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Top Choice 1 Octopus Energy Review
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Octopus Energy Review

Founded in 2011 Octopus Energy, like many other similar energy suppliers that were founded around the time as a strong focus on providing a more green and eco-friendly energy solution. Octopus Energy provides energy services for both homes and businesses and offers both gas and electricity.
9.2
Octopus Energy Review
Octopus Energy is part of the Octopus Group and started supplying energy in 2016. They now have over 1.5 million customers. The concentrate on supplying greener energy. This includes the generation of renewable energy via wind, solar and anaerobic digestion. Octopus Energy are approved by Friends of the Earth.
Price
8
Tariffs
10
Customer Service
9
Reviews
9.9
Billing
9
Extras
9
PROS:
  • Approved by Friends of the Earth
  • Awarded the Which? Recommended Provider award
  • Uswitch Energy Supplier of the Year 2020
CONS:
  • Slow to resolve complaints
  • Website could be better
  • No Android app
2 Green Network Energy Review
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Green Network Energy Review

Green Network Energy is an Italian energy provider that was founded in 2003 and later brought its services to UK customers. While they might not be one of the big 6 providers Green Network Energy have proven themselves to be a popular alternative.
8.9
Green Network Energy Review
Green Network Energy is an Italian energy provider that was founded in 2003 and later brought its services to UK customers. While they might not be one of the big 6 providers Green Network Energy have proven themselves to be a popular alternative.
Price
9
Tariffs
9
Customer Service
8.3
Reviews
9.1
Billing
9
Extras
9
PROS:
  • Often one of the cheaper suppliers
CONS:
  • Customer reviews could be better
3 Robin Hood Energy Review
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Robin Hood Energy Review

Robin Hood Energy were launched in 2015 by Nottingham City Council. They are a not-for-profit energy company and they claim that because they do not have to pay dividends to shareholders or bonuses to directors they can pass on those savings to their customers via cheaper prices.
8.8
Robin Hood Energy Review
Robin Hood Energy were launched in 2015 by Nottingham City Council. They are a not-for-profit energy company and they claim that because they do not have to pay dividends to shareholders or bonuses to directors they can pass on those savings to their customers via cheaper prices.
Price
8
Tariffs
9
Customer Service
7.6
Reviews
9
Billing
9
Extras
10
PROS:
  • Not-for-profit energy company
  • Pre-payment customers with smart meters can top up online
  • Good online reviews
CONS:
  • Only supply energy to customers in Nottingham
  • No electric vehicle tariff
  • Pre-payment customers cannot use the Robin Hood Energy app
4 Tonik Energy Review
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Tonik Energy Review

Based in Birmingham Tonik Energy have made great a name for themselves despite being a relatively new energy provider. They are focused on being green and more eco-friendly and promise to help their customers half their energy bills by 2022.
8.7
Tonik Energy Review
Based in Birmingham Tonik Energy have made great a name for themselves despite being a relatively new energy provider. They are focused on being green and more eco-friendly and promise to help their customers half their energy bills by 2022.
Price
10
Tariffs
10
Customer Service
8
Reviews
9.1
Billing
7
Extras
8
PROS:
  • Often one of the cheaper providers
  • Good options when it comes to tariffs
CONS:
  • Average customer service
  • Average TrustPilot scores
5 Shell Energy Review
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Shell Energy Review

In the UK energy companies have a fierce rivalry but as my Shell Energy review as discovered there is a lot of competition outside the big six energy companies. Shell Energy isn’t one of the big six but it is very close to being one of the top contenders.
8.7
Shell Energy Review
In the UK energy companies have a fierce rivalry but as our Shell Energy review as discovered there is a lot of competition outside the big six energy companies. Shell Energy isn’t one of the big six but it is very close to being one of the top contenders.
Price
7
Tariffs
9
Customer Service
8.6
Reviews
8.3
Billing
10
Extras
9
PROS:
  • Variety of tariffs
  • Variety of billing options
CONS:
  • Average customer service
6 Bristol Energy Review
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Bristol Energy Review

