Avro Energy customers moved to Octopus Energy: what are your tariffs in 2022?

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Since September 2021, Avro Energy is no longer trading. The disappearance of this energy supplier is linked to the circumstances of a huge gas price crisis in 2021. Unable to keep up with rising wholesale gas prices, Avro Energy has gone bust, as have a number of other suppliers. Ofgem has transferred their customers to a more stable supplier, Octopus Energy. Here are this supplier’s tariffs as well as information on the tariffs Avro Energy used to offer.
Last update: August 2022

As you may have heard on the news, the UK energy market is currently under an immense amount of stress as a result of a global gas shortage driving up costs and putting several energy suppliers out of business, including Avro Energy. To learn more about this and stay updated on a daily basis you can read our page on the UK energy crisis. You can also discover our detailed guide on what to do if your supplier goes bust.

Now that Avro Energy customers have been transferred over to Octopus Energy by Ofgem in the context of the gas price crisis, it may also be good to know what tariffs this suppliers offers.

What are Octopus Energy’s tariffs?

Octopus Energy’s variable rate tariffs

Variable tariff deals involve rates that change with the current energy market prices. Depending on the variable rate deal you subscribe to with Octopus Energy, these price variations can be more or less frequent. The Octopus Tracker plan varies daily, for instance.


Plan Tariff type Type of fuel Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel)
flexibleOctopus Standard Variable Rate Electricity 27.390 p* 18.960 p* £ 649.882** £ 0.000
Octopus Tracker Variable Rate Electricity 22.170 p* 21.760 p* £ 712.016** £ 0.000
flexibleOctopus Standard Variable Rate Gas 23.850 p* 3.270 p* £ 479.512** £ 0.000
Octopus Tracker Variable Rate Gas 15.090 p* 5.400 p* £ 703.116** £ 0.000

* Prices differ on a postcode basis, this table therefore displays national averages. Live tariffs are updated weekly to keep up with current price volatility.
** Based on the official TDCV (Typical Domestic Consumption Values): 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
Prices incl. VAT.
Exit fees are £0.


Octopus Energy’s fixed rate tariffs

Fixed rate tariffs allow customers to have some control over the way they are billed, or at least a sense of stability. Indeed, fixed rate tariffs follow the opposite rule of a variable rate tariff, offering a rate that does not change whatever the current market prices. This stability usually only lasts 1 to 2 years, but can provide a kind of safety net for consumers wishing to keep a tight leash on their energy budget.


Plan Tariff type Type of fuel Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel)
Octopus Fixed 24 Month Fixed Rate Electricity 27.390 p* 20.070 p* £ 682.072** £ 0.000
supergreenOctopus 24 Month Fixed Rate Electricity 27.390 p* 20.070 p* £ 682.072** £ 0.000
Arsenal Green 12M Fixed 12 Month Fixed Rate Electricity 27.390 p* 20.070 p* £ 867.616** £ 0.000
Just Move In Planet Friendly 12M Fixed 12 Month Fixed Rate Electricity 28.350 p* 20.770 p* £ 898.012** £ 0.000
Goodlord Tenant 12 Month Fixed Rate Electricity 28.490 p* 20.860 p* £ 902.401** £ 0.000
Octopus Fixed 24 Month Fixed Rate Gas 26.590 p* 4.070 p* £ 585.520** £ 0.000
supergreenOctopus 24 Month Fixed Rate Gas 26.590 p* 4.330 p* £ 616.720** £ 0.000
Arsenal Green 12M Fixed 12 Month Fixed Rate Gas 26.590 p* 4.070 p* £ 585.520** £ 0.000
Just Move In Planet Friendly 12M Fixed 12 Month Fixed Rate Gas 27.520 p* 4.220 p* £ 606.917** £ 0.000
Goodlord Tenant 12 Month Fixed Rate Gas 27.650 p* 4.240 p* £ 609.792** £ 0.000

* Prices differ on a postcode basis, this table therefore displays national averages. Live tariffs are updated weekly to keep up with current price volatility.
** Based on the official TDCV (Typical Domestic Consumption Values): 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
Prices incl. VAT.
Exit fees are £0.


