Our Power in B&NES

The Our Power in B&NES scheme, supported by B&NES Council and Bath & West Community Energy, offers residents the choice of two new energy supply deals:
 
  1. Our Local Green Energy - 100% renewable electricity, which is locally generated and community owned wherever possible, using green energy from B&NES and the surrounding area
  2. Our Fairer Energy - one of the cheapest dual fuel tariffs available on the market for Pay As You Go customers

 

Our Local Green Energy

The ‘Our Local Green Energy’ tariff gives you 100% renewable electricity, the majority of which will be locally produced using generation from Bath & North East Somerset and the surrounding area. As well as being local, our renewable electricity generators are community owned wherever possible. This means more benefits stay in the local economy. 

Electricity is available on its own or with standard gas to make dual fuel. Plus, with no exit fees, you’re always in complete control.

You’ve got the power to choose local, green energy.

Our Fairer Energy

The ‘Our Fairer Energy’ tariff is one of the cheapest dual fuel tariffs available on the market for Pay As You Go customers. It offers one simple, low-cost, standard variable tariff for all customers, whether they choose to pay via Pay As You Go or by Direct Debit. It also includes smart meters with an inbuilt ‘friendly credit’ feature (which provides emergency credit if customers run out at evenings or weekends).

In line with Our Power’s social mission, all profits go back to keeping bills as low as possible and helping those who need it most. 

You’ve got the power to choose fairer energy.


How does Our Fairer Energy benefit households with Pay As You Go meters?

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Our Power in B&NES

The Bath & North East Somerset district spends £135 million every year on energy, the majority of which currently flows out of the district.

In B&NES, 20MW of renewable power is currently generated within the area – with B&NES Council's Core Strategy target that development should contribute to achieving a minimum of  275MW renewable energy in the district by 2029 (CP3).

The B&NES Community Energy Strategy sets out the Council's local approach to help maximise local renewable energy generation, and includes an objective to develop local energy supply as a way of supporting more local renewables, and keeping more of the economic benefit in the district.

Also in B&NES, 17% of households are living in fuel poverty. In particular, households with Pay As You Go meters often can’t access the best deals, whilst also having to manage on the lowest incomes.

The Our Power in B&NES scheme aims to help address these local priorities of maximising renewable energy development, supporting the local economy and reducing fuel poverty.

The scheme creates a platform for future innovation to support these objectives and to help the district transition to a low carbon economy with a smart, low carbon electricity infrastructure.