We have two electricity tariffs, both dedicated to building new sources of green electricity. We also have a Green Gas tariff which is dedicated to building new sources of green gas. Put them together for the ultimate green dual fuel.
All the green electricity in this tariff comes from our own windmills. It's a growing component as we keep building more windmills.
It's topped up with ‘brown’ electricity which we buy from the wholesale market. This reduces each year as we build more of our own green. And we price match New Energy to the standard tariff of all the regional suppliers - so switching to New Energy should not cost you any more.
We treat all of our customers the same, no matter how you want to pay for your energy, so if you have a prepayment meter then the tariff will be the same as our New Energy standard electricity prices.
This tariff has the same component of our own green electricity as our New Energy tariff, but is topped up with somebody else's green electricity making it a 100% green tariff. You still get the same commitment from us to build new sources of green energy.
New Energy Plus comes at a small premium, around £20 more per household per year because it's topped up with green energy that we have to buy in. There's not enough of it to go round (the UK only has 9.2% renewables), so it costs a little more.
If you already have a smart meter it’s possible that you may lose the “smart” functionality for the time being. Don’t worry it’ll still work as a meter and you can switch your supply to Ecotricity.
If you have a prepayment smart meter we will have difficulty supplying it. Don’t worry, we can exchange it for a non-smart prepayment meter free of charge. Please contact us as soon as possible to arrange the exchange.
Find out more about Smart Meters on the Consumer Focus website or give us a call on 08000 302 302.