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Formed in 2015, So Energy offers 100% green renewable energy. This fixed rate deal is available for electricity-only or as a dual fuel deal. Find out more about the deal below:

  • Electricity is 100% renewable
  • Free smart meter and in-home display
  • £75 exit fee per fuel
  • Easily view and manage your account online
  • Award-winning customer service
  • 24 hour access to online help centre
  • Warm Home Discount available if you're eligible
  • Not available on prepayment meters.

If you prefer to pay a fixed price for your energy, this could be right for you. But keep in mind you'll need to pay an exit fee if energy prices fall and you want to switch.

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The only PAYG tariff that doesn’t charge you if you don’t use any energy, due to no standing charge. Instead, it provides a variable tariff that offers two unit rates - a cheaper Saver Rate automatically kicks in after you've used 2kWh of energy each day.

  • No Standing charge or exit fees
  • Smart meter and Smart Display installed for free
  • Access to the My Utilita app to easily manage your account
  • Top-up on the app, online, by text or with cash at PayPoint and Payzone shops
  • Get tailored 'Smart Score' energy efficiency advice based on your home's usage to help you save money
  • £15 emergency credit
  • Friendly credit hours from 2pm to 10am every day, all weekend and bank holidays
  • Warm Home Discount if you're eligible

This deal expires on Saturday 30th September 2023.

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Why switch energy supplier?

You could be paying more than you should for gas and electricity. Or you might want to move to a supplier that offers greener energy, or better customer service. Checking what other suppliers are offering could lead to you switching and finding a deal that suits you better.

Whether you want to compare dual fuel or switch your gas or electric separately, make sure you compare prices to understand your options.

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How does switching energy suppliers work?

Switching suppliers generally works like this:

  1. Enter your details - Like your postcode, current supplier, estimated usage and whether you want to compare dual fuel, gas-only or electricity-only.
  2. View your options - Take a look at the deals on offer. How do they compare with your current tariff? As well as price, consider exit fees, tariff length and type.
  3. Switch your tariff - Spotted a great deal? Continue the process. But there’s no obligation to switch while you compare with us.
  4. Your new supplier handles the rest - Your switch should take less than three weeks, which includes a 14-day cooling-off period to change your mind. Your power won’t be cut off.

What details do I need to check energy market rates?

You'll need to tell us about:

  1. Where you currently live

    Pop your postcode and house number in, so we know which supply to switch if you decide to go ahead.

  2. Your current supplier

    Knowing what tariff you’re on helps find what you’re looking for.

  3. How you’re billed

    Online or through the post? Paper billing usually costs extra.

  4. Your estimated usage

    Either in kWh or by monthly cost. You can find this info on your latest bill.

  5. The type of energy you want to compare

    Dual fuel, gas-only or electricity-only?

What support can I get if I’m struggling with energy bills?

Contact your supplier to see how it can help. The government also has a list of grants to help with your energy payments, like the Warm Home Discount and winter fuel payments.

Which energy tariff is best for me?

Comparing energy prices is a great way to save money, but it can also be confusing. So here's what you need to know about the different types of energy deals you can choose from.

Standard variable tariff (SVT)

An SVT is your provider's default tariff and you'll automatically move to this when your deal ends.

Historically these deals have been the most expensive, but that has changed over the last few years. These deals are protected by Ofgem’s energy price cap.

More about standard variable tariffs

Fixed rate tariff

A fixed rate tariff will set your price for a certain length of time. The standing charge and amount you pay per unit of energy stays the same for the duration of the fixed rate deal, so your bills will only go up or down if you use more or less gas and electricity. It protects you from price increases, but you won't benefit if prices fall.

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Prepayment energy tariff

Prepayment energy tariffs use a prepaid meter in your home, which you'll have to top up. You usually do this with a card or key that you can load with credit online, over the phone, or in local shops.

More about prepayment energy tariffs >

Dual fuel tariff

Dual fuel tariffs cover your gas and electricity. You'll only have to deal with one supplier for both and it could work out cheaper than separate deals. That's not always the case though, so you might want to compare gas and electricity separately as well to get the cheapest energy you can.

More about dual fuel tariffs >

Green tariff

Green tariffs use renewable sources, so your energy is environmentally friendly. They won't always be the cheapest deals on offer though, so if price is your main concern they might not be the right product for you.

