Leeds City Council has created a new energy company to offer households across the Yorkshire region “fairer and more transparent energy tariffs”.
It has teamed up with Robin Hood Energy, a not-for-profit energy supplier run by Nottingham City Council, to create White Rose Energy.
The new firm claims its tariffs are open to all and they serve the interests of every customer. But it is particularly keen to provide fairer prices to prepayment meter householders who have been in fuel poverty.
Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council Executive Board Member for Environment and Sustainability said: “We can potentially help every type of customer to pay less for their energy bills and to receive better customer service but by specifically targeting those on low incomes – who often have costly prepayment meters – with our economical pay-as-you-go tariff ,we can look to make a difference to the lives of those in fuel poverty across our region.”
Earlier this year, Aberdeen City Council launched plans to create a new energy firm.