Energylinx News

March 2019 Monthly Archive

March 25, 2019

First Utility Rebranded as Shell Energy

Shell has officially become a gas and electricity supplier, moving 700,000 First Utility customers to its Shell Energy brand.

All Shell Energy's customers will be moved on to 100% renewable electricity tariffs.

Shell Energy chief executive Colin Crooks said:

"We are building on the disruptive nature of First Utility to give customers something better. We know that renewable electricity is important to them and we are delivering that, while ensuring good value and rewarding loyalty."

Mark Gainsborough, Shell's executive vice president of new energies, said:

"This is a good example of our approach to building a significant electricity business, in line with customer needs.
"Shell recognises the world needs more energy with lower emissions and this will give customers more flexibility, greater control and cleaner energy."

Shell is the world's largest listed oil company and said it is aiming to becoming the largest electricity supplier by the 2030s. The rebrand of First Utility to Shell Energy sets up Shell to take on the "Big Six" suppliers who have lost millions of customers in recent years.

Energylinx can help you compare energy suppliers, to make sure you are on the best energy tariff for your household. You can do this online or by calling 0800 849 7077. Our contact centre is open Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00 and Saturday 09:00 to 15:00.

Posted on March 25, 2019 at 11:13 AM

March 11, 2019

Brilliant Energy Cease Trading

Brilliant Energy Supply Limited, an energy supplier with about 17,000 domestic customers, has ceased trading.

Under Ofgem's safety net, the energy supply of Brilliant Energy's customers, including those supplied under a white label
arrangement with Northumbria Energy, will continue and the outstanding credit balances of domestic customers will be protected.

Ofgem will choose a new supplier to take on all of Brilliant Energy's customers as quickly as possible. This supplier will contact these customers shortly after being appointed.

Ofgems advice to Brilliant Energy's customers in the meantime is:

1) Do not switch to another energy supplier.
2) Take a meter reading ready for when your new supplier contacts you.

If you are a Brilliant Energy customer, we have created a short guide that provides more information on what to do next. You can find out more by clicking here.

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 02:14 PM