Read about the history of Good Energy. From how we were founded to how the company has evolved from simply supplying renewable electricity to supporting more people to change the way they use energy in their homes and businesses.
A timeline of Good Energy
Over twenty years of green energy innovation.
Launching our first export tariff: Solar Savings
Our new export tariff, Solar Savings, enables people with solar panels to get paid a higher rate for the electricity they export. It is available to Feed- in Tariff customers, and those who installed solar panels after the FIT scheme closed.
Rolling out smart FIT export payments
Good Energy brings over 80,000 Feed-in Tariff customers on to smart export payments, enabling them to get paid for the exact amount of electricity they export, rather than an estimate.
Becoming a solar panel installer
In June 2023, Good Energy acquires Wessex ECOEnergy, an award-winning solar panel installer with 10 years’ experience. Wessex ECOEnergy now installs solar panels as part of the Good Energy Solar service.
Becoming a heat pump installer
In December, Good Energy acquires Igloo Works, an established installer of heat pumps. Igloo Works becomes part of the Good Energy brand, with Good Energy now installing heat pumps across the south of the UK.
Juliet Davenport steps down as CEO. Nigel Pocklington is appointed
In May 2021 Juliet stepped down as Chief Executive Officer, moving into a Director role on Good Energy’s Board. Nigel Pocklington is appointed as CEO to lead Good Energy into the next stage of its development.
Putting greenwashing in the spotlight
Our years long campaign to highlight the problem of energy companies claiming to be greener than they are brings about a number of successes. From new accreditations designed to make it easier for people to find genuinely green suppliers, to promises from the Government and the regulator, Ofgem, to tighten the rules.
Our gas gets even greener
10% of the gas we supply is now biogas, with 10% representing the maximum percentage of the UK’s gas demand that can be met by sustainable, UK generated biogas. We update our offsetting projects to include improving clean energy access in India, China and Turkey.
Making managing customer energy accounts simpler and greener
We invest in a digital customer services platform to enable us to support more customers more easily. This also means we can offer a greener, paper free service to an increasing number of people.
Accelerating the EV revolution
We launch our One Point EV charge point installation service for businesses. This enables businesses to become part of the growing EV charging network and support the increasing take up of EVs.
The climate movement goes mainstream
Following dire warnings about global heating of just 1.5 degrees, 2019 becomes a year of unprecedented climate action. School strikes, city centre shutdowns, climate emergency declarations…people across the world stand up to demand change.
Good Energy’s part in all of this? As well as continuing to give people a practical way to fight the climate crisis, we provide an online platform to local youth strikers to help amplify their message.
Electric vehicle tariff
To help our customers get the best value for money when charging their electric vehicles at home, we begin developing specialist electric vehicle tariffs.
Launching our carbon neutral green gas
Good Energy launches a new green gas offering which includes renewable biogas and is carbon neutral, supporting carbon reduction projects around the world.
The Good Energy community now includes over 200,000 customers across our home, business and Feed-in Tariff services.
Good Energy shares available through the Social Stock Exchange
As a founding member of the Social Stock Exchange, Good Energy was proud to announce that its entire issued share capital would commence trading on the Social Impact segment of the ISDX Growth Market.
The development of six solar farms adds an extra 23MW of renewable electricity to our renewable sources – almost doubling the amount of electricity we generate.
Hampole starts generating
Good Energy’s second wind farm, this time in Doncaster, comes online (complete with a local energy tariff).
We hit our first customer milestone, growing our community to 100,000.
We create the first local energy tariff
An exclusive tariff for communities around Delabole is set up to thank locals for hosting our wind farm.
Making our mark on the London Stock Exchange
Good Energy is accepted onto the LSE’s AIM market – the world’s most successful growth market. Over the year, the company raises £4million in equity, to support the growth of the business.
We pioneer renewable heat incentives
We develop our gas tariff and award-winning HotROCs scheme, which becomes the UK’s first Renewable Heat Incentive.
HomeGen breaks boundaries
HomeGen was created to encourage more people to become generators, by paying independent generators for all the energy they produce, even if they use it themselves. It formed the blueprint for the Government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme, which launched in 2010.
Good Energy Group buys Delabole wind farm
More than 600 of our 5,000 customers purchase shares in our first share offering, allowing us to buy Delabole wind farm in Cornwall – the UK’s first commercial wind farm.
Juliet Davenport founds Good Energy as part of Good Energy Group PLC
Good Energy was a new kind of UK energy company; small green and sustainable in an industry of coal, nuclear and gas giants.
As good as you say we are
“I asked for a refund of most of my credit amount held by Good Energy. This was dealt with quickly and efficiently by Courtney and Natasha. Excellent service. Many thanks.”
“I spoke to somebody named Connor through email and also over the phone. He was very helpful, and he quickly sorted my payment issue for me.”
“Courtney has been helpful and efficient today updating our account with our new meter readings which I emailed to her earlier today. I sent photographs – so easy.”
“Poppy was extremely helpful and got to me within a day”