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Utilita to Take on Our Power Customers
Posted on 4th Feb 2019 at 14:37 ( Last updated on 4th Feb 2019 at 15:16 )
Ofgem has appointed Utilita Energy Limited to take on the supply to domestic customers of Our Power Energy, which ceased trading at the end of January. Our Power was founded in 2015 by 35 member organisations including some of Scotland’s largest housing associations, and local authorities.
Utilita is offering Our Power’s customers a competitive tariff and will honour all outstanding credit balances, including money owed to both existing and former customers of Our Power.
Warm Home Discount customers who have already been approved by Our Power will continue to receive their payment from Utilita.
Utilita will absorb the costs of honouring customers’ credit balances and the migration of customers.
For existing customers, energy supplies will continue as normal as they switch over to Utilita on Thursday 31 January.
Customers with prepayment tariffs can continue to top up their meters as they had done previously with Our Power.
Customers of Our Power will be contacted over the coming days about the changes. If customers wish to switch supplier they should shop around. Customers will not be charged exit fees if they decide to switch to another supplier.
Philippa Pickford, Ofgem’s director for future retail markets, said:
“I am pleased to announce we have appointed Utilita, which will offer Our Power’s customers a competitive tariff for their energy. Their credit balances will be honoured and their energy supply will continue as normal.
“Utilita has also agreed to absorb the costs of taking on these customers and outstanding credit balances, which means the extra costs will not fall on the industry or households.
“Utilita will be in contact with customers over the coming days with further information. Once the transfer has been completed, customers can shop around for a better deal if they wish to.”
“We are pleased that Utilita has given firm commitments to delivering a positive customer experience. We expect them to continue building on this, to ensure a good customer experience for all customers.”