EDF Energy calls for petrol station-style pricing reform

One of the UK's biggest energy suppliers has called for petrol station-style pricing in a bid to help consumers identify the best deals.

EDF Energy, which supplies 5.5 million households and businesses, said it will implement single-unit pricing for gas and electricity if all other suppliers also committed to doing so.

An EDF Energy symbol.
EDF Energy supplies 5.5 million households and businesses in the UK. Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

It would mean that customers would only need one price - the unit price - to compare between different suppliers.

Energy prices are currently set regionally with some suppliers including a standing charge and a price for each unit of electricity and gas consumed.

Other suppliers operate a two tier pricing structure, where customers are charged a lower unit rate once a certain amount of energy has been used.

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