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Bristol Energy

With UK government data indicating that more than 12% of households in the Bristol area are living in fuel poverty, Bristol Energy was launched by Bristol City Council in 2017 with a mission to bring cheaper energy to domestic energy customers.

But in contrast to most of the other council-owned energy suppliers that have launched in recent years, such as (the LECCY, CitizEn Energy, White Rose Energy and Great North Energy, Bristol Energy has chosen to become a licensed energy supplier in its own right instead of partnering with Robin Hood Energy.

If you’re thinking of switching your energy supplier why not use our price comparison service to compare energy tariffs now? It’s free to use, and you’re under no obligation to switch.

Is Bristol Energy only available to households in Bristol?

No, unlike many of the UK’s other council-owned energy suppliers, Bristol Energy isn’t limited to serving domestic energy customers in its local area. In fact, households in any part of England, Scotland or Wales can switch to Bristol Energy.

So Bristol Energy doesn’t serve customers in Northern Ireland?

No, Northern Ireland has a different energy market than Great Britain, with Northern Ireland’s market more closely aligned with the Republic of Ireland (through the Single Electricity Market) than it is with the rest of the UK. As such, suppliers like Bristol Energy are licenced to supply customers in Great Britain but not those in Northern Ireland.

How long does it take to switch to Bristol Energy?

It normally takes up to three weeks to switch from your current supplier to Bristol Energy, and this includes a 14-day cooling off period during which time you can change your mind if you wish.

Your energy supply will not be interrupted at any stage during the switch, though.

Does Bristol Energy support prepayment meters?

Yes, Bristol Energy is able to supply gas and electricity to customers that have prepayment meters, and the company has several pay-as-you-go energy tariffs that are tailored to meet the needs of these customers.

Does Bristol Energy supply business customers?

Yes, Bristol Energy is able to gas and electricity to business energy customers in England, Scotland and Wales.

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Is Bristol Energy a renewable energy supplier?

According to Bristol Energy’s reported fuel mix, 79% of its electricity supply comes from renewable energy sources.

The company does have plans to partner with more independent renewable energy generators in the near future in order to increase this percentage.

Does Bristol Energy supply gas as a standalone utility?

Yes, while Bristol Energy customers can choose to sign up for the company’s dual fuel tariff if they so wish, it is also able to serve as their gas-only supplier if they’d prefer to use a different energy company for their electricity.

Does Bristol Energy charge exit fees?

No, Bristol Energy is one of the few energy suppliers in the UK that doesn’t charge any exit fees at all, even if a customer wishes to leave a fixed-rate tariff before the end of their contract.

Bristol Energy reviews: good or bad?

Bristol Energy has received very positive customer reviews overall, with 75% of reviews on Trustpilot giving the company an ‘excellent’ or ‘great’ rating.

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Customer Reviews

4.8/ 5

Based on 1612 reviews on Reviews.co.uk

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  • ★★★★★

    Anonymous, 07-03-2018

    Much cheaper than other places. This is the second time that I have used them.

  • ★★★★★

    Peter Singleton, 06-03-2018

    Quick and easy, no problems at all.

  • ★★★★★

    Francisco Alves, 06-02-2018

    Fast. Efficient. And most of all the best value for the service provided. Thank you.

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