While the 'big 6' and the Government squabble, customers have taken to social media to vent their frustrations about customers treatment and price hikes.
Brandwatch, a firm who monitors what's being said online has crunched some numbers to see who comes out on top and who fares worst.
They've tracked a 195 per cent increase in chat about the big six online as the price increases were announced.
Scottish Power received the most negative comments, followed by British Gas and NPower - E.On had the least.
With social media becoming an ever more important battleground, companies know it matters what is being said.
Joel Windels, from Brandwatch said:
Here are the statistics.
- Chatter related to the big six made up a staggering 152,561 mentions in total over a one month period
- This number has increased 195% since September (51,782) as conversation swelled around the recent price rise announcements
- While the majority of the online conversation involved people factually reporting the price hikes, negative mentions outweighed positive mentions by over 50% (11,490 negative mentions over the month)
- Popular energy hashtags included #greedybellends and #freezethatbill
- Of the six companies, Scottish Power accumulated the most negative conversation about its service (13%), jointly followed by British Gas and NPower (8% each)
- E.ON was the most positively viewed operator with fewer than 1,000 negative mentions (652) to its name
- Londoners emerged as those most likely to complain online, with Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow tweeters taking 2nd, 3rd and 4th place
- The main complaints from the public were (ranked in order): Poor customer service, Long telephone waits, Bad communication and Overcharged bills