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    • icicat
    • By icicat 13th Apr 17, 10:31 PM
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    Advice on EDF enfergy tarrifs
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    • 13th Apr 17, 10:31 PM
    Advice on EDF enfergy tarrifs 13th Apr 17 at 10:31 PM
    hey all,

    I got an email saying my current tariff for EDF ends on 31 May 2017.
    You now have two options: choose a new tariff or move onto our Standard (Variable) tariff.

    I am currently on:

    Blue+Price Promise May 2017
    Low fixed (energy) price
    Always know if you’d be better off elsewhere
    No exit fees
    Electricity 100% backed by low-carbon generation1

    Does anyone have advice on what the best tarrif would be to switch to or what to look for when deciding. Do I have to make the switch now eve though the current tarrif runs out on May 31st?

    I haven't much clue about this stuff so any advice would be great Thanks
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 13th Apr 17, 11:01 PM
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    • 13th Apr 17, 11:01 PM
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    • 13th Apr 17, 11:01 PM
    Go onto a couple of the comparison sites and look at the whole of the market out there, input your current annual kWh usage - the EDF site will give you that information in the quote area. Separate suppliers may be cheaper, EDF electric is £100 dearer than I currently pay and can easily be bettered. You don't have to switch now but there may be some more increases coming.

    I am with them for gas only and have just switched to the Jun 18 fix (which is not on comparison sites, they seem to only have the April 18) before it disappears starting 1 Jun after the current fix ends, can't be beaten for me. The 26% unit price increase still made me wince though. No exit fee though so can ditch and switch if something cheaper comes along.
    Last edited by molerat; 13-04-2017 at 11:13 PM.
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    • metrobus
    • By metrobus 14th Apr 17, 4:58 AM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 4:58 AM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 4:58 AM
    What's your use age per year in kWh and do you get the £140 a year warm home discount?
    • molerat
    • By molerat 14th Apr 17, 9:47 AM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 9:47 AM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 9:47 AM
    Why do they have 2 gas tariffs with the only difference being 0.005p in the unit price ?
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    • PaschalFun
    • By PaschalFun 14th Apr 17, 10:31 AM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 10:31 AM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 10:31 AM
    hey all,

    I got an email saying my current tariff for EDF ends on 31 May 2017.
    You now have two options: choose a new tariff or move onto our Standard (Variable) tariff.

    I am currently on:

    Blue+Price Promise May 2017
    Low fixed (energy) price
    Always know if you’d be better off elsewhere
    No exit fees
    Electricity 100% backed by low-carbon generation1

    Does anyone have advice on what the best tarrif would be to switch to or what to look for when deciding. Do I have to make the switch now eve though the current tarrif runs out on May 31st?

    I haven't much clue about this stuff so any advice would be great Thanks
    Originally posted by icicat
    Unfortunately, you've just missed out on a cracking deal from Iresa.

    Suggest you read this MSE article and ask again if you still need more help

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/utilities/you-switch-gas-electricity
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 14th Apr 17, 10:33 AM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 10:33 AM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 10:33 AM
    hey all,

    I got an email saying my current tariff for EDF ends on 31 May 2017.
    You now have two options: choose a new tariff or move onto our Standard (Variable) tariff.

    I am currently on:

    Blue+Price Promise May 2017
    Low fixed (energy) price
    Always know if you’d be better off elsewhere
    No exit fees
    Electricity 100% backed by low-carbon generation1

    Does anyone have advice on what the best tarrif would be to switch to or what to look for when deciding. Do I have to make the switch now eve though the current tarrif runs out on May 31st?

    I haven't much clue about this stuff so any advice would be great Thanks
    Originally posted by icicat
    You don't have just two options - as Molerat says - Go to a comaprison website !

    You will find probably 50 different suppliers.

    You will need your actual consumption for the year in kwh's (not £)

    Make the switch before 31 May, after then you will automatically be swapped by EDF onto their standard tariff.
    • icicat
    • By icicat 14th Apr 17, 12:04 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 12:04 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 12:04 PM
    Thanks for the replys all, reading through them now. Here is my energy usage, though I expect this to go up as I will be working on the computer from home everyday starting next couple of months.

    Electricity usage
    EDF Energy 562 kWh/year
    Gas usage
    EDF Energy 1896 kWh/year
    • icicat
    • By icicat 14th Apr 17, 12:12 PM
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    • #8
    • 14th Apr 17, 12:12 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 12:12 PM
    molerat: Are you on the June 2018 fix for gas?

    Daily standing charge help 26.25p per day
    Unit rate help 3.511p per kWh
    TCR help 3.98p per kWh
    Exit Fees No exit fees
    • icicat
    • By icicat 14th Apr 17, 12:31 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 12:31 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 12:31 PM
    Something I don't understand. The Price comparison website says (based on my current tarrif information I entered) that I am paying £1,271.48 per year? When infact I have probably only paid around £162 for the year??

