All Press Releases for October 03, 2009

Let Battle Commence - Four Suppliers Join in Energy Price Fray Today

Friday October 2nd has officially been the busiest day of the year for energy price cuts with four suppliers announcing changes.

    LONDON, ENGLAND, October 03, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Today has officially been the busiest day of the year for energy price cuts with four suppliers announcing changes. The day started with E.ON knocking smaller rival First:Utility off the cheapest supplier spot by cutting its online prices by GBP19. But in a David and Goliath move, First:Utility hit back, cutting its online prices by GBP13 from GBP967 a year to GBP954 a year on average.

The move sees First:Utility back in place as Britain's cheapest supplier, although E.ON's plan is available countrywide while First:Utility's plan is only available in 12 out of 14 energy regions.

ScottishPower also ventured into the fray, but its move was more cautious. It has cut its gas rates in 5 regions taking the annual bill on its Online Energy Saver 7 plan to GBP972 from GBP975.

The final moves of the day are on mainstream rather than online plans. EDF Energy has changed its direct debit discount for standard customers from a fixed annual discount to a 6% discount. This will cut bills for the average customer from GBP1,147 to GBP1,118. It is also cutting prices for gas only customers. These moves mean that EDF Energy now offers the cheapest dual fuel standard plan paying by monthly direct debit and is the cheapest gas only supplier.

Will Marples, energy expert at, says: "Given the amount of speculation and debate about price cuts this week, these moves could be seen as a bit of a peace offering. They don't have the impact of a full blown price cut, but in the run up to winter they will be welcome. Whether consumers will be completely appeased remains to be seen, but the key thing now is to move to one of these competitive plans to make sure you benefit from lower prices in time for winter."

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