Standards of service

Because keeping a promise matters.

Our customer commitment

There are certain standards of service you can expect when it comes to your energy supply. We offer a range of information to show our responsibility to our customers and how we treat our customers fairly. 

 

Guaranteed Standards of Service from us

Standards are important to us. Whether set by us or by Ofgem, the energy industry regulator, we work hard to meet them.

If we don't meet standards, to say sorry we – or your electricity distributor or gas transporter – will pay you subject to certain exemptions.

Our customer statement

Our aim is to give you simpler products, at fair prices and a responsive, friendly and helpful service.

How we're doing

We do everything we can to meet our commitments to customers. You can see our figures and how we're doing with our Guaranteed Standards of Service.

Distribution network standards

There are some standards that are set specifically for the electricity distributors and gas transporters who make up the distribution network.

Energy Ombudsman service

E.ON is a member of the Ombudsman Services for Energy. In the unlikely event that we are not able to resolve your complaint, you can refer it to the Energy Ombudsman.

The Energy Ombudsman Service is a free and independent service there to resolve disputes between customers and energy companies that have not been resolved within 8 weeks.

You can find out more information on the Energy Ombudsman website.

If you’re a SME customer, you can also refer your complaint to the Ombudsman if your business meets certain criteria.

What you should expect from us

An appointment has been agreed with you

On the day of the appointment we will make sure we arrive at your property on time and the technician has the required skills and resources to complete the appointment as we understood at the time of booking. 

However if any of the following happens we don’t have to make a failure payment:

  • If you've agreed for us to alter the appointment, for example arrive earlier than the originally arranged arrival time, or
  • If we identify an issue on the day of the appointment that we weren't aware of at the time of booking which required additional resource or required skills.   

If you are due a payment, we’ll pay you £30. 

Reconnections

This applies to residential customers.

If we agree to reconnect your supply following a disconnection for failure to pay, we will make sure we reconnect you within 24 hours.

Should we fail to do so we will pay you £30.

Credit meters

This applies to residential customers with a credit meter.

If you contact us and you or we believe you may have a faulty credit meter we will make sure we do each of the following: 

  • Complete an initial assessment to determine if the meter is faulty within five working days of you contacting us
  • Take an appropriate action within five working days of you contacting us if we believe there is a fault with the meter. This can consist of booking an appointment to exchange or investigating the problem further
  • Offer to confirm the result of our initial assessment and what we’re going to do next in writing within five working days of you contacting us

Should we fail in any of the above, we will pay you £30 for each failure.

Prepayment meters

These apply to residential customers with a prepayment meter.

If you contact us about a faulty prepayment meter and you’re off supply we will make sure we do the following: 

  • Arrive at your property within three hours when the problem is reported between the working hours of 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays
  • Arrive at your property within four hours when the problem is reported between the working hours of 9am to 5pm on Saturday, Sundays and bank holidays
  • Start to take action at the beginning of the next day if the problem is reported outside of the working hours detailed above

Should we fail in any of the above, we will pay you a £30. If you contact us about a faulty prepayment meter and you’re on supply we will make sure we do the following: 

  • Start action to confirm if the meter is faulty within three hours when the problem is reported between the working hours of 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays
  • Start action to confirm if the meter is faulty within four hours when the problem is reported between the working hours of 9am to 5pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays
  • Start to take action at the beginning of the next day if the problem is reported outside of the working hours detailed above

If the meter is confirmed faulty we will then arrange to either fix it or replace it.

Should we fail in any of the above, we will pay you £30.

If we fail to pay your compensation payment as promised

This applies to residential and SME business customers. 

If we owe you a Guaranteed Standards of Service payment and we don’t pay you this within ten working days we’ll pay you the original payment owed plus an additional £30. 

You contact us to book an appointment

If you contact us to book an appointment and we can’t offer a suitable appointment for you straight away, we’ll respond to you within five working days to offer you an appointment and make sure: 

  • That the first arrival time band we offer is four hours or less in length
  • That the appointment date is no greater than 56 calendar days in the future and  
  • That the right type of appointment is booked

Should we fail any of the above then the £30 compensation payment is due. 

We won’t make a failure payment if any of the following happens:

  • You reject the first appointment offer and we offer alternative times and dates  
  • If we currently don't have a solution to replace the particular meter you have or you want a smart meter installed but we aren't currently installing in your area so haven't contacted you to book an appointment
  • If you are a FiT (Feed-in Tariff) customer i.e. you generate your own energy and don't have your energy supply with us, you will not be entitled to a compensation payment for any FiT related appointments

If you are due a payment we’ll pay you £30 for each appointment failure.

We need to rearrange your appointment

If we need to rearrange your appointment we must give you at least 1 working day's notice. If we have been unable to give you at least 1 working day’s notice then you may be entitled to a £30 compensation payment.