EDF Energy Tariffs and prices

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EDF is one of the biggest UK energy suppliers and offers fixed and variable-rate gas and electricity tariffs for those with standard and prepayment meters. It also produces energy which is better for the planet and owns a numbers of power stations generating low-carbon electricity. Here we look at how the supplier works, the fees it charges, its customer reviews and its fixed and variable rate tariffs to help you decide if you should switch to a EDF energy tariff.

EDF prices and tariffs

EDF has a wide-range of energy tariffs to suit all meters and it also offers an electric vehicle tariff and those suitable for a smart home. 

If you’re looking for a fixed-rate tariff, there are a few options including its three-year tariff. During the term of the tariff, the price you pay for a unit of energy won’t change, so you’ll be protected against future price rises. 

There’s a discount if you choose to pay by direct debit but, if you decide to leave, there’s an exit fee of £100.

If you prefer an energy tariff with variable rates which are protected by the regulator Ofgem’s price cap, the best option for you would be EDF’s default tariff. This tariff would usually be one of the most expensive but, given the energy market’s soaring wholesale prices, it may be the cheapest option for now.

Here are some of the main options:

  • The “Easy Online” tariff is a one-year fixed-rate tariff and EDF says it’s the cheapest option available. It’s managed entirely online. 
  • EDF’s three-year fixed tariff will protect you from price changes in the long term.
  • EDF’s variable rate tariff will keep you protected by Ofgem’s price cap.
  • The provider’s EV tariff is best for those with electric vehicles. 

The price you’ll pay for any of these is unique to you and you can get an annual estimate by requesting a quote on the provider’s website.

EDF gas and electricity

EDF is one of the largest UK energy suppliers and its main focus is on producing low-carbon electricity. The wider EDF Group, which operates across Europe, was founded in France in 1946 and the supplier’s goal is to build a net zero energy future, largely using nuclear energy sources.  

The French energy giant became a UK supplier in 2005 and is now the country’s largest supplier of low-carbon electricity. It owns and operates eight nuclear power stations, 36 wind farms and a number of other renewable energy sources. 

Along with its fixed-rate tariff, EV tariff, and variable tariffs, EDF also offers a range of additional energy products. These can be bought alongside an energy tariff or on their own, and include home emergency and boiler cover. 

You can also take advantage of benefits such as the Warm Home Discount scheme, which could cut £140 off your energy bill if you’re eligible.

EDF Tariffs & Prices

The price of your energy tariff depends on lots of factors; including the size of your home, how much energy you use, and the type of energy meter you have. 

EDF has a wide-range of tariffs to suit a variety of properties. To find out how much you would pay, it’s important to compare prices. By entering your yearly energy usage on a comparison website, you can quickly get a quote with an estimate of how much you would pay if you were to switch suppliers.

This is more important than ever right now as energy prices are increasing at a significant rate. 

Historically, moving to a one or two-year fixed tariff would have been the cheapest option, but at the moment some standard variable tariffs are cheaper. The difference is that with a fixed rate, the price you pay for a unit of energy is set in stone for the length of the tariff, while on a variable tariff prices can rise and fall. 

EDF Prepayment Tariffs

If you have a prepayment meter, you’ll pay for your energy in advance. EDF offers customers the ability to upgrade to a smart prepayment meter which they can top up online, manage via a smartphone app, and set up alerts for when their credit is running low.

H2 - EDF Economy 7 Prices

Economy 7 meters were created to give people the option of when to use appliances in their homes that used a lot of electricity. When you use one of these meters, you’re charged a peak electricity rate and an off-peak electricity rate. 

Technology has overtaken these meters and they aren’t installed any more by EDF. Instead, a standard meter, prepayment meter, or a smart meter would now be installed. 

For customers who still have one of these older Economy 7 meters, it’s worth contacting your energy supplier to see if you can switch to a newer meter and how much this would save you.

Which types of energy tariff do EDF offer?

EDF offers fixed tariffs, variable rate tariffs, and tariffs for prepayment meters, but you can also choose whether or not to have a dual fuel tariff so that both your gas and electricity is with EDF. 

If you have an electric vehicle, EDF says its EV tariff is the cheapest for off-peak electricity rates and the electricity is 100% renewable from wind and solar power.

How green is EDF Energy?

EDF is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity and if you’re looking for a green supplier, it’s a good option. However, it doesn’t actually offer a “green” tariff as it produces a combination of renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, and low-carbon energy, such as nuclear power. 

The supplier also offers a Powervault for those who want to create and store their own energy. This is a battery storage device which can be installed into your home. It is able to save energy created by solar panels, and this can be used as electricity in your home or to power an electric vehicle.

FAQ

What happens if my energy supplier goes bust?

If a supplier goes bust, Ofgem is responsible for appointing a different provider to take over the energy supply. This is handled by the new supplier and there should not be a drop in energy supply In March 2020.

Will my energy be cut off if my provider fails?

There should be no change to your energy supply if your provider fails. In fact you should continue to receive gas and electricity and your new supplier will contact you to set up an account.

Can I switch away from a new provider?

You don’t have to stick with a new supplier, you are free to switch away if you find a better deal. Just make sure you note down your meter readings to make the process quicker.

When did EDF take on iSupplyEnergy?

In March 2020, the small supplier iSupplyEnergy went into administration and EDF was chosen to take over customers of the failed energy supplier. 

When did EDF acquire Solarplicity?

Ofgem chose EDF to take over Solarplicity customers when the supplier stopped operating in August 2019. Around 8,000 customers were moved automatically over to EDF.