Npower and EDF Turn the heat up on British Gas – but what about those without a computer?

In order to remain at the forefront of supplying energy for households in the UK both the German supplier Npower and French supplier EDF have undercut British Gas as the price war between these major energy suppliers continues.

By announcing the launch of Energy Online V.5 EDF energy are now the cheapest supplier in the UK for an average consumption household. This follows the recent release of Npower’s ‘Sign Online 16’ and ‘Web 16’.

This is great news for UK households as they are seeing the potential of paying less for their energy if they shop around for the best deals being offered.

Chris Eagle, commercial manager at said: “The difference between the average bills between regions, and the difference between the bills of a household with ‘high,’ ‘average’ or ‘low’ energy consumption really highlight the importance of finding the best tariff for you.”

Many of the new tariffs are specifically targeted to buying online. The ability to do this suits modern lifestyles, as people are able to compare prices to find the best savings easily and effectively from the comfort of their own homes. Many consumers have become accustomed to switching companies as they try and find every possible way to lower their energy bills and save money.

However, those who do not have the advantage of using this cost effective and modern way of buying may be ‘left out in the cold’ as they are unaware of the potential savings they may be able to make purely because they do not have access to online shopping. This could potentially affect the most vulnerable people, such as low income families and the elderly who need and should be able to make the same savings as anyone else, irrespective of the way they purchase their energy.

Those who wish to take advantage of low energy prices should not hesitate to compare energy prices and find the latest tariffs that the energy suppliers are
offering for all consumers. However, it is also worth waiting to see the outcome of these latest rounds of price cutting as both Npower and EDF turn up the heat on British Gas.

“Whatever happens,” continued Eagle, “one thing is certain – now is definitely the right time to compare energy prices and make sure you’re on the cheapest tariff for your usage. It may be worth holding fire when it comes to switching however, as another supplier may undercut EDF.”


Peter has received many accreditation's including many from the Times Online. As founder of You Could Save (2005) , What Stationers (2007) and more recently, Peter Millikin (2018). Peter regularly helps consumers and national organisation ‘save money’. He believes that the only successful way to bring people together online is to provide an open marketplace where people can all work together in a friendly, unbiased environment.

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