EnergyDrive - Save Money On Your Energy Bills

One of the largest bills we have today is our energy usage. 

A new price cap is coming in for the 11 million people on default poor value tarriffs from January 2019, introduced by Ofgem. This will save typical customers £76 a year on average.

Ofgem also say that households protected by the cap will be able to save even more money by shopping around for a better deal.

In the busy lives we lead it can be a real hassle to search around for a better price every year just like our car or house insurance. In fact this is what the wholesalers hope and wish for; that once you change you won’t switch again. Well that’s all changed now.

Energy Facts


switches of energy supplier in 2017 – a record (Independent)


of energy supplier in December 2017 (Independent)

£ 20
more paid

per year by people who don’t switch suppliers

1 X
round Earth

is how far the UK’s gas pipes would wrap (British Gas)

'Big Six' suppliers

Provide gas and electricity to over 50 million homes and businesses across the UK.

A growing number of smaller independent suppliers have been entering the UK market.

Note that OVO Energy bought the retail business of SSE Energy Services in September 2019, making it one of the ‘big six’.

Growing number of energy suppliers

growing number energy suppliers chart

According to the Citizens Advice Bureau the number of new energy suppliers established each year has increased alomost five-fold.

For visitors

Why don't you join us?

You can register to join us as a member, when you’ll be able to download our stuff and comment, or as a YouDriver when you’ll also be able to check your health and set up your own action plans to make some improvements.  If you’ve already registered, sign in below. Or let us know what you think.

I want to keep control of,I'm happy to let someone else deal with
switching energy supplier

The box below shows some information on auto-switching of energy suppliers.  Hover over it and it will show you some arguments for keeping control of this yourself.  Click the button on the back to see YouDrive’s view!

Auto-switching energy suppliers

Although we have all the information, we can still end up paying over the odds for an outdated tariff.

Keep control

With auto-switching, consumers give companies their details and they find the best available tariff. But do we trust them?
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Bill Gates on being asked if he'd read every book by Vaclac Smil, a leading scholar of the history of energy use: "I have read all of Smil. There’s a book about the transition of the Japanese diet. I don’t recommend it."
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Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft

Next Steps

It doesn’t matter what stage  you’re at – it’s important to be the best you can be.  At the end of the day it’s about taking personal responsibility – You Drive!

It’s really your choice. You can find out more information about the subject, or see other institutions that can help by going to Support. There you will find organisations, training, coaching, self-help courses and other items to support your personal change. We have also started developing a panel of experts to provide info, advice, help and support. 

More Information

Scroll down to see more information on this Drive.  If you register with us by providing an email address you can also download reports, white papers, quizzes and other collaterals.  Don’t worry, we will never ask you for any financial information, and we’ll only send you the information you want.

You can register for our site either above or in the footer below, and there’s more information available and you can comment and participate in discussions too.  We want to encourage our members to provide their own questions and experiences in order to help other members.  We only moderate for spam and inflammatory language – see our moderation policy here.

Soon you will be able to register as a YouDriver – you’ll get your own health dashboard, be able to assess your own health, look at how to improve it and build your own action plans.

We also show you links to other sites offering support in this area and also some products and services which might help you on our Support pages, which you can go to by clicking the Support button below.

Get Support

There are times when you need some help to meet your aims. At YouDriveHealth we try to help you to take control of your own health. Sometimes however you need a helping hand.

As the next step we are compiling a list of experts who can help you, whether by providing advice, help or specialised services.  In the future you will be able to access these experts from anywhere on our site you see our ‘Experts’ symbol.

We will be adding to our list of experts continually; we try to recommend things and partners that we have used ourselves, but obviously we can’t take any responsibility for any specific outcomes.  

If you click the button you’ll see what our Experts list will look like, with a couple of imaginary ‘experts’ added!

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See what other things can help

More information

Citizens Advice allow you to compare gas and electricity prices – just enter your postcode

An article on the number of people switching from the Guardian

Ofgem offer help on how to switch energy supplier 

Citizens Advice information on your energy

Derbyshire local authority’s view on how to switch

Ofgem have a great infographic showing energy bills, prices and profits

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