pretty much what the bulb variable rate isbut according to EDF whatsapp chat, they are as follows on the SVR for ex-UP
if, like e-on, their cheapest fxied contracts all demand a smart meter , you leave customers with no choice, that's preferential pricing to compel customers.making smart meters a prerequisite of a tariff is not circumventing anything
whats the percentage of households with a smart meter1, No they are not subsidising tariffs to fulfil obligations, obligations are meters on the wall/meter box, i.e a percentage of customers accepting a FREE smart meter. By FREE it means FREE, they cannot and are not allowed to charge to undercut or even increase pricing to cover the cost or entice customers to have a smart meter. The cost of install HAS to come out of business profits as per the Smart Metering Code Of Practice all suppliers have to agree to and Ofgem are monitoring this very closely, if anything its hard now to be a supplier than ever before.
still aren't any economic < £50 solutions here afaik -There are non invasive methods such as pulse counting,
still aren't any economic < £50 solutions here afaik -
you can home brew something with a Rpi/Ucontroller with a battery pack and wireless.
Pulse count is the only way you can log accurate data from different days to really see what, using the cooker/washing-machine/espresso-machine is adding to the demand when you are using them
Just dont renew, you'll roll onto the SVR one.Just noticed Octopus have pulled the SVR option. Our fixed tariff runs out in October, and was planning to go onto it which was the default option - still hoping that’s the case. Guess it’s been removed to avoid any new customers coming over on it
Your new supplier will put you on a special ‘deemed’ contract. This means a contract you haven’t chosen.
Deemed contracts can be more expensive so your bills could go up. But Ofgem will try to get the best possible deal for you if you’re in this situation.
Deemed contracts can cost more because the supplier takes on more risk. For example, they might have to buy extra wholesale energy at short notice for new customers. So they charge more to make up for it.
Sit tight and wait to be contacted to protect any credit balance you may have. When contacted, ask to be put on the cheapest tariff or shop around and switch if you want to. You won’t be charged exit fees.
The government will need to subsidise some of these. A responsible energy company will have hedged much of their expected energy needs in advance, but an extra few million customers being dispersed around the industry will force them to buy at outrageous rates whilst constrained by the price cap.Going to be annoying when Igloo inevitably go bust and I'm put on a 'deemed' contract. Will this have to be under the energy price cap?
As others have said, no fixed deals at the moment! Ah well, should have gone with one of the big companies, never mind.
Avro gone bust then, just after I switched to them unbelievable bad luck. Can I switch to someone else immediately?
I guess I lose the £82 they took as first payment too.
Been with Bulb for over a year now, is it worth switching suppliers?
I don't think you'll lose it, any credit has to be sent to the next supplier and that supplier will owe it to you.
They owe me money as well, so once I know where it's going, I can track it down and get it back I think