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Bristol Energy is unique in the world of energy supply. It’s owned by Bristol City Council, its profits going to social and environmental causes in the city. 

Since the launch of the company in 2016, Bristol Energy has generated an amazing £12m, which has been used to improve the lives and surroundings of city residents. While it supplies electricity and gas to home and business customers all over the country,  it’s Bristol residents will benefit from the donations.

Bristol Energy is committed to offering fair and transparent tariffs. Its team are working hard to achieve lower carbon emissions and 100% green energy sources.

Ownership

Bristol Energy is one of the UK’s first municipal energy companies, being entirely owned by Bristol City Council. 

The company is developing partnerships with local people and organisations generating renewable energy. It offers competitive rates, flexible terms and excellent service for community groups, developers, asset managers and independent generators of all sizes (above 50kW), technologies and levels of export.

Location

Bristol Energy is based at:

Bristol Energy Limited, 

100 Temple Street, 

Bristol, BS1 6AG

If you choose to switch through Love Energy Savings, one of our representatives will contact Bristol Energy's team on your behalf, saving you the hassle of back and forth communications. That way, you get the energy tariff you want with minimal fuss.

 

Bristol Energy prices and tariffs

Current Bristol Energy tariffs

Tariff Name Variable Tariff Fixed Rate Tariff Exit Fees
Bristol Energy 1 Year Fix Issue 15 Paper Billing No Yes No exit fees
Bristol Energy 1 Year Fix Issue 15 Paperless Billing No  Yes No exit fees
Bristol Energy 2 Year Fix Issue 2 Paper Billing No  Yes No exit fees
Bristol Energy 2 Year Fix Issue 2 Paperless Billing No  Yes No exit fees
Bristol Energy Standard Prepayment Yes No No exit fees
My Bristol Tariff 1 Year Fix Issue 7 Paper Billing No Yes No exit fees
My Bristol Tariff 1 Year Fix Issue 7 Paperless Billing No Yes No exit fees
My Green Plus 1 Year Fix Issue 3 Paper Billing No Yes No exit fees
My Green Plus 1 Year Fix Issue 3 Paperless Billing No Yes No exit fees
My Local Tariff 1 Year Fix Issue 7 Paper Billing No Yes No exit fees
My Local Tariff 1 Year Fix Issue 7 Paperless Bills No Yes No exit fees
Standard Variable Tariff Paper Billing No No No exit fees
Standard Variable Tariff Paper Billing Yes No No exit fees
Standard Variable Tariff Paperless Billing Yes No No exit fees
Standard Variable Tariff Paperless Billing No No No exit fees

 

Supply source

Bristol Energy is certainly making headway in its goal to source all of its energy from renewables with a massive 79% from sustainable sources.

Bristol Energy works directly with 54 renewable generators around the UK, from local community projects to large scale commercial generators like the National Trust and Thrive. 31% of this renewable generation is sourced directly from the Bristol area.

In addition, it is collaborating with community-owned renewable generators, Gower Power and the technology company Origami, to develop a local energy system, installing a new solar and storage facility at their existing 1MW solar farm.

In 2018/19, Bristol Energy launched their green gas, in partnership with Geneco, a local energy innovator,Waste from one million Bristol people is turned into biomethane, a sustainable, virtually carbon neutral and environmentally friendly substitute for fossil fuel natural gas.

 

  • Coal - 2%
  • Gas - 14%
  • Nuclear - 4%
  • Renewable - 79%
  • Other - 1%

Compare these statistics to the typical fuel mix from UK suppliers in our wholesale energy guide.

Financial Performance

 The latest financial figures for Bristol Energy are from End of March 2019. They are as follows:  

Metric 2019 2018
Turnover £76.2m £52.5m
Gross profit £5.6m £3.6m
Loss for financial year (£12.1m) (£11.2m)

 You can see the full accounts for Bristol Energy here

Awards

Bristol Energy has managed to rack up an impressive array of acolades, most notably below:

  • Start-up Business of the Year — Business Leader Awards 2017
  • Best New Business — Bristol Life Awards 2017
  • Overall Winner — Bristol Life Awards 2017
  • Platinum Awards — Bristol Life Awards 2017
  • Supporting Business and Organisational Goals Award — Learning at Work Week Awards 2018
  • Promoting a Learning Culture Award — Learning at Work Week Awards 2018

Cancellation policy

Cancellation within the cooling-off period

Once your application to Bristol Energy has started, you have a 14-day cancellation or ‘cooling-off’ period. This starts on the day you receive your Welcome Pack. The cancellation period gives you time to make changes to your choice of product or your method of payment, or to cancel your application to join Bristol Energy.

During this time, you can speak to customer services if you want to discuss your tariff or account options further, or are unsure if the plan is right for you.

Cancellation outside the cooling off period

If you’ve made up your mind, and you’re moving to another supplier, your contract will end after notice is received from your new supplier. You can also terminate your contract with Bristol Energy by requesting the supply is disconnected. In this case, your contract will end and you will be contacted to finalise the process.

Green performance

A large part of Bristol Energy's vision to build a sustainable energy company is focussed on the environment and taking climate action.

Bristol Energy’s fuel mix has become greener, with the introduction of more local renewable generators, adding wind, solar and hydro to their source portfolio, and is getting greener still, up to 79% in 2018/19, compared to 51% in 2017/2018.

How to switch to Bristol Energy

Switching to Bristol Energy from your current provider is easy with Love Energy Savings. Simply enter your details here to generate energy quotes for your home or business. Then, select the Bristol Energy tariff that best meets your needs. 

Our operators will handle the rest, including communicating with your current provider and the team at Bristol Energy. That way, you don’t need to do a thing.

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Energy saving FAQs

  • List of business energy suppliers

    At Love Energy Savings, we work with the following energy suppliers:

    • Avanti Gas
    • British Gas
    • CNG
    • Crown Gas & Power
    • Dual Energy
    • EDF
    • EON
    • Gazprom Energy
    • Npower
    • Octopus Energy
    • Opus
    • Scottish Power
    • Total Gas & Power
    • Utilita
  • Who is the cheapest energy provider for businesses?

    The cheapest energy provider for businesses will depend on a number of factors, such as:

    • Your location
    • The size of your premises
    • Your current supplier
    • Current spend on business energy
    • Current consumption of kWh units and current standing charges
    • Meter type (standard, economy 7, maximum demand or half hourly)

    The easiest way to find the cheapest energy provider is to compare energy prices.

  • Who is the best energy supplier?

    Choosing the best energy supplier for your business is very important. You want to know that the provider you choose will value you as a customer, that you’ll receive excellent customer service and that the company acts with total transparency.

    Which? consumer magazine published a survey that compared key suppliers on a number of factors including:

    • Bill accuracy
    • Customer service (phone)
    • Customer service (online)
    • Complaints handling
    • Helping you understand and reduce energy use
    • Value for money

    Take a look at the ‘Best and worst energy companies for 2019’ survey for more information.

  • What do I have to do to switch my business energy supplier?

    Switching your business energy has never been easier. Once you’ve found a supplier and quote which suits your business’ needs simply hit ‘Buy Now’ or wait for one of our agents to contact you. Once you’re happy to proceed, we’ll handle the entire switch for you. We’ll need a few additional bits of information along the way, but this will all be explained in your welcome pack