I too have a credit balance with Extra Energy. The advice posted on the Scottish Power web site contradicts the advice provided by Extra Energy's administrators when I rang to enquire when my account would be finalised. Extra Energy told me that they would send a credit payment to me directly and yet the SP web site says that any credit balance would be reflected in the starting balance - which is it? To date no credit has materialised from Extra Energy and I don't believe a word anyone says anymore - no one is owning this process and dealing with it. I've been asked to provide bank details by Scottish Power to pay an amount and declined, cancelling my direct debit mandate and then Scottish Power kindly debited a sum anyway - nice one. I've since had this reversed.
I have given up even trying to call Scottish Power and so have decided not to pay a penny until such time as I receive a complete statement of account showing the credit when the account was inherited from Extra Energy and accurate meter readings that I've submitted. Having set up an on line account and entering several meter readings at different dates these have now all been wiped from my on line account - thanks Scottish Power. I've been promised a welcome pack so many times I think it doesn't exist and thoroughly exasperated by the whole process. Please can Scottish Power straighten my account up and at least do something it promises to do - mightily unimpressed. Can Scottish Power call me to discuss please? Thank you.
Hi Keytey. It’s a sorry tale, I think EE credits are passed on by SP as a credit on your new SP account. Regarding a request for a message from SP you have to tell them directly, we are all customers on the Community.
Dated - 20-03-19 As an former Extra Energy customer, I received a mail from Scottish Power that my first bill was ready to view. However, on the 11-03 I received a mail telling me that my account on the SP site was now complete and I would be receiving another mail notifying me of my temporary Password. This PWD mail was never sent. I was also notified on the 30-01 that I would be paying monthly by Direct Debit but no deduction was taken. JOKE!!!
The first bill says nothing about the Credit amount that I had with EE or the 2 * £95 paid in October and November. There is nothing whatsoever about the transfer of any costs or refunds when the EE transfer was finalised. This is ridiculous.
I am now looking at a £600 bill and no explanation. I am not putting up with this mickey mouse company any longer and can't wait to leave.
The truth of the matter is EE were over charging us - not under charging us as implied - so they could prop up what was a failing business. Then you couldnt get through to them to ask why they had upped your DD with no apparent increase in costs or use of electricity. Hence the reason so many of us were owed large amounts of money. So its looking increasingly likely, in my opinion, that we will end up receiving nothing back from these people. We have been royally stitched up all round!!! Where do we go from here? In limbo waiting for someone to give us a final bill from EE.......so much for switching suppliers for a better deal, buyer beware that in future you dont go to some smaller outfit who are likely to go under. I am still mainting that someone on this 'community' page, works for SP!!!!
@dianered I've been reading about the ExtraEnergy customer takeup on here with increasing horror, thinking more and more what you guys must be going through and more and more how come Scottish Power's bid assurances to Ofgem seem to have been completely ignored. I admit to being amazed at how Ofgem could have allowed this situation to continue, seeing as SP assured Ofgem ExEn customer credit balances would be honoured, but wasn't aware ExEn had been over-charging its customers. If SP assured Ofgem customer credit balances would be 'honoured' doesn't that mean no refunds would be issued, but a credit would be applied to existing ExEn customers' new SP accounts? Doesn't that mean no money would change hands there? But ex-ExEn customers who had left ExEn prior to its collapse, yet still had credit balances waiting... they WOULD get a refund? Money there.
Begs the question, if ExEn had been over-charging customers and that only came to light after SP's bid was accepted, SP might well have grounds for being granted leeway on the size of credits it applied to those new accounts. And I suppose the ExEn administrators would be having a hard time locating any money to refund to those ex-ExEn customers due it.
Did you get anywhere with Ofgem over SP's honouring its bid assurances in that SOLR decision I sent you the link to?
Understand all the anger at this debacle but I think I read in an article earlier that Ofgem will pay any credit you have with Extra Energy similar to the guarantee that banks give to the first £85,000 of your account if the bank goes bust
Below was the paragraph
"Once the regulator has appointed the new supplier, you will be contacted to explain how this will work. Ofgem says you should take a meter reading and a note of your balance, and wait for the new supplier to get in touch.
If you've switched or you're in the process of switching away from Extra Energy, any remaining credit is protected under Ofgem's safety net."
Having said that it is poor that SP are taking so long to at least get our accounts up and running.
Hope this is still the case as regards any credit