EDF Energy in 2021: Prices, Plans, Reviews

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Do you want to know more about how to switch to EDF Energy? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Switching to EDF is quick and easy, especially with the guidance of our experts at Switch Plan. Read on to find out what this historical supplier has to offer.
Last updated: September 2021

We Consider EDF As A Stable Supplier

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. However, we have designated EDF as a stable supplier at the moment because of its strong financial performance as well as its positioning as one of the UK's "Big 6" suppliers. To learn more about this and stay updated on a daily basis you can read our page on the UK energy crisis.

EDF is one of the UK’s “Big Six” energy suppliers, meaning that it is one of the largest and most reliable suppliers around! If having a reliable energy supplier is something that interests you, then all of the information below might interest you.

EDF Energy EDF Energy Logo
Founded 2002
Client Email customer_correspondence@EDFEnergy.com
Client Number 0333 200 5100
Log in Log into your EDF Energy account here
Number of clients 3.5 million
Postal Address FREEPOST: EDF Energy – Plymouth

A brief history of EDF

  • EDF Energy was founded in 2002 and is a subsidiary of one of the largest energy companies in Europe, the French state-owned EDF Group (Electricité de France).
  • EDF Energy currently serves over 3.5 million businesses, homes and public services in the United Kingdom, such as the UK Government, Royal Mail and the NHS.
  • They are the largest low-carbon electricity generator in the UK and operates gas, coal and nuclear power stations while investing in the generation of renewable energy.
  • EDF Energy’s customer service is verified by both uSwitch and the Citizens Advice Bureau, and the brand claims to be committed to creating a ‘cleaner, low-carbon future’.

What tariffs does EDF Offer?

When choosing a new energy provider, it’s important that their range of tariffs allows you to choose something that complements your usage. EDF offers a fairly wide range of tariffs, certainly enough to cater to a range of priorities.

However, as a result of the energy crisis occurring in the UK at the moment EDF has limited their tariff offerings considerably. It is their recommendation that you stay with your current supplier at the moment, but if you are insistent on switching to EDF they are only offering two tariffs to new customers, both are fixed-rate tariffs which have a considerable annual cost. These tariffs, the Fixed Total Coverage 12-month and the Fixed Total Coverage 24-month are listed below and their prices are monitored regularly to ensure accuracy.

Energy Crisis and EDF Tariff Pricing

As a result of the energy crisis in the UK, many suppliers including EDF Energy have stopped advertising many of their tariffs, making it difficult for us to accurately display their current costs, we apologize for the inconvenience. Tariffs that are currently advertised for new customers are in bold below, but to learn more about these tariffs you can contact our energy experts at 0330 818 6223

EDF Tariff Overview

Before deciding on the right energy tariff for you, you can request a quote for electricity or gas before making the switch. It’s also important to bear the following in mind:

  • The company has several different tariffs available to suit your needs.
  • Customers can choose between variable tariffs, fixed tariffs and more.
  • Most tariffs can be managed online 24/7.
  • Customers will be notified in advance of any price increases.

Total Annual Average Costs

Below you can see the pricing information of what each of EDF’s most popular tariffs will cost each year and their current rates:


Plan Tariff type Average electricity annual cost (£/year) Average gas annual cost (£/year) Average total annual cost (£/year)
Standard Variable Variable Rate £ 699.763* £ 576.603* £ 1276.367**
Easy Online 12 Month Fixed Rate £ 607.917* £ 443.496* £ 1051.413**
Easy Online 2 year fix 24 Month Fixed Rate £ 725.899* £ 632.163* £ 1358.062**
Easy Online 3 year fix 36 Month Fixed Rate £ 711.725* £ 559.037* £ 1270.762**
GoElectric 36 Month Fixed Rate £ 677.422* £ 638.403* £ 1315.825**
Prepay Total Service Prepayment £ 641.109* £ 488.975* £ 1130.085**
Prepayment – Standard Variable Prepayment £ 710.213* £ 602.871* £ 1313.084**
Fix Total Service 24-Month 24-Month Fixed-Rate £ 910.629* £ 1042.083* £ 1952.712**
Fix Total Service 12-Month 12-Month Fixed-Rate £ 1041.709* £ 1185.363* £ 2227.072**

* Please note that these prices are for indicative purposes only. Indeed, prices are post-code based and can vary significantly from one region to another. Call our our experts to get the most up-to-date prices for your location.
** Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900 kWh of electricity and 12,000 kWh of gas per year.
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.
Prices are accurate as of 18/10/2021


EDF Variable Rate Tariff

Here you can see the pricing information about their standard variable tariff option. This means two things:

  1. This is the default tariff that existing EDF customers will be switched to if they allow their contracts to expire without resigning.
  2. This is variable rate tariff, which means that the rates are going to reflect the ongoing cost of energy within the UK.


