EDF Energy is one of the largest electricity generators and suppliers in the UK. They produce around one-fifth of the UK's electricity from a variety of sources, including combined heat and power plants and wind farms, as well as the more traditional methods.
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2013 Customer Satisfaction Awards
EDF Energy were winners in the 2013 uSwitch Customer Satisfaction Awards for Value for Money, Transfer Process and Best Deal for You.
The big six supplier was also runner up in the category of Green Services and was runner up in Overall Customer Satisfaction.
Who are EDF Energy?
EDF Energy was created in 2003, five years after French energy company EDF Group (Électricité de France) bought Seeboard, London Energy and SWEB Energy.
EDF Energy customer satisfaction scores
The results of our 2013 customer satisfaction awards:
This survey was conducted by YouGov online between 9 April and 13 September 2013.
A total of 5,057 UK energy customers took part in the survey. Customers were asked their opinions on a wide range of issues relating to satisfaction with their energy suppliers. The figures have been weighted.
Recent price changes and where EDF Energy rank
EDF Energy prices will go up by 3.9% on the 3 January 2014, for the company's gas and electricity customers. The energy supplier was the fifth of the big six to announce price hikes and primarily blamed a combination of rising distribution charges, smart meter installation costs and renewable obligations, for the increase.
The table below shows which of the big six energy suppliers, including EDF Energy, last raised and dropped their prices, and when:
|Supplier||Date effective||Avg price change (%)||Avg bill size*|
|Jan 3 2014||3.9%||£1,237|
|18 Jan 2014||3.7%||£1,240|
|Jan 1 2014||6%||£1,265|
|Jan 31 2014||5.3%||£1,284|
|Mar 24 2014||4.2%||£1,259|
|Feb 28 2014||7.8%||£1,299|
*Based on a medium energy user on a standard dual fuel tariff, paying on receipt of bill, with bill sizes averaged across all regions.
How does EDF Energy generate its energy?
The fuel mix for the year 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013.
Average from all UK suppliers
- 38% Coal
- 27.7% Gas
- 20% Nuclear
- 2% Other
Green (renewable) energy is from sources such as wind, solar and hydro-electric.
CO2 waste from UK energy suppliers
Nuclear waste from UK energy suppliers
Why we like EDF Energy
In total, EDF Energy supply energy to around 5.5 million customers, both businesses and households, making it the nation's largest supplier of electricity by volume.
EDF Energy, as well as being one of the biggest energy suppliers in the UK overall, is also the UK's biggest producer of low-carbon electricity.
EDF Energy produce around one-fifth of the UK's electricity from a variety of sources, including combined heat and power plants and wind farms, as well as the more traditional gas, coal and nuclear power stations.
EDF Energy operate eight nuclear power plants across the UK, which helps make it the largest low-carbon producer.
The company also plans to build up to four more nuclear power plants in future, which could help to generate 40% of the low-carbon electricity, if built.
EDF Energy was the energy and sustainability partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
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