Green Network Energy: Your Energy Supply after being transferred to EDF

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Thinking about going green? Like most other energy suppliers in the UK, Green Network Energy offered a choice of tariffs. The energy industry’s regulator Ofgem recently chose EDF to supply previous Green Network Energy Customers. EDF is 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. In this article, we will explore everything you need to know about Green Network Energy’s transfer to EDF and their available plans.
Last update: August 2022

Green Network Energy placed a strong emphasis on customer service and reviews for the company were generally good. Customers liked its eco-friendly philosophy and its digital tools that made it easy to manage accounts and pay bills online.

So, out of all the energy suppliers in the UK, if you are interested in switching to Green Network Energy for your energy supply, we’ll provide the scoop on how Green Network Energy operated in the past and EDF Energy’s current rates, since they’ve been appointed by Ofgem to supply to their current and future customers. On this page, you’ll find the answers to these questions.

  • How easy was it to switch to Green Network Energy?
  • How could I get a quote from Green Network Energy?
  • How long did it take to switch to Green Network Energy?

Here, we take a closer look at what made Green Network Energy different. If you would like to switch energy suppliers, call our experts at the number on the top of the screen! They can help you find the best energy supplier for you needs in under 20 minutes.

Who was Green Network Energy??

Green Network Energy

Green Network Energy was an Italian energy supplier that launched on the UK market in 2016. The company originally aimed its services at Italian expats, with a dual-language website and call centre. In recent years, Green Network Energy expanded its client base to include a large number of UK households. The company aims to bring a ‘little Italian flavour’ to the British market.

How green was Green Network Energy??

Renewable energy was at the centre of the company’s ethos. As well as offering green energy tariffs, Green Network Energy invested in renewable energy schemes and development. Green Network Energy customers could use the company’s app to keep track of how much energy they used. This helped users reduce the amount of energy they consumed and minimised their carbon footprint.

Green Network Energy included 33% renewable energy in all its tariffs as standard. Customers could also choose tariffs that were 100% powered by renewable energy. Green Network Energy recently started paying customers for any green energy they were able to generate at home and put into the grid. This could further increase the percentage of their energy generated from renewable sources.

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Injecting domestic energy into the grid

If you have energy generation equipment at home, or if you’re thinking of investing in some, you could actually sell your electricity back to Green Network Energy. Their feed-in tariffs were specifically designed for customers who have solar panels, wind turbines and hydropower generators at home.

This equipment will let you power your own home on renewable energy. For example, if you made excess energy, Green Network Energy would buy it from you and feed it back into the grid.

Was Green Network Energy any good?

Green Network Energy compared favourably with other energy suppliers and had an ‘Excellent’ rating from Trustpilot, the highest available.

In customer surveys, Green Network Energy performed strongly on bill accuracy and customer service. This is a good indicator that payment went as expected and any issues relating to tariffs were resolved quickly. One of the only areas where Green Network Energy received a lower rating than other energy companies was in digital tools.

Green Network Energy Reviews

Green Network Energy was a small company trying to build its reputation. This means customer reviews and satisfaction levels were very important to the brand.
You can read Green Network Energy reviews on independent review sites to find out what past users thought of the company’s service.

Where did Green Network Energy get its power?

Green Network Energy invested in a number of renewable energy projects including solar and biogas. It recently started paying customers for any renewable energy they can produce at home and pump into the grid and plans a number of renewable energy schemes for the future.

Green Network Energy generated a lot more of its energy from renewable sources than the average UK supplier; the company had aimed to generate a growing percentage of its energy from renewable and sustainable sources. Here’s a comparison of how Green Network Energy compared to the rest of the market earlier in 2021.


Energy Green Network Energy UK Average
Renewable 53.4% 32.8%
Coal 4.5% 5.2%
Natural gas 30.9% 41.4%
Nuclear 9.3% 18.7%
Other 1.9% 1.9%


EDF Energy Tariffs

Now that we’ve covered the history of Green Network Energy, let’s look into EDF’s choice of tariffs. You can find the right tariff for you by using the online tool on their website. Once you’ve typed in your postcode, you’ll be able to choose from a range of different options to find the tariff that best suits your lifestyle.

If you are a current Green Network Energy customer and looking to find out more about the transfer to EDF, you can take a look at EDF’s site to learn more. As noted on Green Network Energy’s page, your energy supply will continue as normal as you switch over to EDF and will be contacted directly by EDF for next steps.

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.

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.

How much do EDF tariffs cost annually?

Below you will find information on the annual costs of the most popular EDF tariffs as well as the current tariffs:

Following you can find the cost information associated with these tariffs.


Plan name Tariff type Is the tariff live? Average electricity annual cost (£/year) Average gas annual cost (£/year) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit fees (£/fuel) Green tariff?**
/ Standard Variable £ 699.76* £ 576.60* £ 1,276.37* £ 0.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
12 months
£ 651.42* £ 443.50* £ 1,094.91* £ 15.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
24 months
£ 894.68* £ 632.16* £ 1,526.84* £ 15.00 ✖️
/ Prepayment Variable £ 1,023.33* £ 488.98* £ 1,512.30* £ 0.00 ✖️
/ Prepayment £ 1,037.04* £ 602.87* £ 1,639.91* £ 0.00 ✖️

* Prices displayed are national averages, call us to find your local tariff. All live tariffs are updated weekly.
* Based on Ofgem’s Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV): 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
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Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.