Plan Tariff type Type of fuel Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel)
Standard Variable Variable Rate Electricity 27.400 p* 20.840 p* £ 699.763** £ 0.000
Standard Variable Variable Rate Gas 26.120 p* 4.010 p* £ 576.603** £ 0.000

* Please note that these prices are for indicative purposes only. Indeed, prices are post-code based and can vary significantly from one region to another. Call our our experts to get the most up-to-date prices for your location.
** Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900 kWh of electricity and 12,000 kWh of gas per year.
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.
Prices are accurate as of 18/10/2021


EDF Fixed Rate Tariffs

Here we can see the costs associated with EDF’s fixed-rate tariffs, these tariffs’ rates will not rise or fall to reflect the cost of energy in the UK, instead, the rates will be locked in for the duration of the contract period.


Plan Tariff type Type of fuel Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel)
Easy Online 12 Month Fixed Rate Electricity 19.950 p* 18.450 p* £ 607.917** £ 15.000
Easy Online 12 Month Fixed Rate Gas 21.480 p* 3.042 p* £ 443.496** £ 15.000
Easy Online 2 years fixed 24 Month Fixed Rate Electricity 27.400 p* 21.580 p* £ 725.899** £ 15.000
Easy Online 2 years fixed 24 Month Fixed Rate Gas 26.120 p* 4.473 p* £ 632.163** £ 15.000
Easy Online 3 year fix 36 Month Fixed Rate Electricity 27.410 p* 21.090 p* £ 711.725** £ 15.000
Easy Online 3 year fix 36 Month Fixed Rate Gas 26.600 p* 3.849 p* £ 559.037** £ 15.000
GoElectric 36 Month Fixed Rate Electricity 34.930 p* 18.960 p* £ 677.422** £ 30.000
GoElectric 36 Month Fixed Rate Gas 26.120 p* 4.525 p* £ 638.403** £ 30.000
Fix Total Service 24-Month 24-Month Fixed-Rate Electricity 27.400 p* 27.950 p* £ 910.629** £ 100.000
Fix Total Service 24-Month 24-Month Fixed-Rate Gas 26.120 p* 7.889 p* £ 1042.083** £ 100.000
Fix Total Service 12-Month 12-Month Fixed-Rate Electricity 27.400 p* 32.470 p* £ 1041.709** £ 35.000
Fix Total Service 12-Month 12-Month Fixed-Rate Gas 26.120 p* 9.083 p* £ 1185.363** £ 35.000

* Please note that these prices are for indicative purposes only. Indeed, prices are post-code based and can vary significantly from one region to another. Call our our experts to get the most up-to-date prices for your location.
** Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900 kWh of electricity and 12,000 kWh of gas per year.
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.
Prices are accurate as of 18/10/2021


EDF Prepayment Tariffs

Below you can see the cost information regarding EDF’s prepayment tariffs, which allow customers to only pay for a specific amount of energy before or at the time of its usage.


Plan Tariff type Type of fuel Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel)
Prepay Total Service Prepayment Electricity 31.34 p* 18.16 p* £ 641.109** £ 0.000
Prepay Total Service Prepayment Gas 36.330 p* 2.969 p* £ 488.975** £ 0.000
Prepayment – Standard Variable Prepayment Electricity 31.76 p* 20.49 p* £ 710.213** £ 0.000
Prepayment – Standard Variable Prepayment Gas 35.250 p* 3.951 p* £ 602.871** 0.000

* Please note that these prices are for indicative purposes only. Indeed, prices are post-code based and can vary significantly from one region to another. Call our our experts to get the most up-to-date prices for your location.
** Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900 kWh of electricity and 12,000 kWh of gas per year.
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%
Prices are accurate as of 18/10/2021


EDF Economy 7 Tariffs

Here we can see the cost information related to EDF’s economy 7 tariffs for homes with dual-rate electricity meters.


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 (£)
Standard Variable Variable Rate 27.480 p* 24.150 p* 13.650 p* £ 672.831** £ 0.000
Easy Online 12 Month Fixed Rate 27.480 p* 21.470 p* 11.010 p* £ 595.598** £ 15.000
Easy Online 2 year fix 24 Month Fixed Rate 27.480 p* 24.950 p* 13.780 p* £ 687.870** £ 15.000
Easy Online 3 year fix 36 Month Fixed Rate 27.490 p* 23.010 p* 12.960 p* £ 645.288** £ 15.000
GoElectric 36 Month Fixed Rate 34.930 p* 18.960 p* 18.960 p* £ 677.422** £ 30.000
Prepay Total Service Prepayment 31.420 p* 21.820 p* 10.520 p* £ 609.908** £ 0.000
Prepayment – Standard Variable Prepayment 31.840 p* 24.930 p* 11.930 p* £ 680.926** £ 0.000
Fix Total Service 24-Month 24-Month Fixed-Rate 27.480 p* 34.150 p* 15.230 p* £ 860.275** £ 100.000
Fix Total Service 12-Month 12-Month Fixed-Rate 27.480 p* 37.410 p* 18.950 p* £ 960.418** £ 35.000

