Barking and Dagenham Council has created its own white label energy supplier in a bid to take on the big six.
Not-for-profit Beam Energy, which launched last week (21 January) offers pay-as-you-go rates.
The white label agreement is with Nottingham-based Robin Hood Energy.
BDC claims customers could make an average saving of £91 on its “most competitive fixed price tariffs.
Beam is available to customers in Barking and Dagenham, Greater London and East Anglia.
The supplier also provides 100 per cent green electricity from certified UK based solar and wind generators.
Leader of the council, councillor Darren Rodwell, said: “Nobody should pay more than they have to on their fuel bills.
“For too long prices have been increasing faster than most people can cope with, and we hear horror stories about people going without food and the bare essentials just so they can pay for heating to stay warm.
“Beam Energy has been designed with our residents in mind – the call centres are based in the UK, the number is free to call, and we have some of the best pay-as-you-go rates around – while other energy providers tend to penalise these customers.
“For these customers, there is the added benefit of being able to top-up via SMS text, phone, online or at any of the PayPoint outlets.”
Gail Scholes, chief executive of Robin Hood Energy, said: “Part of our growth strategy has always been to expand the ethos of Robin Hood Energy by tackling fuel poverty and helping vulnerable customers on a national scale.
“We’re delighted to welcome Beam Energy onto our white label programme.”
The deal with Beam is Robin Hood’s tenth white label agreement.
Robin Hood Energy is the licenced supplier to:
- Angelic Energy
- Beam Energy
- CitizEN Energy
- Fosse Energy
- The Great North Energy
- The Leccy
- Ram Energy
- White Rose Energy
- Your Energy Sussex