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  • Is Dual Fuel Cheaper?

    By Energy Company Numbers on May 10, 2018
    Energy prices are the highest they’ve ever been, and the ‘big six’ seem intent on squeezing every last penny out of homeowners and businesses. But are consumers missing a trick? Could you save money with a dual fuel energy tariff? Is dual fuel cheaper? Dual fuel energy tariffs combine both gas and electricity energy sources into one tariff. The point […]
  • Is there a special tariff for EDF customers who are on benefits?

    By Energy Company Numbers on May 6, 2018
    If you are on benefits, such as income support, then you may be looking for information about whether or not EDF Energy offers a special tariff for customers on benefits. If you are on benefits, be that Income Support or Child Allowance, it is worth contacting EDF to discuss your needs. Unfortunately, we have some bad news, because EDF Energy do not […]
  • What is an online energy plan?

    By Energy Company Numbers on May 5, 2018
    If you have been looking for a better energy deal and you have come across an online energy plan, you probably want to know what one is and what – if any – benefits there are to taking one out. Online energy plans are becoming more and more common as utility companies switch away from the traditional energy tariff system. […]
  • Your guide to The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

    By Energy Company Numbers on May 3, 2018
    The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, or ESOS as it is affectionately known, is big news for big businesses in the UK. On the one hand, it’s a chance for businesses to refine and evaluate their operational and cost efficiencies, and to become more profitable as a result. On the other hand, it’s another piece of legislation, among all the other […]
  • Who is the biggest energy company?

    By Energy Company Numbers on April 26, 2018
    The biggest energy company in the United Kingdom by customer base is British Gas. Owned by Centrica, British Gas has over 20 million residential and business customers. That total number includes gas, electricity, dual fuel and boiler and maintenance customers. British Gas has four times as many customers as Scottish Power and E.ON UK, and more than twice as many […]
  • How many customers do npower have?

    By Energy Company Numbers on April 16, 2018
    Npower has approximately 6.5 million customers in the United Kingdom, although RWE AG, npower’s parent company, reports that they serve 5.1 million residential and business customers in the UK. The 6.5 million number is reported by us, because RWE’s estimate has been live since 2012, and does not account for growth between 2012 and 2016. We estimate that npower has […]
  • Renewing E.ON tariffs guide

    By Energy Company Numbers on April 9, 2018
    Whether you are switching to E.ON or you are an existing customer, changing or renewing your tariff need not be a difficult or time consuming process. It’s relatively easy to renew your tariff, however, there are details that you need to be aware of to ensure that you avoid common mistakes and make the process as smooth as possible. Below […]
  • Scottish Power Gas Card Not Working? Here’s How to fix it

    By Energy Company Numbers on April 4, 2018
    If your Scottish Power gas card is not working, call Scottish Gas now on 0843 770 5075 to top up your gas meter on the telephone or to order a new card. Let’s face it, our energy supplier isn’t one of the things we like to think about. In an ideal world, we’d get set up and never have to engage […]
  • EDF – How to Complain

    By Energy Company Numbers on April 2, 2018
    EDF are a French-owned energy company with over 5.7 million customers in the UK. That makes them a member of the so-called ‘Big Six’ major players in the UK energy market. It was formed in 2002 following the acquisition and mergers of SEEBOARD Plc, London Electricity Plc, SWED Energy Plc and two coal-fired power stations and one combined cycle gas turbine power station. So, with 5.7 […]
  • Overcharged energy bills? Here’s what you need to do

    By Energy Company Numbers on March 20, 2018
    If you have overcharged energy bills, there’s no need to worry – hundreds of thousands of people are overcharged every year by their supplier, and every one of those people are refunded the full amount or have their account in credit. In this article, we will explain what you can do to avoid overcharging and what to do if you […]

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