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Bulb Energy prices: Gas & Electricity Tariff Info

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Having gained almost 2 million customers since launching in 2015, Bulb Energy is one of the UK’s fastest growing energy companies. Are customers flocking to the company because of its great deals? We’re going to break down Bulb Energy prices to find out!


💸Bulb Energy Tariffs & Prices

Bulb Energy tariffs are much simpler to understand than those of many other energy suppliers. In fact, the supplier offers a single tariff, the Bulb Vari-Fair tariff. It provides 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon neutral gas for all customers. This Bulb Vari-Fair tariff is available for customers with a standard, prepayment or Economy 7 meter.

Here's an idea of how Bulb's Vari-Fair tariff compares to the rest of the market:

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*For illustrative purposes only. Figures taken from Which?'s September 2020 survey.

 
 

It’s important to note that Bulb Energy prices differ depending on your meter type and location.

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Is Bulb Energy fixed?

Bulb Energy rates are not fixed. Its only tariff is a variable one and, as such, it fluctuates with the wholesale cost of energy. Bulb will give you 30 days' notice before your rates change. If you choose to switch to a different supplier, you won't be changed an exit fee.

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💡Bulb Economy 7 tariffs

Bulb Economy 7 tariffs are available for customers who pay via direct debit, as well as for prepayment customers. You must have an Economy 7 meter installed to register for a Bulb Economy 7 tariff.

Economy 7 tariffs are typically only used by customers with electric storage heaters. This type of heating system collects the energy during a period of seven hours at night (when the cost of electricity is cheaper) and releases it during the day (when the cost is more expensive). Bulb Economy 7 hours vary across the country, but the seven-hour period of cheaper electricity generally occurs between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.

If you’re on an Economy 7 tariff, we recommend you run appliances like your washing machine or dishwasher at night during the seven-hour period of cheaper electricity.

🏢Bulb Energy business tariffs

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In addition to its domestic offerings, Bulb Energy also offers a business tariff that includes 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon neutral gas. Regarding its business energy services, Bulb bills itself as a low-cost energy supplier that still provides excellent service.

📞Get a Bulb Energy quote

To get an accurate Bulb Energy quote, you’re going to need your annual electricity and gas consumption. This information can be found on your latest energy bill. According to UK energy regulator Ofgem, the median usage is 2,900 kWh of electricity and 12,000 kWh of gas annually.

If you don’t have a bill to hand, try using our consumption calculator to find out your energy usage.

You can get a Bulb Energy quote on the supplier’s website by going to the homepage and clicking on the green button in the top right corner that says Get a quote. You can also contact Bulb for a quote by calling its customer service line. Representatives are available Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.

Bulb Tariff FAQs

How many tariffs does Bulb have?

Bulb offers just the one energy tariff. It is variable and they try to keep it as cheap as they can in accordance with the price of wholesale energy.

Does Bulb have a fixed tariff?

No, Bulb does not offer fixed tariffs. The provider's only energy tariff is variable.

Does Bulb Energy have exit fees?

Bulb Energy tariffs do not have exit fees. This means that you will not be charged for terminating a contract, no matter if you’re moving home or switching to a different tariff or supplier. This is typical for domestic tariffs with variable rates because the price is not guaranteed to stay the same.

If you switch to a Bulb Energy tariff from a different supplier and your previous supplier charges you exit fees for leaving, Bulb will even refund your exit fees for up to £60 each for electricity and gas.

How much is Bulb per unit?

The current unit rate on Bulb's Vari-Fair tariff is 16.011p per kWh for electricity and 2.720p per kWh for gas (last updated: 01/09/2021)

Does Bulb have an off-peak tariff?

Yes, if you have an Economy 7 meter Bulb will offer you a cheaper rate for a 7-hour period during the night. This could save you money if you use at least 40% of your electricity during this period, but we would not recommend it otherwise.

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