Tariff prices: what's a unit rate, daily standing charge and kilowatt-hour (kWh)
Your unit rate and daily standing charges make up your tariff prices – these are the prices you pay for the energy you use. We measure how much energy you use in kilowatt-hours (kWhs).
What's a unit rate?
This tells you how much you pay for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity and gas you use.
What's a daily standing charge?
This is the daily charge that covers the cost of supplying your electricity and gas supply to your home.
Ofgem estimates the typical household in Britain uses 2,900 kWh of electricity, 12,000 kWh of gas or 4,200 kWh for E7 annually. Find out more about how Ofgem works out the typical use for the energy price cap.