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ScottishPower: cheapest variable + fixed plans = cheapest supplier?

The move makes ScottishPower the cheapest energy supplier on the market after releasing the Online Saver 20 with an average bill size of £1,050 – £2 less than it’s Online Energy Fixed November 2013, which cost £1,052.

Both deals come with £40 cashback exclusive to uSwitch until 26th July, and the Online Saver 20 has no cancellation fee. For those wishing to guarantee their prices, the Online Energy Fixed November 2013 offers fixed price protection until 31st October, 2013 – one month longer than EDF Energy’s popular Blue + Price Promise plan.

All cheapest rates are dual-fuel with online account management, and payment by monthly direct debit.

Cheapest Big Six energy plans:

                   Supplier                  Plan name                    Price*


               Online Saver 20



Online Energy Fixed November 2013


EDF Energy

Blue +Price Promise September 2013



Bill Saver August 2013



SaveOnline 12


British Gas

Online Variable Aug 2013



Fixed Discount April 2014 (with paperless billing)




*Based on a medium user consuming 3,300kWh electricity and 16,500kWh gas with bill sizes averaged across all regions

Speaking at the time of the release of the Online Energy Fixed November 2013, Tom Lyon, energy expert at uSwitch, said ScottishPower’s aggressive pricing ‘…could be the spark we need to ignite a price war.’

“ScottishPower is the first of the big six to openly challenge EDF Energy’s position as the cheapest supplier. With the Olympics about to start, and EDF Energy’s prominent involvement as a sponsor, it will want to retain that crown so we may see a retaliatory move.

“If suppliers start to battle it out, consumers will benefit. Not only can they switch to a more competitive deal, but they can also enjoy the peace of mind offered by a fixed price plan at no extra cost.”

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