Bristol Energy is owned by Bristol City Council which says that 77% of the population believes that energy supply should be managed by the public sector rather than the private sector. However, although the company is owned by the council it is run independently by a team of energy supply experts.
8.5
Bristol Energy Review
Bristol Energy is owned by Bristol City Council which says that 77% of the population believes that energy supply should be managed by the public sector rather than the private sector. However, although the company is owned by the council it is run independently by a team of energy supply experts.
Price
8
Tariffs
9
Customer Service
7.8
Reviews
8.9
Billing
8
Extras
9
PROS:
  • Socially and environmentally responsible energy supplier
  • Easy to manage your account online, either via the website or the app
  • Wide range of tariffs, including a pre-payment tariff, 100% green tariffs and special
CONS:
  • Not the cheapest energy supplier
  • Less appealing if you have no connection to Bristol
  • Some complaints about customer service but they tend to be resolved quickly
7 OVO Energy Review
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OVO Energy Review

OVO Energy was founded in 2009 with a focus on providing greener and cheaper energy services. OVO Energy also puts a strong emphasis on simplicity as well, so if anyone finds navigating energy suppliers and tariffs difficult OVO Energy could be the supplier for you.
8.5
OVO Energy Review
OVO Energy was founded in 2009 with a focus on providing greener and cheaper energy services. OVO Energy also puts a strong emphasis on simplicity as well, so if anyone finds navigating energy suppliers and tariffs difficult OVO Energy could be the supplier for you.
Price
6
Tariffs
9
Customer Service
7.5
Reviews
9.2
Billing
9
Extras
10
PROS:
  • 100% renewable energy tariffs
  • Very positive customer reviews
CONS:
  • Mediocre customer service
  • Often not the cheapest
8 Co-op Energy Review
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Co-op Energy Review

Co-op Energy is part of Midcounties Co-operative and started supplying domestic energy consumers in 2011. In August 2019 they entered into a partnership with Octopus Energy. Like Octopus Energy, Co-op Energy supplies environmentally friendly energy.
8.5
Co-op Energy Review
Co-op Energy is part of Midcounties Co-operative and started supplying domestic energy consumers in 2011. In August 2019 they entered into a partnership with Octopus Energy. Like Octopus Energy, Co-op Energy supplies environmentally friendly energy.
Price
8
Tariffs
9
Customer Service
8.8
Reviews
9.1
Billing
8
Extras
8
PROS:
  • Supports community-led renewable energy projects
  • Co-operative Society membership benefits
  • Competitive pricing
CONS:
  • Very poor digital tools
  • Take longer to answer the phone than their energy supply partner, Octopus Energy
  • Score lower than Octopus Energy in customer satisfaction surveys
9 Bulb Energy Review
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Bulb Energy Review

One of Bulb’s selling points is their simplicity. They offer only one tariff. This means that you know you are always on the cheapest rate the company has available, even if it is variable and can therefore change at any time.
8.3
Bulb Energy Review
One of Bulb’s selling points is their simplicity. They offer only one tariff. This means that you know you are always on the cheapest rate the company has available, even if it is variable and can therefore change at any time.
Price
7
Tariffs
8
Customer Service
8.4
Reviews
9.4
Billing
8
Extras
9
PROS:
  • 100% renewable energy
  • No exit fees
  • One of the biggest suppliers outside the 'Big 6'
CONS:
  • Only one tariff to choose from
10 Ebico Energy Review
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Ebico Energy Review

Ebico has over 60,000 customers and get their energy from Robin Hood Energy which is owned by Nottingham City Council. All of the electricity supplied to Ebico by Robin Hood Energy comes from UK-based solar or wind generation
8.2
Ebico Energy Review
Ebico has over 60,000 customers and get their energy from Robin Hood Energy which is owned by Nottingham City Council. All of the electricity supplied to Ebico by Robin Hood Energy comes from UK-based solar or wind generation
Price
8
Tariffs
8
Reviews
9
Billing
8
Extras
8
PROS:
  • 100% renewable energy
  • The chance to help eliminate fuel poverty
  • Wide range of tariff options
CONS:
  • App has limited functionality
  • No ‘Dual Fuel’ discount
  • Not signed up to the Energy Switch Guarantee
11 Utility Warehouse Energy Review
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Utility Warehouse Energy Review

Utility Warehouse were formed in 2013 and offer domestic energy as well as phones, broadband and home insurance. The company now has 2% of the domestic energy market with over half a million customers despite not advertising and relying instead on word-of-mouth recommendations and a network of agents.
8.2
Utility Warehouse Energy Review
Utility Warehouse were formed in 2013 and offer domestic energy as well as phones, broadband and home insurance. The company now has 2% of the domestic energy market with over half a million customers despite not advertising and relying instead on word-of-mouth recommendations and a network of agents.
Price
6
Tariffs
9
Customer Service
8.1
Reviews
9.1
Billing
8
Extras
9
PROS:
  • Competitive pricing
  • Award-winning energy supplier
  • Excellent customer service
CONS:
  • Energy is not environmentally friendly
  • Slow to answer the phones
  • Cannot top up smart pre-payment meters online or via the app
12 Avro Energy Review
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Avro Energy Review

