We’re one of the UK’s first publicly owned energy companies, set up to provide an alternative income stream for Bristol City Council at a time of decreasing grants from central government.
We were also created to tackle fuel poverty and offer our customers a simple, fair and transparent alternative to the Big Six.
We're a national supplier, with customers right across the country saving £170 each on average per year.*
We also have a tariff exclusively for Bristol residents. And if everyone in Bristol switched to us, we'd save the city £28 million.**
Reinvesting in the community
The absence of traditional shareholders helps us keep our focus on serving the community. We’re working to achieve this by developing ways to address fuel poverty, encourage energy efficiency and support local renewable generators.
Profits reinvested in the city
As with any start-up business, we won’t make a profit right away, but we’re thrilled with the progress we’ve made so far. And we’re on track to meet our target - making a profit for the city of Bristol by 2021.
Although we're owned by Bristol City Council, we're run independently by a team of energy experts working closely with the council.
An investment to benefit communities
In a time of government cuts for local councils, including the end of the revenue support grant from central government in 2020, we exist to provide a strong and consistent revenue stream for Bristol – an investment that will benefit the city and its communities.
We're also creating jobs in Bristol.
Switch to positive energy
Energy is something we all have to pay for, but we want our customers to feel good knowing that the money they spend is positively reinvested, as opposed to lining the pockets of private shareholders.
By switching to Bristol Energy, you’ll be supporting a growing movement among local councils to find innovative ways of generating income for their constituencies.
And, if you live in Bristol, you’ll be supporting the city you love, too.
Find out more:
- Energy companies are cheaper and cleaner when run by the council, The Guardian
- We need energy in public ownership, We Own It
* Average saving for a customer switching to our dual-fuel 1 Year Fixed Tariff, from a Standard Variable Tariff at a Big 6 supplier, based on Ofgem’s average consumption figures (True as at 21/06/2018).
** Based on the estimated Bristol households currently supplied on Big Six standard variable tariff switching to Bristol Energy’s My Bristol tariff. Projected saving as at 05/09/2017.