Electricity and Gas Comparison from UK Electric Suppliers
Here’s the full table for the major electricity suppliers in the UK and what rates you would be paying for the average usage in England.
These prices are correct at the time of posting for an electricity and gas (known as dual fuel in this market) comparison for the major and other electric suppliers in the UK. These are for dual fuel tariffs (ie: gas and electricity) for a home in London. Areas around the UK do vary in price so it’s best to check for your actual postcode and usage on the suppliers websites or one of the many price comparison websites.
The pricing is shown for the average energy consumption as required by OffGem which is 3,300khw units of electricity per year and 20,500Kwh of Gas each year. Your consumption will vary against this and if you go to a price comparison website you can enter your monthly spend or consumption which ever figure you have to hand and they will calculate how much you can potentially save if you switch supplier.
Many people are still on standard tariffs which are generally the most expensive but not always. If you want green energy from renewable sources then some of the energy providers mentioned below will allow you to change your tariff for no premium over their standard rates. So you can do your bit for the environment and not have to spend any more of your income.
Dual Fuel Comparison
Prices may fluctuate so check yours first. Other options may be available.
Eon Energy Tariff Prices
- Eon fixonline 4 dual fuel £957.43 (fixed rates)
- Eon save online v1 £1,005.12 (incl Tesco clubcard points)
- Energy discount 5 (2% below standard tariff)
- Age concern £1,132.18
- Standard tariff £1,132.18
- Go green £1,163.01 (from renewable sources)
Southern Electric Prices
- Go direct 2 dual fuel £971.47
- Dual fuel energy online £1,118.73 (online account management)
- Better plan dual fuel £1,136.42 (from renewable sources)
- Dual fuel Argos £1,136.42 (with 10% discount from Argos and Homebase)
- Standard tariff £1,141.23
- Dual fuel go fix 1 £981.71 (fixed prices)
- Standard tariff £1,155.14
- Juice dual £1,155.14 (from renewable sources)
Scottish Power Tariffs
- Online Energy Saver 7 £984.60 (3% below standard tariff)
- Discounted Energy Online £1,078.77 (4% below standard tariff)
- Fix and Flex online £1,124.96 (fixed pricing)
- Standard tariff £1,140.71
- Green energy H2o £1,140.71 (100% hydro power)
British Gas Tariffs
- Websaver 4 dual fuel £985,61 (6% below standard tariff)
- Track and save 2011 £1,102.04 (with energy smart)
- Standard tariff £1,154.38
- Zero carbon £1,244.40
EDF Energy/ Sainsburys
- Online Saver 4 dual fuel £1,026.66 (2% below standard tariff incl Nectar points)
- Annual Fix Version 4 dual fuel £1,096.71 (fixed pricing)
- Energy discount plan £1,102.07 (2.5% below standard tariff)
- Standard tariff £1,130.87
As you can see there are vast differences between the suppliers for the standard tariffs and even between the most expensive tariff listed here (British Gas Zero Carbon at £1,244.40) and the cheapest (Eon fix online £957.43) so if you are on a standard tariff you could save something each year.
Additional discounts are also available if you manage your account online and pay by monthly direct debit (smaller discounts are available if you pay by quarterly direct debit but really there is no need). The discounts vary by supplier from 4% to 10% so check out those deals as well.