Energylinx UK Energy Industry News Service
September 30, 2004
Telecom Plus increases
Telecom Plus has announced price increases for both gas and electricity across all their tariffs. These increases take effect from the 1st of October for both new and existing customers, with individual notices being sent out to existing customers within the next few days. This is the second time Telecom Plus have increased their prices and this time round customers will face an average increase of 10.7% on gas and 3% on electricity.
Telecom Plus cite wholesale gas price increases as the main reason for the hefty increases. Whilst this still leaves them in a competitive situation it is worth checking out whether or not they still offer you the very best prices for your home.
Advice from Energylinx would be to carry out a new comparison to check whether or not they offer the best value for gas and electricity for your home.
September 9, 2004
npower Price Increases
npower, the retail arm of RWE Innogy have today announced increases to their gas and electricity prices effective from 1 October 2004.
npower is the first tier supplier to customers in the Midlands Electricity, Yorkshire and Northern Electricity distribution areas and with a total of around 7 million customer accounts are one of the largest energy companies operating in the UK. In Scotland npower have around 70,000 electricity customers and 80,000 gas customers.
Based on a medium domestic user (19,050 kWhs of gas and 3,300 kWhs of electricity per annum) these latest increases amount to average increase of 12.37% for gas and 5.91% for electricity throughout the UK.
The areas where npower are incumbent supplier are worst hit with average electricity prices increasing by 8.66%.
Energylinx the home energy price comparison suggests that now is the time to shop around and recommends that a five minute visit to one of these calculators will save an average consumer up to £200 per annum: