Great North Energy is announcing that it has gone all green and is now offering 100% renewable electricity on all its tariffs that have been sourced from solar and wind farms across the UK.
The not-for-profit energy provider is brought to you by Doncaster Council, with the ambitious aim of helping to tackle fuel poverty for local residents. By putting customers before profit, Great North Energy is now not only able to offer competitive rates to its residents but can offer the added bonus of green energy as well.
Those with a green energy tariff will be provided with electricity certified as being sourced from UK based wind and solar generators. Great North Energy actively look for opportunities to support new schemes but some energy will be provided from existing UK based projects.
As we move towards the colder months of the year, Great North Energy is also pleased to announce that it will offer the Warm Home Discount to those struggling with their energy bills.
The scheme means low-income households or those getting Pension Credit could qualify for a one-off discount of £140 on their electricity bill (usually made between October and March). This doesn’t affect either Cold Weather or Winter Fuel Payments.
The discount is mandatory for suppliers with a customer base of over 250,000 but Great North Energy, with a customer base much less than this, will voluntarily begin to offer the discount for 2018.
Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones said: “One of my priorities as Mayor is to reduce the cost of living for residents, so I’m pleased to say Great North Energy is voluntarily offering the Warm House Discount to eligible households. As we approach the colder months, this discount will be a huge benefit to many and help to fight fuel poverty.
“It’s also great to see that not only are we providing fair deals on electricity and gas but we will be supplying 100% renewable energy to our customers. We understand the importance of renewable energy and I’m thrilled we’re able to help protect the planet alongside our aim of tackling fuel poverty.
“Great North Energy was launched last November with the aim of providing a viable alternative to the ‘Big Six’ energy companies thanks to reasonable, competitive tariffs. Since then, nearly 3,000 supplies have been switched to Great North Energy both in Doncaster and further afield and that number continues to grow.”
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