Khan launches London Power energy service

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a fair-priced, green energy company, available exclusively to Londoners to cut fuel bills and help make the capital a zero-carbon city.

According to Ofgem, London has the one of the lowest levels of switching energy supplier and one of the highest levels of pre-payment meters in the UK, contributing to higher prices and less access to good deals. In fact, the average household paying by direct debit is believed to be able to save approximately £300 a year by switching to the new London Power service, and the average pre-payment customer could save £160.

More than 1,000 Londoners have already registered their interest with ‘London Power’, a first of its kind initiative for the capital. The service will offer fairer prices to all Londoners, helping struggling households - particularly those in fuel poverty - by including: a competitively priced 12-month fixed tariff which will typically be within the cheapest 10 per cent of similar tariffs available in the market; the my london top-up plan for pre-payment customers, which will always be cheaper than the price cap; no exit fees for either plan, unlike most large suppliers; and a roll-over onto the cheapest similar tariff at the time a customer’s contract ends.

Khan said: “It is a disgrace that many Londoners pay too much to heat and light their homes, with more than a million living in fuel poverty.  That’s why I’ve launched London Power – to give all Londoners access to a better, fairer deal safe in the knowledge that they won’t be automatically switched to a rip-off tariff when their contract ends. London Power is a different kind of energy company. For the first time we have a fair, affordable, green energy company specially designed for Londoners.”