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CHEAP ENERGY SUPPLIERS

charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 198 Pioneering
Good Afternoon everyone. My energy supplier has ceased trading (Green Energy Network). We had no notice only watching Martin Lewis show Monday did I find out.
Ofgem has found a new supplier to move clients to for their energy (EDF). 
My previous experience with EDF was expensive and not good with customer skills or care. 
I would like advice from scope members on a good supplier and cost effective for someone housebound.

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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Octopus energy are good.  It will depend on your location and circumstances though, so best to check a couple of comparison sites.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,749 Disability Gamechanger
    We only buy electric as we are off grid for gas and recently changed for SSE to Eon, we were paying 21p per day standing charge plus 21p per unit, now we are paying 14.5p per day and 14.9p per unit, but as above the best advice is shop around.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,284 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 31
    @woodbine,@ charlie79, I was with a 3year deal with Isupply  for Gas, paying 3.404 per KWH and 12.294p standing charge per day. I was moved to,EDF who kept the same deal till end of the 3 year term. As woodbine say shop around surprisingly what deals are about.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,980 Disability Gamechanger
    Octopus energy are good.  It will depend on your location and circumstances though, so best to check a couple of comparison sites.
    Second vote for Octopus. The transfer is flawless. The payments are cheap. The bulls are easily understood and the app works. On the rare occasion anything goes wrong the customer service is so superior to the main providers you almost feel embarrassed for them.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    Avoid British Gas, back when the Housing used to pay all their tenants' Utility bills like Gas, Lecky and the phone bill, they'd often go months and not pay up, and then one day I got a letter off BG saying they were going to force their way into my property and take goods to the value of what was owed! Naturally Dad went barmy and threatened to report them to the BBC and the local paper.

    A few years ago they put all the tenants on E-On and I now pay my own bills by direct debit, much cheaper.

  • charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 198 Pioneering
    Thankyou I was going to avoid British gas anyway. Not a big fan myself from past experience years ago. Think my faith has been put in Octopus. I think I have lost WHD for this year as Green Energy Network haven't applied it to account.
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 772 Pioneering
    Avoid British Gas, back when the Housing used to pay all their tenants' Utility bills like Gas, Lecky and the phone bill, they'd often go months and not pay up, and then one day I got a letter off BG saying they were going to force their way into my property and take goods to the value of what was owed! Naturally Dad went barmy and threatened to report them to the BBC and the local paper.

    A few years ago they put all the tenants on E-On and I now pay my own bills by direct debit, much cheaper.

    I never realised the housing used to do that? 
  • charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 198 Pioneering
    Min e wasnt with housing. Im now 41 yrs old. My metre was dodgy and received an unrealistic bill from them in my 20s. They wouldn't investigate and took a lot of hard work. It put me off British Gas for rest of my life.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,749 Disability Gamechanger
    oh for the days when you brought your gas from the gas co. and your leech from the leech co.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 198 Pioneering
    I definitely think Octopus is the  choice i feel most comfortable with to provide my energy.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    MarkN88 said:
    Avoid British Gas, back when the Housing used to pay all their tenants' Utility bills like Gas, Lecky and the phone bill, they'd often go months and not pay up, and then one day I got a letter off BG saying they were going to force their way into my property and take goods to the value of what was owed! Naturally Dad went barmy and threatened to report them to the BBC and the local paper.

    A few years ago they put all the tenants on E-On and I now pay my own bills by direct debit, much cheaper.

    I never realised the housing used to do that? 
    Yeah they used to because a lot of the clients are learning disabled and couldn't deal with the faff of paying their own bills.. Then circa 2010 they stopped all that.


  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    I have always used  swaleck  now called SSE  its always been good for me I have been with them for years 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    I have never heard of octopus  until now 😳 
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