Energylinx UK Energy Industry News Service
September 29, 2006
Atlantic Electric and Gas increase domestic energy prices
With effect from today for new customers and from the 1 January 2007 for existing customers, Atlantic Electric and Gas has announced price increases across all their tariffs.
Atlantic Electric and Gas are part of the Scottish and Southern Energy group and along with the other brands operated by the group, Southern Electric, Scottish Hydro-Electric and SWALEC they are introducing what will effectively be their second price increase this year with their last one taking effect on the 1st May 2006.
The increase is certainly not unexpected given how the whole energy market has increased during the last few months and whilst there are reports as to how wholesale prices are predicted to reduce in coming months it is still too early to see what, if any impact these reductions will have in real terms for the average domestic energy consumer.
That said as with any movement in prices Energylinx would recommend that any customer affected by this announcement does carry out a quick check to make sure that the tariff that they are on is the best for them.
Energylinx offers an unique energy search engine that allows the consumer to compare the prices of every single gas and electricity supplier that can supply their home.
The following table shows the full impact of these increases , which on average is 12.08% for electricity and 9.54% gas.
|Atlantic Electric and Gas (Domestic Standard Online Tariff) - Price increase announced 29.09.2006, effective for existing customer from 01.01.07. New customers immediately|
|Local Distribution Area||Pre Increase||Post increase||% increase||Gas% increase||Electric % increase|
|Based on standard domestic consumer consuming an average 3,300 kWhs electricity and 20,500 kWhs of gas per annum - paying by monthly direct debit. The prices include VAT and all applicable discounts. Source www.energylinx.co.uk|
To compare your home energy bills customers can log onto any of the following links or call Energylinx on 0800 849 7077 for a personalised quote. Energylinx will then send you a detailed domestic energy quote.
These Energylinx calculators are unique in that they allow you to compare the prices of all energy suppliers.
Energylinx will arrange the whole transfer process for you, including notifying your existing supplier of any planned change and tracking the transfer to ensure that it occurs on time and accurately. Energylinx provides its services completely free of charge to the domestic consumer.
September 4, 2006
Utility Warehouse Discount Club increase domestic energy prices
From the 1st September 2006 Telecom Plus plc who operate the Utility Warehouse Discount Club has increased the cost of gas in all but three of the UK's distribution areas, those unaffected are Midlands, Northern and Yorkshire.
Electricity prices have also increased in seven areas, reduced in three areas and remained the same in four areas.
Overall the combined increased in gas and electricity throughout the UK averages at 11.46%, which is one of the least increases we have seen in recent weeks.
The full effect of these changes can be seen in the following table:
|Local Distribution Area||Pre Increase||Post increase||increase||overall % increase||Gas% increase||Electric % increase|
|Average UK wide increase 1st September 2006||11.46%||10.38%||9.16%|
|Based on standard domestic consumer consuming an average 3,300 kWhs electricity and 20,500 kWhs of gas per annum - paying by monthly direct debit. . % increases noted are against these profiles. Source www.energylinx.com|