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
BHESCo and the University of Brighton Students’ Union’s Bright n Green project are working together to help students reduce their expenditure on energy bills and make their homes more efficient, warm and comfortable places to live. Find out more and get invovled using the project webpages.
We want to help everyone in Sussex who is concerned about climate change and that energy costs are swallowing up more of their disposable income. Six energy companies control 95% of the market, fixing gas and electricity prices in the industry. By generating our own energy, we can reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, reducing our energy costs. We help our customers make their properties more energy efficient, reduce their energy expenditure and where appropriate develop community renewable energy generation projects. These changes are small and don’t require a change in lifestyle but could make your home more warm and comfortable, and save 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 and recommend which solutions will reduce energy consumption in the property. We manage the installation of the initiative from start to finish, helping businesses to generate their own renewable energy by installing the most appropriate system on their premises.
We have partnered with Ecotricity, the world’s first green electricity company, because we share the same values: creating locally generated, clean renewable energy by UK owned companies to put people and planet before profit. By switching to Ecotricity through BHESCo, you will be buying 100% renewable electricity and we receive a donation which is invested in direct assistance to people struggling in the cold by sealing draughts, providing insulation, or free energy assessments. 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. Switch to Ecotricity through BHESCo.
BHESCo is also part of a Peer Mentoring Scheme run by Community Energy South which aims to develop community energy projects across Sussex. Watch the video below to find out more.