Avro Energy tariffs

avro energy tariffs

Avro Energy started out as a concept in 2012 to bring less confusing energy to consumers offering their services at the end of 2015. Since then they have offered dozens of different tariffs covering gas and electricity dual fuel tariffs and economy 7 tariffs.

The cost of the tariffs provided by Avro Energy are very competitive and do offer good value. They are not the cheapest (but certainly a budget energy supplier) and they do not offer renewables but they have offered low stable prices and a high level of positive customer service over the whole of 2020 which shows they are consistently priced.

Unfortunately at this time they do not offer renewable electricity which is more or less standard amongst the smaller energy providers in the UK. They do not appear to have any plans to provide green electricity or offset their gas supply. They do have excellent customer service and low prices, take a look to see how Avro performed in our energy review.

Simple and SuperFixed appeared in our top 10 best energy deals in March, April and May of 2020.

In addition if you are looking for a cheap priced no standing charge tariff then their 'No Standing Charge Energy' deal has a very low cost compared to similar deals elsewhere. See below for our comparison with a similar Ebico energy tariff.

You can compare energy yourself to get an exact figure and see how much you could be saving by switching.

Simple and SuperPremium

The Simple and SuperPremium tariff first appeared in December 2020 and it is a 12 month fixed deal with no exit fees. Currently offering good value costing the average household £75 a month which equates to £892.50 over the course of the 1 year fix for the average household.

It's currently one of the cheaper deal around with a rate for electricity at 15.225p/kWh with a daily standing charge of 15.750p/day. For gas their rate is 2.546p/kWh with a 15.750p/day standing charge.

Avro's SuperPremium tariff is a replacement for SuperPrime that was £2 a month cheaper. The increase in the cost of SuperPremium is due to an increase in the unit cost of their electricity from 14.700p to 15.225p per kWh and a rise in price for their gas from 2.483p to 2.546p per kWh.

It does mean that the average UK household would see a typical increase from £73 a month to £75 a month. The price increase however does generally reflect market price rises so this tariff still offers great value and is currently one of the lowest priced energy deals in the UK.

Simple and SuperPrime

The Simple and SuperPrime from Avro (available October 2020) is a 12 month fixed tariff which means the price would not change for the length of the 1 year term. There are no early exit fees so you would be free to switch to another tariff or supplier at any time.

For an average UK household paying by direct debit the monthly cost of the 'Simple and SuperPrime' tariff would be about £73 a month. Over the course of a year this would work out at £868.67 for a dual fuel customer.

At the time of writing (October 2020) this is a good value tariff being one of the top 10 cheapest in the country right now. Avro Energy is currently one of the cheapest energy providers in the UK but you should always do an energy comparison as prices are constantly changing and prices also vary by region.

December 2020 update

The cost of Avro Energy tariff 'Simple and SuperPrime' has not changed price but as many other tariffs on the market have generally increased it makes this energy rate look more attractive. Avro does seem to be doing something right as their Trustpilot rating now stands at 4.7/5 with a 3% bad rating putting them on par with the likes of Octopus, Bulb, So Energy whom are similar suppliers.

Simple and SuperGlow

Avro's 'Simple and SuperGlow' tariff replaced their 'Simple and SuperFixed' tariff in August 2020. It is slightly more expensive than its predecessor with a higher priced daily standing charge for gas and electricity of a penny more a day on each.

The unit rate for electricity is just over a penny per kWh more expensive but the unit price for gas per kWh dropped by a fraction of a penny from 2.284p per kWh to 2.263p per kWh.

The overall effect is that Avro Energy's flagship tariff has gone from the cheapest energy deal in July 2020 to the forth cheapest in August 2020.

Whilst this increase which works out to about £39 a year more compared to their prices last month for the typical UK customer it is still several hundred pounds cheaper than most tariffs available in the UK today.

Simple and SuperFixed

Avro's best value tariff for most people is their 'Simple and SuperFixed' 12 month fixed rate deal which appears in our top 10 cheapest tariff list several times throughout 2020. It has no early exit fees and has a good electric tariff rate and the gas price for this tariff is as good as the likes of Yorkshire and Outfox.

Our list of cheap energy suppliers shows that Avro Energy has quite a broad range of tariff prices. When a company has a cheap energy deal but lots of more expensive tariffs it shows that they are not a dedicated low cost supplier. You can compare them on the list mentioned to the likes of Outfox the Market, Yorkshire Energy, Gulf and Igloo who have an extremely narrow band of prices at the cheaper end of the market.



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Simple Energy variable tariff

Avro's Simple Energy variable tariff is their main variable tariff although it is not cheap. As mentioned earlier Avro Energy has a really competitive fixed deal but their variable tariff is too expensive. To put it into context about 60% of other tariffs available are cheaper.

No standing charge tariffs

If you have a property that is not occupied year round then a no standing charge energy tariff can be an attractive option. No standing charge tariffs are gas and electric tariffs where you do not have to pay a daily standing charge that would otherwise cost you money whilst the property is unoccupied.

The Avro Energy 'No Standing Charge Energy' tariff is one of the few available tariffs with no daily standing charges. The cost per kWh for gas and electricity is quite good at 13.781 pence per kWh for electric and 3.255 pence per kWh for Gas.

There are a few energy suppliers that have similar no standing charge tariffs such as Ebico energy with their Ebico Zero Green Fixed v5 tariff. As a comparison Avro's cost for this type of energy tariff is much cheaper. Currently Ebico is charging 23.8520p per kWh for electricity and 5.9320p per kWh for gas. In this case Ebico is far more expensive compared to Avro.

Simple and USuperFlow12M

Avro has a tariff that is only available through energy comparison site Uswitch. This is a 12 month fixed price energy deal comparable to Simple and SuperPrime as it has no exit fees. However you are better off going direct with Avro Energy as the cost is lower at £73 a month compared to Uswitch which is £75.73 for basically the same thing.

However if you wanted a better deal and you live in London the London Power has a slightly better equivalent deal at £72.72 a month for a 12 month fix with no exit fees. Cheaper still if you don't mind a variable rate tariff is renewable energy supplier Green which is December 2020's cheapest UK energy costing £71.88 a month.

Tariff Name Electricity daily standing charge Electricity pence per KWh Gas daily standing charge Gas pence per KWh
Simple and SuperPremium 15.750 15.225 15.750 2.546
Simple and SuperPrime 15.750 14.700 15.750 2.483
Simple and SuperGlow 15.750 13.939 15.750 2.263
Simple and SuperFixed 14.700 12.836 14.700 2.284
Simple Energy 21.000 14.963 21.000 3.701
No Standing Charge Energy 0.0 13.781 0.0 3.255
Simple and USuperFlow12M 19.950 14.963 19.950 2.494