Better Food, better energy

Quote “BetterFood” when you switch to Bristol Energy, and we’ll give you up to £30 worth of Better Food vouchers

We know things are better when they’re ethical and sustainable. And so does the team at Better Food.

Led by local pioneer Phil Haughton, Better Food has been offering a range of local and organic food to the people or Bristol for 25 years. These local food heroes now have three stores across the city.

By working together, we hope to encourage more people to choose local, independent businesses for both their food and their energy supply.

Smart meters

Smart in-home display

What are smart meters?

Smart meters measure the gas and electricity you’re using, just like your current meters. The smart part is they also report to a useful portable screen (an In-Home Display), giving you your energy usage in near real time, so you can see exactly what you’re using. These meter readings get sent to us, your energy supplier, so you don’t have to.

What's so great about smart meters?

There’s no charge to have your current metering replaced with smart metering and to be issued an In-Home Display (IHD).

Our MD Sleeps Out

Last Friday, I slept out to help raise money for one of our partner organisations, Caring in Bristol. The event marked the end of Bristol Homelessness Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness of homelessness, those at risk of becoming homeless and the issues facing rough sleepers.

Win a Balloon Flight for Two

Although we love Bristol every day of the year, we thought we’d use Valentine’s Day 2017 as a good excuse to create a little tribute to our home city. 

Teaming up with Bristol’s poet laureate Miles Chambers, we created this little video which sums up some of the things that make Bristol special.



Bristol facts

People sitting on the grass next to Clifton Suspension Bridge

Did you know that the first modern day chocolate bar was made in Fry's chocolate factory on Union Street?

Before 1847 chocolate was a luxury enjoyed in liquid form until Joseph Fry discovered a way to mix cocoa powder, sugar, and cocoa to create a paste that could be pressed into a mould. The Fry’s chocolate factory began producing the first chocolate bar in 1866, the Fry’s Chocolate Cream bar.

Our quarterly updates

Brandon Hill in Bristol

We‘re proud to be one of a new breed of smaller energy suppliers, providing a fairer deal and a way to support Bristol communities.

Wholly owned by Bristol City Council, we’re one of only two municipal energy companies in the UK. Our profits will be reinvested back into the city.

How are we doing?

Our customers:

As of 2 July 2017, we had 89,406 customer meter points on supply with us. A customer meter point is someone’s gas or electricity meter.

This means we’re supplying 49,670 households across the UK.


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