Our Power in B&NES

The Our Power in B&NES scheme offers residents in Bath & North East Somerset the choice of two new energy supply deals:
 
  • Our Local Green Energy - 100% renewable electricity locally generated and community owned wherever possible, using green energy from B&NES and the surrounding area​
  • Our Fairer Energy - one of the cheapest dual fuel tariffs available on the market for Pay As You Go customers

 

Our Local Green Energy

  • 100% renewable energy
  • Majority generated in and around Bath & North East Somerset
  • Community owned wherever possible so more benefit stays in the local economy
  • Available stand alone or with standard gas for dual fuel
  • Not for profit - we put customers and the community first
  • No exit fees - you're completely in control

By choosing Our Local Green Energy tariff you will be helping to support new renewable energy in B&NES. For more information about community energy in the area please visit our partner’s website, Bath & West Community Energy, or sign up to their newsletter.

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

Our Fairer Energy

  • One simple, low-cost tariff - whether you choose to pay by Pay As You Go or Direct Debit
  • One of the cheapest dual fuel Pay As You Go tariffs available
  • 'Friendly credit' for Pay As You Go customers, providing emergency credit if you run out at evenings or weekends
  • Not for profit - we put our customers and the community first
  • No exit fees - you're completely in control

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.