Papernest disclaims that they are not in partnership with Spark energy
Papernest disclaims that they are not in partnership with Spark Energy
This guide to Spark Energy tariffs aims to tell you everything you need about their prices and plans. Spark Energy had around 350,000 customers before being brought by OVO Energy in 2018. However, Spark still provides customer service, tariffs, accounts and bills to its customers directly. There is also a dedicated app for pay as you go customers, called Swift, which allows you to top up anywhere you have an internet connection. So, without further ado, in this article we will spill the beans about Spark Energy tariffs and everything you need to know about the plans they offer.
Last update: March 2021
Spark Energy tariffs aim to offer customers ‘cheaper bills and better service from day one’. You can use smart meters for greater control of your energy, and also so you can see how much power you are using. Smart meters are available to all customers no matter what tariff they are on.
Spark Energy price changes 2020
All Spark Energy customers have been moved to SSE as of January 2020. If you were on a fixed tariff at the time, SSE said they would honour those rates until the end of the agreed deal, as usual. They also said that customers on the standard variable tariff would pay the same or even less once they moved onto an SSE tariff.
There is a choice of three Spark Energy tariffs. These are:
|Tariff||Payment details||Plan info|
|Move in Saver PAYG||Available on pay as you go||A simple and popular move in tariff with no exit fees|
|Move in Saver DD||Available on direct debit||A simple and popular move in tariff with no exit fees|
|Fixed Saver Sept 2021||Fixed prices until 2021||Fix your rates with a tariff priced under the energy cap|
So, if you are on a fixed tariff the prices are locked in as agreed. Standard variable tariffs fluctuate according to energy prices around the world and a number of other factors, so can change. Prices also change according to the Energy Cap as set by the industry regulator Ofgem. This usually happens in October, so there are often price changes about this time of year.
You will be informed about any price changes in advance by your supplier. If your fixed rate tariff comes to an end at any point you will be placed on the standard variable rate, which is generally more expensive, so it may be a good idea to get in touch and explore your options.
Spark Energy tariffs compared: which is the cheapest tariff
The cheapest Spark Energy tariff, as is the case with most suppliers, is the fixed rate option. This guarantees you a set price for the duration of your contract and means prices will not fluctuate. The current rate for the Fixed Saver does vary according to where you are in the country but the average is 16.52p per kWh of energy and a 23.64p per day standing charge.
Spark Energy standard tariffs
Spark Energy has two standard tariffs. One for prepayment customers (more details below) and one for direct debit customers. The rates for these tariffs vary according to wholesale energy prices and the price cap placed on fuel charges by OFGEM. The standard rate for direct debit customers charges is 17.80p per kWh or power and a standing charge of 25.50p per day.
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Spark Energy prepayment tariffs
The prepayment standard rate, called the Move in Saver PAYG allows you to top up your meter using the Swift app or a number of other payment options. This will cost you 29.50 standing charge per day and the rate per kWh of power is 17.61p.
Spark Energy Economy 7 tariff
If you have an Economy 7 meter installed, then you can still use the Spark Energy tariffs. They will still have the same standing charge per day but there will be two different rates for your energy – one for the day and one for the night, between midnight and 7am. They accept Economy 7 meters on both prepaid and direct debit tariffs. They are also signed up to the Warm Home discount scheme and there is a £12 dual fuel discount.
Spark Energy exit fees
Both the Move in Saver PAYG and Move in Save DD offer no exit fees as part of the deal. However, their Fixed Saver Sept 2021 tariff comes with a £30 exit fee if you want to switch during your contract period.
Prices for Spark Energy tariffs depend on where you live in the country. However, as a guide, the average prices for their tariffs are as follows:
|Tariff||Price per kWh||Daily Standing Charge|
|Move in Saver PAYG||17.61p||29.50p|
|Move in Saver DD||17.80p||25.50p|
|Fixed Saver Sept 2021||16.52p||23.64p|
Spark Energy business tariffs
As Spark Energy is a supplier specifically aimed at renters and landlords, they currently offer no business tariffs.
Get a Spark Energy quote
If you would like to get a quote for a Spark Energy tariff, then you can do so by visiting here.
You will be asked to enter your postcode and answer a few simple questions about your consumption and current suppliers. The rate you will be quoted will depend on where you live in the country although the variation between regions is not too big.
Is Spark Energy right for me?
Spark Energy aims to provide cheap power for its customers, specifically those in rented accommodation or for landlords looking for the best deals. Some of the main advantages of using Spark Energy include:
- There’s a dedicated app which lets you submit a meter reading
- You can see your latest bills and access your Spark Energy account history
- You can also use the app to pay bills and check how much gas and electricity you’re using
- Spark Energy top up services are also available via the app for customers with smart meters
You can also compare prices at any time. Just use the Spark Energy price comparison tool on the website and make sure you aren’t paying over the odds for your energy.
Spark Energy takes its customer service seriously. In 2017 they received fewer complaints per 100,000 customers than all of the Big Six suppliers and lower than the average for the independent suppliers.
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Updated on 31 Mar, 2021