List of Electricity Supply Companies in the UK
Although you can get an electricity contract with almost all of the UK energy companies many people are still with their incumbent supplier before deregulation. Here’s a comprehensive listing of all the electricity suppliers in the UK.
There are 6 main electricity and gas supply companies in the UK and anyone can choose to switch over to these companies no matter where they are based geographically in the country. It’s really easy to switch your electric and gas supplies over to these and most will actually do all the hard work for you.
- British Gas
- Eon (formally powergen)
- Southern Electric
- Scottish Power
- EDF Energy
There are other companies who supply just to their region and an example of this is SWALEC who just offer supplies to homes in Wales.
Price Comparison Websites
When thinking of changing your electricity supplier or just to check out the latest offers from all the energy companies you can either go to one of the big 6 companies mentioned above websites and simply key in your postcode to find a list of their tariffs or go to one of the many price comparison websites.
You may now find that the own energy companies websites actually show you their competitor rates as they don’t want to pay the commissions on the comparison sites – so although the rates will generally be the same it’s still worth checking out deals directly first. The main price comparison websites in the UK for energy products are:
- UK power
Green Energy Companies
There are also specialist companies offering green only contracts that power your home with renewable energy. Some power your home directly and others offset your usage of brown electricity (and sometimes gas) by buying renewable energy on your behalf. Depending on your needs you should check the terms. Most of the big 6 also offer green type contracts and these are mainly on buying renewable energy to offset your “brown” energy usage. Some of the main players in the green market are:
- green energy
Switching Your Supply Made Easy
Thousands of homeowners switch their energy suppliers each month to take account of the ever changing prices. If you have never switched before or are on a standard tariff then you’ll probably be paying far too much for your electricity and gas supplies.
Switching your supplier is really easy these days and most of the hard work is actually done for you by the new provider of electric and gas to your home so all you need do is to find a contract that saves you money. The supplier we recommend still is British Gas as they have become very competitive in the UK energy market these days and were the first to cut prices this year. You should check out all the deals though to see if you want to fixed your prices or simply opt for a discount on standard tariff which most special contracts offer. And if you are not paying by monthly direct debit then you are also paying too much because most offer between 6% and a 10% discount just by paying by this method.