    Comparing my tariff info on EDF and the comparison website they are different.

    comparison website:

    Unit rate 3.042p per kWh
    Standing charge 19.24p per day

    on EDF:

    Unit rate 2.761p per kWh
    Daily standing charge 26.25p per day

    I entered the blue+price promise May 2016 in the information so not sure whats going on?? :S
    Last edited by icicat; 14-04-2017 at 12:42 PM.
    • PaschalFun
    • By PaschalFun 14th Apr 17, 12:31 PM
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    Thanks for the replys all, reading through them now. Here is my energy usage, though I expect this to go up as I will be working on the computer from home everyday starting next couple of months.

    Electricity usage
    EDF Energy 562 kWh/year
    Gas usage
    EDF Energy 1896 kWh/year
    Originally posted by icicat
    I would question the accuracy of those figures unless no one has been living at the property for a lot of the last year.

    However, if they are correct, a zero standing charge tariff such as from Ebico (RHE) would probably be best suited to you
    Any accredited comparison site will give the the answer though (but it will be based on the figures you input)
    • PaschalFun
    • By PaschalFun 14th Apr 17, 12:49 PM
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    Something I don't understand. The Price comparison website says (based on my current tarrif information I entered) that I am paying £1,271.48 per year? When infact I have probably only paid around £162 for the year??
    Originally posted by icicat
    You are clearly doing something wrong.

    Just the standing charge on the EDF Blue+Price Promise May 2017 would come to about £162 alone.

    Based on your usage figures (which I do wonder about) the total cost would be about £320 depending of supply region
    • PaschalFun
    • By PaschalFun 14th Apr 17, 12:52 PM
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    Just seen your edit to your earlier post

    ...
    I entered the blue+price promise May 2016 in the information so not sure whats going on?? :S
    Originally posted by icicat
    Whereas in your OP you said

    ...
    I am currently on:

    Blue+Price Promise May 2017...
    Originally posted by icicat
    But that is obviously not the only error.
    • Autumnella
    • By Autumnella 14th Apr 17, 2:02 PM
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    Why do they have 2 gas tariffs with the only difference being 0.005p in the unit price ?
    Originally posted by molerat
    The cheaper one is for customers whose tariffs are ending in May and June only.
    Make £10 per day-
    June: £100/£300
    • molerat
    • By molerat 14th Apr 17, 5:29 PM
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    molerat: Are you on the June 2018 fix for gas?

    Daily standing charge help 26.25p per day
    Unit rate help 3.511p per kWh
    TCR help 3.98p per kWh
    Exit Fees No exit fees
    Originally posted by icicat
    WOW My region, N Scotland, is 2.410p so maybe not so viable for you
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 18th Apr 17, 9:31 AM
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    Why do they have 2 gas tariffs with the only difference being 0.005p in the unit price ?
    Originally posted by molerat
    The cheaper one is for customers whose tariffs are ending in May and June only.
    Originally posted by Autumnella
    Both tariffs are open to all via their website but only the more expensive April 18 is on comparison sites (with cashback).
    Last edited by molerat; 18-04-2017 at 11:59 AM.
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    • icicat
    • By icicat 19th Apr 17, 1:33 AM
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    PaschalFun: well spotted! I dont know where my brain was at the time yes I should have inputed 2017 not 2016 for my current plan. Still not sure why I have only paid so little for the year, though most of the year I was using very little gas and electricity due to renovations and living at my dads for a while.

    Thanks everyone for your replies. I will read these tomorrow
    • macman
    • By macman 19th Apr 17, 9:46 AM
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    PaschalFun: well spotted! I dont know where my brain was at the time yes I should have inputed 2017 not 2016 for my current plan. Still not sure why I have only paid so little for the year, though most of the year I was using very little gas and electricity due to renovations and living at my dads for a while.

    Thanks everyone for your replies. I will read these tomorrow
    Originally posted by icicat
    In which case you need to input realistic figures on the comp site. Start with 3,300kWh for leccy and 12,500kWh for gas, assuming a 3 b/r property with gas CH and DHW.
    Even with part of the year unoccupied, those figures are unfeasibly low if you were doing renovations: for that you would still have been using lights and power?
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    • icicat
    • By icicat 19th Apr 17, 11:12 PM
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    Hey macman, thanks for that. I will be using more electric this time round as I have moved into the flat and will be on my PC all day around 5 days a week using two monitors. Would these numbers still count for that sort of usage?
    • icicat
    • By icicat 19th Apr 17, 11:51 PM
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    out of interest, what do you guys think of EDFs June 2018 tariff they suggest? It looks to be cheaper than my current tariff.

    • molerat
    • By molerat 20th Apr 17, 9:15 AM
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    It is not cheaper than your current tariff it is cheaper than your personal projection assuming you do nothing and go onto standard variable at the end of your fix.
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