EDF Energy is one of the largest electricity generators and suppliers 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 satisfaction scores
EDF Energy came fourth (or second of the big six) in the 2015 uSwitch Energy Awards.
This survey was conducted by YouGov amongst 5,100 UK energy consumers (aged 18+). Customers were asked their opinions on a wide range of issues relating to satisfaction with their energy suppliers. The figures have been weighted.
Recent price changes from EDF Energy and all big six energy suppliers
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.
The table below shows which of the big six energy suppliers, including EDF Energy, last raised and dropped their prices, and when:
|Supplier||Date effective||Avg price change (%)|
|24 March 2016||5%|
|1 Feb 2016||5.1%|
|16 March 2016||5.1%|
|15 March 2016||5.4%|
|29 March 2016||5.3%|
|28 March 2016||5.2%|
Why we like 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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