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Energy Suppliers (strictly no referrals)

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

  1. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Mar 2003

    Posts: 8,648

    Is there a referral for tonik currently? I’m able to move in a few weeks and that’s the cheapest ‘green’ plan for me currently.

    Don’t send me anything via trust just yet, no doubt the prices will change in the mean time. Just looking at options vs Quidco etc.
     
  2. roadie

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 2,774

    Location: Hampshire

    There is a referral for Tonik (£25). I started the switch process today, but got some errors after putting in Direct Debit details so hoping it has gone through!
     
  3. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,206

    Location: Lake District

    Which providers can you change to and retain smart meter functionality?

    Current smart meter doo-dah looks like this

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  4. Raven8472

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Apr 2006

    Posts: 108

    Location: The Shires

    Hello Pike , I have the same IHD Smart meter from SSE ( Fitted about 8 months ago ) . Moved over to Octopus and the smart meter is sending readings , but on the display only the Electricity meter is showing current usage. The gas side is saying waiting for data.

    Not really a big thing but Octopus have tried to get it working and ended up making it worse but currently only leccy usage showing. I can see daily usage for the gas and electricity on their website its only the gas usage i cannot see current usage on the screen.

    Even though its a SMET2 meter i still think its work in progress between all the companies.
     
  5. joemc

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Jan 2011

    Posts: 527

    Location: Derby

    We are with Utility Point who have been fine so far.

    I just have to go read the meters once a month and put them on to the website. Quite like the fact you pay 6 months at a higher rate, then the last 6 months at a lower rate.

    I've heard of some people having issues getting your money back from them, but only time will tell!
     
  6. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,206

    Location: Lake District

    Anyone had experience with Symbio energy? They're coming out as cheapest by some margin.
     
  7. HungryHippos

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Mar 2004

    Posts: 9,841

    Location: Fareham

    Need to switch myself soon, I use approx 6000 kwh of gas a year, 5000 kwh of electric so my bill is mostly from electric.

    I have some options that I have found. Thoughts anyone?

    Currently on:

    ScottishPower - Super Saver August 2020 B3

    // Gas //
    Unit rate
    3.151p per kWh
    Standing charge
    20.55p per day (£75.00 per year)

    // Electric //
    Unit rate
    13.734p per kWh
    Standing charge
    20.55p per day (£75.00 per year)

    MSE Cheap Energy Club is pushing this Pure Planet tarriff which is a bit more expensive on standing charges and rates with the exception of the gas price. I use more electric though. This also comes with £25 cashback and a £20 credit with Pure Planet after 3 months, and I think it has a £30 dual fuel discount for a year somehow worked in after.

    Pure Planet - 100% Green 12m Fixed Jul20 v1

    // Gas //
    Unit rate
    2.566p per kWh
    Standing charge
    21.929p per day (£80.00 per year)

    // Electric //
    Unit rate
    14.085p per kWh
    Standing charge
    21.929p per day (£80.00 per year)

    I also found this one from Avro which looks competitive, but not sure if it will come with any cashback so gotta price that in, but the unit prices are all a bit cheaper than my current tarriff.

    Avro - Simple and SuperGlow

    // Gas //
    Unit rate
    2.405p per kWh
    Standing charge
    15.75p per day (£57.49 per year)

    // Electric //
    Unit rate
    13.650p per kWh
    Standing charge
    15.75p per day (£57.49 per year)
     
  8. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Mar 2003

    Posts: 8,648

    Can someone please trust me an igloo energy referral code?
     
  9. bloodiedathame

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 May 2007

    Posts: 8,292

    Location: Surrey

    Has anyone ever had to provide proof of ownership ie mortgage documentation, deeds etc to an energy company to set up an account?
     
  10. HungryHippos

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Mar 2004

    Posts: 9,841

    Location: Fareham

    No, but someone managed to almost successfully switch my energy supply without my say so, so I wonder if they are being hit by a lot of fraudulent switches.
     
  11. HungryHippos

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Mar 2004

    Posts: 9,841

    Location: Fareham

    Igloo any good? their prices are similar to Avro. What is the referral scheme they run worth?
     
  12. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Mar 2003

    Posts: 8,648

    They are 5* rated on MSE and coming up the cheapest for me on all the comparison sites (after discounting Out Fox). I'm in a different region to you though so prices will vary. It's a variable tariff so you can just switch away if a better fix comes along.

    Incidentally, I'm on the same tariff as you currently but my bill is more even between gas and electric (15300/3600)
     
  13. Avathar77

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 May 2010

    Posts: 4,336

    Location: London, UK

    Sent
     
  14. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Mar 2003

    Posts: 8,648

    Thanks, will sign up tomorrow. :D
     
  15. jpaul

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Mar 2010

    Posts: 14,885

  16. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Jan 2014

    Posts: 3,419

    May I ask why you took Out Fox the Market from your possibles? Seems the cheapest, 'green' and well rated.
     
  17. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,206

    Location: Lake District

    SSE asking for an opening meter reading at a new property when there are smart meters installed, why?
     
  18. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Mar 2003

    Posts: 8,648

    They were the cheapest (in reality there was very little in it) but their CS is horrible. I have not had a switch go wrong yet but I'd rather not tempt fate. Igloo is also 'green'.
     
  19. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 29,454

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Anyone used Bulb (?) for energy supplier? Misses is raving about them
     
  20. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,206

    Location: Lake District

    Yup, they're fine.