We Review Utilita Energy - Energy Supplier
Utilita are an independent energy supplier whose speciality is in providing pre-payment energy using smart metering technology. Compare their prices independently now.Visit Utilita
Utilita has been around since the dawn of energy deregulation, and have over the years had a range of propositions. They now concentrate on a very specific market - looking after customers requiring prepaid Gas and Electricity in the UK. They have embraced new technology and using Smart Meters allow customers to be both better informed and in greater control of their energy usage.
Customers can view their energy usage and prepaid credit via their own smart metering system. This will instantly show top ups, whether these have been paid for online, using their app, over the phone, at a PayPoint outlet, on a mobile or via a text message. Learning from the features of prepayment which most irritate customers they seek to avoid them through the provision service such as their £15 'Emergency Credit' for when finances are tight, and 'Friendly Credit' which means customers won't suddenly be cut off during the evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
On their website Utilita say their customers 'use about 11% less energy than the average bill-paying home' which could lead to savings.
The fact that they specialise in this market means that its customers know that when they speak to the company they are talking to advisers who understand the challenges they are facing. It also means that the company develop specific products and strategies for prepayment meter customers in a way that the energy giants, who might see such customers as a minor part of their customer portfolio, do not.
Their call centre is based in Hampshire.
The Which? Customer Satisfaction Score
The customer satisfaction score is based on the responses consumers gave for both overall satisfaction and likelihood to recommend the supplier to a friend. Both questions are given equal weighting, and only those giving a valid response to both questions are included in the analysis. The responses are then analysed and scaled to give a rating between 0% and 100%. The survey was undertaken in 2015. Full details of the survey can be found on the Which Website.
This content was last reviewed on 18/10/2021