Your Energy Sussex, the local energy supplier backed by Sussex councils, has gone green.
From now on all electricity supplied to Your Energy Sussex customers is certified as being sourced from UK-based wind and solar generators.
Your Energy Sussex made a commitment to provide a renewable energy tariff within a year when it launched in February 2018. This announcement goes a step further by helping all customers to make the switch to clean electricity and reduce their carbon emissions.
Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We are delighted to be able to make this announcement so soon after launch and to extend the offer of renewable electricity to all customers.
“This is a landmark moment because, for the first time, we will also be supplying some Sussex-generated energy from our own County Council-installed solar panels to Your Energy Sussex customers. This is something that we will increase in the future as we generate more energy from our solar farms or solar panels on our buildings.”
Your Energy Sussex was set up by West Sussex County Council to encourage more people in the county to compare their energy costs and switch and save money on their energy bills.
It is supported by councils across Sussex including East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council and offers consistently competitive prices for gas and electricity, high levels of customer service and works hard to keep customers on its most competitive energy tariff available.
Your Energy Sussex is run on a not-for-profit basis and uses any surplus it generates to support residents who are struggling to pay their energy bills. Customers can get a quick, no obligation quote online or by calling Your Energy Sussex free of charge on 0800 952 0001.
In line with its commitment to support households at risk of fuel poverty, Your Energy Sussex is also pleased to announce that it will now offer the Warm Homes Discount, which is a one-off, £140 electricity bill discount to qualifying residents.