EDF Variable Rate Tariffs

EDF has a standard variable tariff. The advantage of a variable tariff is the flexibility to change tariffs. However, this comes at a price, namely the possibility of higher tariffs when the market price is higher.

The costs associated with this tariff can be seen here:


Plan name Tariff type Type of fuel Is the tariff live? Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel) Green tariff?**
/ Standard Variable Electricity 27.40 p* 20.84 p* £ 699.76* £ 0.00 ✖️
/ Standard Variable Gas 26.12 p* 4.01 p* £ 576.60* £ 0.00 ✖️

* Prices displayed are national averages, call us to find your local tariff. All live tariffs are updated weekly.
* Based on Ofgem’s Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV): 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
** $Green_tariff_def_EDF$
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.


EDF Fixed Rate Tariffs

EDF offers several tariffs with a fixed rate. We have an overview of them listed below.

The pricing on these tariffs can be found here:


Plan name Tariff type Type of fuel Is the tariff live? Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel) Green tariff?**
/ Fixed
12 months
Electricity 19.95 p* 19.95 p* £ 651.42* £ 15.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
24 months
Electricity 27.40 p* 27.40 p* £ 894.68* £ 15.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
12 months
Gas 21.48 p* 3.04 p* £ 443.50* £ 15.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
24 months
Gas 26.12 p* 4.47 p* £ 632.16* £ 15.00 ✖️

* Prices displayed are national averages, call us to find your local tariff. All live tariffs are updated weekly.
* Based on Ofgem’s Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV): 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
** $Green_tariff_def_EDF$
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.


EDF Prepaid Tariffs

The EDF also allows the use of prepaid meters. With this type of meter, you do not pay according to consumption, but charge the meter and the credit is slowly used up.

The costs associated with this tariff plan can be seen here:


Plan name Tariff type Type of fuel Is the tariff live? Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel) Green tariff?**
/ Prepayment Variable Electricity 31.34 p* 31.34 p* £ 1,023.33* £ 0.00 ✖️
/ Prepayment Electricity 31.76 p* 31.76 p* £ 1,037.04* £ 0.00 ✖️
/ Prepayment Variable Gas 36.33 p* 2.97 p* £ 488.98* £ 0.00 ✖️
/ Prepayment Gas 35.25 p* 3.95 p* £ 602.87* £ 0.00 ✖️

* Prices displayed are national averages, call us to find your local tariff. All live tariffs are updated weekly.
* Based on Ofgem’s Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV): 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
** $Green_tariff_def_EDF$
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.


EDF Economy 7 Tariffs

EDF also provides Economy 7 fares for customers who have an Economy 7 meter.

As previously mentioned, these tariffs have two distinct tariffs, one for peak usage periods and one for off-peak usage periods.

The prices for these tariffs can be found here:


Plan name Tariff type Type of fuel Is the tariff live? Standing charge (p/day) Day Rate (p/kWh)* Night Rate (p/kWh)p* Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel) Green tariff?**
/ Standard Variable Economy 7 27.48 p* 24.15 p* 13.65 p* £ 672.83* £ 0.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
12 months
Economy 7 27.48 p* 21.47 p* 11.01 p* £ 595.60* £ 15.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
24 months
Economy 7 27.48 p* 24.95 p* 13.78 p* £ 687.87* £ 15.00 ✖️
/ Prepayment Variable Economy 7 31.42 p* 21.82 p* 10.52 p* £ 609.91* £ 0.00 ✖️
/ Prepayment Economy 7 31.84 p* 24.93 p* 11.93 p* £ 680.93* £ 0.00 ✖️

* Prices displayed are national averages, call us to find your local tariff. All live tariffs are updated weekly.
* Based on Ofgem’s Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV): 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
* Assuming the average Economy 7 tariff user consumes around 58% of his energy on peak and 42% off peak.
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If you think EDF could be right for you, we can help you switch. Give our Switch Plan team a call on 0330 818 6223 to find out more.

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

When did Green Network Energy go Bust?

Green Network Energy went bust in January of 2021. At that time it ceased trading and all its customers were transferred over to another supplier.

What energy supplier have I been transferred to?

All Green Network Energy customers were switched to EDF as their energy supplier.

Should I cancel my tariff plan?

Green Network Energy contracts are being honoured by EDF at this time, but once they expire customers will not be able to renew or resign them, instead they will need to select an EDF tariff plan.

When will I able to switch suppliers?

To be able to switch suppliers you must first ensure you have completed the transfer to EDF and that you are registered as their customer, which can be done by calling the EDF customer support line.  After this is confirmed you will be able to move forward and switch to a new supplier if you so choose.

Updated on 8 Aug, 2022

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