E.ON energy is one of the UK’s largest electricity and gas suppliers and won Large Supplier of the Year in the uSwitch Customer Satisfaction Awards 2014
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Who are E.ON?
E.ON are one of the 'big six' energy suppliers in the UK. Formally known as Powergen, the company was created in 1990 and was subsequently bought by German energy giant E.ON in 2002. It assumed the name of its parent company in late 2007.
E.ON customer satisfaction
Not only did E.ON win Large Supplier of the Year in the uSwitch Energy Awards 2015, the supplier increased its score from last year by 5%.
E.ON also came first in one category: 'Incentives and Rewards'.
This survey was conducted by YouGov amongst 5,100 UK energy consumers (aged 18+). Customers were asked their opinions on a wide range of issues relating to satisfaction with their energy suppliers. The figures have been weighted.
E.ON recent price changes
In January 2016, E.ON announced it would drop its standard gas prices by 5.1%, effective February 1st. The cut amounts to about £32 savings per year for standard rate customers.
|Supplier||Date effective||Avg price change (%)|
|11 Feb 2015||1.3%|
|1 Feb 2016||5.1%|
|27 Aug 2015||5%|
|15 March 2016||5.4%|
|29 March 2016||5.3%|
|28 March 2016||5.2%|
In the first month of 2015, E.ON was the first big six supplier to announce it would be dropping prices for standard, dual-fuel customers by 3.5%. The cut would take effect 13 January.
In December 2013, E.ON gas and electric prices were announced to be increasing by 3.7%. The energy provider stated that the change would take effect on 18 January 2014.
For the second year in a row, E.ON was the last of the big six suppliers to announce its price rise, and it was the smallest rise of its competitors. The supplier was able to integrate a government led energy bill cut due to its later announcement.
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E.ON gas and electric prices last went up in January 2013, when an 8.7% rise was implemented. The company was the last of the big six suppliers to announce a change in the latest round of price rises.
During the previous round of price changes (2011/12) E.ON was the fourth of the big six suppliers to increase its prices (18% for E.ON gas prices and 11% for E.ON electric costs) and the fourth to drop its prices (6% for E.ON gas prices only).