Find the cheapest gas and electricity where you live

Whether itís the threat of the Russians deciding to cut off our gas supplies, the bitterly cold winter weíve just had or the ongoing worries about global warming ñ it seems concerns about energy prices are rarely out of the news.

Whatís not in doubt though is that our domestic energy bills are on the rise but not in a smooth upward trend. In 2006 there were big rises in gas and electricity tariffs. The next year, 2007, saw an overall small decrease while 2008 saw further massive hikes. Last year there were again some small cuts.

Thereís clearly a trend emerging of big rises one year followed by small reductions the following year. Perhaps this trend will continue but what we do know is that over the longer term prices are rising fast and thereís no reason to suspect this wonít continue.

Already this year many customers are receiving letters form their current energy providers telling them of substantial price hikes.


So what can we do about it?

The good news is that there is far more competition in the energy sector than there used to be and that means shopping around can save us a fortune.

The bad news is that with so many providers all operating in different regions, finding the cheapest deal where you live hasnít been straightforward. So with this problem in mind weíve listed the best rates by region and provider to help you.

The savings shown are based on a comparison with a typical supplier – British Gasí Dual Fuel prices based on a standard monthly direct debit on a single meter rate. Weíve taken the national average energy usage of 3300KWh for electricity and 20500KWh of gas as our benchmark.

Itís easy to save anything between 16% and 23% on your combined energy bills. Here we list the top three by provider, tariff, percentage saving and bills for electricity and gas:


Eastern:

1st  – Scottish Power Online Saver 8. Saving 21% £229/£888
2nd ñ Npower Sign Online V.17. Saving 19% £215/£902
3rd ñ EDF Energy/Online Saver V5. Saving 19% £213/£904

East Midlands:

1st ñ First Utility/Smart Online Saver V3. Saving 23% £264/£861
2nd ñ Scottish Power Online Saver 8. Saving 23% £260/£866
3rd ñ Npower Sign Online V.17. Saving 21% £240/£866

London:

1st ñ Npower Sign Online V.17. Saving 23% £267/£887
2nd ñ Npower WEB V.17. Saving 21% £242/£912
3rd ñ Ovo Energy New Energy. Saving 20% £236/£918

Manweb:

1st ñ Scottish Power Online Saver 8. Saving 19% £218/£906
2nd ñ Npower Sign Online V.17. Saving 18% £197/£926
3rd ñ British Gas Web Saver V.3. Saving 18% £197/£927

Midlands:

1st ñ Npower Sign Online V.17. Saving 22% £246/£894
2nd ñ First Utility Smart Online Saver V3. Saving 21% £238/£902
3rd ñ EDF Energy Online Saver V5. Saving 20% £223/£917

Northern:

1st ñ EDF Energy Online Saver V5. Saving 19% £215/£906
2nd ñ Ovo Energy New Energy. Saving 19% £213/£907
3rd ñ Npower Sign Online V.17. Saving 19% £208/£913

Norweb:

1st ñ Npower Sign Online V. 17. Saving 18% £196/£898
2nd ñ EDF Energy Online Saver V5. Saving 17% £188/£906
3rd ñ Ovo Energy New Energy. Saving 17% £186/£908

Scottish Hydro:

1st ñ Npower Sign Online V.17. Saving 18% £202/£914
2nd ñ British Gas Web Saver V.3. Saving 17% £185/£930
3rd ñ First Utility Isave 2. Saving 16% £182/£933

Scottish Power:

1st  – Scottish Power Online Saver 8. Saving 20% £218/£893
2nd ñ First Utility Isave 2. Saving 19% £208/£903
3rd ñ Npower Sign Online V.17. Saving 18% £196/£915

Seeboard:

1st ñ Npower Sign Online V.17. Saving 22% £253/£887
2nd ñ Ovo Energy New Energy. Saving 20% £232/£907
3rd Npower WEB V.17. Saving 19% £227/£912

Southern:

1st ñ Npower Sign Online V.17. Saving 23% £266/£904
2nd ñ Scottish Power Online Saver 8. Saving 22% £262/£908
3rd ñ First Utility Isave 2. Saving 21% £250/£920

Swalec:

1st ñ Npower Sign Online V. 17. Saving 17% £196/£948
2nd ñ Atlantic Online Fixed Price V1.2. Saving 17% £195/£949
3rd ñ First Utility Isave 2. Saving 17% £194/£950

Sweb:

1st ñ Npower Sign Online V.17. Saving 22% £248/£902
2nd ñ Npower WEB V.17. Saving 19% £223/£927
3rd ñ First Utility Isave 2. Saving 19% £220/£930

Yorkshire:

1st ñ First Utility Isave 2. Saving 17% £184/£898
2nd ñ EDF Energy Online Saver V5. Saving 17% £179/£902
3rd ñ Ovo Energy New Energy. Saving 16% £177/£902

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