Compare electricity suppliers
It's quick and easy to find out whether you could save money on your electricity using Which? Switch. Compare all the latest electricity tariffs online or over the phone to find the best deal for you.
Customers who switch gas and electricity save an average of £217 per year - that's the average annual saving based on 53,459 households who switched suppliers using Which? Switch and The Big Switch between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012.
Since electricity prices have risen in the past few years, there has never been a better time to compare electricity suppliers and switch. Follow the simple steps below to find a better deal in minutes.
What you'll need to compare electricity suppliers
Comparing electricity suppliers with Which? Switch is straightforward. Here’s what you need:
- Your postcode: where you live affects which electricity companies you can switch to as suppliers differ according to geographical areas.
- Existing electricity supplier and tariff: the amount you could save will depend on which company currently supplies your electricity and the tariff you're on. Find the name of your tariff on your last bill or by contacting your current energy company.
- How much energy you use: your potential savings also depend on how much electricity you use each year. You’ll find this information on your annual energy statement, your online account or by phoning your supplier. You can use estimated figures but the results won’t be as accurate.
Compare electricity suppliers, green tariffs and prices
There are several ways to compare electricity suppliers with Which? Switch. You could simply choose the cheapest or consider other factors such as customer service, how green each supplier is and our tariff ratings.
Price of energy: When you run an electricity comparison on Which? Switch, we'll list the cheapest tariffs first. Remember that you might be able to get extra discounts if you pay by direct debit, manage your account online or choose not to receive paper bills. You can also get discounts if you buy gas and electricity from the same supplier (this is called a dual fuel tariff).
Energy company customer service: We'll show you a star rating for each supplier when you compare prices. The star rating is the company’s customer service score from our annual energy companies satisfaction survey - the biggest poll about energy companies in the UK.
Green electricity suppliers: If you're looking for a greener tariff, you can rank your results by the percentage of electricity each supplier generates from renewable sources. Have a look at the filters on the left hand side of the results page.
Switching to a new electricity supplier
When you've chosen a new electricity supplier, we provide it with your details so it can arrange to switch your supply. You'll need to give both your existing and new electricity suppliers a meter reading. The whole process takes approximately six to eight weeks.