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Finding a cheap electricity supplier may be easier than you think. We explain all you need to know about how to 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 compare top electricity deals in your area. Find out more about how it works below.

How do I find the cheapest electricity plan?

uSwitch can help you find a cheaper electricity tariff — below are the cheapest electricity deals uSwith can help you switch to right now. Simply hit "Compare now" to get started.

SupplierPlan namePrice
Green Network EnergyGNE Cosy Christmas 18 Month Fix£540Compare now
Octopus EnergyOctopus 12M Fixed£543Compare now
First UtilitySmart First February 2020 v2£545Compare now
PFP EnergyFixedFor 12 v20£547Compare now
Bristol EnergyBristol Energy Fixed-to December 2019 Issue 18£549Compare now
PowershopFixed Term Tariff December 2018 Issue 1£549Compare now
ESB Energy2 Year Price Protect Online v4£554Compare now
Bristol EnergyBristol Energy 1 Year Fix Issue 27£555Compare now
Octopus EnergySuper Green Octopus£558Compare now
Bristol EnergyBristol Energy 2 Year Fix Issue 9£564Compare now

Based on average bill sizes for a medium energy user on an electricity-only plan, and averaged across all regions. This information is updated hourly with energy plans which are available to switch to through uSwitch. To appear in this table, plans must be available in at least 7 of the 14 regions.

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.

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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Does cheaper electricity mean poor customer service?

If you're concerned that switching to a cheaper electricity supplier in the UK will mean sacrificing service, you don't need to.

You can check out uSwitch's 2018 Energy Awards to see where suppliers stacked up in categories including customer service, value for money, transfer process and more.

How does comparing electricity plans work?

There isn't one single cheap electricity supplier for everyone. Finding the best electricity provider or tariff for you will depend on your consumption levels, the type of meter you have (standard, prepayment or smart meter), what type of tariff you'd prefer (fixed or variable), and whether you'd like your electricity to be renewable.

To find the right electricity deal for you, you'll need to tell us two things:

Where you live — so have your postcode ready to start your comparison for cheap electricity! We'll search our database for suppliers and tariffs available in your area.

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.

Why should I change 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 your first step will be 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 quickly and easily.

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.

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

When it comes to the electricity itself, there is no difference at all. A cheap electric supply is the same electricity, it's simply provided by a new supplier (unless you opt for green energy - more on that here). 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.

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