Robin Hood Energy collapsed in September 2020. The supplier's 112,000 customers will be taken over by British Gas in the coming months.
If you're a Robin Hood Energy customer, our guide 'what to do if your energy supplier goes out of business' explains what happens next.
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About Robin Hood Energy
Robin Hood Energy was a small gas and electricity supplier offering both residential and business energy to customers in Britain.
The Nottingham-based supplier joined the quickly expanding list of UK small energy providers in 2015.
Indicative of its name, the supplier was a not-for-profit organisation launched by Nottingham City Council, and its aim was, simply, to provide more affordable energy to the people.
The supplier was the first of its kind — a local-authority-owned energy company — since the energy market was nationalised more than 65 years ago, and Robin Hood Energy aimed to tackle fuel poverty by offering an affordable alternative to the big six.
The supplier also worked to help other communities and councils mirror their business model to establish their own local energy suppliers.
Despite being focussed in the Nottingham area, anyone in England, Scotland or Wales could switch to Robin Hood Energy.
Robin Hood price rises
In February 2019, Robin Hood Energy announced it would be increasing the price of its standard variable tariff in April 2019, after Ofgem announced an increase to the energy price cap.
In October 2018, the supplier announced a price rise of 14.8% for customers on its Evergreen tariff, to come into effect in November 2018.
In March 2017, Robin Hood Energy announced it would be raising prices by 17% on average for standard variable rate customers on a dual fuel tariff.