Council owned energy supplier Beam Energy has announced its intention to sell its customer book, and shift its focus to renewable energy. Set up two years ago by Barking and Dagenham Council to provide competitive green energy to help tackle fuel poverty in the borough, the energy supplier was a product of a partnership with Nottingham City Council’s beleaguered supplier Robin Hood Energy. This included all aspects of Beam’s operations being managed by the northern counterpart, including power supplies, billing, metering and customer relations. Now with its partner set to be sold off – with Centrica’s British Gas already buying up Robin Hood Energy’s customer base for an undisclosed amount last week – Beam has confirmed that all its 600 customers will be automatically switched to a new supplier. Beam will now turn its focus to renewable energy the council said, working to ensure all homes in Barking Dagenham have affordable renewable energy systems like heat pumps, solar panels, insulation and electric charge-points.
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