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Our Power - OFFER CLOSED

What they do

Our Power is a new energy supply company set up in 2016 as a social enterprise by Scottish social housing providers to make energy fairer and reduce levels of fuel poverty. Our Power’s aim is to provide more affordable energy, excellent customer service and to reduce the cost of energy and improve the energy experience of its customers.

Mission

Michael Sheen meeting the Our Power team
"Their balance of commercial and social is really impressive, and exactly what I think a social business model should be striving for in this area: taking risks and pushing for a fairer and more affordable energy provision.” Michael Sheen, actor and Patron of Social Enterprise UK

Our Power's mission is to provide fair, affordable, clean and secure energy, while removing discrimination and poverty from the energy sector.

To carry out business for the benefit of the community by reducing fuel poverty, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and shielding people from rising energy prices, through reducing the cost of energy, improving energy efficiency and developing local sustainable energy resources.

Our Power is more than just an energy supplier. It has a purpose to deliver meaningful social impact with positive outcomes for individuals and communities. It is entering a period of growth, with the business evolving from a start-up working with social housing providers in Scotland into a significant Social Enterprise, delivering an energy supply service across Great Britain and undertaking direct switching campaigns.

About Our Power

 

This is an exciting time for Our Power. It has established its customer base and business model which is supported by an ambitious five-year plan that is projected to see the business grow to £100m turnover and achieve profitability by 2021.

Our Power’s first priority is to be a successful energy supply business that operates efficiently and deliver excellent customer service. Having a broad portfolio of customers supports its ability to deliver that mission.

To achieve this Our Poweer will seek to:

  • Operate as a financially sustainable business
  • Deliver high quality and friendly customer service
  • Offer a simple, affordable, transparent and fair pricing structure that does not penalise low-income customers, regardless of payment method or location
  • Expand into other parts of the energy market, focussing on those living in fuel poverty
  • Promote and support energy efficiency, including through the use of technologies
  • Harness the benefits of renewable energy generation
  • Innovate to create a virtuous circle where Our Power supply energy, generate energy and manage demand

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