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Ecotricity is one of the energy suppliers leading the charge in the fight against climate change. As part of the Ecotricity Group, it claims to go further than any other company in terms of trying to bring about a change in the fight against climate change, and was crowned the world’s first green energy supplier. You may also recognise the name from the network of electric vehicle chargers Ecotricity installed throughout the UK’s motorways.

Not only does Ecotricity supply 100% renewable electricity and green gas, but it has also supported causes with funding, such as the anti-fracking campaign to fight drilling for sustainable shale. Ecotricity also used profits to reinvest into renewable energy sources, making 25% of the green electricity it supplies itself. They also aim to be carbon neutral as a company by 2025.

Interestingly, Ecotricity is the only energy company in the UK that has been recognised as supplying vegan energy, showcasing their commitment to becoming carbon neutral. 

Ecotricity uses a not-for-dividend business model, enabling the reinvestment of profits back into the business, which they term, the 'mission’: to create a greener Britain.

Ownership

Ecotricity is owned by Dale Vince OBE, who received his OBE form the Queen for services to the environment in 2004. It is the energy arm of the wider Ecotricity Group, which has interests in green energy generation and electric vehicles.

Location

Ecotricity’s registered address is listed as:

Lion House,

Rowcroft,

Stroud,

Gloucestershire,

England,

GL5 3BY 

A Love Energy Savings representative can speak with them on your behalf should you choose to switch to or from an Ecotricity tariff through our comparison engine. 

Ecotricity prices and tariffs

Residential Tariffs

Ecotricity has one tariff for electricity and one for gas on a variable rate which can be used with a prepayment meter or a standard user. Domestic tariffs are operated on 28-day contract terms.

Variable Rate

  • Green electricity with no exit fees
  • Green Gas with no exit fees

Business Tariffs

Ecotricity offers business tariffs to a wide variety of businesses. Billed quarterly, businesses customers can choose from a rolling 28-day contract with a variable rate, or a fixed 12-month contract.

Supply Source

Ecotricity’s fuel mix is listed as:

  • Solar - 0.12%
  • Onshore - 14.94%
  • Hydro - 0.03%
  • Offshore 0 84.90%

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

Financial Performance

The latest financial figures for Ecotricity Group — dated to end of April 2018 — are reported as follows:

Metric 2018 2017
Turnover £175,739,000 £126,446,000
Operating Profit £1,642,000 (£16,500,000)

 

Awards

Ecotricity group has won numerous awards, most notably for its work fighting climate change.

  • Awarded Climate Neutral Now prize by the UN for being the world’s first carbon-neutral football club in 2018
  • Named the world’s Best Green Energy Brand at the first global Energy Branding Conference in 2016
  • Which? Best Energy Company 2015 & 2016

Cancellation Policy

Ecotricity has a 14-day cooling-off period with every switch in which you can stop the process. It also doesn’t charge exit fees or add any penalties for leaving mid-contract, you must have paid any outstanding balances owed to the company or your supply is switched to another supplier of disconnected/energised.

Green Performance

Ecotricity is leading the field in green energy and actively impacting sustainability in other areas too helping to fight climate change and educate on sustainability. If being at the forefront of the fight to save the planet is important to you; it doesn’t get any greener than Ecotricity.

Understanding your
Ecotricity bill

Your online or paper bill from Ecotricity will tell you:

  • The billing period (typically quarterly)
  • What you owe and when it needs to be paid
  • Your estimated energy usage over the billing period
  • A detailed breakdown of your usage (on a dual-fuel tariff, you’ll get a breakdown of both gas and electricity)
  • Whether your account in is credit (CR) or in debit (DR)
  • Your new account balance
  • A breakdown of how the price has been calculated for transparency
  • Tips on how you could use less energy going forward
  • Your estimated annual energy cost based on your current usage

How to switch to Ecotricity

Love Energy Savings can handle a switch to Ecotricity for you, whether you’re joining from another supplier or you just want to change your tariff. We’ll get everything sorted for you by liaising with your current provider and the Ecotricity team.


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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