Free electricity

Every Saturday or Sunday from 9am–5pm with one of our new smart meter FreeTime tariffs[1]

Our energy tariffs

We have tariffs with different features to best suit your needs

Standard
(Variable)

  • Variable pricing that moves up and down with the market.
  • Available to Pay As You Go customers.
  • No exit fees.
  • £15 Dual Fuel discount.[2]

HomeEnergy Capped
Nov 2017 (Fixed)

  • Fixed prices that won't go up, but might come down.
  • Exit fee of £20 per fuel.
  • £15 Dual Fuel discount.[2]

HomeEnergy Fixed
Nov 2018 (Fixed)

  • Fixed prices until 30th November 2018.
  • If our prices rise, yours will stay the same.
  • Exit fee of £20 per fuel.
  • £15 Dual Fuel discount.[2]

HomeEnergy Connected Kit Jan 2018 tariff
Includes a Smart Lights and Plug Kit[
3]worth £157

HomeEnergy FreeTime (Sat)
Mar 2018 (Fixed)

  • Free electricity between 9am and 5pm on Saturdays until 31st March 2018.[1] 
  • Fixed tariff so if our prices rise, yours will stay the same. 
  • Exit fee of £20 per fuel. 
  • £15 Dual Fuel discount.[2] 
  • British Gas installed smart meters at no extra charge.
  • Online interactive tool to see how much you're saving.

HomeEnergy FreeTime (Sun)
Mar 2018 (Fixed)

  • Free electricity between 9am and 5pm on Sundays until 31st March 2018.[1] 
  • Fixed tariff so if our prices rise, yours will stay the same. 
  • Exit fee of £20 per fuel. 
  • £15 Dual Fuel discount.[2] 
  • British Gas installed smart meters at no extra charge.
  • Online interactive tool to see how much you're saving.

HomeEnergy  Connected Kit
Jan 2018 (Fixed)

  • Fixed price energy until 31st January 2018.
  • If our prices rise, yours will stay the same.
  • Includes an exclusive Smart Lights and Plug Kit[3] 
  • Exit Fees of £40 per fuel.
  • £15 Dual Fuel discount.[2]

Exclusive Smart Lights and Plug Kit[3]worth £157

Enjoy control of your lighting and appliances by using the exclusive Smart Lights and Plug Kit. New LED lights you can switch on or off, and even dim them whether you're sitting in an armchair or a deckchair. The smart plug that lets you control your home electrical appliances from your mobile, tablet or laptop. Now you'll be able to turn things on and off, wherever you are.

Connect

Your pack includes a Hive hub, the heart of your connected home. Just plug into your broadband router to start connecting all your Hive products -  from your lights to plugs to heating.

Install

You'll get two Hive Active Lights™ and can choose if you want a screw or bayonet fitting. Plus a Hive Active Plug™. Once these are connected with your hub you can control them remotely from your mobile, tablet or laptop.

Control

Use the award winning Hive App to control your lights and plug - anytime, anywhere. Set schedules and adjust dimming levels - anytime, anywhere. With a simple design, it's a great way to check all the lights are off when you leave the house.

Smart Lights and Plug Kit

To use the Smart Lights and Plug Kit customers will need:

  • To provide Hive with an email address to use the Hive app. 
  • An existing domestic broadband connection with a spare Ethernet port connection.
  • An extra power socket close to your broadband router.
  • An Android, iOS or Amazon smartphone with an up to date operating system.
  • An up-to-date web browser to use the online dashboard (IE10+, Chrome, Safari or Firefox).

Getting your kit is easy - we'll email you a link in the next 28 days to claim the kit and it'll be sent out.

Why choose us?

We'll tell you if there is a cheaper tariff

  • We'll let you know on your bill, annual statement or by email if we've got a cheaper tariff for you.

A fixed price that won't go up but could come down

  • With our HomeEnergy Capped Nov 2017 tariff, your price will fall if our standard price does - and it won't go up again.

Manage your account anytime, anywhere

  • Download our easy to use App to submit meter readings, pay bills and track your energy usage.

How to switch

It takes roughly two and a half weeks to switch to us from another supplier

Step 1

Get a quote, choose your tariff and apply online.

Step 2

We'll talk to your current supplier.

Step 3

We'll tell you when the switch has happened.

Step 4

You'll need to send us your first meter readings.

If you are running a business, please visit our British Gas business website

Exclusive offers for our energy customers

Once you're an energy customer you can get special discounts on some of our other products and services. As a little thank you for joining us.

Home Insurance

Get a 1/3 off combined Buildings & Contents Insurance.

Landlords Insurance

Get a 1/3 off Landlord Insurance.

Energy Customer Discount

Save £12 per year (£1 a month) off HomeCare.

Other ways we can help

New connections

We can install gas and electricity infrastructure, energy meters and more.

Gas safety

Protecting you and your family against carbon monoxide is our top priority.

Priority Service Register

We can provide additional services to customers who may need extra support.

Accurate billing

Read our code of practice for giving accurate bills to our energy customers.

We're here to help

Frequently asked questions

Q. What is a kilowatt hour (kWh)?

A: A kWh stands for kilowatt hour – the unit used to measure energy use. 1 kWh will power a 40 watt light bulb for 25 hours.

Q. What is a Personal Projection?

A: Your Personal Projection is an estimate of what you’re likely to pay over the next 12 months. We work it out using the unit rate for where you live, daily standing charge, any applicable discounts and how much energy we think you’ll use in the next 12 months. It includes VAT.

Q. What happens if I change the way I pay?

A: If you move from Direct Debit to pay by Cash or Cheque, your unit rate will increase. You can see the difference between Direct Debit and Cash or Cheque rates by updating your personalised quote. We’ll always give you seven days’ notice before we change the way you pay, though. These prices are all correct as of 29th April 2016.

Q. Do I need to tell my current supplier I'm switching?

A: No - once you've given us your details and confirmed that you want to switch, we'll handle everything for you.

Q. What is the Energy Switch Guarantee?

A: Switching energy should be easy and hassle free. That’s why we’ve signed up to the Energy Switch Guarantee. Find out more at www.EnergySwitchGuarantee.com

[1] Terms and conditions apply. See HomeEnergy FreeTime (Sat) Mar 2018 and HomeEnergy FreeTime (Sun) Mar 2018. These tariffs include a free electricity period which applies from 9am to 5pm every Saturday or Sunday depending on the tariff you choose. During this period the unit rate for electricity will be 0p/kWh. A daily standing charge will apply including on the day with the free period. The free period will not start until British Gas smart meters have been successfully installed..

[2] Where you have both gas and electricity with us at the same property, you'll receive one Dual Fuel discount of £15 per year (including VAT). The discount will be continuously applied to your bill throughout your billing period if you use a credit meter or applied to your meter at least once a year if you use a prepayment meter. If you cancel this agreement (for example by switching to another energy supplier), you will receive a Dual Fuel discount for the number of days you have been with us during that one year period.

[3] The Smart Lights and Plug Kit is made up of 1 x Hive Hub, 1 x Hive Active Plug, 2 x Hive Active Lights.