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Energy Suppliers (strictly no referrals)

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

  1. chef-borjan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Aug 2014

    Posts: 1,104

    In a bizarre manner I think if this continues it’s at least going to get all of us to be even more aware about our individual energy footprints… better for the planet etc.
     
  2. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Jan 2014

    Posts: 3,509

    I'm in a challenging spot.

    I was due to complete switching from Green to Avro on the day they both went bust.

    I have now had notice from Octopus that I'm with them as a former Avro customer, and also notice from Green that I've been transferred to Shell, along with my credit and have been paying for standing charges to Green to 1st December out of my credit.

    What.the.actual.futon
     
  3. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Mar 2003

    Posts: 9,669

    You’ll end up with Shell, eventually. Basically you’ll be with Avro until the day they went bust, Octopus until your green switch completed and with green until they went bust and then with shell from that point on.

    If green went bust before the switch completed you’ll just be picked up by shell from the date the switch completed. I hope that made sense.

    I hope you took some meter readings just in case!
     
  4. MissChief

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Jul 2010

    Posts: 21,590

    I'd be taking daily readings TBH, and if your phone can time/date stamp them on the photo, that too.
     
  5. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Jan 2014

    Posts: 3,509

    Lots of meter readings, thankfully!
    I guess it comes down to when exactly they 'went bust' as the announcement was made for both Green and Avro at the same time, I doubt they truly did go under at exactly the same moment.

    It also seems strange to me that Green were somehow still going until 1st December (they issued my final bill today to that date).
     
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  6. lewism

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Mar 2006

    Posts: 2,882

    Location: Fife

    I just recently moved in to a property that was looked after by Bulb. Filled in my details on their website and they've told me i'm moving out and I can't submit a meter reading to them. After two letters telling me to setup an account. How daft.
     
  7. Zenduri

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Mar 2009

    Posts: 5,422

    Location: Nottingham

    Just one thing to note for folks from the last couple of pages.

    If you are with a supplier and you change to another one, the new one will only offer fixed prices and terms and wont offer variable. If you move into the property, as long as you are remaining with the same supplier/ supplier licence then they cant force you onto a fixed tarrif. After the change of tenancy you will automatically go onto the variable rate.

    Sinbad2000 got screwed because BG and BG Evolve are 2 different suppliers so its classed a change of supplier so only fixed prices were offered and he couldnt go onto variable. If he had been able to complete the change fo tenancy with the existing supplier when he moved in he should have gone onto the variable. Likewise if they advised him he needs to reigster on evolve rather than process the change of tenancy that 100% is a miss sell
     
  8. Fatboy123

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Aug 2020

    Posts: 161

    The BBC are reporting today that every household in the country is going to be hit with an extra £85 in there bill because of the Govt. enforced collapse of Bulb.
    There are people like me and millions of other that can afford the higher energy costs.... I'd rather not but hey ho. The whole reason for the price cap was to help those unable to afford it. SO how is the extra £85 on top of already high bills going to help them???
     
  9. matt100

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Jul 2004

    Posts: 12,785

    Location: Surrey

    The story is a bit more complicated than that but ultimately what would you expect?

    The taxpayer, eg you and I stepped in to bolster it and someone's got to pay.

    There wasn't a zero cost option, the only way to get out of this with it becoming a genuine good thing for low income households is for bulb to be properly nationalised and a social tariff created. That still doesn't mean it would be "cheap" but a not for profit setup would be ideal.
     
  10. Fatboy123

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Aug 2020

    Posts: 161

    Let the energy companies set reasonable prices based on actual costs and cap excessive markups. Help those that genuinely need help.
     
  11. Puzzled

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Jul 2003

    Posts: 8,525

    £85 is the least of your worries, they had a story on lunchtime news the other day saying the price cap will likely increase by £550 in April :(

    We are entering a period of much higher energy costs and the poorest will be hit hard. Its insane that in 2021 people are still having to live in cold homes as they can't afford to heat them.
     
  12. john_smith

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2010

    Posts: 366

    Moving to Octopus Go and taking out a loan to fund a battery could potentially be a cheaper monthly cost with these energy prices.
     
  13. Sinbad2000

    Associate

    Joined: 19 Nov 2021

    Posts: 82

    Location: Portsmouth

    Here's a screengrab of the website that screwed me:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/uJ83nYkiqNUmqmXf7
     
  14. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 42,724

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    SSE are shoving my gas supply onto Ovo. What’s this about?
     
  15. Sasahara

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Feb 2009

    Posts: 4,109

    OVO Energy took over SSE in Jan 2020. They purchased it rather than a supplier of last resort.
     
  16. ShortWarning

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 May 2004

    Posts: 4,953

    Location: Middlesex

    I've now been moved from fixed onto the SVT. Looking at my energy meter is depressing.
     
  17. ants83

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,532

    I will be doing the same with British gas end of January. Going to be a shock to the system on the standard rate and what's to come with another hike in april. Fixing is a no no
     
  18. Zatoichi.uK

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,723

    So the question is fix now, before April or after April? Feel like we're screwed either way...
     
  19. Sinbad2000

    Associate

    Joined: 19 Nov 2021

    Posts: 82

    Location: Portsmouth

    Don't fix, there is no way the cap will be raised to the level of fixed contracts now imho. Can you imagine the outcry when energy bills treble?
     
  20. 200sols

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 14 Jan 2018

    Posts: 9,730

    Location: Hampshire

    The cap will have to go above the supply cost or the entire market will collapse.