Residents in Norwich and the East of England will be able to get their gas and electricity in 2019 from a new energy provider that promises to put people and the planet first.
Roar Power, a partnership between Norwich City Council and energy supplier ENGIE, will be available to homes in the region when it launches later in 2019.
Customers will be able to choose from a range of tariffs – all with 100 per cent renewable electricity as standard and an option to choose 100 per cent renewable gas – a significant feature at a time when the global cry to reduce carbon emissions has never been louder.
There will also be a social tariff, giving people who can afford to, the option to pay a little more, with the extra payments going towards helping those in fuel poverty.
Kevin Dibble, Divisional CEO, Homes and Enterprise, ENGIE UK, said:
“Roar Power has a simple aim of offering affordable renewable energy for local people, with the incredible benefit of helping the community at the same time.”
ENGIE brings valuable expertise in low carbon energy supply and regeneration, and we are looking forward to working alongside Norwich City Council in this exciting new energy partnership.”
Councillor Karen Davis, cabinet member for social inclusion said:
“It’s unthinkable that we have residents who struggle to keep their homes warm and healthy and yet we know that is the reality for some. So it’s important we continually look at what we can do as an authority to help where we can, whether that’s fitting energy efficient boilers and solar panels to council-owned homes or providing support and advice.
This is why we have seized the opportunity to give people the choice of an alternative energy supplier to the big six and generate money that can be ploughed back into helping those that need extra help.”
Councillor Kevin Maguire, cabinet member for safe city environment said:
“Doing what we can to ensure people can heat their homes affordably shouldn’t come at the price of the environment. Climate change is a global issue and one that we all have a responsibility in addressing.
It’s tremendously important to us that we have entered into partnership with a company that understands this and is able to offer renewable energy at an affordable price.”
The aim is to have homes in the region supplied with Roar Power energy from autumn of 2019. People can register their interest and receive updates by visiting www.roar-power.co.uk