At EDF Energy we always try to give customers the best service, but we don’t always get things right. If we’ve made a mistake and you would like to complain, there’s a simple process you can follow. This document tells you everything you need to know and what you can expect to happen.
The first thing we’ll do is apologise, then we’ll explain why the mistake happened and take all the necessary steps to put things right. Rest assured that resolving your complaint matters to us and we’ll do everything to make it happen. If it’s appropriate, we’ll offer you financial compensation so you’re not left out of pocket.
All EDF Energy Customer Service Advisers are fully trained to deal with complaints in a professional and sensitive way. We’ll do everything possible to fix things there and then, they’ll explain the steps we’re going to take and will keep in regular contact with you throughout the resolution process. They’ll only close your complaint once you’re completely happy with the outcome, this usually happens within two working days.
Call: 0845 366 3664 Open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
In writing: I&C Operations, Gadeon House, Grenadier Road, Exeter Business Park, Exeter, EX1 3UT
Visit one of our offices: If it’s more convenient you can visit any of EDF Energy’s offices, where staff are trained in dealing with customer enquiries and issues. If you’d like to pop by in person, visit edfenergy.com to find the address of your nearest office or call 0845 366 3664 .
If you don’t feel your complaint has been resolved after the first step, get in touch with the Complaint Investigation Team. They’ll carry out a full review and will take the necessary action to put things right. During this time your dedicated complaint handler will stay in regular contact and will aim to resolve the issue within ten working days.
Call: 0845 302 7109 Open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
In writing: EDF Energy, I&C Operations, Complaint Investigation Team, Gadeon House, Grenadier Road, Exeter Business Park, Exeter, EX1 3UT
Ombudsman Services: Energy
We’ll always try to come to an outcome we’re both happy with and while we do this in most cases, sometimes we won't always reach a joint resolution. If this happens, we’ll write to you explaining our final position, this is known as a ‘deadlock’ letter and at this point, or if it has been eight weeks since you first complained, you have the right to contact the Ombudsman Services: Energy.
The Energy Ombudsman are free, totally independent and don’t take sides. Decisions are based on the facts available, they may ask us to take remedial action, apologise, provide an explanation and may require us to award compensation. Energy suppliers are bound by the decisions they make, but customers are not.
A Micro Business is any customer that has:
• An annual consumption of electricity not more than 100,000 kWh; or
• An annual consumption of gas of not more than 293,000 kWh; or
• Fewer than the equivalent of 10 full time employees, and an annual turnover or annual balance sheet total not exceeding €2 million.
It’s easy to get free, independent advice so that you ‘Know your rights’ as an energy consumer. You might want to get a better deal, find out how to make a complaint, get advice about the quality of your electricity or gas supply, or ask for help if you’re struggling to pay your bills. To 'know your rights' visit citizensadvice.org.uk/energy for up-to-date information or contact the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06.