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    Energy Suppliers

    I currently have a dual fuel tariff with EDF, but I am considering changing. I just wondered what energy supplier you folks use.

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    I've just changed to EDF!

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    I've just switched to Evo, went on Uswitch and they looked cheap, and good...

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    I wish I could avoid them all. Had nothing but a nightmare with British Gas/nPower/EDF since last December and the problems are still not sorted.

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    They all seem to operate sharp practice.
    I have been using EDF for the past year and have received a 250 refund in the last week. I'm now on a 12 month fixed tariff dual fuel deal with them.
    Check bills in detail and make sure direct debits reflect real usage.
    EDF tried to charge me 250 per month for next year despite a quote for 100 per month. Wankers tried to blame the software.
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    Apologies for resurrecting an ancient thread but it was the only one I could find on energy suppliers...

    My energy contract is up for renewal at the end of the month and I haven't yet decided whether to stick or switch (I hate switching suppliers for things and it's only about 5 a month difference).

    If I do decide to switch, it is likely that I will switch to Octopus Energy and I know that they do a referral code that gives you 50 credit. I can easily find a referral code online but rather than give 50 credit to a random stranger I thought I'd check if anyone on here was with them and had a link to a referral code? (Although, I can't promise I'll swtich and use it!)
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    I can give you Bulb referral code which gives us both 50. All the energy they supply is from renewable sources - which is nice. Switching was ludicrously easy. Just sign up on their site I they literally do the rest!
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    Can also recommend Bulb.

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    I did have Bulb under consideration (as heavily promoted by Richard Herring on Twitter - the guy must have endless free energy from the amount of times his referral code gets used!) There is less than 1 a month difference between the two companies but I think the Bulb tariff is variable where the Octopus one is fixed? Octopus is also renewable and they seem to win a few awards.

    I have also recently been switched to a smart meter by my current supplier, does anybody know if this causes any issues when switching suppliers?
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    Depends on your current supplier, manufacturer of meter and who you moved to.

    Worst case your smart meter will go in to local mode and you will only be able to look at usage etc via the IHD.
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    Pretty sure our Bulb tariff is fixed. Would have to double check though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    I can give you Bulb referral code which gives us both 50. All the energy they supply is from renewable sources - which is nice. Switching was ludicrously easy. Just sign up on their site I they literally do the rest!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrannosaurus Dan View Post
    I did have Bulb under consideration (as heavily promoted by Richard Herring on Twitter - the guy must have endless free energy from the amount of times his referral code gets used!) There is less than 1 a month difference between the two companies but I think the Bulb tariff is variable where the Octopus one is fixed? Octopus is also renewable and they seem to win a few awards.

    I have also recently been switched to a smart meter by my current supplier, does anybody know if this causes any issues when switching suppliers?
    Surely this is just marketing nonsense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKakaJIM View Post
    Surely this is just marketing nonsense?
    Meaning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKakaJIM View Post
    Surely this is just marketing nonsense?
    No, obviously you cannot deliver only green energy but the market works with the wholesalers buying enough energy to be delivered to the grid for their customers. In this case the wholesalers commit to only buying energy from renewable sources
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    Quote Originally Posted by tredman View Post
    No, obviously you cannot deliver only green energy but the market works with the wholesalers buying enough energy to be delivered to the grid for their customers. In this case the wholesalers commit to only buying energy from renewable sources
    That makes sense, they only pay for energy from renewable producers but obviously they just pump that into the grid and the end customer just gets whatever mix of fossil fuels, wind, etc. that comes their way regardless of who they're paying for it.

    Suppose it's one to be careful of with the wording.
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    Wouldn't object to recommendations either - my fixed rate deal with Scottish Power is up at the end of Jan so will need to decide where I go next.

    Despite them being one of the 'big 6' suppliers have had no problems with service levels or pricing (then again as a single person in a very heavily insulated bungalow my energy usage is not high) & they have even accepted that I am not having a Smart Meter at the moment (till they can sort out the technology to make them universally compatible or start using timed pricing rates then there is no benefit to me).
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    I've just switched our gas & electric to Yorkshire Energy. Cheap tariffs, green energy and (apparently) very good customer service. The switch was certainly very smooth.

    I don't think they appear on the comparison sites though so you have to go through their website to get a quote.
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