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    • By MSE Andrew Verified User verified user 17th Nov 17, 1:44 PM
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    Add your feedback on energy supplier Pure Planet
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    • 17th Nov 17, 1:44 PM
    Add your feedback on energy supplier Pure Planet 17th Nov 17 at 1:44 PM
    This is a feedback thread on energy supplier

    Pure Planet

    Please share your experience with other MoneySavers. Click reply to take part
    • Did your switch go smoothly?
    • Have you had problems since?
    • Is it easy to contact?
    The feedback comes as part of the

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    • Al Ross
    • By Al Ross 8th Aug 18, 7:31 PM
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    Al Ross
    All suppliers charge a standing charge, that is to cover the cost of maintaing a supply to your house.


    Pure Planet charge a membership fee instead,they do give a discount for dual supply and the unit rates are charged at wholesale prices.
  • PurePlanet
    Hi Capannacce

    We charge a low monthly membership fee. This standing charge covers:
    • Your meter maintenance
    • Our people costs
    • Operating and systems costs
    • Our low profit margin
    • VAT.

    As for the energy you use, we have zero mark-up. You pay what we pay.
    Hope that helps

    Marc @ Pure Planet.


    MSE suggests there is a PurePlanet membership fee of £8.50 per fuel per month (£204 a year) in lieu of a standing charge. Why and what is a standing charge? How is it justified? Is it no more than a fee for having the meters in the house? My meters are over 15 years old ! Isn't this just an anachronistic item to screw even more out of the consumer? They all charge it. One supplier recommended to me by Uswitch wants standing charges of £275 a year.
    Originally posted by capannacce
    Verified Company
    I am a verified representative of Pure Planet. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the Verified Companies list. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE.
    • ejv
    • By ejv 11th Aug 18, 8:39 PM
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    ejv
    How long would the switch take place?
    Can I join now, and request the switch to happen after the end of my contract with current supplier(Sept 30)
  • PurePlanet
    How long would the switch take place?
    Can I join now, and request the switch to happen after the end of my contract with current supplier(Sept 30)
    Originally posted by ejv
    Hi ejv
    The switch takes about 17 days.
    So you should start your switch in mid September.
    Currently the legislation says that you can leave a supplier's fixed energy tariff when you're in the last 42 to 49 days (the two numbers depend on which supplier and which tariff). To be safe you should wait until you're in the last 42 days.
    More info from Which website here.

    We'll be looking forward to welcoming you to Pure Planet!

    Thanks
    Marc @ Pure Planet
    Verified Company
    I am a verified representative of Pure Planet. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the Verified Companies list. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE.
    • Skools_Out
    • By Skools_Out 13th Aug 18, 11:06 AM
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    Skools_Out
    How long would the switch take place?
    Can I join now, and request the switch to happen after the end of my contract with current supplier(Sept 30)
    Originally posted by ejv
    Switching currently takes a minimum of 17 days from application, but may take as long as 21 days (plus 14 days statutory cooling off period).

    Most suppliers do not allow you to specify the actual switching date, and where they do they are not contractual.

    However,

    Ofgem's rules state that customers must not be charged exit fees if they leave during or after the 'switching window', which is defined as "49 calendar days before a fixed-term contract ends".


    You can apply to switch at any point during a fixed-term contract without having to pay exit fees, as long as the switch is actually completed during the switching window.
    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/energy/2017/01/energy-firms-still-wrongly-telling-those-with-energy-fixes-ending-they-face-exit-fees-to-switch

    So you can certainly apply today without fear of early exit fees being applied by your old supplier.

    It may well be that you will be switched before your contract end date, and so miss out on a few days presumably cheaper energy on that old, existing contract.

    But with prices generally moving up, you may find that if you wait, any offer you see today may not be available for application tomorrow (rather being replaced by a more expensive offering)

    If, on the other hand, your switch actually occurs after the contract end date of your existing deal, as long as your existing supplier is informed of the impending switch before that end date, they must continue to apply the same rates until the actual switch (reasonable time limits apply)
    • Skools_Out
    • By Skools_Out 13th Aug 18, 11:09 AM
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    Skools_Out
    All suppliers charge a standing charge....
    Originally posted by Al Ross
    They do indeed, as that is an ofgem stipulation.

    However, a supplier can set the standing charge at any level, even as low as 0p per day

    Pure Planet .... the unit rates are charged at wholesale prices.
    Originally posted by Al Ross
    If that is correct, then there seems to be many suppliers out there that charge less than wholesale prices

    I guess it depends which wholesaler a supplier is using as to what price they are referring to.
    Last edited by Skools_Out; Yesterday at 11:13 AM.
    • Skools_Out
    • By Skools_Out 13th Aug 18, 11:18 AM
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    Skools_Out
    MSE suggests there is a PurePlanet membership fee of £8.50 per fuel per month (£204 a year) in lieu of a standing charge. Why and what is a standing charge? How is it justified? Is it no more than a fee for having the meters in the house? My meters are over 15 years old ! Isn't this just an anachronistic item to screw even more out of the consumer? They all charge it. One supplier recommended to me by Uswitch wants standing charges of £275 a year.
    Originally posted by capannacce
    As you mentioned uSwitch
    https://www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/guides/energy-standing-charges/

    See also
    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/utilities/electricity-standing-charge/

    Don't get yourself too worked up about how the cost of your bill will be arrived at, what is more important is the lowest price option.

    A comparison site will help you find that.
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