Council Ownership

Bristol City Council Hall at College Green

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.

Find out more about how we're tackling fuel poverty in Bristol.

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.

Find out more about our mission to be a force for social good.

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. 

Check out our latest vacancies.

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.

Join us!


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* 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.

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