Energy monitoring systems are the key for properly understanding energy expenditure


Energy monitoring systems providing consumption readings that are very clear and easy to understand are the best solution for customers complaining about the energy bills’ lack of clarity.

Consumers have voted energy suppliers as the biggest culprits for sending confusing bills, according to new research from the independent price comparison and switching service uSwitch.

The research suggests that, despite Ofgem’s attempt to simplify bills, more than half (53%) of people participating in the survey haven’t seen any improvement since its reforms were introduced – and only a third (30%) say they are now easier to understand.

Over half (51%) do not recall seeing anything on their bill about cheaper tariffs – and of those who have seen this information, just 41% have used it to switch to a better deal.

Ann Robinson, Director of Consumer Policy at uSwitch.com, says: “It’s hugely disappointing to see energy suppliers once again ranked as the worst offenders for sending out confusing bills, particularly as most of us have by now received a new-look bill to deal with this very problem.

“While it’s encouraging that a third of consumers say their bills are easier to understand, the majority are still having difficulties getting to grips with them. The findings clearly show that Ofgem must look again at the effectiveness of their reforms, and work with consumers and suppliers to produce a bill format they can understand.

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