Avro Energy Tariffs: Gas & Electricity Plans
Avro Energy is a small supplier known for its no-nonsense, cheap energy tariffs. Despite preaching simplicity, there are a lot of Avro Energy tariffs to choose from, including variable, fixed-rate and prepayment options. Let's have a look at the different types of tariffs below.
💸Avro Energy Tariffs & Prices
There are more than 10 different Avro Energy tariffs available. In the following sections, we break down the following types of Avro Energy tariffs:
- Avro Energy standard tariff
- Avro Energy fixed-rate tariffs
- Avro Energy Pay As You Go tariff
As with most energy suppliers, Avro Energy often changes its tariffs. Having said that, any new tariffs added will be similar to the ones we discuss. Therefore, you can still get a good idea of what Avro Energy tariffs are available.
All Avro Energy tariffs must be taken out as dual fuel, which means you cannot sign up for gas or electricity individually. If you want Avro Energy to supply your energy, it will supply gas and electricity rather than one or the other. All Avro Energy tariffs are also available as Economy 7 tariffs. Here's how Avro compares to the rest of the market:
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*For illustrative purposes only. Figures taken from Which?'s September 2020 survey.
💡Avro Energy Standard Tariff
Avro Energy offers one standard tariff (the Simple Energy tariff) with a variable rate. A variable tariff means that the unit rate can fluctuate according to the overall energy market price. In principle, the price of your energy could be different every day. If energy prices drop, a variable tariff can be very rewarding, but there is also the risk of prices rising.
Avro Energy’s standard tariff is also its default tariff. If your fixed-rate Avro Energy tariff ends and you do not take out a new tariff or switch to another supplier, you will automatically be put on this tariff. Since this is a variable tariff, you are not tied into any contract and can leave anytime without facing a financial penalty. Here's a quick summary:
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🧾Avro Energy Fixed Tariffs
Most of the tariffs that Avro Energy offers have a fixed rate for 12 months. With these tariffs, the unit rates for both electricity and gas will stay at a set price for one year from the date you sign-up. Unit rates and standing charges are typically cheaper than those on a variable tariff, but it also means you cannot benefit if there are any big drops in the price of energy.
Avro Energy typically offers eight or nine tariffs with fixed rates. Bear in mind that all of these fixed-rate tariffs might not be available where you live, as availability depends on which part of the UK you live in. You can find up-to-date information on these tariffs on the Avro Energy website. Here's a summary of Avro's most popular fixed tariff:
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Avro Energy Pay As You Go Tariff
Avro Energy tariffs include one plan for customers with prepayment meters. Unlike customers on all other tariffs (who are charged for their energy monthly), customers with this tariff receive their energy on a pay-as-you-go basis. This means you pay for your energy upfront. If your account runs out of credit, your energy supplier will turn off your supply until you top up your meter.
What are Avro Energy customers saying about its prices? Head to our Avro Energy reviews page to find out.
Does Avro Energy have exit fees?
From our research, we found a lot of review sites reporting that Avro Energy does not have exit fees. This is not true! While the majority of Avro Energy tariffs do not have exit fees, we found a few that do.
Currently, the Simple and ReSuper12M and the Simple and GoFixed tariffs have a £30 exit fee per fuel. This means dual fuel customers will have to pay a total of £60 if you leave before the end of the 12 months.
Before signing up for any Avro Energy tariff, make sure you check if it has an exit fee. The information is included in the description of each tariff on the Avro Energy website.
What’s an exit fee?An exit fee - also known as a cancellation fee - is the amount of money you will be charged if you decide to leave your energy tariff before the specified end date. When you sign-up for a fixed rate tariff, you enter into a contract with your supplier for a specific amount of time. If you wish to leave this contract early, you have to pay a financial penalty.
📞Get an Avro Energy Quote
The price of an Avro Energy tariff will depend on your individual circumstances. While we’ve given you a rough idea of its prices, the best way to see what you would pay is to get a personalised Avro Energy quote.
You can do this on Avro Energy’s website. After filling out a couple of details (such as your address, energy usage, and current supplier), Avro Energy will suggest the best tariff for you.
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💰Additional Avro Energy Charges
As well as the price for the actual energy you use, you could face some extra charges from Avro Energy, such as a fee if you miss a payment or if your meter needs to be moved. You might find you never have to make such additional payments, but it’s always useful to be aware of them just in case.
We’ve recorded all of the possible additional charges you could face in the following table.
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Direct debit refusal
£20 (per time)
£25 (for each 30 days bill remains unpaid after direct debit refusal)
Pre meter disconnection visit
Subject access request
Avro Energy Tariff FAQs
Is Avro Energy going bust?
In May 2019, the energy regulator Ofgem banned Avro from taking on new customers as it had failed to join the UK's smart meter network. The provider eventually did join and is now operating as before and able to take on new customers.
Can I leave Avro Energy?
You can leave Avro Energy whenever you like for free. The provider does not charge exit fees on any of its fixed or variable tariffs, so simply sign up to a new deal whenever you feel like it.
Does Avro Energy supply electricity-only?
Yes, Avro customers are able to sign up to electricity-only or dual-fuel tariffs. The provider does not, however, offer gas-only tariffs.