BHESCo is a not-for-profit co-operative providing energy services in Brighton & Hove. We aim to:
- Develop community energy projects
- Tackle fuel poverty
- Become a community energy supplier
We want to help everyone in Sussex who is concerned about climate change and the rising cost of energy swallowing up more of their disposable income. The energy industry is the least trusted by the British public, even less than banks. 67% of us want the energy market re-nationalised. Community owned energy generation is a better way to achieve this end. By generating our own energy locally, we can reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, reduce our energy costs and take more control over our energy supply. We help our customers by providing impartial supplier switching advice, reducing their energy expenditure by making their properties more energy efficient and developing community renewable energy generation projects. Most of the changes we recommend are low cost, small and don’t require a change in lifestyle while making your home warmer and more comfortable, saving you money on your energy bills.
The time is right for looking at energy as a product with economic value. We offer a Pay As You Save model, meaning you pay nothing upfront. We conduct an energy assessment, making recommendations on the best value for money solutions to reduce energy consumption in your property. We are an impartial project manager, overseeing the installation of the systems from start to finish, negotiating with suppliers to help businesses lower their operating costs by generating their own low cost renewable energy.
Through our partnership with Ecotricity, a company that shares our values of building locally generated, clean renewable energy by UK owned companies to put people and planet before profit. By switching to Ecotricity through BHESCo, not only will you be buying 100% renewable electricity, we receive a donation which is invested in direct assistance to people struggling in the cold by sealing draughts, providing insulation, free energy assessments or direct financial support. Look at our case study to see how you can help people in our community by swithing to Ecotricity through BHESCo. Ecotricity also only offer one tariff for electricity and one tariff for gas, no matter how you pay. Most suppliers charge those on key meters up to 30% more than those who pay by direct debit. By switching to a key meter with Ecotricity you will almost certainly save on your fuel bills. Ecotricity have just announced that they will be lowering their prices by 6% from 1 May 2015. Switch to Ecotricity through BHESCo.
BHESCo is also a founding member of Community Energy South which aims to develop community energy projects across Sussex. Watch the video below to find out more.