Ebico Ltd is a not-for-profit company in the UK's gas and electricity market delivering better, fairer, deals in energy to British households. We are an expanding enterprise committed to working both for social justice and the wise use of the earth's resources.
We are a not-for-profit company, Limited by Guarantee, and with no share capital. This simply means that, unlike most companies, we're free to pursue our social and environmental goals unfettered by a need to maximise profits, as we do not have shareholders or owners who would expect us to make them a return on their investment.
However, we are not a charity so, as with any other business, we must cover our costs in order to be able to be commercially sustainable. We do try to make operating surpluses and, once we've made provisions for the growth of the Company, we donate them to The Ebico Trust for Sustainable Development to help fight fuel poverty in sustainable ways (learn more about The Ebico Trust here). Our work is overseen by our Trustees whose job it is to make sure that the Company stays true to its social and environmental objectives whilst remaining commercially viable.
What we do?
EquiGas and EquiPower
We provide a gas and electricity tariff called EquiGas and EquiPower in partnership with SSE Energy Supply Limited. EquiGas and EquiPower is available throughout Britain, and is a very simple, straightforward and fair energy tariff. It offers the same unit rate for gas throughout mainland UK, and the same unit rate for electricity within each distribution region, irrespective of usage level, payment method or number of fuels supplied. The tariff also has a zero standing charge for both electricity and gas - so customers only pay for what they use.
If you wish to get a quick EquiGas and EquiPower quote just click here.
EquiClimate is an innovative, carbon offsetting service for customers who want to redress the effects on the environment of their own energy use. EquiClimate is unique in using the new Europe-wide market in CO2 allowances to offset the emissions from customers' homes. To visit EquiClimate website click here.
Ebico and the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute have partnered to provide Ebico customers with a home energy monitoring tool to save energy, cut carbon emissions and support cutting-edge building energy research.
Ebico iMeasure is FREE, for more information on Ebico iMeasure and to sign up click here.
Social Ventures in Energy
Social Ventures in Energy (SVE) has cooperated with Eden Project Limited, a social enterprise and operator of the Eden Project in Cornwall, one of the UK's premier visitor attractions, to launch Eden Solarfair Limited. Eden Solarfair has installed two mid-sized solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays on the roofs of large buildings on the Eden Project site.
In return for free use of the roofs, all the electricity from the panels is supplied, at no cost, to the Eden Project, lowering this unique environmentally conscious facility's energy bills and significantly reducing its carbon footprint.
Eden Solar Fare is the first SVE's project. To find out more click here.
Certified Social Enterprise
Ebico is also a certified social enterprise, endorsed by the Social Enterprise Mark UK. This means that Ebico has proved it is a genuine social enterprise against independently-assessed criteria.
The Mark provides assurance that our efforts are directed at reducing the number of people in fuel poverty and acts as a guarantee that our surpluses are used to support households at risk of fuel poverty, rather than pay dividends to shareholders.
By switching to Ebico you are enabling us to help more people who are in, or at risk of, fuel poverty. For more information about the Social Enterprise Mark, see www.socialenterprisemark.org.uk
If you wish to find out more about the early days of the company check out the interview with Hugh Lee, co-founder of Ebico Limited, click here.
Why not sign up to our EquiGas and EquiPower tariffs? You’ll get a fair price for your home energy and be helping us get lower prices to low income households.
In A Nutshell
- We offer fair priced gas and electricity
- We provide one simple flat rate for all*
- We deliver high levels of customer satisfaction**
- We offer a full range of customer support facilities
through our supply partners, SSE Plc
- We provide easy to read bills, online bill facilities and automated
meter read lines to update your account
- We offer you the chance to be part of a wider community; by choosing our Equigas and Equipower tariffs you will be helping us help those who find heating and lighting their homes adequately a real challenge.
* If your electricity meter has a fixed standing charge and unit rate, we'll refund the difference between this and the Equipower tariff.
**We recently received a 'top 5' rating in Which
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