By Peter McMullan
9th Aug 2019
The October energy contract renewal period is fast approaching and it is vital that members ensure that they give sufficient notice to their incumbent provider of their intent to terminate their energy supply contract. We advise submitting your termination notice to your current supplier in good time as standard practice to protect your interests. This will ensure that you have the freedom to pick a supplier of your choice at your renewal date and it protects you against the possibility of signing a contract with a new supplier, only for the old supplier to raise transfer objections and potentially apply higher out of contract rates.
The amount required by different energy suppliers varies significantly from no minimum notice period up to 120 days in extreme cases, so we’ve created this handy list of termination notice periods and included the email address you need to use to communicate your intent to terminate:
|Supplier||Termination Email||Termination Notice Period|
|SSEfirstname.lastname@example.org||One month before end date|
|Haven Poweremail@example.com||30 Days from End Date|
|British Gasfirstname.lastname@example.org||90-120 Days from End Date|
|Orsted (DONG)||LES-Consultant-Terminations@dongenergy.co.uk||30 Days from End Date|
|Crown Gas & Poweremail@example.com||90 Days from End Date|
|Eonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Minimum 30 Days|
|Npoweremail@example.com||Minimum 30 Days|
|Gazpromfirstname.lastname@example.org||3 months notice required|
|Smartest Energyemail@example.com||Minimum 90 Days|
|Opus Energyfirstname.lastname@example.org||One month before end date|
|CNGemail@example.com||Minimum 30 Days|
|Corona Energy||Terminations@coronaenergy.co.uk||Minimum 30 Days for both Gas and Electic|
|Scottish Powerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Minimum 30 Days|
|Engie (formerly GDF Suez)||email@example.com||45 Days (I&C), 30 Days (SME)|
|EDFfirstname.lastname@example.org||Minimum 30 Days|
|Total Gas and Poweremail@example.com||Minimum 30 Days, sometimes 90 dependent on T's & C's|
|Dual Energyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Minimum 30 Days|
* These contract periods are provided as guidance only, customers should always look to double-check the notice period contained within their supply contract.
Your old supplier may also raise transfer objections for historic debt that is older than the current month so it’s prudent to request a “statement of account” and any outstanding invoices, whilst submitting the termination notice. Should you wish them to your current supplier will still provide you with a renewal offer.
Please contact the dedicated Energy Helpdesk on 03453 02004 if you require any additional guidance in relation to termination notices.
Find out more about CPC’s Utilities Supplies & Services Framework by visiting the framework web page.