Barking and Dagenham Council has launched its own greener energy provider, Beam Energy.
The not-for-profit company offers 100% renewable electricity to customers in Barking and Dagenham, Greater London and East Anglia, with fair tariffs, and fair pay-as-you-go rates, often used by the more vulnerable residents with the tightest budgets.
Leader of the council, Councillor Darren Rodwell said: “At the local elections last year, we promised to set up an energy company that would help local people with their bills as the cost of living rises. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to deliver on that pledge so quickly.
“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. There is also the added benefit of being able to top-up via SMS text, phone, online or at any of the PayPoint outlets.”
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