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Scottish Powers Cheapest Tariff

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truescot
truescot Posts: 170 Forumite
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A bit confused regarding which tariff to go with from SP, and uSwitch did not seem helpful.

Aside from the negative comments on here about SP, I have been with them for a while and they have been satisfactory.

Moved into a 4 bed older house a few months ago and have had endless trouble switching my gas/electric over to SP (BG's fault I feel). Finally did it, sent readings to get a baseline not long after switching and my initial DD has been DOUBLED (to £170 a month)! Currently £197 in debit. Totally confused with all the different tariffs. Anyone know which is the cheapest online uncapped tariff, for a house which basically uses power 16 hours a day due to working from home?

Unfortunately I have not got the info about what previous tariff I was on.:confused:
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  • Magentasue
    Magentasue Posts: 4,229 Forumite
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    I think your DD is high because you switched just before the winter so you didn't have a summer credit balance to cushion your winter use.

    What you need to do, is find out how many kwh of gas and electricity you use in a year and feed those figures into a comparison site. Don't think in terms of DD - if you switch in April, your DD will probably be less than if you switch in November but that doesn't mean the tariff is cheaper.
  • truescot
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    Thanks magentasue, it's not so much my direct debit I'm concerned with, as if that's what it has to be then so be it, and I know it's high cos I switched in winter. I just wondered if I am on the cheapest tariff for my usage. Discounted Energy NSC.

    I'll phone SP today.
    Skint: (adjective) The tendency to turn off the grill when turning the bacon.

    Think skint - it makes things simpler
  • Magentasue
    Magentasue Posts: 4,229 Forumite
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    Do look at comparison sites - SP were cheapest for me last year, now it's EDF. It all depends on where you live, how much you use of each fuel - people here can only tell you what's cheapest for them, not you.
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