More about green energy tariffs >

Economy 7 tariffs

You'll pay two prices for your electricity on an Economy 7 tariff – one for night time and one for usage during the day. You'll need an Economy 7 meter that separately measures seven off-peak hours at night when energy is cheaper. The other 17 hours will be classed as peak time and more expensive.

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How to reduce your energy bills

The size of your energy bill is not just down to the tariff you pick, but how much you use. Cut your costs with our top tips:

  1. Set your heating for the right time

    Don't leave the radiators on while no one's home. Dropping the temperature from 20°C to 19°C could cut 10% off your bill.

  2. Insulate your home

    Use draught excluders and thicker curtains to keep your home warm and cosy. You may also want to invest in double glazing.

  3. Switch unused appliances off

    Turn lights off and unplug appliances and chargers when they're not needed.

  4. Use energy efficient lightbulbs

    Replace Halogen bulbs with LEDs. They use far less electricity and last longer.

  5. Wash clothes at a lower temperatures

    Your washing machine uses most of its energy just heating water.

  6. Upgrade your appliances

    Newer appliances are generally more energy efficient.

  7. Measure smart

    Use a smart meter to keep an eye on how much energy you're using.

  8. Shop around

    Put a reminder on your calendar when your deal's coming to an end. Compare suppliers to see if you could save.

Frequently asked questions

Right now, although this won't be the case for everyone. If you are mid-contract, there will usually be an exit fee to switch. If you are currently out of contract and on a standard variable tariff, you can compare prices to see if there’s a tariff worth switching to.

When your current deal expires, if you do nothing you’ll be moved on to your supplier’s standard variable tariff (SVT). Before this happens, you can compare your supplier’s SVT rate with tariffs from other suppliers to find out what works best.

You might be able to keep your current energy tariff, so speak to your supplier first.

If not, you’ll need to find another supplier for your new home and tell your current supplier you’re moving. Submit an energy meter reading the day you move out and give your new address to your current supplier so it can easily contact you with your final bill.

If your energy supplier has gone bust, you’ll still be supplied with energy. So don’t worry, you won’t be cut off.

Read more about what to expect if your energy supplier goes bust.

If you want accurate bills, read your energy meters regularly and provide your energy supplier(s) with the reading.

Paying for your actual energy usage means you won't pay too much or too little, resulting in a large bill later on. A smart meter can come in handy to help you keep an eye on what you're spending.

Your meters can generally be found on the outside of your property in a meter box, or in the kitchen or hall. Find out what to do if you still can't find your meter.

Yes - tenants have as much right to switch energy supplier as homeowners if they're paying the bills directly. It doesn't matter if it's a prepaid meter or standard. But it's worth having a chat with your landlord or checking your contract first.

You can but you might have to pay an exit fee if it doesn't fall within the cooling-off period or if you're on a fixed tariff.

The energy price cap limits how much an energy supplier can charge you for energy if you’re on their standard variable or default tariff. 

The price cap was introduced by Ofgem and gets revised every three months. It comes into effect in April, July, October and December. There’s a separate cap if you’re on a prepayment meter. 

To further protect energy customers, the Energy Price Guarantee came into force in October 2022 which limits the price cap to around £2,500 a year. It’s reviewed at the same time as the price cap. 

You can find out more about the energy cap including prepayment limits by visiting Ofgem.

If you decide to switch to a tariff with us and our partner Energylinx, we receive a small fee from the energy supplier once your cooling off period has ended.

This fee helps us to maintain our website, improve our services and invest in our people, but don't worry, it isn't lumped onto your bill.

Many suppliers impose a standing charge - a fixed charge per day - with the price varying between tariffs and suppliers. Units of gas and electricity are measured in kilowatt hours (kWh) and your bill will show the unit rate, in pence, for each kWh of gas or electricity used.

If you have an electricity meter that records the units used at night and day separately, your tariff is likely to be a 'time of use' tariff, typically known as Economy7 or Economy 10 tariffs. On these tariffs, the rate for the electricity you use at night tends to differ from the day rate.

Prices are based on your estimated usage. The price you see is based on the unit cost for the energy, plus the daily standing charge. It makes it easier to get an idea of how much it’ll cost you with each supplier.

Page last reviewed: 15 September 2023

Page reviewed by John Fitzsimons