Energy firm promising 75 per cent of profits to customers wins Ofgem licence : Express

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A NEW energy company which aims to give customers control of their gas and electricity has received its Ofgem licence.

People's Energy co-founders David Pike and Karin Sode

People’s Energy, based in East Lothian, will give customers 75 per cent of its profits and provide free shares to those that remain with the company.

Securing the Ofgem licence means the company is now legally able to enter the market and start registering customers to be supplied with gas and electricity.

Co-founders David Pike and Karin Sode said they decided to establish the business as they were tired of the so-called Big Six energy firms and continual price hikes.

They want People’s Energy to be completely transparent and customer-focused.

The company said customers will have a voice in shaping the firm with representation on the board, while information about salaries, accounts and prices will all be shared.

Mr Pike said: “The vision for People’s Energy is to have…

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