Energylinx UK Energy Industry News Service
April 26, 2007
Powergen honour Price Guarantee Tariffs
Powergen has today immediately responded to the reduction in standard prices announced by British Gas by reducing their tariffs within their suite of tariffs known as Price Guarantee.
Under the Price Guarantee suite of tariffs - which includes EnergyGaurantee and ElectricityGaurantee - Powergen provide the comfort that customers are guaranteed a price which will be lower than British Gas standard quarterly billed account until 1 September 2008.
The news of this immediate reaction can only serve as good news for customers who had elected to go onto one of these tariffs.
The change in prices takes effect from today, 26th April 2007, for existing customers and from tomorrow for any new customers.
Energylinx would encourage domestic customers to regularly compare energy prices to ensure that they have the very best deal for their home energy.
Energylinx has a unique range of 100% impartial and free calculators that will allow the user not only to see how much money they can save by changing suppliers but also understand the exact environmental impact caused by changing supplier.
If you wish to see how your own circumstances fair in the energy market, please feel free to use one of these calculators below:
British Gas follows Telecom Plus and announces a price cut
British Gas today, 26th April 2007, announced a further cut to its standard electricity and gas rates for domestic customers with immediate effect. This follows Telecom Plus, another gas and electricity supplier who announced price cuts across their tariffs yesterday.
British gas has announced a headline grabbing reduction of 6 per cent on electricity prices and gas prices by 3 per cent - this applies to their standard tariffs for customers paying by monthly direct debit or quarterly credit.
Together with the decrease announced earlier in the year this second round of price cuts for British Gas customers reduces the average annual dual fuel bill by £207. This takes average prices down to £913.
As a dual fuel supplier British Gas Click Energy 2 is one of the most competitive prices across the UK.
Energylinx would encourage all customers to compare their energy prices regularly and in particular those customers paying by quarterly bill or on a standard tariff who will be effectively throwing away money by not switching supplier.
Energylinx provides the consumer with a range of free comparison tools that are 100% impartial and easy and secure to use.
To compare your prices click these links:
April 19, 2007
PriceFall launched by ScottishPower
ScottishPower has launched an exciting new energy tariff that is available immediately to dual fuel (gas and electricity) and electricity only customers.
The tariff called PriceFall is effectively a capped price tariff where the customer 's energy bills are guaranteed not to increase until at least November 2008.
The PriceFall tariff is being offered only to customers paying by monthly direct debit and for those customers signing up for dual fuel they will receive one bill for both gas and electricity. Customers can choose whether or not to operate the tariff via an online or offline account.
If you wish to see whether or not this is the best tariff for you Energylinx provide the following 100% impartial free comparison tools:
British Gas launches new green business
British Gas today, 19 April 2007, announced the launch of a new business which will lead the company's drive to offer green, low carbon products and services to customers who want to manage their impact on climate change.
The business, British Gas New Energy, will compete in a rapidly growing market, advising customers on how to make their homes and businesses greener and supplying products and services to facilitate this. Gearoid Lane, previously Centrica's director of energy procurement, has been appointed managing director of the new business.
The new business will leverage the green position already established by British Gas's customer facing businesses. British Gas Residential has the lowest carbon intensity of any major UK energy supplier as can be viewed at www.fuelmix.co.uk
British Gas's new business initiatives will include the launch of a service providing Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) which, under new legislation, are mandatory for those selling homes in the UK from 1 June 2007. EPCs will provide an energy efficiency rating for each building in a market where approximately 1.4 million homes are sold annually. British Gas Services plans to have trained 500 of its engineers to carry out the EPC surveys by the end of May and will recruit further engineers when required as the market expands.
A further new offering is solar heating panels, providing hot water supplies to the home, which British Gas engineers are now also qualified to install. In addition, through a new partnership between British Gas and certain local authorities, customers buying solar panels in some areas of the UK are able to earn a discount of up to five hundred pounds on their council tax. British Gas expects this scheme to be adopted by more local authorities.
Energylinx would encourage all consumers who are considering a green tariff to check whether or not what is on offer is best for you and really does offer an environmental benefit.
If you log onto the energy calculators at www.fuelmix.co.uk you will be see the actual CO2 impact as well as being able to see how much can be saved by changing energy supplier.