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Supplying energy to 700,000 UK homes, Shell Energy is an increasingly popular prospect for energy consumers looking for a familiar brand. But how do Shell Energy tariffs stack up against the competition in 2020? Is there a Shell Energy tariff to suit your household’s needs? And can they supply energy to your business as well as your home? Here, we’ll take a closer look as Shell Energy Tariffs.
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The Shell name and logo are familiar to drivers everywhere. But perhaps fewer are aware that the oil giant is also a domestic energy supplier (after taking over First Utility). And despite having their roots very much in petroleum, Shell has a wide range of energy tariffs that use 100% renewable electricity. When choosing a new energy supplier, it’s essential to choose a company that provides a diverse range of tariffs to suit your needs, affordable rates, and reliable customer service.
Shell Energy Tariffs and Prices
Shell Energy offers a fairly comprehensive range of variable tariffs as well as a single variable rate tariff. All of the tariffs feature 100% renewable electricity, and one also features carbon-neutral electricity and gas. All of these tariffs also offer exclusive rewards with Shell Go+, the company’s rewards system. If you find that you usually use Shell fuels on the road, you may find that you get some great rewards by using the company for your domestic fuel as well. You can even get discounted broadband with Shell’s tariffs.
Let’s break down Shell Energy’s different tariffs before comparing them to find out which has the cheapest rates. Please note that rates are based on UK averages. Yours may vary depending on where in the country you live.
Shell Energy standard tariff
This is Shell Energy’s standard variable rate tariff. This has no fixed contract and no exit fees. This is the tariff to which customers will lapse when their fixed rate tariffs expire. However, energy consumers may find that rates are less favourable in their area than for a fixed rate tariff.
Their standard tariff rates are as follows:
|Electricity unit rate||16.829p per kWh|
|Gas unit rate||2.994p per kWh|
|Electricity standing charge||23.51p per day|
|Gas standing charge||26.07p per day|
- Estimated monthly cost £86
- Estimated annual cost £1028
Energy February 2022 Direct Debit ebill
Shell’s best value fixed rate tariff offers price rise protection until February 2022.
Rates are as follows:
|Electricity unit rate||16.197p per kWh|
|Gas unit rate||2.742p per kWh|
|Electricity standing charge||26.54p per day|
|Gas standing charge||21.07p per day|
- Estimated monthly cost £81
- Estimated annual cost £972
An early exit fee of £30 per fuel applies here.
Energy September 2022 plus Google Nest Hub and Nest Mini v2
Shell’s 22 month fixed rate tariff offers price protection until September 2022. It also throws in a Google Nest Hub and Nest Mini v2 that will help you to better take control of your energy usage.
Rates are as follows:
|Electricity unit rate||16.769p per kWh|
|Gas unit rate||2.938p per kWh|
|Electricity standing charge||44.15p per day|
|Gas standing charge||22.06p per day|
- Estimated monthly cost £90
- Estimated annual cost £1081
An early exit fee of £50 per fuel applies here.
Go Further December 2023 Direct Debit
There’s no telling what effect Brexit and the ongoing pandemic will have on energy prices. If you want to insulate your energy costs against future uncertainties, this tariff offers fixed costs for 27 months. This tariff also includes completely carbon-neutral energy.
Rates are as follows:
|Electricity unit rate||17.092p per kWh|
|Gas unit rate||3.103p per kWh|
|Electricity standing charge||36.78p per day|
|Gas standing charge||29.52p per day|
- Estimated monthly cost £93
- Estimated annual cost £1110
An early exit fee of £50 per fuel applies here.
Shell Energy prepayment tariffs
Shell Energy’s website states that it does offer tariffs for customers with prepayment meters. However, while it has an FAQs section for customers with prepayment meters, it does not offer quotes online. Prepayment customers are encouraged to contact Shell Energy directly on 0330 0945800.
Shell Energy Economy 7 tariffs
All of the Shell Energy tariffs are available to customers with Economy 7 meters. Off-peak hours may vary depending on where in the UK you live. However, they are usually between 10:30pm-12:30 am and 5:30-7:30am.
Shell Energy business tariffs
Shell prides itself on offering affordable green tariffs for business customers. Shell Energy is able to offer business tariffs to microbusinesses, SMBs and enterprise-level companies. However, it does not advertise business rates online as they are negotiated on an individual basis. Business rates are usually dependent on the size of your company, where you are based, how much energy you use and your peak energy load hours.
Shell does reveal, however, the names of their business tariffs:
- Fixed All-Inclusive SME Plan- For businesses that spend less than £50k per year on energy.
- Fixed All-Inclusive Contract- For larger businesses that prioritise budget certainty.
- Pass-Through Contract- For larger businesses that expect greater cost transparency.
Companies can apply via Shell Energy’s Business Tariff page.
Shell Energy tariffs compared: Which is the cheapest tariff?
Now we know the unit rates and standing charges for Shell Energy’s tariffs. But which are the cheapest?
You can see the rates compared directly in the table below. Monthly and annual estimates are based on UK average energy consumption, which Shell defines as 12000 kWh of gas and 2,900 kWh of electricity:
|Tariff Name||Estimated Monthly Cost||Estimated Annual Cost|
|Energy February 2022 Direct Debit ebill||£81||£972|
|Energy September 2022 plus Google Nest Hub and Nest Mini v2||£90||£1,081|
|Go Further December 2023 Direct Debit||£93||£1,110|
Curiously, though these quotes were obtained after Ofgem reduced the Energy Price Cap to £1,042 per year for both fuels, half of these tariffs actually exceed this limit.
Shell Energy price changes in 2020
Shell Energy have announced no price changes in 2020. However, as we can see above, they will have to make changes to some of their fixed rate tariffs to keep them in line with the newly-reduced Ofgem Energy Price Cap. Curiously, however, before it rebranded as Shell Energy, First Utility announced that it would increase prices for customers to the maximum allowed under the price cap from 1 April 2019. Which at the time was £1,146. Over £100 more than the current cap of £1,042.
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Shell Energy tariffs 2020 FAQs
How much does Shell Energy charge per kWh?
Shell Energy’s unit rate charges per kWh vary by tariff. However, they are listed below as follows:
- Standard Tariff: 16.829p for electricity, 2.994p for gas.
- Energy February 2022 Direct Debit ebill: 16.197p for electricity, 2.742p for gas.
- Energy September 2022 plus Google Nest Hub and Nest Mini v2: 16.769p for electricity, 2.938p for gas.
- Go Further December 2023 Direct Debit: 17.092p for electricity, 3.103p for gas.
What is the Shell Energy standing charge?
These also vary by tariff. Shell Energy’s standing charges are as follows:
- Standard Tariff: 23.51p for electricity, 26.07p for gas.
- Energy February 2022 Direct Debit ebill: 26.54p for electricity, 21.07p for gas.
- Energy September 2022 plus Google Nest Hub and Nest Mini v2: 44.15p for electricity, 22.06p for gas.
- Go Further December 2023 Direct Debit: 36.78p for electricity, 29.52p for gas.
Does Shell Energy have an exit fee?
Shell Energy charges exit fees for all of its fixed rate tariffs, except for the Energy February 2022 Direct Debit ebill tariff. Both other fixed rate tariffs carry an early exit fee of £50 per fuel.
Has Shell Energy raised its prices in 2020?
Shell Energy has not announced any price rises for 2020. Indeed, it will need to make changes to its existing fixed rate tariffs in order to bring them in line with the newly reduced energy price cap which is £1,042 for both fuels as of October 2020.
Updated on 10 Dec, 2020