Electricity supplier, advice needed.

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  1. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    I've not paid for an electricity supply, in the UK, for 20 years so am clueless about this.

    There's an EDMI smart meter here, whatever that is.

    I had a quick look and 'Octopus' seemed OK but I don't want to sign up only for someone to 'You did what' <yikes>

    There's two of us in a 2 bedroom double glazed detached house if that's relevant.

    Thanks to anyone ITK.
     
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  2. Nig

    Nig Well-Known Member

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    You can try here for cheapest.

    https://www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/

    The big companies are pretty shìt and dearest in my opinion.
    British gas i wouldn't touch with a bargepole and SSE have been pretty crap having to deal with them since my dad passed away .
     
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  3. Bank of England 2

    Bank of England 2 Well-Known Member

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    Octopus have good write ups in 'Which' magazine mate and they must be fairly stable, as I have been transferred to them after the collapse of Avro Energy last month. Go for a fixed Tariff with little or no early redemption penalties, then when it comes up for renewal, look around again.
     
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  4. MACKEMLAD1973

    MACKEMLAD1973 Well-Known Member

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    Don't go to a compare site. Not the best deals

    I've just switched to Shell Energy after researchng for best deals. Price fixed for 2 years as well

    https://www.shellenergy.co.uk/
     
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    Been with octopus for about 4 years now and they’ve been great
     
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  6. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    This is all great lads.

    This'll be my first attempt at living in the real world so all really weird ...

    ... I can see why people, released from a life sentence, end up back inside <laugh>
     
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  7. Oliver's Army

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    Ive been with Shell for a year or so, I was with Green Energy before that but I think they have just gone bust. Parents were with avro but got shifted to Octopus after avro bit the dust last week. I would put your monthly useage into a comparison site and see who they recommend as cheapest but it's not the ideal time to do it with all the uncertainty. Some aren't taking on new customers I think. Hope you get sorted.
     
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  8. rooch 3

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    Been there <laugh>
     
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    If you use a comparison website, make sure you then check the chosen providers own website. Quite ofter there are cheaper deals direct with the company.
    A comparison site will show numerous providers, but will only show the deals they get commission on.
     
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    Do you use gas for heating
     
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    I would say I am pretty useless at this, never change because I can’t be arsed for the amount of money you save to the amount of grief you get doing it.<laugh>
     
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  12. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    No mate, it's oil fired and an Aga for cooking.
     
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  13. Vincemac

    Vincemac Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I have duel fuel
    Used British Gas for ever
    Never bothered changing they are cheap one year then dear the next
    It’s not worth the bother changing every year
     
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    I’m not sure what’s best for you
     
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    Tried changing once about 20 yr ago electric £30 a month first DD went out £241 rang up got it sorted, this won’t happen again, next DD £ 241, rang up told them I’ve cancelled DD so send me a monthly bill, never swapped anything again not worth the hassle for a fiver a week.
     
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    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    A Swiss clinic according to Mrs Smug ....

    ... I think this is all getting to her <laugh>
     
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    My mind read that in the voice of this guy.

    please log in to view this image
     
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    who is the current ( no pun intended) supplier?
     
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  19. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    It's called 'Opus' which, as far as I can see, is a business supplier.

    I suspect that's because this place was recently part of a working farm.
     
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    <laugh><laugh><laugh>

    OctopusEnergy…. They’re grrrrreeeeaaaatt
     
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