EDF Energy laid down the gauntlet to other gas and electricity suppliers today as it promised to simplify gas and electricity – but only if the rest of the big six energy firms went along with move.
The energy firm said that its plan to introduce ‘single unit pricing’ would help customers compare tariffs and identify the cheapest deals as well as going further than any reforms already announced by regulator Ofgem.
At present, suppliers charge customers using complex two-tier and standing charge systems – which make tariffs almost impossible to compare. And energy prices are set regionally with suppliers charging varying amounts across the country.
EDF promises simplified 'forecourt-style' pricing for gas and electricity - but only if rivals agree