Avro Energy began supplying customers with energy in 2015 and has quickly built up a sizeable customer base. Based in Hinckley in the West Midlands, the company has over 40,000 electricity and 30,000 gas customers.
8.1
Avro Energy Review
Avro Energy began supplying customers with energy in 2015 and has quickly built up a sizeable customer base. Based in Hinckley in the West Midlands, the company has over 40,000 electricity and 30,000 gas customers.
Price
10
Tariffs
8
Customer Service
8.2
Reviews
9.4
Billing
7
Extras
6
PROS:
  • Fixed and variable tariffs available
  • Very good reviews
CONS:
  • No green tariffs available
  • No app
  • Don't offer smart meters
13 Powershop Review
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Powershop Review

Powershop were launched in 2009 in New Zealand. In 2014 they expanded into Australia, finally coming to the UK in 2017.The company are based in Birmingham and are backed by nPower which have over two million customers and control nearly 10% of the UK energy supply market.
8.1
Powershop Review
Powershop were launched in 2009 in New Zealand. In 2014 they expanded into Australia, finally coming to the UK in 2017.The company are based in Birmingham and are backed by nPower which have over two million customers and control nearly 10% of the UK energy supply market.
Price
8
Tariffs
8
Reviews
8.4
Billing
6
Extras
10
PROS:
  • Competitive pricing provided you take advantage of Powershop’s Powerpacks
  • Great digital tools
  • Backed by nPower, a UK energy giant
CONS:
  • Genrally, more expensive that other energy suppliers if you don’t take advantage of Powershop’s Powerpacks
  • Energy generation could be more environmentally friendly
  • No ‘feed in’ or electric vehicle tariffs
14 GoTo Energy Review
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GoTo Energy Review

GoTo Energy are based in Kent and boast that they have over 25 years experience in energy supply although they are a relatively new company having only started trading in 2019.They claim that their energy is environmentally friendly and boast that their app leads the sector, enabling its customers to manage all aspects of their energy supply account.
8.1
GoTo Energy Review
GoTo Energy are based in Kent and boast that they have over 25 years experience in energy supply although they are a relatively new company having only started trading in 2019.They claim that their energy is environmentally friendly and boast that their app leads the sector, enabling its customers to manage all aspects of their energy supply account.
Price
9
Tariffs
9
Reviews
9.5
Billing
6
Extras
7
PROS:
  • Excellent TrustPilot reviews, particularly in terms of switching to GoTo Energy
  • Renewable energy
  • Competitive pricing
CONS:
  • Not signed up to the Warm Home Discount scheme
  • Don’t accept pre-payment or smart meters
  • Limited range of tariffs and no Economy 7 option
15 Outfox the Market Review
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Outfox the Market Review

Outfox The Market is a very different kind of energy supplier and its colourful and comic themed website really shows you everything you need to know about this energy supplier. If you’re applying to be a customer with Outfox The Market you’ll be dealing with a more unusual and more open energy supplier.
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Outfox the Market Review
Outfox The Market is a very different kind of energy supplier and its colourful and comic themed website really shows you everything you need to know about this energy supplier. If you’re applying to be a customer with Outfox The Market you’ll be dealing with a more unusual and more open energy supplier.
Price
10
Tariffs
9
Customer Service
7.7
Reviews
9.2
Billing
6
Extras
6
PROS:
  • Often one of the cheapest suppliers
  • Good customer review scores
CONS:
  • Not the greenest of energy
  • Average customer service scores
16 Igloo Energy Review
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Igloo Energy Review

The company differs from many of its competitors in that it aims to use technology to help make its customers’ homes smarter and more energy efficient. It claims that using smart technology to manage how homes are heated and cooled can reduce energy consumption by up to 31%.
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Igloo Energy Review
The company differs from many of its competitors in that it aims to use technology to help make its customers’ homes smarter and more energy efficient. It claims that using smart technology to manage how homes are heated and cooled can reduce energy consumption by up to 31%.
Price
9
Tariffs
7
Customer Service
9.2
Reviews
9.5
Billing
5
Extras
8
PROS:
  • Innovative use of technology to help customers manage their energy usage
  • One of the cheapest energy suppliers in the UK
  • 3% Interest paid on the first £1,000 of any credit balance
CONS:
  • Only one variable rate tariff
  • Energy is not 100% renewable
  • Payment is via direct debit only and pre-payment meters are not accepted
17 Simplicity Energy Review
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Simplicity Energy Review

