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Our Power goes bust as list of small energy supplier failures grows

The group has 38,000 customers.

Thousands of customers have been left in limbo after Our Power became the latest small energy supplier to go bust (Lauren Hurley/PA)
Thousands of customers have been left in limbo after Our Power became the latest small energy supplier to go bust (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Our Power has become the latest small energy supplier to go bust, leaving thousands of customers in limbo.

Regulator Ofgem said the energy supply to the group’s 38,000 customers will not be affected and prepayment meters can be topped up as normal.

Outstanding credit balances of domestic customers will be protected and the watchdog will choose a new supplier to take on Our Power’s customer base “as quickly as possible”.

Our advice is to ‘sit tight’ and don’t switch Ofgem

Philippa Pickford, Ofgem’s director for future retail markets, said: “Our message to energy customers with Our Power is there is no need to worry, as under our safety net we will make sure your energy supplies are secure and your credit balance is protected.

“Ofgem will now choose a new supplier for you, ensuring you get the best deal possible.

“Whilst we’re doing this, our advice is to ‘sit tight’ and don’t switch. You can rely on your energy supply as normal.

“We will update you when we have chosen a new supplier, who will then get in touch about your new tariff.”

The failure is the latest to blight the sector.

Our Power joins long list of small providers that have gone bust recently, including Economy Energy, Spark Energy, Extra Energy, Future Energy, National Gas and Power, Iresa Energy, Gen4U, One Select and Usio Energy.

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