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Energy Suppliers (strictly no referrals)

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

  1. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

    Posts: 23,503

    Location: Llaneirwg

    You definitely do not want that!
    That's one of the new fixed rate deals. You want to be on variable. It will be about 4p for gas.

    (assuming these are unit prices)
     
  2. sanaxe1

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,784

    Location: Nottingham

    So I checked my smart meter data and it says on the 5th I used 2.14Kw yet on my bill it says they charged me for using 7.18kw.

    Cheeky buggers.
     
  3. Zatoichi.uK

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,640

    Yep its crazy. I'm planning on sitting it out for now and dropping onto variable with the hope of things settling. With the rumoured price rises again in April I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not to be honest.

    *Yes they are the Ovo unit prices.
     
  4. ~Mike~

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Jan 2011

    Posts: 8,788

    Location: the King's city

  5. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

    Posts: 23,503

    Location: Llaneirwg

    My fix I got is a bit more than variable. But nothing like what it is now on fixed.

    If I was looking now I'd go variable.
    Most people thought I was crazy for fixing at what I did
     
  6. Uther

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Jun 2005

    Posts: 17,014

    Yeah I took a fixed deal with EDF, and looking at the way this is going am happy I did.
     
  7. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

    Posts: 23,503

    Location: Llaneirwg

    What did you get in at?

    Mines a tad higher than I'd like.
     
  8. Uther

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Jun 2005

    Posts: 17,014

    A lot, but I fixed for three years!
    edit:
    Electricity unit rate: 18.72p per kWh
    Daily standing charge: 23.77p per day
    Gas unit rate: 3.834p per kWh
    Daily standing charge: 26.12p per day

    For a laugh I just did an online quote with my previous supplier, pure planet, and they came up with a ludicrous:
    APRIL — SEPTEMBER
    £156.77
    OCTOBER — MARCH
    £235.15

    And that's on their 'medium usage'. That's about double what I was paying. Insane.
     
    Last edited: 12 Oct 2021
  9. Trifid

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 8,671


    You should find what is using so much power... This is mine on a day I didn't use the washing machine: https://imgur.com/a/GpFABVI
     
  10. krooton

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 May 2004

    Posts: 27,370

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    Yeah, I used 12kwh/day leccy last month, and that is with my 3060ti mining for 80% of the day.
     
  11. Disco_P

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Dec 2013

    Posts: 5,917

    Location: GPS signal not found. (11)

    It's mining, uses about 750W all day every day, costing £2.56 a day. Keeps the flat a bit warmer at the moment.
     
  12. Vita

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

    Posts: 11,277

    Location: United Kingdom

    Ours is around 5.6/kwh a day. Solar/Powerwall. Saving quite a bit compared to our old place. On the Tesla Plan now so will see how it fairs with the export tariff too.
     
  13. Uther

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Jun 2005

    Posts: 17,014

  14. The1nonly1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jul 2009

    Posts: 1,756

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Fixed deal ends with British Gas at the end of November. Been looking at the SVR for them and works out cheaper per unit to stay on that than go to a fixed deal. Having never been on SVR before, how do payments work? I pay monthly at the moment so would I set my own direct debit amount per month? I'm thinking £100ish per month (maybe a little more) and keep checking.
     
  15. uvarvu

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Apr 2004

    Posts: 4,336

    Location: Bath

    I’m with Pure Planet. Not good news at all.
     
  16. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Nov 2010

    Posts: 21,865

    Yep, Pure Planet here, was fixed until next summer too…


    Balls.
     
  17. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,768

    Location: Manchester

    Slowly working up the list it seems, I can very well see Bulb go in the next month.
     
  18. Zenduri

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Mar 2009

    Posts: 5,415

    Location: Nottingham

    Colarado energy with 15000 and Pure planet with 235000 gone tonight, expecting Ampower, Zebra Energy and Neon Reef to be gone by the end of the week. Will be suprised if Omni power last the month too
     
  19. moogle

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Nov 2006

    Posts: 2,651

    Location: London

    Oh my god I just switched from Octopus -> Symbio -> Neon Reef for my electricity! I haven't listened to Ofgem's advice about staying put because then I'm stuffed when the next best tariff disappears.
    The only positive is my Gas is on an SVR and is at around 4p/kWh
     
  20. Zenduri

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Mar 2009

    Posts: 5,415

    Location: Nottingham

    Lol you're chasing problems it seems and creating them for yourself :D If anyone is offering a cheap deal at the moment expect them to go bust