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Ecotricity was formed in 1995 as the world’s first green electricity supplier. Ecotricity launched its domestic tariffs in September 2002 by providing green electricity across the UK mainly from wind power. They have approximately 40,000 customers in the UK.
Ecotricity is dedicated to building new sources of renewable energy and invest more per customer in new sources of renewable energy production than all the other UK suppliers together. The more customers the company has the more investment they can make in building new renewable capacity.
Ecotricity are the only one of the independent green electricity companies that invest in building new renewable electricity generation capacity. Ecotricity is an electricity company dedicated to changing the way electricity is made.
1. New Energy – designed to be cost-effective with investment maximized in new renewable energy capacity (currently at least 37% green electricity and growing); prices matched to your local electricity supplier’s rates. New Energy provides a proportion of green electricity from the wind turbines they build, with the remainder coming from conventional sources. At present, approximately 26% of their total supply is generated from turbines.
2. New Energy Plus – 100% green electricity tariff that also leads to new investment in green electricity generation capacity.
3. Old Energy – Ecotricity’s Old Energy tariff draws all its electricity from existing renewable sources, generally built before 2000 and therefore already supplying the National Grid.
4. Green Gas – Green Gas is Ecotricity’s only gas tariff, complementing their New Energy electricity tariffs. Gas is sourced partially from renewable sources.
Ecotricity Service Rating
Ecotricity has received a three star rating from energyhelpline.com.
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