Bulb is one of the newest entrants into the UK energy supplier market. Founded in 2015, Bulb offers a ‘fair and open energy company, with an engaged supportive community that takes centre stage.
Bulb offer 100% renewable or carbon offset energy – at a price that is designed to encourage businesses into green energy.
A Guide To Bulb
Bulb is run as a ‘Community’. This means that customers can ask questions online about their specific account. They can also have an input into how the company is run.
Bulb Energy has a score of 4.6 out of 5 on the review site Trustpilot. This comes from more than 70,000 reviews. 86% of all reviews were rated as ‘Excellent’ or ‘5 stars’. Only 5% of all customers rated the company as ‘Bad’ or ‘1 star’. However, these are not all business energy-specific reviews.
Bulb energy prices and tariffs
Bulb is perhaps unique among energy suppliers for business. This is because they only offer one energy tariff for businesses. This is aimed at Small to Medium-sized businesses. Bulb’s tariff is designed to be uncomplicated and easy to understand.
Bulb’s business tariff is a single meter variable rate. Businesses aren’t tied into fixed-term contracts or exit fees.
Bulb’s current business tariff is 12.51p per KWH for Electricity, along with a 27.397p standing charge. For a typical business that might use 20,000KwH a year, this would work out at £3,317.04. This fee includes VAT and Climate Change Levy.
Switching your business over to Bulb is easy with British Business Energy. We take care of the switch for you. As a result, you can focus on running your business.
Bulb was founded in 2015 by two energy industry workers, Amit Gudka and Hayden Wood. They operate in the UK, as well as Texas, Spain and France.
Bulb has its headquarters in London, with more than 1 million customers in the UK. This makes it the UK’s seventh largest energy supplier.
You can contact Bulb in a number of ways. Their headquarters is at Bulb, 155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TQ, and you can write to them here.
You can call Bulb at 0300 30 30 635.
You can email Bulb via a form on their website.
Bulb prefer you to contact them digitally – via the live chat function on their website. You also have the option of making changes and readings via your account online.
When you switch with British Business Energy, you don’t need to worry about how to get in touch with your supplier. We take care of that for you, so that you can focus on running your business.
Bulb doesn’t offer a specific green energy tariff. This is because they promise that 100% of their electricity is renewably generated. They also promise that 100% of their gas is carbon neutral. This usually means carbon offset – rather than renewably sourced.
2021 Uswitch awards: Runner Up in Energy Supplier of the Year.
2019 Uswitch awards – Easiest to Switch to; Best Deal for You: Best Green Services.
Bulb promise that they do not charge cancellation or exit fees for leaving. This is part of their commitment to making energy simpler.
To leave Bulb, you need to sign up with a new supplier. That supplier will then take a meter reading and send it to Bulb. You should then receive a final bill within 6 weeks.
The maximum amount that an energy company can charge is set by the energy regulator, Ofgem. Ofgem set this ‘price cap’ to limit the maximum amount you need to pay. As a result, most energy suppliers charge around this price cap amount. In 2021, Ofgem raised the price cap by 9%. As a result, most energy suppliers raised their prices by a corresponding 9%.
Not all regions of the UK pay the same for their energy. This is because different areas produce different amounts of energy. Areas that produce more energy tend to receive lower prices for their energy. Areas that produce less energy tend to receive higher prices.