Octopus Energy’s Economy 7 tariffs

Economy 7 tariffs, also known as E7 tariffs, offer rates that differ depending on the time of day. They therefore include day rates and night rates, the latter being cheaper than the former. These periods of the day match up with on and off-peak energy consumption hours. Depending on how flexible your own energy consumption habits can be, an E7 tariff can help you spend less on electricity and gas.


Plan Tariff Type Average Electricity Standing Charge (p/day)* Day Rate (p/kWh)* Night Rate (p/kWh)p* Average total annual cost (£/year)** Exit Fee (£)
flexibleOctopus Variable Rate 27.480 p* 20.520 p* 14.040 p* £ 616.524** £ 0.000
Octopus Fixed 24 Month Fixed Rate 27.480 p* 22.610 p* 15.480 p* £ 669.217** £ 0.00
supergreenOctopus 24 Month Fixed Rate 27.480 p* 22.610 p* 15.480 p* £ 669.217** £ 0.000
Arsenal Green 12M Fixed 12 Month Fixed Rate 27.480 p* 22.610 p* 15.480 p* £ 669.217** £ 0.000
Just Move In Planet Friendly 12M Fixed 12 Month Fixed Rate 28.440 p* 23.390 p* 16.020 p* £ 692.421** £ 0.000
Goodlord Tenant 12 Month Fixed Rate 28.580 p* 23.510 p* 16.100 p* £ 695.925** £ 0.000
Octopus Go Variable Rate 21.640 p* 24.690 p* 5.000 p* £ 555.226** £ 0.000

* Prices differ on a postcode basis, this table therefore displays national averages. Live tariffs are updated weekly to keep up with current price volatility.
** Based on the official TDCV (Typical Domestic Consumption Values): 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
Prices incl. VAT.
Exit fees are £0.


An average cost comparison of Octopus Energy tariffs and rates

To give you an overview of what may be the cheapest and most expensive Octopus Energy tariffs, here is a comparison of the average costs of each plan. You will notice that there really isn’t such a great variation between these, implying a certain stability in the supplier’s offers.


Tariff Name Estimated Unit Rate Estimates Annual Cost
Flexible Octopus No contract 18.960 p* £ 649.882**
Just Move In Planet Friendly 12 months contract 20.770 p* £ 898.012**
Octopus fixed 24M 24 months contract 20.070 p* £ 682.072**
Super Green Octopus 24M 24 months contract 20.070 p* £ 867.616**
Goodlord Tenant 12 months contract 20.860 p* £ 902.401**

* Prices differ on a postcode basis, this table therefore displays national averages. Live tariffs are updated weekly to keep up with current price volatility.
** Based on the official TDCV (Typical Domestic Consumption Values): 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
Prices incl. VAT.
You have no exit fee for these tariffs.


What happened to Avro Energy?

If you’re confused as to why we are giving you Octopus Energy’s tariffs rather than Avro Energy’s, let us explain what has happened. On the 22nd of September 2021, in the context of sharply rising gas prices, Avro Energy went bust, meaning its customers were left without a supplier. Ofgem, the energy market regulator, therefore assigned, in bulk, all of Avro Energy’s old customers to a single new supplier, Octopus Energy, to make sure they received a continued supply of energy.

Why exactly did Avro Energy stop trading in 2021? After Covid-19 restrictions slowly ceased to be enforced, the reopening of markets and activity led to a sudden increase in energy demand all over the world. However, stocks were low, leading to a massive increase in gas prices in particular (over the course of 2021, the wholesale price of gas went up by 250% overall). Since the UK market also enforces price caps on energy, the situation made it impossible for a number of suppliers to keep trading.

What were Avro Energy’s tariffs and prices?

Avro prided themselves on their commitment to “Energy Made Simpler”. As such, they had a fairly modest range of tariffs that they supplied to around 40,000 customers across the UK. Although most customers with standard credit meters and Economy 7 meters were likely to find a tariff that fit their needs.

Let’s take a look in greater detail.

