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Electricity - Comparing and changing to the cheapest electricity supplier

Are you thinking of changing electricity supplier or provider? Finding a cheap electricity supplier may be easier than you think. This uSwitch article explains all you need to know about how the change your electricity supplier.

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Are you paying too much for your electricity? Are you getting the best value per kWh compared to, say, your neighbours? The only way to know for sure is to run an electricity comparison.

Using our cheap electricity comparison tool we provide an accurate and fair overview of the electricity market in the UK. Just pop your postcode into the green box and we’ll help you change electricity supplier and find the best cheap electricity deals for you.

How will uSwitch help me change electricity supplier?

There isn't one cheap electricity supplier for everyone. Finding the best electricity provider or tariff for you will depend on your consumption levels, the type of home you're in, what type of plan you're currently on and, crucially, when you're looking to switch. To find the cheapest electricity supplier for you, you'll need to tell us two things:

  1. Where you live. Just pop your postcode in the green box to start your comparison for cheap electricity. We'll search our database for all the suppliers and tariffs available in your area.
  2. How much electricity you use. You don't need to know your exact usage, we can make an estimate based on how many people you live with and the size of your home. However, for the most accurate results enter your electricity consumption in kWh.
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Will changing electricity providers lead to an interruption to my supply?

No. Your new cheap electricity supplier will continue to use exactly the same wires, pipes and meters that you currently use. Switching supplier isn't about getting physically different electricity: it's simply about changing who is billing you for that electricity.

Your new electricity supplier will also contact your existing supplier to arrange the transfer to make sure there is no disruption to your service. The process is quite painless so don't let it put you off changing electricity providers.

Don't let a fear of supply interruptions stop you switching to the cheapest electricity tariff.

If you're thinking of switching electricity supplier, don't be put off because you think it will be difficult. Regardless of whether you have switched your electricity online before, our process makes changing electricity supplier quick and easy. You could save hundreds every year simply by switching to a cheap electric supplier.

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Why would I consider changing electricity supplier?

The main reason most people switch electricity provider is to save money, however, there are other reasons. Some people value customer service above monetary savings and others want to sign up to a green energy plan.

Whatever your preference you will be able to get a fair and accurate overview of the energy market by running an electricity price comparison. Should you find a plan that appeals to you more than the one you are on at the moment then you can switch electricity supplier.

You can also look for fixed price plans, whereby the amount you are charged per kWh is fixed at a certain price for a given period of time. Fixed plans are extremely popular, particularly in a climate of price rises, and offer you peace of mind. Just look out for fixed plans in the results table at the end of your comparison.

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    I wasn't happy that we got a bill saying that our monthly payments were going up by forty pounds a month, so I decided it was time change gas and electricity yeah. I went on the computer and I Googled 'change gas and electricity suppliers', and uSwitch came up.

    Within about two minutes I had all the details I needed which told me I was going to save seventy three pounds a month. The important thing was that uSwitch saved us the money, is that really shallow?

    It's not important who puts the electricity into the house, it's just the important thing is that we are paying 73 pounds a month less, that's important thing. There's no reason not to do it, why give other people 73 pounds a month, even if it's a tenner a month it's better in your pocket than anybody else's.

    I didn't even scroll down the list, I just clicked on cheapest one and pressed okay, happy days. People don't need to be paying over the odds, they just need to switch.

What is the cheapest electricity only plan?

SupplierPlan namePrice
Outfox the MarketZapp! (low consumption)£393Compare now
Outfox the MarketZapp! (medium consumption)£417Compare now
IRESAIRESA Flex4 Standard Variable£422Compare now
IRESAIresa Flex4 12 month Fixed Direct Debit£422Compare now
Outfox the MarketZapp! (high consumption)£441Compare now
Green Network EnergyGNE Italian Touch 12 Month Fixed V9£444Compare now
ENSTROGASummer Splash£447Compare now
One SelectSecure 1 Year Fixed September 17£456Compare now
PowershopEasy Saver Promise – September 2017£466Compare now
Economy EnergyDirect Saver (Fixed) v1.0£469Compare now

Prices are based on average bill sizes for a medium energy user on an electricity-only plan paying by monthly direct debit, and averaged across all regions. This table is updated hourly from uSwitch's database of all electricity-only plans on the open market that are available in at least 7 of the 14 regions.

Does a move to the cheapest electricity supplier mean a lower level of customer service?

If you're concerned that switching to one of the cheap electricity suppliers in the UK will mean sacrificing service, we have the tools to help put your mind at ease.

Once you've provided your post code and usage info, your switching options are displayed in a table of results. This list contains the suppliers according to cost -- the cheapest electricity supplier will be at the top of the results table -- and also includes customer satisfaction info.

If you are worried that your cheapest electricity supplier may have the worst customer service, check our supplier guides for feedback.

In addition, some suppliers incentivise users to switch electricity providers by offering exclusive deals through our website.

You can get a good look at the supplier's reputation and get even more detailed info by clicking through to the uSwitch supplier guide.

What's the difference between a cheap electricity supply and my current energy supply?

None at all. A cheap electric supply is the same electricity, it's simply provided by a new supplier. As suppliers buy and generate different sets of energy they also have different prices. What's more, you might be on a tariff that is simply more expensive, such as a standard tariff. If you decide to switch electricity don't equate a lower price with worse service.

If you don't know who your supplier is, you can visit our dedicated page to finding your supplier to help you determine how much you could save by changing electricity supplier.

Can I be sure that I'm truly switching to the cheapest electricity supplier?

Although there is no one-size-fits-all plan, when it comes to cheap electricity you can be sure that you're getting the best electricity plan for your needs and area by providing the most accurate information possible regarding your usage.

Our database will provide a complete overview of the best cheap electricity plans for you.

The best way to find this information is to have your energy bill on hand for reference. If you don't have one, you can estimate your usage by answering a few questions about the size of your home and how many people you live with.

Once we have these details, we scan our database of cheap electricity providers and plans to determine the cheapest electricity for you. When it comes to changing electricity supplier with uSwitch, you can be sure our results are up to date and accurate -- we adhere to Ofgem's Confidence Code for online switching sites. You can switch electricity in full confidence.

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