Top Energy Providers for 2020

Top Energy Providers based on student reviews collected over 2019.

Want to know what energy providers students use? So did we. So we asked them. We surveyed 250 students on our Student Hut Opinion Panel to bring you the best student essentials. Students ranked the best energy providers out of 10, on things like ease of use, environmental friendliness and monthly cost. Here are the top energy provider recommendations for students, by students.

1. Octopus Energy

Octopus energy offers some consistently affordable deals. With customers saving £222 on average, compared to the average variable tariff, there's a reason students use Octopus.

2. Bulb

Offering affordable and renewable energy, Bulb provides a single tariff which is 17% cheaper than the ‘Big Six’ standard deals. It's definitely worth checking out if you're looking for a new provider.

3. 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. 

4. SSE Energy

No ties. Fixed prices. SSE Energy is a great option for those students looking for a flexible energy provider. And with their smart meter, estimating your bill becomes a thing of the past.

5. British Gas

One of the traditional Big Six, these guys have stood the test of time for a reason. The reliable service British Gas provides lets students across the country rest assured they’re covered. What more could you want?

6. Shell Energy

Looking for a green energy provider? Shell Energy now offers 100% renewable electricity at no extra cost. And with exclusive rewards, fuel savings and smart home technology, it's not hard to see why it’s proving popular among students.

7. EDF Energy

The UK's largest producer of low-carbon electricity, EDF offer quick quotes online. Making the whole arduous process a lot easier, there's no reason not to check out the savings you could make with EDF.

8. 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...

9. 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.