Top Energy Providers for 2021

Top Energy Providers for students based on reviews collected this year.

These are the best energy providers for students, as voted for by 350 students on our Student Hut Opinion Panel. They ranked the energy providers out of 10, on things like ease of use, environmental friendliness and monthly cost.

1. Octopus Energy

For the second year running, their affordable deals have given Octopus Energy the top spot. With customers saving around £222 compared to the average variable tariff, there's a reason students use Octopus.

2. Npower

Npower has built a reputation on being easy to use, flexible and student-friendly. They make things easy with a mobile app for meter readings, an online account and a load more useful features. 

3. EDF Energy

EDF are the UK's largest producer of low-carbon electricity. They also offer fast quotes online, making a tricky process a lot smoother. Check out their deals today, and you won't be disappointed. 

4. Scottish Power

Scottish Power offers easy-to-manage online accounts, with a range of competitive tariffs suitable for everyone's needs. You get control, cover and a nice sense of calm.

5. Utilita

They know their audience. Utilita’s offering could save you up to £190 a year on your energy costs when you switch. That’s a decent amount of money, especially when you’re wondering how to pay for your next food shop.

6. British Gas

Having been around for longer than any of us can remember, these guys have stood the test of time for a reason. British Gas has delivered affordable energy to students across the country for years. You can rest assured they've got your back.

7. SSE Energy

SSE Energy is a great option for students looking for a flexible energy provider. Thanks to their smart meter, estimating your bill becomes a thing of the past.