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 Tariff TypePrice PromiseManage OnlineAnnual Average CostAverage Annual Savings 
Extra Energy
Fixed Price September 2015 v2
FixedFixed until 30/09/15£446£128
First Utility
iSave Fixed v18 May 2015 Electricity only
FixedFixed until 31/05/15£448£126
Ovo Energy
Cheaper Energy Fixed
FixedFixed for 12 months£450£124
iSupply Energy
iFix
FixedFixed until 30/11/14£451£123
EDF Energy
Blue+Price Promise July 2015
FixedFixed until 31/07/15£473£101
Sainsbury's Energy
 
Fixed Price May 2015
FixedFixed until 31/05/15£478£96
Ovo Energy
Better Energy Fixed
FixedFixed for 12 months£480£94
SSE
1 yr Fixed Price Plan Paperless Billing
FixedFixed for 12 months£483£91
LoCO2 Energy
Pocket Fixed 9
FixedFixed for 12 months£486£88
Green Star Energy
 
No Worries 24 Months Fixed version 1403 Paperless
FixedFixed for 24 months£494£80
Ovo Energy
Cheaper Energy (Fixed to June 2016)
FixedFixed until 30/06/16£495£79
Scottish Power
Online Fixed Price Energy July 2015
FixedFixed until 31/07/15£496£78
The Co-operative Energy
 
Pioneer
Variable
---
£498£76
EDF Energy
Standard
Variable
---
£499£75
Green Star Energy
 
No Worries 24 Months Fixed version 1403 Paper Bill
FixedFixed for 24 months£499£75
Green Star Energy
 
No Worries 12 Months Fixed version 1403 Paperless
FixedFixed for 12 months£499£75
British Gas
Standard
Variable
---
£503£71
LoCO2 Energy
Pocket
Variable
---
£503£71
Sainsbury's Energy
 
Standard
Variable
---
£503£71
Green Star Energy
 
No Worries 12 Months Fixed version 1403 Paper Bill
FixedFixed for 12 months£505£69
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Correct as of: 22/04/2014.

Source: energyhelpline.com
Typical bills are for default standard tariffs for customers paying by quarterly cash and cheque without prompt payment discounts. Average usage 13,500 kWh pa of gas and 3,200 kWh pa of electricity. Cheapest tariffs are monthly direct debit.

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How to Save Money on Electricity

Finding the cheapest electricity suppliers in your area is a great way to cut your costs and make your money go that little bit further. Here’s how to compare electricity prices to make sure you get a cheap electricity deal.

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With electricity prices seemingly climbing ever skyward, if you want to keep your costs down you need to undertake a thorough electricity price comparison to ensure you find the cheapest electricity suppliers in your area.

Here’s how to compare electricity prices so you cut the cost of electricity and have more money left in your pocket.

What are you looking for?

Before you compare electricity rates and providers it makes sense to establish exactly what you need from you electricity supplier.

Pick a type of tariff

Deciding on the type of electricity tariff you are looking for is a big part of picking the best electricity provider for your circumstances.

As with other utilities including gas, there are two main types of electricity tariffs, fixed and variable.

Essentially a fixed or capped tariff will restrict the amount you pay for your electricity for a set period. This means you know your costs won’t exceed a certain level for the duration of the tariff; however in return for this guarantee the price per unit charged by fixed tariffs tends to be more - at least to start with - than their variable counterparts.

A variable, or flexible electricity tariff doesn’t offer any guarantee on the price you’re charged per unit so it could change at any time. Alternatively, if prices do fall while you are on a variable tariff, the price you pay could also drop.However, as they don’t provide this protection they tend to be cheaper from the outset,  

For more help deciding which type of tariff is right for you, read our guide: How to Get Cheap Electricity.

How much electricity do you use?

Most electricity tariffs incorporate a standing charge into their energy prices, meaning that the price of your electricity per kWh will drop after you’ve used a set amount.

This means that if you use a small amount of electricity that the standing charge is will have a great impact on the overall cost of your electricity than if you use a high amount and move onto the lower rate quicker.

If you are unsure how much electricity you currently use, you can check a past electricity statement or look at your Annual Energy Statement.

When do you use your electricity?

If you can be flexible in when you use the bulk of your electricity then you may want to consider opting for a tariff which offers reduced rates at certain times of the day.

Economy 7 is a common electricity tariffs which slashes the cost of electricity used during off peak hours – ideal if you work shift patterns, or use a storage heater at home.

For more information on whether Economy 7 could give you cheap electricity, read our guide; Economy 7: Could It Help You Cut Your Energy Bills?

Duel fuel?

If you currently have two different supplies for your electricity and gas, you could save money by combining the two utilities onto one duel fuel tariff.

While there is no guarantee that a duel fuel tariff will be cheaper than seprarate tariffs with different utility suppliers, most will come with discounts of up to £100, or 8% off your bill if you combine the two.

Decide how will you manage and pay your bills

If you’re happy to manage your account online and pay by direct debit then you could cut the cost of your electricity significantly.

This is something worth taking into consideration when looking for the cheapest electricity suppliers as the level of discount on offer for each of these could change which supplier proves to be the cheapest option.

However, if you prefer to receive paper energy statements and pay your bills as they are due then you may be less concerned with the level of discount on offer for managing and paying for your electricity in this way.

Check the rates

Once you’ve decided exactly what you want from your electricity supplier and narrowed you options to those offering what you’re looking for, you need to compare electricity prices directly.

The main factor you need to check is the kWh rate (price per unit) you are charged for your electricity, both with and without any standing charge, so you find the cheapest electricity suppliers overall.

To compare electricity rates you can use our electricity comparison UK table and find the best electricity supplier for your circumstances.

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