Good Energy price freeze

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South west green electricity supplier, Good Energy, is freezing its prices until the end of March, 2014.

Good Energy CEO Juliet Davenport braving the elements at the proposed  renewable energy farm site
Good Energy CEO Juliet Davenport

The company, which owns the Delabole wind farm in North Cornwall and has 5,000 domestic and business customers in the south west, has taken the decision to hold prices as the majority of its external costs are not rising until April 1.

Juliet Davenport, chief executive, said: “We think this is good news for our customers as we will not be raising our prices this winter.

“As a renewable energy company, Good Energy offers something different to the big energy companies. Our customers are with us because we are reasonably priced, and offer highly-rated customer service and renewable electricity.

“We know our customers appreciate price stability and today’s news will help them plan their energy expenditure over the coming winter months.”

Chippenham-based Good Energy sources around a third of its electricity from the south west. The company invested £11.8 million to redevelop Delabole wind farm in 2010, replacing the original ten turbines with four larger ones and more than doubling capacity from 4MW to 9.2MW.

In January 2013 Good Energy launched the Delabole Local tariff. It was the first discounted electricity tariff linked to a wind farm in the UK. The tariff offers households within 2km of the Delabole substation a 20% discount off Good Energy’s standard electricity prices