Is EDF the right energy supplier for me?

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Founded 2002
Client Email [email protected]
Client Number 0333 200 5100
Log in Log into your EDF Energy account here
Number of clients 3.5 million
Postal Address FREEPOST: EDF Energy – Plymouth

Who are EDF Energy?

EDF Energy Fuel Mix

EDF Energy was founded in 2002 and is a subsidiary of one of the largest energy companies in Europe, the French state-owned EDF Group (Electricité de France). EDF Energy currently serves over 3.5 million businesses, homes and public services in the United Kingdom, such as the UK Government, Royal Mail and the NHS. EDF Energy is the largest low-carbon electricity generator in the UK and operates gas, coal and nuclear power stations while investing in the generation of renewable energy. EDF Energy’s customer service is verified by both uSwitch and the Citizens Advice Bureau, and the brand claims to be committed to creating a ‘cleaner, low-carbon future’.

EDF Energy 2020: tariffs, plans and offers

EDF Energy’s best 2020 offers

Tariffs Available

Tariff Benefits Payment Exit Fees
Easy Online 2 Year Fix – Manage your account online 24/7
– Smart meter provided
Direct Debit Yes
Easy Online + Boiler Care – Purchase 6 months of heating and boiler cover with 6 months extra free
– Smart meter provided
– Manage your account online 24/7
– Covers thermostats, standard radiators, domestic gas boilers and controls
Direct Debit, cash or cheque Yes
Easy Online + Smart Home – Philips Hue White & Colour Ambiance Mini Starter Kit with Hue bridge and 2 smart bulbs included
– Amazon Echo Dot included
– Gas and electricity supplied
– Manage your account online 24/7
Direct debit, cash or cheque Yes
Total Service 2 Year Fix No price rises – Smart meter provided Direct debit, cash or cheque No
Flexible Control Tariff – Priced under 2.5% of the Ofgem set capped unit rate throughout Direct debit, cash or cheque No
Standard Variable Tariff – You will be notified when rates are due to rise and fall
– Electricity generated from renewable, nuclear, gas and coal energy
Direct debit, cash, cheque or prepayment No

EDF Tariff Prices

Electricity

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Energy Direct 12 months fixed
14.95 p
20.37 p
Easy Online 2 Year Fix Aug22 24 months fixed
17.21 p
24.5 p
Total Service 2 Year Fix Aug22 24 months fixed
17.77 p
24.5 p
Easy Online+Smart Home Aug22 Flexible
18.12 p
24.5 p
Standard (Variable) Flexible
24.5 p
17.8 p

Gas

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Energy Direct 12 months fixed
2.209 p
21.2 p
Easy Online 2 Year Fix Aug22 24 months fixed
2.623 p
27.35 p
Total Service 2 Year Fix Aug22 24 months fixed
2.823 p
27.35 p
Easy Online+Smart Home Aug22 Flexible
2.906 p
27.35 p
Standard (Variable) Flexible
3.434 p
27.35 p

Before deciding on the right energy tariff for you, you can request a quote for electricity or gas before making the switch. It’s also important to bear the following in mind:

  • The company has several different tariffs available to suit your needs.
  • Customers can choose between variable tariffs, fixed tariffs and more.
  • Most tariffs can be managed online 24/7.
  • Customers will be notified in advance of any price increases.

Energy on a budget: what is EDF’s cheapest tariff in 2020?

Currently, if you’re a new customer, the cheapest tariffs available with EDF Energy are their fixed direct debit tariffs.

Does EDF have energy plans for businesses?

EDF Energy supplies energy to business and domestic customers all over the UK and is known as one of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers.

