Published: 4th Sep 2020

Nottingham City Council has announced that all the customers of its troubled energy company, Robin Hood Energy, are to be transferred to British Gas.   The deal with British Gas’s parent company Centrica has been reached following a strategic review of Robin Hood Energy launched by the City Council in March. Robin Hood Energy currently serves around 112,000 residential customers, and 2,600 business customers across 10,000 sites. Completion of the deal is expected on 16 September with customers moving to British Gas over the next few months. Robin Hood Energy was set up in 2015 by the local authority with the specific aim of taking on the ‘Big Six’ suppliers. But a report by Grant Thornton into the governance arrangements at Robin Hood Energy (RHE), which was published last month, highlighted a number of issues at the largest council-owned energy company in the country. The report said there was ‘an insufficient appreciation within … (To read the full article, subscribe below)