Simplicity Energy are a relatively new energy supplier, having launched in 2017 before rebranding as Simplicity Energy in 2018.They are based in Milton Keynes but supply energy throughout the UK. Their aim is to simplify energy supply.
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Simplicity Energy Review
Simplicity Energy are a relatively new energy supplier, having launched in 2017 before rebranding as Simplicity Energy in 2018.They are based in Milton Keynes but supply energy throughout the UK. Their aim is to simplify energy supply.
Price
9
Tariffs
8
Customer Service
8.4
Reviews
9.3
Billing
6
Extras
7
PROS:
  • Competitive pricing
  • Excellent online reviews
  • Support for smart meter users
CONS:
  • Confusing tariffs
  • Website contains limited information
  • No app
18 ESB Energy Review
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ESB Energy Review

ESB Energy is a relative newcomer to the UK energy sector. However, its parent company is Ireland’s state energy provider which supplies most of the electricity and gas in Ireland and has 1.25 million customers. That parent company has been in business for 90 years and currently employs 7,000 people
7.9
ESB Energy Review
ESB Energy is a relative newcomer to the UK energy sector. However, its parent company is Ireland’s state energy provider which supplies most of the electricity and gas in Ireland and has 1.25 million customers. That parent company has been in business for 90 years and currently employs 7,000 people
Price
9
Tariffs
8
Customer Service
9
Reviews
9.6
Billing
7
Extras
5
PROS:
  • Backed by a company with 90 years experience in the energy supply industry
  • Free access to Rapid Charging Point network for electric vehicle owners
  • Well designed website with online account management functionality
CONS:
  • Energy is not 100% renewable
  • No app for account management
  • Not the cheapest energy supplier and difficult to find information on the tariffs without actually getting a quote
19 Pure Planet Review
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Pure Planet Review

Pure Planet was launched in 2017 and is based in Bath. It is a privately owned, independent company, although BP owns a minority 24% shareholding.BP is the world’s largest energy broker and buys all of the energy that Pure Planet supplies. Pure Planet supplies that energy to its customers at cost and does not apply a profit margin to the wholesale price.
7.9
Pure Planet Review
Pure Planet was launched in 2017 and is based in Bath. It is a privately owned, independent company, although BP owns a minority 24% shareholding.BP is the world’s largest energy broker and buys all of the energy that Pure Planet supplies. Pure Planet supplies that energy to its customers at cost and does not apply a profit margin to the wholesale price.
Price
8
Tariffs
8
Customer Service
8.2
Reviews
9.2
Billing
6
Extras
8
PROS:
  • Very focused on its customers
  • Low standing charges so good for people who use a lot of energy
  • Energy comes from 100% renewable sources so zero carbon dioxide emissions
CONS:
  • Only one variable tariff available
  • Payment must be made by monthly direct debit
  • Online support only; telephone contact is not possible
20 Orbit Energy Review
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Orbit Energy Review

Orbit Energy is a joint venture of Australian based Energy Global Investments and US-based Genie Energy. The company started supplying electricity and gas to UK households in 2018.A five-year deal has been signed with Shell Energy which means that Orbit Energy should be able to maintain stable prices for its customers. The company promotes itself as a low-cost energy supplier but it is not the cheapest energy supplier available.
7.9
Orbit Energy Review
Orbit Energy is a joint venture of Australian based Energy Global Investments and US-based Genie Energy. The company started supplying electricity and gas to UK households in 2018.A five-year deal has been signed with Shell Energy which means that Orbit Energy should be able to maintain stable prices for its customers. The company promotes itself as a low-cost energy supplier but it is not the cheapest energy supplier available.
Price
10
Tariffs
9
Customer Service
7.2
Reviews
9.2
Billing
7
Extras
5
PROS:
  • Great reviews on TrustPilot
  • Accepts pre-payment meters and Economy 7 customers
  • Five-year deal with Shell Energy means stable pricing
CONS:
  • No call centre. Customer support is via email only
  • No app for account management
  • Most of the energy supplied by Orbit Energy doesn’t come from renewable sources
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