We remain committed to providing value for our customers, and that’s why we are announcing a Standard Variable gas price reduction of, on average, 5%(2) effective 24 March 2016.
EDF Energy’s average Standard Variable gas Direct Debit price decrease from £597 to £566 a year at typical consumption and our average Standard Variable Dual Fuel Direct Debit prices decrease from £1,100 to £1,069(3).
Around 900,000 of our customers will benefit from this Standard Variable gas price reduction. Credit and Direct Debit customers will benefit automatically. Pre-Pay customers using a key card for their energy will need to top up their card from 16 March onwards for the new prices to take effect on their meter from 24 March.
Is our decrease in line with other suppliers who've already announced a decrease?
|Post Change Prices||Effective date|
Dual Fuel Direct Debit
Standard Electricity Direct Debit
Standard Gas Direct Debit
|24th March 2016|
|British Gas||£1,044||£490||£569||16th March 2016|
|1st February 2016|
|29th March 2016|
|28th March 2016|
|15th March 2016|
All prices in the table above calculated on a standard metered dual fuel customer paying by direct debit and receiving paper bills, averaged across all regions using Ofgem typical consumption. Post implementation bill values shown are based on actual prices, if known, or indicative prices from the supplier’s press release that accompanied their price change.
- Many fixed price tariffs in the market currently offer lower prices than Standard Variable, and it’s easy to switch
- Some of them, such as our Blue+Price Promise, also come with no early exit fees
- We actively promote all our tariffs to our customers and currently have one of the highest proportion of customers on a fixed price tariff out of all major suppliers(4)
EDF Energy’s Personalised Support Service is a bespoke tool for vulnerable customers, helping them to choose the best tariff and payment method for their needs. It also provides debt advice, access to a Trust Fund, Benefits Entitlement Checks, and other specialised services to help those who need it most.