Our Energy
We did it
On 24th October 2016 we successfully raised £18,504 with 181 supporters in 28 days

This project is closed...please go to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ourenergy for exciting live project

by David Pike in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Every pound you pledge will allow us to start supplying customers a little bit sooner, so please pledge your support – Thank you!

We reached the stretch target due to your amazing generosity and belief in creating this ethical company. Every pound given above the stretch target will still help get to market that bit quicker! Thank you to everyone...



What is



In a radical new move we will put  profits and ownership in the hands of UK consumers of gas and electricity. 

People are fed up with being taken for a ride by large corporates, and they have lost trust in their energy suppliers (43% of consumers don’t trust their supplier to be fair, according to ofgem).


75% of the profits will be returned to customers in an annual rebate!


Customers receive free share ownership of the business within 3 years!


When customers stay with Our Energy they are given free shares which they can keep as long as they remain a customer. They can't sell the shares to someone else. We want UK Citizens to always own their own energy supply.


Customers can vote and shape the direction of the company!


When major decisions need to be made within Our Energy, customers will have a vote on the direction of the business.

We are fully transparent and open!


We aim to be the first fully transparent and open energy company in the UK! We share decisions, accounts, our salaries, wholesale energy costs openly.


Together we can change the way that resources that are naturally yours get distributed to you. Power in your hands – no less, no more. 

Peter Lederer CBE, Chair of Our Energy and former Chair of Gleneagles Hotel says:

"It’s time to build an organisation where the consumer actually has control, consumers' views about company direction are sought, and most importantly where the majority of the profits are returned to the consumers. In other words, it is time for an ‘energy democracy’."


Why do we need your help?

To run an energy business requires a lot of complex processes to run smoothly in order to get regulatory approval. It also requires excellent systems that work first time, every time, in order to ensure that we don’t let customers down with faulty bills, delayed credit payments etc. (as some other providers have). All this costs a lot to set up. Initially, we are looking for £10,000 from supporters to help get this project off the ground.

More specifically, the money will be used for: 

  • A contribution towards our market entry costs such as an ofgem licence and system approval

  • Initial set up costs, including a webpage site, information technology infrastructure and specialised energy consultancy costs

In addition, we need your help with spreading the word – please forward this link to your friends, family and contacts! The more people we get involved, faster, the quicker we can wrestle the power back into your hands!


Register your interest in becoming a customer today!

What's in it for you?

  1. You will contribute to changing the way services are delivered to the people of the UK, establishing democracy and ownership in an area where consumers have previously felt powerless.

  2. You can be one of the first people in the UK to become a customer (we limit the initial number of customers to 30,000) and reap the benefits of this alternative approach.

  3. You can help get a company going that - if you also choose to become a customer - will allow you to get ownership and money back on what you pay, year on year. This means you would never need to switch again as you will always get the best deal. You will also always know that what you pay is fair (due to our full transparency policy). And finally you will have a say in the type of energy supplied to you (e.g. what type of renewables are used).




 How will it work?

We use lots of big words – but we back them up with clear actions. Promises made, promises kept!


It’s yours

  • We give 75% of the profits back to you in an annual rebate, starting from year 1. As we grow your rebate will grow – so please share this idea with your friends and family!
  • By year 3 you will get shares that you don’t have to pay for (in total 75% of share ownership goes to customers)
  • By year 9 100% of the company will be owned by customers

You have influence – you’re ‘in’ 

  • Customers have a voice on the Board of Directors
  • All customers have voting rights on the direction Our Energy is taking
  • We actively seek to foster honest dialogue and give you honest answers

We're on it

  • We prioritise dealing with questions from existing customers rather than chasing new customers
  • We say what we can and can’t do 
  • We get straight onto dealing with changes of circumstances to ensure your experience is seemless

Naked – keep it simple and transparent 

  • We have two tariffs - ‘green’ and ‘lean’. They are simple and easy to understand so you can make an informed choice
  • We want to give you an opportunity to use 100% renewable energy, and we would love a dialogue with you about what this means for you 
  • We share any information we can with you

More about us

So far we are a highly experienced team consisting of David Pike (Chief Executive Officer), Duncan French (Chief Financial Officer) and Karin Sode (Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer).

Chair of the Board is Peter Lederer CBE (former Chair of Gleneagles, Director Diageo Scotland, Vice Chair of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo), and John Wright (former CEO of Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks) is senior advisor to the Board.

David's experience is described in the Project Owner profile.

Duncan's responsibility is to deliver a strong finance function which will assist Our Energy in delivering on its promise to return 75% of profits back to the customer.  His experience comes from over ten years at the top accounting practices (PwC and Grant Thornton) as well as working as a Finance Director for a highly successful entrepreneur.  He has delivered new finance functions which have adapted to growing businesses. This is due to his highly logical and holistic approach. He originally qualified as an Accountant with PwC.

Karin’s role is to help define the business and marketing strategy, focusing on how to make this work for you, the customer, and help create an organisation that deals with your frustrations in the current energy market. She uses her background in applied communication (PhD Level) to establish innovative ways for businesses to engage with employees and customers, having worked with organisations such as Scottish Power, BP, Skyscanner, Velux, PwC. 

Peter and John are both known for their focus on putting people before profit and driving truly socially responsible business (where responsibility is not just an add on but part of the fabric of the business).

We are excited about doing something that can significantly change citizens’ experience and provide them with greater power and influence again, plus allow them to get a return on a service that is there for their benefit in the first place.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A very BIG THANK YOU for believing in this groundbreaking project!

£15 or more

£15 Reward

£10 just didn't seem enough for you ;-) A very BIG THANK YOU for believing in this project!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Energy Saving - An energy saving light bulb allowing you to start saving energy straight away, and a HUGE THANK YOU from us!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Energy Pick Up - A sample of a locally produced artisan coffee from Steampunkcoffee.co.uk, accompanied by a HUGE THANK YOU for supporting us!

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Energy Boost - An energy boosting, handmade raw chocolate bar from Ailey Mae www.aileymae.co.uk, and a HUGE THANK YOU from us!

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

Become the face of Our Energy - A HUGE THANK YOU and the chance for your face to feature on our website.

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£70 Reward

Become the face of Our Energy - The chance for your face to feature on our website and become part of a national advertising campaign, along with a MASSIVE THANK YOU from the Our Energy Team

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£100 Reward

VIP membership to become one of our first customers and therefore first to get a share of Our Energy profits. And a MASSIVE thank you for your support!

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£200 Reward

VIP membership to become one of our first customers and therefore first to get a share of Our Energy profits. And a MASSIVE thank you for your support!

£350 or more

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£350 Reward

Start-up advice - Are you starting a company? If so David is willing to give you 90 mins of advice and business coaching, along with a VERY BIG THANK YOU!

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

Spend a day with the CEO David Pike and experience what it is like running an energy company. And a very very large THANK YOU for your generous support!

£1,000 or more

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£1,000 Reward

Our Energy Launch Party - Be part of the first day when Our Energy becomes an energy supplier. Join us as we press the button, connect the first customers and celebrate in style!

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