* Please note that these prices are for indicative purposes only. Indeed, prices are post-code based and can vary significantly from one region to another. Call our our experts to get the most up-to-date prices for your location.
** Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900 kWh of electricity and 12,000 kWh of gas per year.
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.
Prices are accurate as of 18/10/2021


What other services does EDF offer?

EDF Energy Maintenance Services

Does EDF Energy have a boiler service?

EDF offers an inspection service for your boiler and controls to make sure that it is operating safely. EDF Energy offers the following services for your boiler:

  • A visual inspection to identify any leaks or corrosion
  • An optimal gas pressure check
  • A full service report
  • A flue test to ensure that your boiler is not emitting any unsafe substances, such as carbon monoxide

Does EDF have energy plans for businesses?

EDF Energy supplies energy to business and domestic customers all over the UK and is known as one of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers.
EDF Energy offers the following business energy deals:

Tariff Benefits Payment Exit fees
Fixed for Business tariff – Fixed energy costs for the first four years – At the end of the fixed term, the tariff will be automatically renewed to Easy Fix – Cheaper than standard variable tariff Direct debit, cash or cheque Yes
Freedom for Business tariff – You are able to switch to a different product whenever you want – Prices can vary (notice will be given) Direct debit, cash or cheque No
American Express Fixed for Business tariff – Fixed electricity and gas prices for the first three years – Every £1 spent on energy is rewarded by one American Express Membership point – Price increase protection – Cheapest business tariff for a fixed term Direct debit, cash or cheque Yes

EDF Energy’s business tariffs are available in variable and fixed long and short term contracts. Before you decide on the business energy contract that’s right for you, take note of the following:

  • Flex purchasing contracts give customers more control
  • Different tariffs have different usage allowances
  • Low carbon business electricity deals are available without any extra cost

Does EDF have good customer reviews?

What do their customers say?

According to Trust Pilot, EDF Energy has a rating of 4.3/5, based on over 10,000 customer reviews. 72% of customers rated it as ‘Excellent’ and the company’s Live Chat and text service feature has received particularly positive feedback due to its fast response time to customer enquiries. Customer reviews also praise the company’s £75 Amazon credit bonus and their straightforward method of switching energy tariffs.

Fuel mix: Where does EDF Energy get their energy from?

EDF Energy is the largest provider of low-carbon electricity in the UK, and the business is committed to investing in nuclear energy to power UK homes and businesses. The company has eight nuclear power stations that power a fifth of the UK’s electricity, but the company also invests in other energy sources, including:

  • Independent power generators
  • The wholesale energy market
  • Independent renewable generators

Does EDF Energy have a renewable energy plan?

EDF Energy offers customers a ‘Feed-in’ tariff, in which users can receive money from their energy supplier for generating electricity from a low-carbon or renewable source. EDF will pay customers a set rate for each unit of electricity they generate and will receive a further amount from their FIT Licensee for the energy they export back into the grid.

The company has a variety of renewable heat options available, as well as their associated cost savings and free support from renewable energy professionals. The company has a selection of renewable heat pumps for sale, as well as electric vehicle chargers and solar panel installation services so that customers have the tools available to generate more of their own renewable energy.
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FAQ

Can the price of my energy change throughout my contract?

The price of your energy will depend on the type of contract that you choose. EDF offers customers both a variable contract and a fixed price contract for between 1 and 4 years, so you can choose to either pay for the exact amount of energy that you consume or pay a fixed sum for a set period of time. For more information about EDF's contract terms, you can get in touch with them via the EDF contact number, which is 0333 200 5100.

What payment term options are available in 2020?

All customers are required to pay their bills by the set due date, which you can find on the first page of your itemised bill. Customers have a variety of payment options to choose from, including:

  • Direct Debit
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Prepayment

How do I provide meter readings?

Customers can provide EDF with meter readings using their EDF Energy login to access the EDF 'My Account' page. Once you've submitted your meter reading via your EDF login, you can also access other features, including balance checks.

What sources of renewable energy does EDF Energy use in 2020?

EDF Energy sources their renewable energy from a variety of sources, including:

  • Landfill gas
  • Biomass
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Hydro

Updated on 19 Oct, 2021

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