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Energy Suppliers (strictly no referrals)

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

  1. craig_t

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Mar 2015

    Posts: 1,101

    So, it's that time where I need to move suppliers. The way I see it is, I get gas and electric and it's provided along the same lines but somehow other companies charge for it but the service should all be the same as not sure when I really need to deal with the 'company' I pay.

    However apparently there are good and bad energy suppliers, so who are your good and bad for gas/electric and why?

    *** mod edit, referrals are fine (for now) but you should not promote or offer your referral unless requested and if requested should only be sent directly via trust, referral links (or references to) will be removed.

    If you have sent someone a referral, please post in the thread. ***
     
  2. UTmaniac

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

    Posts: 6,882

    Location: Southampton

    Don't forget to check sites like TopCashBack for nice deals on energy suppliers, when I moved to BT for phone and Affinity BB last summer, I got £120 back.
     
  3. aslco

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Feb 2008

    Posts: 3,845

    Ovo.

    Best customer satisfaction ratings and so far my experience has been very good. Also they're 33% "green energy" by default and for a few £ extra per month you can go 100% green. Been great so far.

    If you overpay them then all credit money get 4% interest on it i think.
     
  4. utajoker

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2006

    Posts: 20,299

    Location: Wigan

    Just ran a quote for ovo. I currently pay 63 a month for gas and 43 for electric. They quote me 64 for combined per month!

    Prob time for a change as im on standard tarrifs.
     
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  5. utajoker

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2006

    Posts: 20,299

    Location: Wigan

    Oops
     
  6. rodders

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2004

    Posts: 2,149

    im with OVO, I think I can recommend you and we get £25 voucer each :)
     
  7. uvarvu

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Apr 2004

    Posts: 4,356

    Location: Bath

    OVO here too, it's great but when you get a smart meter it takes you to a whole new level.
     
  8. the shadow

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 Dec 2006

    Posts: 6,259

    Location: Around Town

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  9. craig_t

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Mar 2015

    Posts: 1,101

    OVO sounds promising... I'll have a look into them! Any others?

    What's the benefit of a smart meter?
     
  10. robj20

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Apr 2007

    Posts: 11,128

    Eon have been great so far.

    Join a collective for the best prices.
     
  11. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 19,457

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    GB Energy have been by far the cheapest for me. I switched back in September and am paying £69 a month for gas and elec combined although I am now £179 in credit which I will get back in the summer. Billing is monthly based on the meter readings you submit and I have had two price cut's in the short time I have been with them. I have had a couple of times where the website wouldn't accept my gas reading but a call to their freephone helpline is quickly answered and the problems sorted.

    I pay:-

    Elec 9.550p per kwh, 22.35p per day standing charge
    Gas 2.8000p per day, 7.00p per day standing charge
     
  12. utajoker

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2006

    Posts: 20,299

    Location: Wigan

    name please :)
     
  13. Azza

    Caporegime

    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

    Posts: 35,949

    Location: Birmingham

    How was your installation with them / the coompany they used?

    SSE keep sending us letters about their smart meters but I'm concered over the lack of standards with them, so when it comes to switching having losing functionality or getting another reinstalled etc.
     
  14. Ace Modder

    Antec Rep

    Joined: 8 Sep 2003

    Posts: 22,606

    Location: 150 yds from OcUK

    anybody want to refer me to ovo? I just need your name I think?

    [​IMG]
     
  15. utajoker

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2006

    Posts: 20,299

    Location: Wigan

     
  16. Ace Modder

    Antec Rep

    Joined: 8 Sep 2003

    Posts: 22,606

    Location: 150 yds from OcUK

    trust me your details then :) first person to trust me gets the referral.
     
  17. DB_SamX

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 8,507

    Location: Winchester

    I switced via Uswitch recently, though it's not been processed yet. Bills expected to reduce to 75%.
     
  18. BadMojo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Nov 2012

    Posts: 1,527

    Yesterday, I got the ball rolling on a switch to GB Energy as they were the cheapest acccording to MSE's Cheap Energy Club.

    There were a few worrying posts on MSE's forum, but that's to be expected with any supplier. I'm hoping it's not a common theme and can post my experiences later...
     
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  19. Ace Modder

    Antec Rep

    Joined: 8 Sep 2003

    Posts: 22,606

    Location: 150 yds from OcUK

    actually, I've signed up to GB Energy.

    [​IMG]

    Best option for me, especially as my electric usage is fairly high. Running a PC 8 hours a day at home for work, plus maybe a few hours extra 4 out of 7 nights too, which has 2 x GTX 980s and heavily overclocked GPU's and CPU, so it works out cheapest for me to go with GB energy.
     
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  20. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2003

    Posts: 34,011

    Location: Wiltshire

    I went with First Utility - no problems here. Their app is decent for putting in the readings each month.