EDF (Electricite de France) is one of the largest energy suppliers in the UK – previously known as the ‘Big Six’. They are one of the largest producers of ‘Low Carbon Energy’, as well as the largest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain.
A Guide To EDF
EDF is one of the largest suppliers of energy in the UK. As a part of the larger corporation Electricite de France, EDF Energy handles more than 5.7 million customers and employs more than 13,000 staff.
EDF has taken on the customers of several other energy suppliers after they ceased trading. This includes Green Network Energy, iSupplyEnergy & Solarplicity.
EDF energy prices and tariffs
EDF offers a range of tariffs for businesses, from fixed rates to variables, as well as prepayment Tariffs.
EDF offers three main business tariffs:
- Fixed for Business – a fixed rate tariff. Advertised as being cheaper than a variable rate tariff.
- Fixed for Business Online – a fixed rate tariff. Cheapest of all, due to being Online only.
- Freedom for Business – a variable rate tariff. More expensive, but with the freedom to switch, leave or upgrade at any time.
EDF support a range of meters for business use. This includes standard and smart meters. It also includes multi-rate and multi-site meters for larger businesses.
Switching to EDF for your business is easy with British Business Energy. Tell us what your business needs from its energy. Then, we take care of getting you the best deal.
At BBE, we handle all the difficult parts, so you can focus on running your business.
EDF Energy is a subsidiary of the French state-owned energy supplier Electricite de France. EDF Energy was formed after the acquisition and mergers of SEEBOARD (South Eastern Electricity Board), London Electricity and SWEB Energy (South Western Electricity Board).
The CEO of EDF Energy is the Italian Businessman Simone Rossi.
There are a number of ways that you can contact EDF.
For Businesses, the best number to call is 0333 200 5103, though there are many other numbers for specific departments.
You can write to EDF at Freepost: EDF Energy – Plymouth.
You can also contact EDF via the live chat function on their website.
When you switch with British Business Energy, we handle all the communication you might need to do. That way, we deal with any stressful parts, and you can focus on running your business.
EDF doesn’t offer any specifically green tariffs for their business energy. However, they are one of the largest producers of low carbon energy in the UK. This means that their energy is often greener than their competitors.
EDF’s fuel breakdown is as follows:
- Coal – 3.5%
- Gas – 9.3%
- Nuclear – 66.6%
- Renewables – 20.5%
- Other fuels – 0.1%
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EDF’s cancellation policies depend on which type of policy you have.
If you have a fixed tariff, you may have to pay a fee if you leave your contract early. However, if you have a Freedom for Business (variable) tariff, you can leave your contract any time without paying an exit fee.
Changing suppliers is not difficult with EDF. You don’t need to supply a final meter reading – your new supplier can do this for you. What you need to do is inform EDF of your intention to leave and track the progress of your switch.
If you switch with British Business Energy, you don’t need to do any of this – as we do it for you.
EDF Price Changes
The maximum amounts that energy providers can charge are limited. The energy price cap is set by Ofgem, the energy regulator.
Most energy suppliers charge around the maximum that they are permitted by the regulator.
In 2021, the price cap was raised. As a result, most energy suppliers have raised their prices correspondingly.
EDF Local Price Variations
Not all regions receive the same prices for their energy. This is because different regions produce more and less energy.