VARIABLE ENERGY TARIFF

What is a Variable rate tariff?

On a variable rate tariff, your unit rates track wholesale prices. They can go up or down depending on what’s happening in the wholesale market. We’ll always give you notice, and there’s no fixed contracts or exit fees — you’ve total freedom to choose a fixed tariff or switch whenever you like. All our tariffs include 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon offset gas. Our variable tariff is for electricity only and duel fuel Members.

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Your unit rates track wholesale prices — we don’t make profit on the energy you use
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It’s frustrating when prices go up just after you’ve switched. On our variable tariff, we protect your rates for the first two months
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No fixed contracts, and no exit fees. Total freedom to switch or choose a fixed tariff

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See how we stack up against other suppliers

Choose low, medium or high usage. We’ll show you the whole market, or toggle to select green only tariffs

ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST FOR

Pure Planet 100% Green

Variable Tariff

£936
Show green only

£851

Green

Elm

Variable price

£895

Outfox the Market

One Green Flex 5.0

Variable price

£925

People's Energy

The People's Tariff

Variable price

Pure Planet

100% Green

Variable price

£963

Octopus Energy

Flexible Octopus

Variable price

£963

Co-op Energy

Co-op Flexible

Variable price

£966

Bulb

Vari-Fair

Variable price

£989

Utility Warehouse

Double Gold

Variable price

£1022

Green Network Energy

GNE Standard Var V1

Variable price

£1041

OVO Energy

Simpler Energy

Variable price

£1041

SSE

Standard

Variable price

£1041

SSE

SSE 1 Year Fix v2

Variable price

£1041

Spark Energy

Move In Saver v9

Variable price

£1041

SSE

SSE Fix and Drive v2

Variable price

£1042

EDF Energy

Standard (Variable)

Variable price

£1042

Shell Energy

Flexible 4

Variable price

£1042

ScottishPower

Standard

Variable price

£1042

ScottishPower

Standard Online

Variable price

£1042

E.ON

E.ON Energy Plan

Variable price

£1042

E.ON

Fix 2 Year v11

Variable price

£1087

Together Energy

Freedom Variable

Variable price

£1122

Zebra Power

Zebra Born Free Variable

Variable price

Source: USwitch. Prices correct as of 5 November 2020. Values estimated using Ofgem’s typical domestic consumption values. Low: gas 8,000kWh, elec 1,900kWh. Medium: gas 12,000kWh, elec 2,900kWh. High: gas 17,000kWh, elec 4,600kWh. We’ve only included variable dual fuel tariffs available to all 14 energy regions. We try to ensure we use accurate information and have calculated an average yearly price across those 14 regions. This chart is an indication of costs and market position.

TARIFF EXPLAINED

How we calculate our variable tariffs

We calculate our variable tariff’s unit rates on the current cost of electricity and gas over the next year. When you switch to us, we purchase enough energy to cover our forecast of what you’ll be using around three months in advance. This gives you some short term certainty, and some long term flexibility.

TARIFF EXPLAINED

Reviewing your rates

We recalculate the expected annual cost of your energy a few times each year, and make any necessary adjustments to your unit rates to ensure they fairly reflect the cost of delivering energy to your home.

TARIFF EXPLAINED

Rates can go up or down

This means that on our variable tariff, you can expect your unit rates to change between two and four times a year, although of course it can be less or much more depending on the market. Unit rates can go up or down — again depending on the market. We’ll always give you at least 14 days notice of a price increase.

NO CONTRACTS

Total flexibility

As we’re not committing to buying the bulk of your energy way into the future, there are no exit fees on our variable tariff, and no fixed contracts. You’ve got total flexibility. always.

NOT SURE ABOUT OUR VARIABLE TARIFF?

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Our tariffs are designed around you.

Fixed tariff

Best for peace of mind

Lock in the price of your unit rates and Membership fee (standing charge) — we guarantee no price rises for the whole of your contract. Peace of mind, no worries — whatever happens. As we buy your energy up front, there’s early exit fees on our fixed tariff.

  • Unit rates fixed
  • No price rises, no surprises
  • Early exit fee