GB Energy

Who are GB Energy?

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Learn how to contact GB Energy and find out about its tariffs

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Preston-based GB Energy Supply provides gas and electricity to more than 140,000 households across the UK.

In November 2016, following the collapse of the business due to problems caused by increases in wholesale energy prices, GB Energy and its customers became part of Co-operative Energy.

Co-operative Energy has retained the GB Energy brand, and is offering new and existing customers the same level of service and care provided to Co-operative customers

What tariffs does Co-operative Energy offer?

Tariff name

Tariff type*

Average bill value**

Exit fees***

GB Price Protect Sept 19

Dual Fuel – Fixed



GB Price Protect Sept 20

Dual Fuel – Fixed



HomeEnergy Capped Nov 2018’

Dual Fuel – Fixed



GB Green and Cosy July 2020

Dual Fuel – Fixed



GB Green Fixed Sept 2018

Dual Fuel – Fixed



Tariff information correct as of 14 August 2017

*The range of gas and electricity tariffs includes standard variable rate, fixed rate, 'green' and prepayment deals. Find out more on why we think fixed rate tariffs are worth checking out.

** The average bill is an average price of all 14 energy regions using the Ofgem medium usage of 3100kwh of electricity and 12500kwh of gas on a dual fuel (gas and electricity) tariff, paying by monthly direct debit. Prices correct at time of publishing.

***Exit fees are payable on some tariffs when you switch your energy provider before the end of your fixed term contract. Fees are typically £25 - £30 per fuel.


Telephone: 0800 6444 451 (Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm, Sat: 9am-4pm)


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Twitter: @gbenergysupply

What do I need to do if I want to change my current provider?

Changing your energy provider has never been easier. It takes just minutes to run a quote on our site, and within 17 days you could be up and running with your new supplier. You can run an energy price comparison here.

Our video guide below explains how hassle-free the switching process is.

What happens if my energy supplier goes bust?

It is very rare for an energy supplier to go out of business, but it happened in 2016, with the collapse of GB Energy.

As happened then, any future collapse and its consequences would be managed by Ofgem, the energy market regulator. Thanks to Ofgem’s safety net, even if your supplier goes out of business, your gas and/or electricity supply will never be cut off or interrupted.

All UK energy suppliers are regulated by Ofgem.

In addition to guaranteeing continuity of supply, Ofgem works to move customers of a failed company to the best possible deal, with any debit/credit transferred to a new supplier that is chosen to inherit the business.

Read our Q&A on this topic here.

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