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Bristol Energy

Bristol Energy

Bristol Energy 2020 customer rating

Bristol Energy scored four-and-a-half stars out of five in the 2020 survey of UK gas and electricity customers run by Uswitch and YouGov.

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About Bristol Energy

Bristol Energy is a small gas and electricity supplier servicing the domestic British energy market.

Bristol Energy is a national gas and electricity company, owned by Bristol City Council. It bills itself as a "different kind of energy company", stating that it puts a social conscience at the heart of everything it does. It is a purpose-led business; creating a sustainable energy company with social value at its heart, helping tackle social and environmental challenges such as fuel poverty and climate change.

The company is getting greener as it grows its customer base, currently offering 100% renewable electricity and between 50-100% green gas carbon offsets, depending on the tariff chosen. Bristol Energy is working to create a cleaner, greener, healthier planet by creating local, low carbon energy solutions.

Learn more about Bristol Energy in our Meet the Small Suppliers interview.

Bristol Energy price changes

Like all energy suppliers in the UK, Bristol Energy's standard variable tariffs are subject to Ofgem's energy price cap.

In August 2020, Bristol Energy announced it would be reducing the average cost of its standard variable tariffs by 8%, in line with a reduction in the price cap. This change will mean an average £84 price drop for standard variable tariff customers, effective from October 2020.

Unlike many of its competitors, Bristol Energy does not charge the maximum allowed rate for standard variable tariffs. The supplier's average charge for its standard variable tariff is £1,008, compared to the price cap rate of £1,042.

Before the price cap was put in place in 2019, Bristol Energy announced it would increase the cost of its standard variable tariff by 12.6%, effective 8 September 2018.

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