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What are prepayment meters?

What are prepayment meters?

Prepayment meters, also known as pay-as-you-go meters are an alternative to the standard, credit gas and electricity meters. They allow households to pre-pay for energy before using it, which means ...

What is economy 10?

What is economy 10?

Economy 10 (also known as ‘White Meters’ in Scotland) is an alternative electricity tariff. It gives ‘off-peak’ energy prices split across 10 hours of each day.The economy 10 tariffs work in a ...

What is economy 7?

What is economy 7?

Economy 7 describes a type of tariff available in the UK. They differ from standard tariffs because economy 7 customers pay a different rate for energy at night than they do through the day. These ...

What are Smart Meters?

What are Smart Meters?

In essence, Smart Meters are to the gas and electric industry the same as mobile phones have been to the telecommunications business and electric cars are hoping to be across the automotive ...

What are Standing Charges?

What are Standing Charges?

The standing charge is an important but often overlooked part of your energy deal. The vast majority of energy tariffs will include a standing charge, typically ranging anywhere from around 5p up to ...

What are Feed-in Tariffs?

What are Feed-in Tariffs?

Started back in 2010, Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) promote renewable and low carbon electrical supply take-up. The usual way an energy company works with a customer is to supply power and then bill the ...

Are there Energy tariffs for pensioners?

Are there Energy tariffs for pensioners?

When it comes to monthly income, pensioners are often worse off than most of us. Although anyone of pensionable age should be getting something, it can often be a challenge when wages stop and the ...

What is collective energy switching?

What is collective energy switching?

Most of us will have received a quote from an energy supplier offering terms for a fixed deal. This can be from an initial enquiry or a renewal quote directly from the company, to you as the ...

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