I got my first annual energy statement this week, so I thought I’d do a bit of a ‘show and tell’ to give you all an idea of what to expect if you haven’t received one yet.

If you haven’t heard anything about them before, annual energy statements are exactly what they sound like – a statement from your energy supplier which tells you how much gas and/or electricity you used over the last year and how much you’re expected to use in the coming year.  They’re being rolled-out between now and December, so keep your eyes peeled for yours.

Mine came in the post with my normal bill, and this is what it looked like:

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As you can see, it told me how much gas and electricity I used in the laxt 12 months, gave me a prediction for my usage for the  next year and and also for how much that would cost if I stayed on the same plan. My plan name is on there too, along with a run-down of the discounts I’m getting.

It was a great reminder to do a comparison and check that I was getting the best deal – I found all the information I needed to do one on the annual statement, which was really handy (no need to go hunting around in drawers for my old bills!).  It turned out that the deal I signed up for last year was still pretty competitive, but I managed to save around £35 to switching to another deal with the same supplier – it’s not a lot, but definitely worth having!

I’d love to hear what you think about annual energy stataments – I found mine really useful, but what about you? Do you think they’re valuable, or not worth the paper they’re written on?