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Robin Hood Energy reviews, prices and tariffs

Robin Hood Energy was a not-for-profit company owned by Nottingham City Council before selling its business to British Gas. Robin Hood Energy’s mission was to lead the charge in reducing fuel poverty within their local authority.

130,000 residents within the council’s boundaries enjoyed the special tariffs since 2015, thanks to its no-frills approach, with no shareholders or huge director bonuses. All Robin Hood customers will be contacted by British Gas regarding their energy supply and have promised that they will price match or beat the current price Robin Hood customers are paying.

A guide to Robin Hood Energy

The sale of Robin Hood Energy to British Gas also affects White Label Robin Hood Energy brands, such as:

  • Angelic Energy
  • Beam Energy
  • CitizEn Energy
  • Ebico
  • Fosse Energy
  • Great North Energy
  • The Leccy
  • RAM Energy
  • Southend Energy
  • White Rose Energy
  • Your Energy Sussex

All customers from the listed suppliers will be moved over to British Gas, including business energy customers. British Gas has also made the commitment that business electricity rates will be matched or beaten.

  • Robin Hood Energy prices and tariffs

    Robin Hood Energy customers will receive a welcome pack from British Gas explaining the sale of the business and what will happen next to their energy supply. Customers wishing to switch suppliers can use the Love Energy Savings comparison tool to find a better deal for both domestic tariffs and business electricity tariffs.

  • Ownership

    Robin Hood Energy was owned in its entirety by Nottingham City Council before its sale to British Gas in September 2020. Robin Hood Energy was the first local authority-owned energy companies in the UK.

  • Location

    Robin Hood customers are advised to get in touch the usual way until British Gas provides new customer information.

    Robin Hood Energy

    PO Box 10461


    NG1 9JS

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

  • Supply Source

    Robin Hood Energy lists the environmental impact of its energy in its fuel mix as:

    • Coal - 0.6%
    • Natural Gas - 3.8%
    • Nuclear - 1.1%
    • Renewable - 94.3%
    • Other 0.2%

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

  • Financial Performance

    The latest financial figures for Robin Hood Energy — to March 2018 — are reported as follows:

    Metric 2018
    Turnover £70,400,000
    Operating Profit £202,000


  • Awards

    Robin Hood Energy has received the following awards.

    • Winner of The Local Public Ownership Awards 2017
    • 8th in a Which? survey of 36 energy firms for its customer service response times
    • In January 2019 Ecotricity was rated second in the UK for customer service as part of the Which? Annual survey
  • Cancellation Policy

    Robin Hood Energy has a 14-day cooling-off period you are free to cancel at any time. If you choose to cancel after this time, you will incur the exit fees as stated in your contract information.

  • Green Performance

    Robin Hood Energy has made the move to supply all its energy from renewable sources, wind and solar. It is also backing the bid for Nottingham to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral city by 2028, by planting trees around the local community in schools and community groups.

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Understanding your
Robin Hood Energy bill

Your online or paper bill from Robin Hood Energy 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 Robin Hood Energy

Love Energy Savings can handle a switch to Robin Hood Energy for you, either from your current Robin Hood tariff or from a different supplier altogether. We’ll get everything sorted for you by liaising with your current provider and the Robin Hood Energy team.

Enter your details here to generate a quote for your home and then simply choose the tariff that's right for you.

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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

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