The Anonymous Widower

Sorting Out My Energy

Every so often, I check up to see if I’ve got the best energy deal.  As some companies are now offering smart meters, I wondered if I could get one of these thrown in.

So I checked one of the comparison sites and found, that I could save four hundred or so a year, by swapping to nPower.

As my current supplier is nPower, I found that strange, as I thought, I was supposed to be on the lowest tariff, according to new government legislation.

So I phoned them up and got changed onto the new tariff.  The only downside is that there is now a £60 cancellation fee!

I can’t help thinking, that all of this has a touch of professional theft about it.

I think the moral of this story, is that you should check your energy bills against the rest of the industry probably twice a year.

You might be surprised, as I was, that one short phone call, saves you a few hundred pounds.

I still haven’t got my smart meter though! But then the big companies are reluctant to bring those in, as it will both cost them money for the meter and because savvy customers will cut their energy use.

May 28, 2013 - Posted by | World | , , ,


  1. Hey, A Widower.

    It’s always a good idea to get a smart meter fitted as these help you micro manage your energy usage like the ones first:utility offer.

    Congratulations on finding a cheaper tariff with npower though as even with the cancellation fees you are still on a lower rate, which always good. People should shop around for cheaper energy at least twice a year, I reckon.

    I too am thinking of switching to nPower as you can fix your prices with them right up until mid 2016 and there are no cancellation fees either so I’m free to move back. Have a look –

    Did you use one of their cashback deals?



    Comment by Alwyn | May 28, 2013 | Reply

    • I didn’t switch, as I was already an nPower customer, so that meant I couldn’t get cashback.

      Comment by AnonW | May 28, 2013 | Reply

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