Gas & Electricity Suppliers
The UK has an abundance of energy suppliers all operating on different levels. Some offer a combination of electricity and gas while others are able to offer better rates by supplying them separately. Some suppliers are well known national giants and others have local specialities. This page is designed to help you find out about a range of suppliers that we do business with.
Established in 1986, British Gas is not just a supplier but they are also involved in the discovery as well as the production of fuel. Dealing specifically in natural liquid gas British Gas has extended their influence across 5 continents and is also now listed on the London Stock Exchange.
A specialist energy supplier to the rural areas, paying particular attention to farms, Countrywide Energy is a member of Countrywide Farmers. With over 50 years experience they are not just suppliers of energy but also of energy related products.
For Ecotricity it is about the environment and they are dedicated to providing 100% clean energy from renewable sources. Renewable energy sources are ones that cannot be dried up, for example sunlight or wind. Recommended by the Soil Association and Oxfam, they have also been finalists in the “Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy” in 2007 and allow their customers to choose their preferred energy source.
E.ON Power, a division of the E.ON Group, generates and distributes both electricity and gas to business and homes alike. As a national energy provider they offer traditional energy as well as clean energy generated by wind turbines, solar panels and biomass.
Founded in 1998 by Phil Levermore of British Gas, Ebico started off as a non-profit organisation to bring electricity and gas to lower income earners. The idea was not only to be cheap but also to be fair. EquiGas and EquiPower were formed under the Ebico umbrella to incorporate gas into the domestic and business markets. Ebico does not generate nor supply energy; they are simply the go-between and are supplied by Scottish and Southern Energy.
Created by the merger of SWEB, London Energy and SEEBoard in 2002, they source, produce and distribute energy countrywide and currently account for approximately 20% of all energy produced in the UK. They also have invested in nuclear power stations and the development of the energy network.
As a subsidiary of First:telecom they were founded in 2008. Known for their dedication to installing homes with smart meters, First:Utility aims to improve service delivery, eliminate estimated billing and improve energy efficiency.
As a supplier and distributor of energy they purchase 100% clean energy from Opus Energy Limited and the National Grid and package it into two main options where customers can opt to have 100% of their energy from renewable sources or at a lower rate, just 17% with the balance coming from traditional fuel sources. They are also unique in that they offer their customers an opportunity to become shareholders at no cost.
Advocates of renewable energy they were awarded the Ethical Company Status in 2009, scoring a perfect 10. Since one of their founding factors is related to the climate changes as a result of constant carbon emissions, they also believe strongly in better energy efficiency.
London energy no longer exists as an individual unit, and along with 2 other energy suppliers have merged to form EDF Energy. To find out more about EDF Energy, click here.
Manweb is owned by Scottish Power and is primarily a producer of renewable energy selling it to energy retailers. In 2006 Manweb joined forces with Iberdrola they become and international top producer of renewable energy.
In 1999 Npower was born from the Northern energy specialists, Yorkshire Electricity and Northern Electric and Gas to form a division of the national RWE alongside the likes of Calortex and MEB Powerline. As large producers of energy they are constantly seeking to improve energy production costs to offer better rates to their large base of business and residential customers.
Scottish Hydro Electric
Previously known as North of Scotland Electricity, Scottish Hydro Electric now forms part of the Scottish and Southern group. By focussing on their region they have been able to offer world class service and have succeeded in winning the award for “Best Overall Supplier” from uSwitch on a number of occasions.
Specialising in the production of renewable energy, they are associated with Manweb and Iberdrola and sell their carbon free energy to retailers and suppliers.
The South Eastern Electricity Board combined with another two of UK’s energy suppliers to form EDF Energy which specialises in the southern areas including London. For more information on EDF Energy, click here.
StayWarm is a division of E.ON and offers capped tariffs to the elderly for a combination of gas and electricity. To allow StayWarm to keep their tariffs fair they have very specific conditions including a maximum of three bedrooms per household with no more than four occupants of the home with payments made by direct debit only.
Scottish and Southern Energy
In 1998 when Scottish Hydro Electric and Southern Electric combined they formed the newly created Scottish and Southern Energy. As the second biggest supplier of energy to the UK and Ireland it is no surprise that the largest onshore gas storage in East Yorkshire is administered by them.
Now an integral part of Scottish and Southern Energy, Southern Electric also offers insurance and telecommunication services in addition to gas and electricity.
SWALEC works hand in hand with Scottish and Southern energy, one of the largest energy providers in the UK.
South Western Electricity Board has merged into EDF Energy making it a super energy producer. For more information on EDF Energy, click here.
Union Energy services the gas and electricity needs of trade union members offering them greatly reduced rates on their energy.
This small operation focuses on a range of utilities including energy and telecom services. They use incentives to lower the risk profile of the customer to get better deals on gas and electric prices.
Licensed by both OFGEM and OFCOM United Utilities specialises in utilities. This company offers customers better rates on electricity, gas and telephone services. They do this by offering small discounts to direct debit customers or for choosing online billing.
Head Office: EATON HOUSE, STATION ROAD, LEEDS, LS20 8XB Company Registration: 4704157 Vat Registration: 817013852