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 tariffs available at any one time, including fixed and variable plans.
All EDF Energy tariffs currently available through Uswitch can be seen in the table below. The EDF Energy prices below are based on average usage, so click 'compare now' to get a quote tailored to you, and compare EDF Energy tariffs with plans from other energy suppliers.
|Supplier||Plan name||Tariff type||Price|
|Simply Online 1 Year Fix Oct21||Fixed until 31 Oct 2021||£895||Compare now|
|Standard (Variable)||Variable||£1042||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.
How EDF Energy prices have changed in 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 August 2020 for the third consecutive time.
In line with the new cap level, EDF Energy prices will drop by 7% from October 2020 on standard variable tariffs. This will mean the average customer on a standard variable tariff from EDF will pay £1,042 a year - an average price drop of £84 per year.
EDF Energy prices on standard variable tariffs previously dropped by just over 1% in April 2020, also in line with a reduced energy price cap.
The table below shows recent changes to EDF Energy prices, alongside changes by the rest of the big six energy suppliers:
|Supplier||Price change 1||Date effective||Price change 1||Date effective||Price change 3||Date effective|
|EDF Energy||-6%||1 Oct 2019||-1%||1 Apr 2020||-7%||1 Oct 2020|
|E.ON||-6%||1 Oct 2019||-1%||1 Apr 2020||-7%||1 Oct 2020|
|British Gas||-6%||1 Oct 2019||-1%||1 Apr 2020||-7%||1 Oct 2020|
|ScottishPower||-6%||1 Oct 2019||-1%||1 Apr 2020||-7%||1 Oct 2020|
|SSE||-6%||1 Oct 2019||-1%||1 Apr 2019||-7%||1 Oct 2020|
|npower||-6%||1 Oct 2019||-1%||1 Apr 2019||-7%||1 Oct 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.
How EDF Energy prices changed previously
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 prices rose by 10% on 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 the history of how EDF Energy prices have changed.
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 and iSupplyEnergy
In March 2020, EDF Energy took on around 190,000 of iSupplyEnergy's customer accounts, after iSupplyEnergy exited the UK energy market.
EDF Energy and Solarplicity
In August 2019, EDF Energy took on approximately 8,000 customers from Solarplicity after the small supplier ceased trading.
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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