E.ON Standard Tariff

Last Updated: 27 October 2021

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E.ON increased the price of its Standard Tariff (E.ON EnergyPlan) by £139 on 1 October 2021. This was the maximum allowed under the Energy Price Cap. Energy bills for a household with average energy usage now stand at £1,277. This is £235 (23%) more than they were just 1 year ago. Larger energy users pay considerably more.

If you are on the E.ON Standard Variable Tariff, we are sorry to say that, in view of the unfolding energy crisis, there is nothing you can do to reduce your energy prices at this point. The market has basically ceased to function. E.ON EnergyPlan is the best energy deal you can get at the current time. However, you can still reduce your energy bills but only by cutting back on your energy usage.

But there is far worse to come. Based on current wholesale energy prices, when the energy price cap is next increased on 1 April 2022, it will jump by OVER £400 (give or take). That means the E.ON Standard tariff will also increase by this amount. And that is on top of the £139 increase you have just seen. If you would like to know by how much the E.ON Standard Variable tariff will likely increase, please visit our energy bills forecast page (table updated weekly).

E.ON EnergyPlan will increase again in…

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Due to the unfolding energy crisis, E.ON EnergyPlan cannot be applied for at the current time. We expect energy switching to return sometime from January 2022.

Tariff Overview

This is the Standard variable tariff from E.ON.

Data from Ofgem the GB gas and electricity regulator, shows that, as at July 2021, E.ON had 4.3 million customer accounts on the E.ON Standard tariff, or other, default tariffs. This comprises 1.13 million E.ON gas accounts and 2.7 million E.ON electricity accounts. These numbers include the npower customers acquired by E.ON in 2019.

A brief warning!

In normal market conditions (before August 2021), if you are were on this tariff, it would be exceedingly bad news – for you at least. It meant that you were paying way too much for your energy.

A dual fuel (gas and elec) customer with average energy usage would usually be overpaying by £250-£300 a year over the odds for something as basic as energy. That is not a one-off either. It is the amount you could save each and every year by switching to a cheaper tariff with another energy supplier.

That situation doesn’t apply at the current time. With the energy market turned on its head, E.ON’s Standard tariff, which is subject to the energy price cap, is the cheapest energy tariff in the market at the current time (together with all other Standard variable tariffs). So, if you want to know what is the best E.ON tariff right now, E.ON EnergyPlan is it.

In normal circumstances, we at energyscanner.com, being an energy price comparison and switching website, would be screaming at you to compare and switch energy suppliers. But right now, that is not the thing to do. The best that you can do for now is to stay put. Things will change. The market will get back to normal. And when it does, we will be the first to let you know. However, we expect the current situation to persist until at least January 2022.

Key features of the E.ON Standard Tariff

Key features of the E.ON Standard Variable tariff include;

  – The E.ON Standard Tariff is called E.ON EnergyPlan

  – (Not to be confused with E.ON EnergyPlan Assist which is only available to customers with a credit meter who have received a Warm Home Discount payment from E.ON in earlier years. E.ON EnergyPlan Assist would be a contender in the best E.ON tariff for pensioners category).

  – E.ON EnergyPlan is a Variable rate tariff which means that your energy prices may go up or down. Energy prices are subject to change on 30 days advance notice.

 – This tariff is subject to the Energy Price Cap. The energy price cap sets the maximum level of this tariff in any price cap (6-month) period.

– You can opt for either paper or online billing – it does not affect the price that you pay.

– The E.ON Standard Tariff is available for customers taking gas only, electricity only or dual fuel.

– Payment options include Monthly Direct Debit, Quarterly Variable Direct Debit and Cash / Cheque quarterly on receipt of your bill.

– This tariff is also available to customers with prepayment meters (where the tariff name is E.ON EnergyPlan with Prepayment)

– E.ON now supplies 100% renewable electricity as standard on all its tariffs including E.ON EnergyPlan. E.ON switched to 100% renewable electricity in July 2019..

– There are no early termination fees with the E.ON Standard Variable Tariff.

– E.ON is signed up to the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

– E.ON is signed up to the Energy Switch Guarantee.

History of Price Changes

A history of E.ON Standard tariff price changes going back to 2018 is shown in the Table below.

Effective DateAnnual Dual Fuel Bill
1 Apr 2022£1,700 - £1,750

£423 - £473 increase

This is a projection
based on wholesale energy prices

For latest change forecast please see
Energy Bills Forecast
1 Oct 2021£1,277

£139 increase

Energy Price Cap v7
1 Oct 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
1 Apr 2021£1,138

£96 increase

Energy Price Cap v6
1 Apr 2021 to 30 Sep 2021
1 Oct 2020£1,042£84 cutEnergy Price Cap v5
1 Oct 2020 to 31 Mar 2021
1 Apr 2020£1,126£16 cutEnergy Price Cap v4
1 Apr 2020 to 30 Sep 2020
1 Oct 2019£1,142£75 cutEnergy Price Cap v3
1 Oct 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
1 Apr 2019£1,217

£113 increase

Energy Price Cap v2
1 Apr 2019 to 30 Sep 2019
1 Jan 2019£1,104£68 cutEnergy Price Cap v1
Opening level of the Energy Price Cap
16 Aug 2018£1,172

£53 increase

19 Apr 2018£1,120

£20 increase

Opening level 2018£1,100
Source: energyscanner.com

Table Notes

Annual bills are based upon a dual fuel customer paying by Monthly Direct Debit with average annual usage; 12,000 kWh for gas and 2,900 kWh for electricity. We have re-indexed all bill values to this usage level.


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