglected to mention is that they also get £50...

    If you find a provider you want to switch to that has a referral program you can post to ask for one and someone can send you their via trust. But you can't publicly post your own in the thread.
     
  17. Harnser

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Oct 2014

    Posts: 210

    Octopus are okay but I miss OVO Energy's dashboard with its graphs. I liked being able to benchmark my usage against others, and see how it changed. Moving into a new house, it'd be useful to have a prediction based on similar bills of what our energy usage over the next 8 months is likely to be.
     
  18. stuman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

    Posts: 2,009

    just been playing with the graphs. Pretty cool. I’m sure octopus will get there, there is an open API for developers to use so could be interesting.

    site is now saying will be online with them by 20th. How long after that can I move over to agile?
     
  19. Simon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,100

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Think Im gonna switch even though got £60 exit fees to pay. Good cashback plus over 200 a year saving
     
  20. Harnser

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Oct 2014

    Posts: 210

    Thanks, I'd missed the API. Hmmm, underemployed atm so might have a play.