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First Utility hangs on to the top of the energy best buy table

There are a number of options available on the market today

There are a number of options available on the market today

There have been some changes to the best buy table over the past few days, with both Ovo Energy and Extra Energy dropping prices, however neither has managed to take the crown from First Utility.

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However, you might not just be interested in price.

Want to find a flexible energy plan? A green tariff? Or simply one that freezes your rates for two years?

Read on for more information on which plan makes the most sense for your household.

Looking for the cheapest energy plan available?

No change here. First Utility’s iSave Fixed September 2015 is still the cheapest tariff around. Costing an average of £992 per year, this plan will freeze your energy rates until September 2015. It’s worth noting that the plan includes £30 per fuel cancellation fees, so if you choose to leave before your plan ends you will have to pay up.

In second place, Extra Energy’s Fixed Price September 2015 plan is slightly more expensive and will cost the average home £993. The latter has £25 per fuel cancellation fees.

Interested in a flexible energy plan?

If you’re after an energy plan that doesn’t have any cancellation fees and lets you leave free of charge whenever you want, consider Flow Energy’s Thames Online Fixed September 2015 tariff and EDF Energy’s Blue+Price Promise February 2016.

Flow Energy’s plan will set back the average home by £1,010 and will lock your prices in until September 2015. EDF Energy’s plan on the other hand, costs £1,049, is the cheapest on offer from the big six and will fix your rates until February 2016.

Looking for a green plan?

Green plans have traditionally been amongst the most expensive available, however, this has been mitigated. If you’re after a plan that sources a certain amount of its energy from renewable sources, but won’t cost you the earth, look no further than Ovo Energy’s Cheaper Energy Fixed.

Ovo Energy has just dropped its prices due to falling wholesale costs and now its most popular tariff will cost the average home £1,011 (with £30 per fuel cancellation fees). The plan sources 15% of its energy from renewable sources and will pay 3% interest rate on account credit balances.

Energy best buy table


Plan Name

Average Bill Size (£)

Tariff type

First Utility

iSave Fixed September 2015



Extra Energy

Fixed Price September 2015



Green Star Energy

No Worries 12 Months Fixed 1406



Flow Energy

Thames Online Fixed September 2015



OVO Energy

Cheaper Energy Fixed



EDF Energy

Blue+Price Promise February 2016



*Based on a medium usage customer using 3,200 kWh of electricity and 13,500 kWh of gas paying by direct debit with bill sizes averaged across all regions.

**These plans carry cancellation fees

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  • MysticYaz

    First Utility are not interested you email them. They fob you off and ignore you. This is the third email that I have sent to them that they have ignored. They are happy to take customers’ money and now treat customers like crap. I preferred M&S, their customer service was the best I have received from these money grabbing Utility thieves. All these corporations care about is overpaying their CEOs on our money.