Please be aware that rates described are averaged out across the country. As such, rates may vary slightly, depending on where in the UK you live. Rates described all include VAT at 5%.

Avro Energy standard tariff

Avro Energy’s standard tariff was the variable rate tariff that was available to new and existing customers alike who didn’t want to be tied into a lengthy fixed contract. This was known as the Simple Energy tariff.

While, like most variable rate tariffs, this standard tariff had no exit fee, it was also their most expensive tariff. To put it into context, approximately 60% of other tariffs available were cheaper.

Their Simple Energy tariff rates were as follows:

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 15.99p per kWh*
Gas unit rate 3.08p per kWh*
Electricity standing charge 21.00p per day*
Gas standing charge 21.00p per day*

* Prices differ on a postcode basis, this table therefore displays national averages. Live tariffs are updated weekly to keep up with current price volatility.
Prices incl. VAT.
Exit fees are £0.

Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined each year by the energy regulator OFGEM, the average family uses approximately 12,000.00 of gas and 2,900.00 of electricity per year. We can extrapolate this to create an average annual cost of:

  • £ 446.54 in gas
  • £ 540.30 in electricity

This combines to an estimated annual spend of £986.84 annual costs.

While this was slightly below Ofgem’s Energy Price Cap, which for the 1 April 2022 to 30 September 2022 period is £981.22-1,016.31 (depending on the region) per year for gas and £966.71-1,034.71 (depending on the region) for electricity, it wasn’t Avro’s most competitive tariff.

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This tariff was also proposed in a pay as you go option. It was slightly more expensive but enabled a better control of your energy budget.

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 14.44p per kWh*
Gas unit rate 3.49p per kWh*
Electricity standing charge 30.35p per day*
Gas standing charge 28.25p per day*

* Prices differ on a postcode basis, this table therefore displays national averages. Live tariffs are updated weekly to keep up with current price volatility.
Prices incl. VAT.
Exit fees are £0.

Based on the same estimations as above, this led to the following annual estimated costs:

  • £ 521.48 in gas
  • £ 529.54 in electricity
  • £ 529.54 in total

Avro fixed rate tariffs

Avro had overhauled its fixed rate tariffs, with a new range of tariffs representing some of the brand’s best deals. Their fixed deals were as follows:

Simple and uSaving

Avro’s Simple and uSaving 12M tariff became available in October 2020.

It was a 12 month fixed tariff that provided very competitive rates and good value for money. Best of all, unlike most fixed energy tariff, it did not have any associated exit fees. So if you decided that this wasn’t the best deal for you, you were free to switch to another tariff or supplier at any time without reprisals.

You can find out more information on the rates for this tariff below:

Estimated Annual Gas Cost£ 553.98**

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 16.59p per kWh*
Electricity standing charge 19.95p per day*
Gas unit rate 3.00p per kWh*
Gas standing charge 19.95p per day*
Estimated Annual Gas Cost £ 432.63**
Estimated Annual Cost £ 986.60**

* Prices differ on a postcode basis, this table therefore displays national averages. Live tariffs are updated weekly to keep up with current price volatility.
** Based on the official TDCV (Typical Domestic Consumption Values): 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
Prices incl. VAT.
Exit fees are £0.


Simple and ReSuper

Another 12 month fixed tariff, the Simple and ReSuper tariff had slightly lower per unit rates. However, there was an exit fee of £30 per fuel with this tariff.

Details were as follows:

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 16.01 p per kWh*
Electricity standing charge 23.10 p per day*
Estimated Annual Electricity Cost £ 532.62 per year**
Gas unit rate 2.67 p per kWh*
Gas standing charge £ 23.10 p per day*
Estimated Annual Gas Cost £ 423.64 per year**
Estimated Annual Cost £ 956.26 per year**

* Prices differ on a postcode basis, this table therefore displays national averages. Live tariffs are updated weekly to keep up with current price volatility.
** Based on the official TDCV (Typical Domestic Consumption Values): 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
Prices incl. VAT.
Exit fees are £30.


