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Sainsbury’s Energy

Who are Sainsbury’s Energy?

A household name for groceries, can it help you save on energy? Learn about its tariffs and how to contact

By Mehdi Punjwani

Published: 27 November 2019

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Sainsbury's Energy offers fixed price energy tariffs with the opportunity to earn extra Nectar reward points when you switch and up to triple Nectar points on Sainsbury's shopping for the duration of your energy tariff. Read on to find out more about Sainsbury’s Energy and its services.  

Cheap Sainsbury’s Energy tariffs

Sainsbury's energy tariffs all offer 100% renewable electricity (it matches 100% of the electricity you use with the purchase of Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin Certificates, also known as (REGOs)). All tariffs also offer the chance to earn Nectar points when you switch and when you shop at Sainsbury's.  

Eligible customers qualify for Sainsbury's Energy Warm Home Discount scheme, which entitles them to an annual discount of £140 on their energy bills. 

Remember to shop around when looking for the best energy deal for you - browse our comparison table to find your most suitable tariff. 

Sainsbury’s Energy fixed price deals and tariffs 

At time of writing, Sainsbury’s Energy only offers a Fix & Reward fixed-price tariff. It’s available in a one-year or two-year term, as dual or single fuel and provides 100% renewable electricity. The tariff charges a £30 exit fee per fuel, so you would have to pay £60 if you were on a dual fuel tariff and wanted to leave your contract early.  

Sainsbury’s Energy variable tariff  

Sainsbury’s Energy does not currently offer any variable tariffs. A variable tariff means that the unit rate for gas and electricity can rise or fall over time in line with the wholesale price of energy. This is good when the price falls, not so much when it rises. Most variable tariffs don’t have an exit fee, meaning you can leave at any time – if the price of your energy and gas were to increase, for example. 

If you’re looking for a variable energy tariff, use our comparison table to check out your options from other providers. 

Sainsbury’s Energy Economy 7 and Economy 10 tariffs 

If you have an Economy 7 meter, you could save money on your energy bill by using your appliances when you’re sleeping. Economy 7 tariffs provide cheaper electricity, usually between 10pm and 8am, so if you set your appliances to run during these times and charge your devices when you’re asleep, you could save yourself some money.  

Economy 10 tariffs offer these same seven cheaper hours during the night, and three further off-peak hours during the day. At time of writing, Sainsbury’s Energy doesn’t offer Economy 10 tariffs. 

Sainsbury’s Energy dual fuel tariffs 

A dual fuel tariff means you’re getting both your gas and electricity from Sainsbury’s Energy. This often makes payment and billing easier, as you only need to deal with one provider, and you’ve only got a single bill to keep track of.  

Sainsbury’s Energy tariffs for existing customers 

Sainsbury’s Energy only really has one tariff, available for one or two years, so there’s no option for existing customers to switch to another.   

Business energy with Sainsbury’s Energy 

Sainsbury’s Energy does not offer business energy tariffs. If you’re looking for more information about business energy, visit the business energy section of our site.  

What do I need to do if I want to change my current provider? 

Changing your energy provider has never been easier. It takes minutes to get a quote on our site, and within 17 days you could be up and running with your new supplier. Click here to compare tariffs and see how much you could save.  

Can I get gas-only and electricity-only tariffs from Sainsbury’s Energy? 

Sainsbury’s Energy provides electricity-only and gas-only electricity plans, as well as dual fuel options. 

Who is Sainsbury’s Energy? 

Until last year Sainsbury’s Energy worked in cooperation with British Gas. Now it operates as a partnership between Sainsbury’s and Big Six energy provider Npower - which itself has been taken over by Eon. 

Fixed and variable rate dual fuel energy tariffs are offered by the provider along with boiler cover and loft and cavity wall insulation.

Sainsbury’s Energy also supports the Warm Home Discount scheme and runs face-to-face customer advice centres in some of Sainsbury’s biggest supermarkets. 

How can I contact Sainsbury's Energy?

Telephone: 0800 107 1879.  Lines are open Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm and 8am to 6pm on Saturdays.

Or visit Facebook or Twitter.

What do I need to do if I want to change my current provider?

Changing your energy provider has never been easier. It takes just minutes to run a quote on our site, and within 17 days you could be up and running with your new supplier. 

Click here to run a price comparison.

Switch and save with Energy Monitor

Switching your energy supplier is quicker and easier with MoneySuperMarket’s Energy Monitor. We’ll let you know as soon as there’s a cheaper tariff available for you, so you can effortlessly switch and save money on your energy bill.

What happens if my energy supplier goes bust?

It is very rare for an energy supplier to go out of business, but it happened in 2016, with the collapse of GB Energy.

As happened then, any future collapse and its consequences would be managed by Ofgem, the energy market regulator. Thanks to Ofgem’s safety net, even if your supplier goes out of business, your gas and/or electricity supply will never be cut off or interrupted.

All UK energy suppliers are regulated by Ofgem.

In addition to guaranteeing continuity of supply, Ofgem works to move customers of a failed company to the best possible deal, with any debit/credit transferred to a new supplier that is chosen to inherit the business.

Read our Q&A on this topic here.

 

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