Choosing your Gas And Electricity Supplier


09 Sep 2012, 05:09 Last Updated: 13 Feb 2013, 08:02

For those of you who do not yet know, since January 1, 2007, the market for gas and electricity has been liberalized. New suppliers have landed making it possible for customers to choose the formula they deem most advantageous.

Today, you are now free to change your supplier of gas and electricity by signing a contract with the provider of your choice, the one that best fits your needs and consumption. Goodbye hegemony of Electrabel, hello diversity: Luminus, Lampiris Belpower, Eni, Octa + ...

TThe owner of the gas and electricity network in your region is automatically your default provider. You will remain stocked by this supplier as long as you do not choose another, or move.

The ideal option being to compare the offers from the different providers, it is important to check certain criteria before decision-making. The price may be fixed or variable depending on energy prices of the market, the contract duration also varies from one provider to another, as well as customer service.

To make your best choice, many online services allow you to make a simulation to compare all the deals offered by different providers. The site helps you assess your consumption in the Brussels Region and gives you all the necessary information for this process. Stéphanie Guillaume

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