Simple and Fixed

Finally, the Simple and Fixed tariff usually represented the best value for money for most households. Unit rates for electricity and standing charges were the best that the brand had to offer. What’s more, you wouldn’t even have been charged any early exit fees if you wished to take your business elsewhere.

You can find out more below:

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 16.12 p per kWh*
Electricity standing charge 17.85 p per day*
Estimated Annual Electricity Cost £ 532.62 per year**
Gas unit rate 2.99 p per kWh*
Gas standing charge 17.85 p per day*
Estimated Annual Gas Cost £ 423.64 per year**
Estimated Annual Cost £ 956.26 per year**

* Prices differ on a postcode basis, this table therefore displays national averages. Live tariffs are updated weekly to keep up with current price volatility.
** Based on the official TDCV (Typical Domestic Consumption Values): 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
Prices incl. VAT.
Exit fees are £0.


Avro Energy no standing charge tariff

If you were looking for an energy supply for a holiday home or other property that is not occupied all year round, Avro Energy’s no standing charge tariff would likely have appealed to you. Here, you only paid the unit rates for your fuels. And while this meant that this tariffs’ unit rates were not the cheapest, it was interesting to note that the electricity rate still compared favourably to Avro Energy’s standard variable rate.

Unfortunately, this tariff was terminated by Avro Energy.

Avro Energy prepayment tariffs

Unfortunately, Avro Energy did not supply electricity to customers with prepayment meters.

Avro Energy Economy 7 tariff

Curiously, although Avro Energy claimed to provide tariffs for Economy 7 customers, requesting a quote with an Economy 7 meter did not yield separate day and night rates. There was therefore not much interest in subscribing to these tariffs.

Avro Energy Tariffs

Avro Energy business tariffs

As a smaller energy supplier, Avro Energy did not offer business tariffs, preferring instead to focus its efforts squarely on the domestic energy market.

Avro Energy tariffs compared: Which was the cheapest tariff?

If we compare all of Avro Energy’s tariffs side-by-side, it becomes clear that the Simple and Superfixed tariff offered the best overall value for money, even though it had a fractionally higher gas unit rate than the Simple and Superglow tariff.

You can see the different tariffs along with their estimated monthly and annual costs below. These costs employed the UK average energy use of 12,500 kWh of gas and 3,100 kWh of electricity per year.

Tariff Name Estimated Electricity Annual Cost* Estimated Gas Annual Cost*
Simple and Fixed £ 532.62 £ 423.64
Simple and ReSuper £ 548.75 £ 405.01
Simple and uSaving £ 553.98 £ 432.63
Simple Energy £ 540.30 £ 446.54
Simple and uSurge £ 555.51 £ 438.27

* Prices differ on a postcode basis, this table therefore displays national averages. Live tariffs are updated weekly to keep up with current price volatility.
** Based on the official TDCV (Typical Domestic Consumption Values): 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
Prices incl. VAT.
Exit fees are £0.


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FAQ

What rate will I pay under my new supplier, Octopus Energy?

If Avro Energy used to be your energy supplier until the crisis, then you have indeed been transferred over to Octopus Energy, who will assign you a specific energy deal. This tariff is what we call a "deemed" tariff, and Octopus Energy will let you know what its rates and details are once it contacts you. Not to worry, though: once you've been contacted, you are at liberty to choose another tariff, either with Octopus Energy or with another supplier you wish to switch over to.

Are my bills higher with Octopus Energy?

This depends on which Avro Energy tariff and plan you had, and on which "deemed" tariff Octopus Energy has set you up with. The details of your new plan will be communicated to you in time, and if the rate seems too high, you may then shop around for other, cheaper deals, and even for another supplier.

