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Title: Energy suppliers
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 19:05:36
I've been with eon for the last 8 years and my 2 year fixed tariff is coming to an end so was wondering on sticking with one of the big six (British Gas cheapest on Martin Lewis site) or whether to go with a smaller company like Bulb or Octopus who are slightly cheaper with no buy out clause so any feedback would be much appreciated


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 19:09:17
Bulb and Octopus (and Ovo and Good Energy, who we've used in the past) all tend to have better customer service and prices than the big companies. I'd have no problem recommending any of them over EDF and the like, but look at the price comparisons as it's a pretty similar service whoever you're with.

If you do have a smart meter, check if it works with any supplier - ours didn't, which was annoying. We can still change supplier, just lose the smart features.


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 19:10:24
Octopus for us.


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: Arriba on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 19:11:57
I'm with bulb.have been for 2 years now. Can leave when you like with no penalties and have 1 simple tarriff. Find them really good. If anyone wants 50 quid for signing up I can send you a link. I'd get 50 quid too as that's how it works with them and referrals.


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 19:13:19
Bulb and Octopus (and Ovo and Good Energy, who we've used in the past) all tend to have better customer service and prices than the big companies. I'd have no problem recommending any of them over EDF and the like, but look at the price comparisons as it's a pretty similar service whoever you're with.

If you do have a smart meter, check if it works with any supplier - ours didn't, which was annoying. We can still change supplier, just lose the smart features.

Cheers Nemo, we don't have a smart meter although eon message every few weeks telling me I need to book it in. I don't think there's much between any of them regarding what they charge for gas & electricity although the standing charge does vary a little. Out of curiosity who are you with and do you tend to change very often?


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 19:15:28
I'm with bulb.have been for 2 years now. Can leave when you like with no penalties and have 1 simple tarriff. Find them really good. If anyone wants 50 quid for signing up I can send you a link. I'd get 50 quid too as that's how it works with them and referrals.

Bulb is one that I have been considering and nice to know that you've been happy with the customer service etc. If I go with them I will send you a PM
Cheers


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 19:17:16
Out of curiosity who are you with and do you tend to change very often?

We're with Good Energy now and have been for a few years, but we picked them on green energy rather than price, I'm sure it would have been possible to shave a few quid off with regular changes.

Perhaps you should try our ground sponsors Energy Check!


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 19:18:39
We're with Good Energy now and have been for a few years, but we picked them on green energy rather than price, I'm sure it would have been possible to shave a few quid off with regular changes.

Perhaps you should try our ground sponsors Energy Check!

😁😁 I do want to get away from the big suppliers


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: mystical_goat on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 19:36:26
Many of my friends use Bulb, I'm with Green Energy, and was with Octopus then Igloo before. Igloo raised their prices about 3 months in to the deal, so I did another search and found something cheaper, then switched easily and without any penalty costs. All found using Martin Lewis' MSE site. All been great. Went with Green because it was a fixed tariff and cheap too.


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 19:44:03
Many of my friends use Bulb, I'm with Green Energy, and was with Octopus then Igloo before. Igloo raised their prices about 3 months in to the deal, so I did another search and found something cheaper, then switched easily and without any penalty costs. All found using Martin Lewis' MSE site. All been great. Went with Green because it was a fixed tariff and cheap too.

I'll  check them out and thanks for the info


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 20:04:34
Octopus are good. Joined them for cheap overnight EV charging and stayed when the car went back because it's still cheaper than most standard tariffs, we run the dishwasher and washing machine cheaply overnight now. Wouldn't be without the smart meter now. Octopus have some really innovative pricing methods. The link up with their investment arm means they use their own solar energy too. I think they're 100% renewable if that makes a difference to you, it's a nice to have for me.

I met one of the founders early last year. Nice guy.

Can give you a referral code to get a £50 discount.


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 20:06:31
Octopus are good. Joined them for cheap overnight EV charging and stayed when the car went back because it's still cheaper than most standard tariffs, we run the dishwasher and washing machine cheaply overnight now. Wouldn't be without the smart meter now. Octopus have some really innovative pricing methods. The link up with their investment arm means they use their own solar energy too. I think they're 100% renewable if that makes a difference to you, it's a nice to have for me.

I met one of the founders early last year. Nice guy.

Can give you a referral code to get a £50 discount.