EDF Energy offers the following business energy deals:

Tariff Benefits Payment Exit fees
Fixed for Business tariff – Fixed energy costs for the first four years – At the end of the fixed term, the tariff will be automatically renewed to Easy Fix – Cheaper than standard variable tariff Direct debit, cash or cheque Yes
Freedom for Business tariff – You are able to switch to a different product whenever you want – Prices can vary (notice will be given) Direct debit, cash or cheque No
American Express Fixed for Business tariff – Fixed electricity and gas prices for the first three years – Every £1 spent on energy is rewarded by one American Express Membership point – Price increase protection – Cheapest business tariff for a fixed term Direct debit, cash or cheque Yes

EDF Energy’s business tariffs are available in variable and fixed long and short term contracts. Before you decide on the business energy contract that’s right for you, take note of the following:

  • Flex purchasing contracts give customers more control
  • Different tariffs have different usage allowances
  • Low carbon business electricity deals are available without any extra cost

Which energy plan is right for me?

No one energy plan will suit everyone, so the best plan for you will depend on your specific energy requirements, as well as each energy supplier’s market position due to the fluctuation of prices. For more information about how to find the best plan for you, get in touch with our team today.

Does EDF Energy have a boiler service?

EDF Energy Maintenance Services

EDF offers an inspection service for your boiler and controls to make sure that it is operating safely. EDF Energy offers the following services for your boiler:

  • A visual inspection to identify any leaks or corrosion
  • An optimal gas pressure check
  • A full service report
  • A flue test to ensure that your boiler is not emitting any unsafe substances, such as carbon monoxide

Reviews ⭐

What do their customers say?

According to Trust Pilot, EDF Energy has a rating of 4.3/5, based on over 10,000 customer reviews. 72% of customers rated it as ‘Excellent’ and the company’s Live Chat and text service feature has received particularly positive feedback due to its fast response time to customer enquiries. Customer reviews also praise the company’s £75 Amazon credit bonus and their straightforward method of switching energy tariffs.

Fuel mix & renewable energy 🌱

Where does EDF Energy get their energy from?

EDF Energy is the largest provider of low-carbon electricity in the UK, and the business is committed to investing in nuclear energy to power UK homes and businesses. The company has eight nuclear power stations that power a fifth of the UK’s electricity, but the company also invests in other energy sources, including:

  • Independent power generators
  • The wholesale energy market
  • Independent renewable generators

Does EDF Energy have a renewable energy plan?

EDF Energy offers customers a ‘Feed-in’ tariff, in which users can receive money from their energy supplier for generating electricity from a low-carbon or renewable source. EDF will pay customers a set rate for each unit of electricity they generate and will receive a further amount from their FIT Licensee for the energy they export back into the grid.

The company has a variety of renewable heat options available, as well as their associated cost savings and free support from renewable energy professionals. The company has a selection of renewable heat pumps for sale, as well as electric vehicle chargers and solar panel installation services so that customers have the tools available to generate more of their own renewable energy.

FAQs

💰 Can the price of my energy change throughout my contract?

The price of your energy will depend on the type of contract that you choose. EDF offers customers both a variable contract and a fixed price contract for between 1 and 4 years, so you can choose to either pay for the exact amount of energy that you consume or pay a fixed sum for a set period of time. For more information about EDF’s contract terms, you can get in touch with them via the EDF contact number, which is 0333 200 5100.

🏦 What payment term options are available in 2020?

All customers are required to pay their bills by the set due date, which you can find on the first page of your itemised bill. Customers have a variety of payment options to choose from, including:

  • Direct Debit
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Prepayment

Customers that pay via Direct Debit can benefit from a 7% saving.

⏱️ How do I provide meter readings?

Customers can provide EDF with meter readings using their EDF Energy login to access the EDF ‘My Account’ page. Once you’ve submitted your meter reading via your EDF login, you can also access other features, including balance checks.

🌱 What sources of renewable energy does EDF Energy use in 2020?

EDF Energy sources their renewable energy from a variety of sources, including:

  • Landfill gas
  • Biomass
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Hydro

Switching to EDF

At Papernest, our team of experts can help you choose the best tariff from EDF Energy and assist you with switching suppliers in a matter of minutes. We can cancel your current energy contract and help you to transfer the rest in just a few clicks, so with our service, you can relax in the knowledge that every step of the process is taken care of. With our expert advice, we can help you save money on your energy bill and set you up with a plan that suits you.

For more information about our services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team via phone or email.

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Written by eleanor

Updated on 25 Sep, 2020