Gas and Electricity Suppliers

gas flameWho are the main electricity suppliers?
There are six main electricity suppliers in the UK. These are British Gas, E.ON, npower, Scottish Power, Scottish and Southern Energy and EDF Energy.

What’s the difference between energy suppliers?
Energy suppliers differ in many ways including how much you pay and the way and the carbon footprint of the product itself. Suppliers like Ecotricity, Good Energy UK and Utilia provide renewable electricity or offset their carbon footprint.

How long does it take to switch energy suppliers?
Minutes – Energy calculators makes it easy to search and switch to the energy supplier that suits you online.

What about green electricity suppliers?
Britain’s six main suppliers offer green/renewable energy plans, there are also green electricity suppliers such as Ecotricity and Good Energy who specialise in renewable energy/green plans by sourcing alternative means of supplying electricity to customers.

Green electricity plans do differ in their “greenness” with two main types of plans available. Green energy suppliers/plans match some or all of the electricity you buy with the purchase of renewable energy, which the supplier makes on your behalf.

The supplier details how much electricity in your supply is renewable and from where it is sourced. The other option is where you pay a small premium on your tariff to fund renewable electricity schemes. Your electricity supply does not change but you are contributing to future renewable initiatives.

  • Atlantic Electric & Gas
  • British Gas
  • EBICo
  • Ecotricity
  • EDF
  • Good Energy
  • Green Energy UK
  • npower
  • E.ON/Powergen
  • Scottish Hydro-Electric
  • Scottish Power
  • Southern Electric
  • Scottish and Southern Energy Group (SSE)
  • Union Energy.
  • Utilita