Hi, I thought Pure Planet was supposed to be a low price. I'm paying 13.787p for a unit of electricity. Scottish Power have just offered me 12.728 and on Gas I'm paying 3.287 and Scottish Power have offered me 2.12 per unit. Is anyone else looking at other suppliers and if so, which companies have you found to be offering better deals? Tym.
I checked around in November and there was no one cheaper the PP
You need to look at the big picture......it's not all about the "cheapest" fuel unit price, the dual fuel discount and the standing charge (membership fee as PP call it) are all part of the overall package. Also your PP DD payments are worked out on the "proposed annual usage figures" that you "should have" supplied to PP when you were deciding to switch your supplier.
I agree that there may be lower unit rates from a different supplier, but it's all up to you to ascertain which is the best deal for you, and whether you want to switch to a new supplier every time you think that you can get a better deal. PP don't lock you in to a specified timescale and PP also don't charge an exit fee, so you can leave any time that you want to. Please note tho' that it's your responsibility to contact your new proposed supplier, and supply an accurate final meter reading to PP to instigate the leaving process. Also dependant on suppliers, it can take up to 6 weeks to switch supplier.
I hope this helps you to decide on which course of action you want to take.....switch or stay.....the choice is yours. Personally.....I'm a fan of PP and what they are trying to achieve in this business. Oh, and I'm a PP customer and do not work for PP.
As a user of 55-60,000 kWh of gas annually, unit gas price is the only influencer in my switching decisions. Whilst I'm more than happy with PP, I'm paying 3.381p and am gutted to see that SSE have a U switch tariff at 2.499p. That would save me £450 a year. Is there a PP price cut coming or am I going to have to depart only months after getting here?
did that deal come from a switching website, if so which and what were the conditions attached, like exit fees, one year fix, and having to have a smart meter installed for example?
That deal hasn’t come up for me on 2 switch websites so far.
2.12p/unit inc vat is very cheap, at the risk of sounding cynical it sounds too good to be true so what’s the snag?
TheSSE deal is an outlier available through uswitch only, it’s a one year deal with £30/fuel exit penalties and you have to have a smart meter installed by SSE as part of the deal.
After a year it reverts to a standard tariff.
Daily standing charges are significantly higher than pp, which tells me it’s aimed at higher consumption users which you obviously are. I have no idea if the energy has any green credentials
All that said energy prices have reduced and PP although quite competitive is creeping up slightly relative to a few cheaper providers most of whom I vulped not consider using.
I've just been on the SP website, their cheapest quote was about 18% higher than PP's current prices overall.
...and you've been offered gas at 2.12p/unit ...?
Maybe it's a typo and you meant 3.12? even so....still nowhere near the quote I just looked at
Can you redact details and show us the offer please? Also what are the daily charges?
Smart meters - no problem with this if it's part of the deal, although would prefer SMETS2 to ease future switches. I don't care if letting agents/landlord don't like it as the service they've provided is disgustingly poor - you'll see from my first ever posts that my switch to PP was delayed by several weeks because the electricity meter was still listed as commercial in the national database.
As you appreciated, standing charges are lost in the noise, as are £30 penalties (if I need to switch again), of a £2k5+ annual bill.
Not sure about the green-ness but my conscience is clear when I can save my family budget getting on for £500! Whilst gas consumption is a lost cause here, I do my bit to minimise electricity consumption; I gave up using the downstairs toilet during winter because I refuse to run the electric heating it needs, for example.
I agree on some of the less heard of companies (although I've previously gambled on Zog & So without any regrets). SSE I can bear. But if PP want to react and lower the gas price, I'd love to stay!!