Energy price caps are here to ensure you pay a fairer price for your gas and electricity. Find out about the caps set by Ofgem for prepaymentopen key term pop-up, standard variable and defaultopen key term pop-up energy tariffs in Great Britain.
Prepay or prepayment meterA prepayment meter tariff means you pay upfront for your gas or electricity use. You can ‘top up’ using an app on your phone, by text or through a token or key card at a shop. More.
Default tariffIf you’ve never switched energy supplier or have switched only once, you’re likely to be on a poor value, more expensive ‘default’ tariff. Default tariffs, including standard variable tariffs, are a basic tariff from an energy supplier. More.
Here you can find information for energy suppliers on the price cap levels we have set to apply to prepayment, default and standard variable (SVT) energy tariffs. We publish updated levels for the caps in February and August to apply in April and October, respectively.
Current price cap levels
Next price cap levels
Warm Home Discount customers on a standard variable or default energy tariff are protected at the level of the prepayment price cap until the end of 2018, after which they will transfer to the default tariff cap level set for direct debit payment methods on 1 January 2019, irrespective of how they pay.
If you are an energy customer trying to find out your capped tariff price, contact your energy supplier. You can find their contact information on an energy bill, or see Who is my energy supplier? You can also find answers to frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.