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EDF Energy is one of the big six energy providers, as well as one of the largest electricity generators and suppliers of gas and electricity in the UK

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Who are EDF Energy?

They produce around one-fifth of the UK's electricity from a variety of sources, including combined heat and power plants and wind farms, as well as the more traditional methods.

EDF Energy was created in 2003, five years after French energy company EDF Group (Électricité de France) bought Seeboard, London Energy and SWEB Energy.

EDF Energy customer rating 2018

edf energy supplier rating

Big six supplier EDF Energy rates three-and-a-half stars out of five in the most recent 2018 customer survey which included more than 17,000 respondents. It is the biggest survey of its kind in the UK, seeing customers rating the supplier in categories including value for money, switchover process and more.

Recent price changes from EDF Energy

In February 2019, EDF Energy announced a 10% price rise for its standard variable tariffs, effective 1 April 2019. The supplier increased rates to the new energy price cap level of £1,254.

EDF Energy's last price rise before this was announced in April 2018 — a 1.4% price rise for standard variable rate tariff electricity customers.

The increase, which resulted in a £16 per year hike in customer bills, went into effect 7 June 2018 and followed days after big six rival British Gas announced a dual fuel price rise of 5.5%.

Read more about EDF Energy's price change history

The table below shows which of the big six energy suppliers, including EDF Energy, last raised and dropped their prices, and when:

Supplier Price change 1 Date effective Price change 2 Date effective

EDF Energy

Up-arrow10% 1 Apr 2019 N/A N/A

E.ON

Up-arrow10% 1 Apr 2019 N/A N/A

British Gas

Up-arrow5.5% 29 May 2018 Up-arrow3.8% 1 Oct 2018

ScottishPower

Up-arrow5.5% 1 June 2018 Up-arrow3.7% 8 Oct 2018

sse

Up-arrow7.9%** 11 July 2018 N/A N/A

npower

Up-arrow10% 1 Apr 2019 N/A N/A

Based on a medium energy user on a standard dual fuel tariff, paying on receipt of bill, with bill sizes averaged across all regions. **SSE price change includes removal of £6 per fuel paperless discount

Previous price changes from EDF Energy

In April 2017, EDF Energy announced its second price rise in six months (having previously raised prices in January 2017).

The price rise of 7.2% affected all households on EDF's standard variable rate dual fuel plans: nearly half of their customers.

This price rise took effect 21 June 2017.

In late January 2015, EDF Energy announced that it drop the price of its dual fuel standard plans by 1.3%, effective 11 February.

They were the final of the big six to announce a price cut in 2015, and it brought the cost of their standard dual fuel plan down to £1,155 — a cut of £9 a year.

EDF Energy prices went up by 3.9% on the 3 January 2014, for the company's gas and electricity customers. The energy supplier was the fifth of the big six to announce price hikes and primarily blamed a combination of rising distribution charges, smart meter installation costs and renewable obligations, for the increase.

Why switch to EDF Energy?

In total, EDF Energy supply energy to around 5.5 million customers, both businesses and households, making it the nation's largest supplier of electricity by volume.

EDF Energy, as well as being one of the biggest energy suppliers in the UK overall, is also the UK's biggest producer of low-carbon electricity.

EDF Energy produce around one-fifth of the UK's electricity from a variety of sources, including combined heat and power plants and wind farms, as well as the more traditional gas, coal and nuclear power stations.

EDF Energy operate eight nuclear power plants across the UK, which helps make it the largest low-carbon producer.

The company also plans to build up to four more nuclear power plants in future, which could help to generate 40% of the low-carbon electricity, if built.

EDF Energy was the energy and sustainability partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

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