Tariff type: Variable price

Standard variable

Get ultimate flexibility with this tariff. Choose from a variety of billing and payment methods and pay no early exit fees when you switch to another tariff.

Payment options: Direct Debit, Receipt of bill, Prepayment

Available for:

Gas and/or electricity

Our most flexible tariff.

Pay how you like

Choose from a number of payment options including prepayment, receipt of bill, and Direct Debit.

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Variable rates

Your rates will go up or down as energy prices change.

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Billing the way you want it

Choose to have a paper bill at no extra cost or avoid the pile-up of unwanted paper by managing your account online.

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No early exit fee

There’s no exit fee if you decide to switch tariff or supplier.

Direct Debit discount

If you pay by Direct Debit, you’ll receive a discount.

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Download all the terms and conditions relating to this tariff below

There are some important things you should know about this tariff. We’ve put a brief summary below for you, but please ensure you download and read all the terms and conditions:

Download Standard terms and conditions (PDF, 95KB)

To see an estimate of how much you’d be paying with our Standard variable tariff, get a quote.

Standard variable: This is a variable rate tariff that’s available to new or existing customers with standard credit, Economy 7, or pre-payment meters paying by monthly or quarterly Direct Debit, pre-payment, or receipt of bill. You’ll be able to choose your billing method to either receive paper bills or manage your account online with paperless billing. There is no time limit to this tariff, leaving you free to switch at anytime without an early exit fees.

Customers coming to the end of an npower fixed term and fixed price tariff will automatically be moved to this Standard tariff unless they have actively switched to another tariff.

Standing and Other Charges: This tariff has a standing charge. This applies, no matter how much energy you use. In addition to paying standing charges and charges for the energy you use, other charges may apply while you are a customer, such as costs associated with recovering a debt from you or certain costs associated with your meter. Please refer to the Standard terms and conditions above for full details.

We'll reduce your daily standing charge and unit rates for paying by Direct Debit. How much of a discount you get will depend on how much energy you use.

If you stop paying by Direct Debit, you'll move on to the Receipt of Bill version of your tariff, with no discount. But we’ll let you know if this happens. Subject to change.

Meter read reminders: We’ll use the reading(s) you supply to produce your next bill whenever possible. There may be some circumstances when it isn’t possible to use your meter reading and in this case we’ll estimate your consumption. Our agents will still require access to your meter to take readings and for safety checks. The meter reads you supply will be in addition to our own meter reads and will be used to provide the most up-to-date view on your statement.

Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn, suspended or amended at any time.