EDF Tariffs 2021: Compare Energy Prices

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In this post we’ll compare the available EDF tariffs in 2021. This will allow you you to make an informed decision about whether or not EDF Energy is the right supplier for your household.
Last updated: March 2021

In 2021, it’s essential to keep switching energy suppliers to ensure that you’re getting the best tariffs for your household’s needs. With more than 50 energy suppliers across the UK to choose from, there’s always an excellent chance that you could enjoy better unit rates and standing charges for your gas and electricity. Yet, for many, the familiarity of the “Big 6” energy suppliers can be difficult to escape. Fortunately, even if you prefer to remain with the biggest names in UK energy, you can still make impressive savings. If you’re considering switching to EDF, you’ll want to find out more about EDF tariffs in 2021, and how they stack up against other suppliers, including the rest of the “Big 6”

EDF Tariffs and Prices

EDF has a range of tariffs to suit most energy consumers’ needs, including fixed rate and variable tariffs as well as tariffs for business customers. Please note that tariffs are based on UK average and may vary in your area. Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.

EDF tariffs

Let’s take a closer look…

EDF standard tariff

If your tariff has lapsed, but you have not switched energy supplier, you are usually put on a standard tariff. These tariffs usually represent the suppliers’s highest rates, and EDF’s standard tariff is no exception.

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 16.96p per kWh
Electricity standing charge 23.71p per day
Gas unit rate 3.104p per kWh
Gas standing charge 26.08p per day

This tariff has been capped at £1,042 per year in line with Ofgem’s latest Energy Price Cap. Prior to October 2020, however, this tariff has an annual cost of £1,045.93 per year.

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Standard economy 7 rates are as follows:

  • Electricity day rate: 23.80p per day
  • Electricity night rate: 18.85p per kWh
  • Standing charge: 10.83p per kWh

The good news is that EDF’s standard tariff has no exit fee. So even if you want to remain with them, you can make substantial savings by changing to a new tariff.

EDF fixed rate tariffs

EDF has a number of fixed rate tariffs which we’ll look at below. The first is the EDF Energy Direct Tariff which remains the cheapest of the company’s tariffs. This rate is fixed until November 2021.

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 14.87p per kWh
Electricity standing charge 19.14p per day
Gas unit rate 2.659p per kWh
Gas standing charge 21.13p per day
Total estimated cost per month £74.78
Total estimated cost per year £897.36

With a total estimated cost pf £897.14 per year, this falls significantly below the Ofgem Energy Price Cap. However, please note that there is an exit fee of £35 per fuel.

Economy 7 rates for this tariff are as follows:

  • Electricity day rate: 15.69p per kWh
  • Electricity night rate: 10.19p per kWh
  • Standing charge: 23.61p per day

EDF also has two longer-term fixed rate tariffs that are detailed below.

EDF Easy Online 2 Year Fix Tariff has rates that are locked in until November 2022. Details are as follows:

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 16.94p per kWh
Electricity standing charge 23.71p per day
Gas unit rate 3.100p per kWh
Gas standing charge 26.08p per day

This tariff has a more modest exit fee of £15 per fuel.

Economy 7 rates for this tariff are as follows:

  • Electricity day rate: 18.83p per kWh
  • Electricity night rate: 10.83p per kWh
  • Standing charge: 23.80p per day

There’s also the Total Fix tariff which is as above but includes full call-centre support.

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 17.80p per kWh
Electricity standing charge 23.71p per day
Gas unit rate 3.142p per kWh
Gas standing charge 26.08p per day

There are no exit fees for this tariff.

Economy 7 rates on this tariffs are as follows:

  • Electricity day rate: 19.24p per kWh
  • Electricity night rate: 10.83p per kWh
  • Standing charge: 23.80p per day

EDF prepayment tariffs

If you live in a property that has a prepayment meter, EDF also offers tariffs for you. However, while a prepayment meter may allow you to take more direct control of your energy usage, rates are a little less favourable when compared to those offered to customers with standard credit meters.

Below we’ll look at rates for standard prepay meters and economy 7 prepay meters.

EDF standard prepayment tariff

There are a couple of tariffs available for prepayment customers. The standard prepayment tariff is as follows:

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 16.59p per kWh
Electricity standing charge 28.07p per day
Gas unit rate 2.976p per kWh
Gas standing charge 36.19p per day

However, the best value tariff for prepayment customers is the Prepay Total Service tariff. EDF’s rates for standard prepayment meters on this tariff are as follows:

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 16.36p per kWh
Electricity standing charge 28.70p per day
Gas unit rate 2.624p per kWh
Gas standing charge 36.19p per day

Rates for Economy 7 prepayment tariffs are as follows:

  • Electricity day rate: 19.49p per kWh
  • Electricity night rate: 8.33p per kWh
  • Standing charge: 28.79p per day

EDF Economy 7 tariffs

For customers with Economy 7 meters, there are a number of options to choose from, whether you have a credit meter or a prepayment meter. In the chart below, we have compared estimated annual electricity costs for economy 7 tariffs:

EDF Economy 7 Tariff Estimated Annual Electricity Spend
Standard Variable £736.93
Energy Direct Nov21 £647.95
Easy Online 2 Year Fix Nov22 £736.42
Total Service 2 Year Fix Nov22 £746.40
Standard Prepayment £745.23
Prepay Total Service May22 £726.66

EDF Tariffs 2021

EDF business tariffs

EDF Energy offers as many as 9 different tariffs for SMEs. However, as with all business tariffs, your rates will depend on the size of your business, where your company is based, how much energy it uses, and what your peak load hours are.

EDF offers one variable rate tariff and 8 fixed-rate options, ranging from 1-4 years. While the one-year fixed plan usually works out cheapest, you may find yourself paying more in the future if energy prices increase.

EDF can cater to businesses of all sizes, offering customized Performance Contracts for enterprise-level businesses that spend over £1 million a year on their energy.

You can find out more about EDF’s business rates here.

EDF tariffs compared: Which is the cheapest tariff?

Below, you’ll find EDF’s domestic rates compared to give an idea of how much you can expect per month and per year for your energy. These estimates are based on the UK average usage of 12,000 kWh of gas and 2,900 kWh of electricity per year.

Tariff Name Estimated Monthly Cost Estimated Annual Cost
EDF Standard Tariff £87.17 £1,046.05
EDF Energy Direct £74.78 £897.36
EDF Easy Online 2 Year Fix £87.08 £1,044.99
Total Fix £89.58 £1,074.97
Standard Prepay £89.39 £1,072.78
Prepay Total Service £89.03 £1,068.41

Although EDF offers a number of different rates, its fixed one-year rate is by far the cheapest. If you’re on a prepayment meter, however, you’ll want to stick with the Prepay Total Service tariff which is much better value than the standard prepay tariff.

EDF price changes in 2020

Like many energy suppliers, EDF lowered its rates in October 2020 in line with the reduction of the Energy price cap to £1,042 per year. However, it was the first of the Big 6 to announce that its rates were dropping, announcing the reduction as early as August 2020.

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Written by eleanor

Updated on 31 Mar, 2021

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