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Energy Suppliers (strictly no referrals)

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

  1. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,242

    Location: Lake District

    I've ordered a solar system, install date is the 5th Nov.
     
  2. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Jan 2014

    Posts: 3,440

    Shame you'll have to wait 5 months to see if it works :p
     
  3. Blackjack Davy

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2009

    Posts: 5,560

    Same here wooly jumpers are already out and worn. Eon looks like 21 or 22p not sure which applies they have two tariffs both with the same name which is odd.

    All the large council buildings I visit have got their heating on full blast 24/7 now I wear shorts when I'm in there or I'm boiling and some of the staff are only there a few hours a day considering how much I'm paying for council tax it makes me fume. Think I might have to move in and squat.
     
  4. moogle

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Nov 2006

    Posts: 2,636

    Location: London

    I can only hope if NeonReef do go, I get put back onto Octopus. I should have stayed with them on Octopus Go at 16p/kWh
     
  5. BigBoy

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,329

    Location: Bath

    Totally this! Unless the tariff is SVR you are only cheating yourself, that is unless you are lucky to have locked in with one of the big 6 for a multi year deal.
     
  6. RoboCod

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jun 2004

    Posts: 19,003

    Location: On the Amiga500

    Octopus are still offering their Go tariff. So it can make sense to swap sometimes.
     
  7. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,242

    Location: Lake District

    Go tariff now requires proof you own an EV.
     
  8. MrRockliffe

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2014

    Posts: 4,352

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    This is what I’ve been moved to with Shell.

    Prices any good or worth switching?


    Electricity // Gas
    Standing charge
    (per day) 24.11p // 26.11p
    Unit rate
    (per kWh) 20.680p // 4.169p
     
  9. Trifid

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 8,595

    Interesting that they want EV customers that are costing them more money then non-EV customers at the moment.
     
  10. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

    Posts: 23,184

    Location: Llaneirwg

    Standard price that.
    Is variable so will go up in April but best you'll get Iver winter
     
  11. MrRockliffe

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2014

    Posts: 4,352

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Okie dokie - thanks

    I’ll set a reminder to switch in April.


    Just checked my latest bill from green and I was paying 14p/unit for electric and 2.5p/unit for gas :(
     
  12. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

    Posts: 23,184

    Location: Llaneirwg

    You'll probably not be able to switch to cheaper at that time. But worth checking.

    Yeah it's a big price hike
    Basically double price on gas and nearly same on elec
     
  13. GinG

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Jul 2006

    Posts: 7,579

    Did you use a local firm or national?

    Looking into solar currently...assuming you went with a battery system to make it viable?
     
  14. Troop

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Aug 2006

    Posts: 1,233

    Location: Land of Dragons

    Wonder when that started, been with Octopus only just on a month, no mention of needing an EV when I switched from "Flexible" to the "GO" tariff on the 24th Sept.
     
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  15. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,242

    Location: Lake District

    A company from Preston, didn't go battery as in my calculations it doesnt improve my ROI, if anything exporting with octopus outgoing agile will reduce my ROI as the unit rate averages a bit over 5.5p/kwh

    Just need my SoLR to take over my supply so I can initiate a move to Octopus (they still offer SVR you just have to request it) then get smart meters installed and the outoging agile tariff applied by the spring

    In winter, a home storage battery will never get fully charged and now with the go tariff only being for EV owners, you can't even charge it from that.
     
  16. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,719

    Location: Manchester

    UPS Solar? We're near Preston and was looking around at some options.
     
  17. maddness

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,174

    Location: Intel HQ

    with octo go here, had a lengthy chat with their ops team, they said to stay on this tariff and don't change as then it will be market capped till April next year

    pretty much what Martin Lewis has been saying

    I was interested in the go faster tariff they have but he said don't do it or the price will jump up
     
  18. maddness

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,174

    Location: Intel HQ

    saw someone post this online :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  19. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,242

    Location: Lake District

    No, eco renewables group.

    Give them a shout, ask for Chris, tell them Carl referred you.

    Red electrical are also very highly regarded.
     
  20. alexakasloth

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,913

    Location: Newhaven, Sussex.

    Similar to your situation, just gone from fixed to variable and all of the fixed deals I'm seeing are much more expensive.
    Currently paying 3.86p for gas.