EDF Energy customers will see their energy bills rise from today. They’ll be paying £122 a year more for a typical dual fuel energy bill, thanks to the inflation-busting price rise that EDF announced back in October.
EDF has blamed the price rise on rising network costs, mandatory energy efficiency and social scheme costs as well as rising wholesale prices for energy.
Which? executive director Richard Lloyd, said: ‘There is a worrying lack of transparency in the energy market – we have seen inflation-busting energy bill hikes at the same time as large profit announcements from energy suppliers, so people will rightly be questioning whether they’re paying a fair price for their energy.
‘That’s why we are repeating our call for the Government to launch an urgent and swift independent review in to what’s really behind the rising cost of energy.’
EDF customers can find the cheapest gas and electricity deal for their home by entering their post code on Which? Switch.
Switch energy tariffs to save
The annual cost of a typical dual fuel bill on EDF’s standard variable tariff is now £1,251.
EDF’s fixed rate Blue+ Price Promise June 2014 works out at £1,182 a year so EDF customers switching to it from the standard tariff would save £69. But there are cheaper tariffs too.
See below for the very cheapest energy deals for the average household or head straight to Which? Switch to compare gas and electricity prices for your home. You can also phone to switch on 01992 822 867.
Cheapest energy tariffs
We’ve compared energy deals for the average household, and these are the cheapest tariffs on the market this morning:
Variable energy deals
The annual costs for the cheapest variable-rate energy tariffs are:
- Spark Energy – Spark Advance – £1,041
- First Utility – iSave v12 – £1,087
- E.ON – Energy Discount (Online) – £1,114
Fixed energy deals
The annual costs for the cheapest fixed-rate energy tariffs are:
- Ovo – New Energy Fixed – £1,172
- EDF – Blue+ Price Promise June 2014 – £1,182
- M&S Energy M&S Energy Fixed v2 – £1,200
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