Which business energy suppliers have gone bust?

If your business energy supplier has gone bust, Ofgem will have arranged to switch you to a new supplier. But you’ll then have the option to change to another supplier and find better prices. Switch suppliers, and benefit from:

  • Cheaper energy rates
  • Better service
  • Secure pricing
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A list of energy suppliers who have gone bust:

Here’s a complete list of the energy suppliers who have gone bust in recent years.

WhenSupplierCustomer base
9 July 2022UK Energy Incubator Hub3000 domestic
18 February 2022Xcel Power Ltd274 non-domestic
18 February 2022Xcel Power Ltd274 non-domestic
18 January 2022Together Energy Retail Ltd176,000 domestic
1 non-domestic
1 December 2021Zog Energy Limited11,700 domestic
25 November 2021Orbit Energy Limited65,000 domestic
25 November 2021Entice Energy5,400 domestic
16 November 2021Neon Reef Limited30,000 domestic
16 November 2021Social Energy Supply Ltd5,500 domestic
3 November 2021CNG Energy Limited41,000 non-domestic
2 November 2021Omni Energy Limitedc 6,000
2 November 2021MA Energy Limitedc 300 non-domestic
2 November 2021Zebra Power Limitedc 14,800 domestic
2 November 2021Ampoweruk Ltdc 600 domestic
c 2,000 non-domestic
1 November 2021Bluegreen Energy Services Limitedc 5,900 domestic
18 October 2021GOTO Energyc22,000 domestic
14 October 2021Daligasc9,000 domestic and non-domestic
13 October 2021Pure Planetc235,000 domestic
13 October 2021Colorado EnergyC15,000 domestic
29 September 2021ENSTROGAc6,000 domestic
29 September 2021Igloo Energyc179,000 domestic
29 September 2021Symbio Energyc48,000 domestic
22 September 2021Avro Energyc580,000 domestic
22 September 2021Green Supplier Limited ('Green.')c255,000 domestic
14 September 2021People's Energyc350,000 domestic
c1,000 non-domestic
14 September 2021Utility Pointc220,000 domestic
7 September 2021PFP Energy82,000 domestic
5,600 non-domestic
7 September 2021MoneyPlus Energyc9,000 domestic
9 August 2021Hub Energyc6,000 domestic
c9,000 non-domestic
27 January 2021Green Network Energyc360,000 domestic
27 January 2021Simplicity Energyc50,000 domestic

Ref: Ofgem.

Who’s replaced my business energy supplier?

Here’s a list of suppliers who have now taken over customers from the energy suppliers who have gone bust:

Old supplierNew supplierDate
UK Energy Incubator HubOctopus EnergyJuly 2022
Whoop EnergyYü Energy Retail LimitedFebruary 2022
Xcel Power LtdYü Energy Retail LimitedFebruary 2022
Together EnergyBritish GasJanuary 2022
Zog EnergyEDFDecember 2021
Orbit EnergyScottish PowerNovember 2021
Entice EnergyScottish PowerNovember 2021
BulbThis will still be Bulb - check Bulb's blog for adviceNovember 2021
Social EnergyBritish GasNovember 2021
Neon EnergyBritish GasNovember 2021
CNG Energy LtdPozitive EnergyNovember 2021
AmpowerYü EnergyNovember 2021
Zebra PowerBritish GasNovember 2021
MA EnergySmartestEnergy BusinessNovember 2021
Omni EnergyUtilitaNovember 2021
Bluegreen EnergyBritish GasNovember 2021
GoTo EnergyShellOctober 2021
DaligasShellOctober 2021
Colorado EnergyShellOctober 2021
Pure PlanetShellOctober 2021
Igloo EnergyE.ON NextSeptember 2021
Symbio EnergyE.ON NextSeptember 2021
EnstrogaE.ON NextSeptember 2021
GreenShell EnergySeptember 2021
Avro EnergyOctopus EnergySeptember 2021
People's EnergyBritish GasSeptember 2021
Utility PointEDFSeptember 2021
MoneyPlus EnergyBritish GasSeptember 2021
PFP EnergyBritish GasSeptember 2021
HUB EnergyE.ON NextAugust 2021
Simplicity EnergyBritish GasJanuary 2021
Green Network EnergyEDFJanuary 2021

Ref: Ofgem.

What happens when a business energy supplier goes bust?

Ofgem minimises the impact of energy suppliers going bust by implementing a safety net that ensures your electricity and gas supply continues without interruption.

Ofgem arranges the customer account transfer from the supplier who has recently gone bust to the new supplier, honouring each customer’s account balances.

Once the customer’s account has been transferred successfully, customers can compare business energy suppliers and switch to a new provider, as they will now be on a deemed tariff.

Additional FAQs

Here are a couple of frequently asked questions surrounding the topic.

Who will choose my new supplier?

Ofgem chooses your new supplier. However, once switched, you will be able to switch immediately without any exit fees to a new supplier.

Will my energy supply be cut off?

As mentioned earlier, your supply will not be cut off or disrupted. Ofgem will manage the process of switching you over to the newly appointed energy supplier.

Will I be put onto a new contract type?

Yes, you will. Once the switch happens, you will be transferred by Ofgem to your new supplier, and they will put you on a “deemed contract”. This has no expiry date and allows you to move immediately to a new contract or a new commercial energy supplier.

My account is in credit; will I lose this money?

No, you will not. You will be refunded any money you have in the account that is in credit, minus any outstanding bills you owe for your energy consumption.

Ofgem will notify the new supplier that they appoint you of your credit balance. You then can have this repaid to you or keep it in your account as normal.

I’m in debt on my energy account. Will I have to pay this to my new supplier?

This entirely depends on what’s agreed with your previous supplier’s administrators. If your new supplier arranges to take on the debts from the old supplier, you will need to pay back the debt to your new supplier.

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