Updated on 8 Aug, 2022

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Lee walerzak
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Octopus have put me on a tariff nearly twice what I was paying avro and I'm unable to compare on the websites as my tariff "flexible avro isn't showing up on the comparison sites

Bill
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I read all the way through this looking for my new tariff as an ex-Avro customer. Needless to say, that information is not present. So like much internet content these days, the headline bears no relation to what follows, or in this case very little of use.l

Muhammad Hussain
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Hi dear sir, I been trying to ring and no body picks phone they always say we are busy

Peter Farren
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" So, when we talk about Avro Energy tariffs in 2021, we would like to say that are often among the cheapest on the market" 36% increase year on year - give me a break

William

Hello Peter, we are sorry to hear that you had a bad experience using Avro Energy. We can help you find and switch to a new supplier that fits your needs! Please give a call to our energy experts and they will make sure to help you: 0208 022 5474

Paul Hanson
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There’s only 2 reasons why an energy supplier offers prices much lower than it’s competitors, the energy supplier is trying to 1. Attract new customers (and then subsequently hacking prices!), or 2. The energy supplier has miscalculated the impact of rising wholesale energy costs and is likely to go bust before they can turn things around! It’s likely the latter is true when the energy supplier stops responding to phone calls / emails!

Kevin Windebank
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I only use electricity but your Quote site says my property has a gas meter and I cant change this to electricity only

C. Day
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AVRO have for some time been inviting customers to renew now on reasonably competitive tariffs however, upon acceptance customers are being told “Unfortunately we were unable to renew your tariff.” It materialises that the Simple and Super12M tariff offered has since been withdrawn since the most recent price rise. why?

Ted Rodrigues
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I I like to switch to the AVRO Simple and Sure 12 month fixed. Gas 2.8 and elect 15.278 (st chch 17.850). Alternately to the AVRO Simple and Fixed elect 16.511 and gas 3.008 (17.850 standing och). Address: 34 Main Road, SO22 6QQ.

Marjorie
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Also being told there is only one tariff but look after your bills gave me a better Tarrif although it had exit fee so Avro are not giving its customers choicex

GILlIE
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I’m with Avro and very happy. The renewal rate I’ve been given is excessive I ve tried to contact Avro for a week. Impossible to get a reply! Can’t get through on the phone. No email chat available Still awaiting a response Can someone please contact me

Andy
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I have just been made aware that although Avro may have a fixed price it doesn't actually come true. They state that the calorific value of gas changes and they use that in their calculation when preparing your bill.

morton shaw
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Simple and superprime is only tarrif I get when quote avro its unreasonable others get lower rates

ANTONY DOYLE
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I have today (12th March 2021) been advised by customer services that you only have 1 tariff available. Log in and."This will generate you a renewal quote based on the only tariff we have available (we only ever have one tariff available) using the annual consumption figures we hold for your property." Please confirm..??

John
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At the moment Avro are impossible to contact.I have been given a renewal quote that is at inflated unit prices.There are much better alternatives on their website which i would like to take up.But i am unable to do so.My Tariff runs out on 13th April.

William

Hello John. Unfortunately, we can't help you contact Avro Energy. However, what we can do is take a look at your current situation and see if we can make it better. Just give our experts a call at 0330 054 0017 and we will be able to see if there are some other plans, or alternatives as you mentioned, so that you can lower that renewal quote.

June Watts
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I have tried three times to leave scottish energy and join avro energy. They keep telling me there is a problem and to phone their land line number. When i do they tell me to email. Impossible to send an email. I really dont think they want any more customers.

William

Hello June. Although Scottish Power is known for being difficult to contact, if you are interested in switching suppliers, we can help you with that! Our experts are ready to help from 9 am to 7pm and the best part is, we don't have an email! So, to switch energy suppliers all you need to do is call our experts at 03300540017

Chris Dale
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Could you give me a quote. I messaged before and Jessica said to go to my.avroenergy.co.uk/renew I can't get this to come up. Can you give me a quote as per my current usage on all you plans for Gas and Electricity. I am already a customer. My plan ends soon. I realy like to stay on that plan but I believe that's not possible

William

Hello Chris! Unfortunately, we cant give quotes for specific suppliers because at Switch Plan we believe in finding a supplier that caters to your specific needs . However, if you give our experts a call, they will be able to give you the price of each plan after discussing your energy situation with them. All you need to do is give us a call at 03300740017. Thank you for commenting, we really appreciate it!