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EDF Energy

EDF Energy 2020 customer rating

Big six supplier EDF Energy was awarded three stars out of five in the most recent 2020 customer survey conducted by Uswitch and YouGov. It is the biggest survey of its kind, with reviews from 17,000 respondents.

EDF reviews were collected in 15 categories in the 2020 Uswitch Energy Awards, with the supplier winning Best Large Supplier in the Easiest to Switch to and Best Deal for You categories.

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About EDF Energy

EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain. It owns and operates eight nuclear power stations and 35 wind farms (as well as other renewable sources) that generate that low-carbon electricity.

Among other things, it offers a range of fixed and bundled tariffs for electricity and gas; a range of connected home products (such as smart thermostats) to help you take your first step towards a smarter home; and heating and boiler insurance cover.

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 prices and tariffs

There is a wide range of EDF energy plans and tariffs available at any one time directly from the supplier or on a price comparison website like Uswitch.

All EDF Energy tariffs currently available through Uswitch can be seen in the table below.

Supplier Plan name Tariff type Price
EDF Energy Simply Online 1 Year Fix Apr21v5 Fixed until 30 Apr 2021 £812 Compare now
EDF Energy Simply Online 1 Year Fix May21v2 Fixed until 31 May 2021 £853 Compare now
EDF Energy Standard (Variable) Variable £1125 Compare now

This information is updated hourly with EDF 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.

EDF Energy price changes 2020

EDF was the first of the big six energy suppliers to announce its new rates after the Ofgem energy price cap was dropped in February 2020 for the second consecutive time. In line with the new cap level, it reduced prices on its standard variable tariffs by just over 1% to £1,161 (a pound below the new cap level), in effect from 1 April 2020.

EDF announced a price drop of 6% for standard variable tariff customers in August 2019. EDF dropped slightly further than it had to: its new average price, effective from 1 October 2019, was £1,177.

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 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 Price change 3 Date effective

EDF Energy

+10% 1 Apr 2019 -6% 1 Oct 2019 -1% 1 Apr 2020

E.ON

+10% 1 Apr 2019 -6% 1 Oct 2019 -1% 1 Apr 2020

British Gas

+10% 1 Apr 2019 -6% 1 Oct 2019 -2% 1 Apr 2020

ScottishPower

+10% 1 Apr 2019 -6% 1 Oct 2019 -1% 1 Apr 2020

SSE

+10% 1 Apr 2019 -6% 1 Oct 2019 -1% 1 Apr 2020

npower

+10% 1 Apr 2019 -6% 1 Oct 2019 -1% 1 Apr 2020

Based on a medium energy user on a standard dual fuel tariff, paying on receipt of bill, with bill sizes averaged across all regions.

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.

EDF Energy was 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.

EDF Energy gas and electricity

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

EDF Energy produces 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 renewable energy

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 thanks to its operation of 10 nuclear power plants around the UK.

It was also the energy and sustainability partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

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