Hi Samdy many thanks and I will check them out


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: ronnie21 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 20:25:52
Octopus are good. Joined them for cheap overnight EV charging and stayed when the car went back because it's still cheaper than most standard tariffs, we run the dishwasher and washing machine cheaply overnight now. Wouldn't be without the smart meter now. Octopus have some really innovative pricing methods. The link up with their investment arm means they use their own solar energy too. I think they're 100% renewable if that makes a difference to you, it's a nice to have for me.

I met one of the founders early last year. Nice guy.

Can give you a referral code to get a £50 discount.
Switched to Octopus last November, their communications have been good and we are saving about £4per month compared to the fixed tariff deal I was on with EDF - although to be fair I had a decent sum to come back when that deal finished


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: brocklesby red on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 20:43:05
I switched to Green Network Energy last July, decent saving and they’ve always been helpful when I’ve contacted them


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 20:55:22
Just renewing now, will stick with British Gas.


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 21:17:13
I check on Money Savings Expert. I'm currently with People's Energy coming to the end of a 1 year contract. Just about to look around again.


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: bamboonoclue on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 22:18:21
After being automatically put with iSupply on moving into my place, I immediately shopped round for cheaper (there is still an ongoing dispute with iSupply which is laughable beyond) and found Yorkshire Energy (YE) under Daisy Energy. They were great as they, like Octopus and some other smaller providers, use 100% renewables and/or green energy. They also had several fixed green tariffs so your tariff was always called "Green...something of other", like Potato, Badger, Pennine...they also had an excellently low standing charge too.

Anyway, due to the pandemic (I think) they have unfortunately gone under. A shame as they were great and no fuss. The issue I now have (to go with the previous one) is that OfGem have kindly instructed one of the big six to take over all YE accounts. This has started a process of being transferred to bloody Scottish Power and onto their "Standard Tariff".

Seeing as I haven't chosen to be with this provider, how do I stop the process or do I just have to go and head to a different provider, submit my closing readings and then go from there? I'm only a little jaded, as although my previous switch and provider (YE) was fine, there is still ongoing dispute with the provider originally in situ (iSupply, which has also gone under now).

Hmmmmppph.


Alsom sorry JQ, I would've suggested YE as they were always great service, cheap, and green. Octopus would likely be my next choice. Just want to get this conundrum clear first.


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 05:26:04
Look After My Bills - recently switched me to Green.


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: normy on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 06:57:02
I've been with Eon for over ten years, and not bothered to change to a slightly cheaper supplier because I always received reliable service in billing and their offers of changing to a lower tariff when appropriate was very useful. I have been persuaded to accept a Smartmeter on condition I take their lowest tariff, which is a Fixed rate and fairly comparable with other suppilers I believe.  I didn't really want the Smartmeter, but it's installed now.


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 08:33:28
With Igloo Energy via uSwitch. Been very good so far.

Sent from my XQ-AD51


Title: Energy suppliers
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 09:43:24
ditto.

the only thing is that Igloo don't currently support smart meters , so I need to do manual readings.

then again, shell energy also only used to do electric, so I always needed to read the gas manually anyway.

if anyone wants a £50 igloo referral code...

https://refer.igloo.energy/dawnb2103 (https://refer.igloo.energy/dawnb2103)

(no I'm not "regards dawn")


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 09:47:52
Switched over to Pure Planet recently, they have been fine so far, had Bulb and Ovo previously and they have been equally fine. They took over our electric smart meter which was great, one slight ball ache is that they are not fitting smart gas meters at the moment so we are stuck with the dumb one, put its a small gripe! Tend to change every couple of years via the MSE Energy Club, takes about 10 mins each time.


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: mystical_goat on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 11:10:47
Got my Dad onto Pure Planet via MSE, he's happy with them too.


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 11:20:30
Here's a link for a £50 welcome credit in your account if you fancy a switch to Bulb.

https://www.bulb.me/adams7721?utm_campaign=app-referral-share&utm_medium=copy-link&utm_source=copy-button


Title: Re: Energy suppliers
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 15:18:26
Here's a link for a £50 welcome credit in your account if you fancy a switch to Bulb.

https://www.bulb.me/adams7721?utm_campaign=app-referral-share&utm_medium=copy-link&utm_source=copy-button


Many thanks for the link