Pay for your energy bills with Bristol Pounds
As a Bristol-born company we’re excited to offer our customers the chance to pay in Bristol Pounds, helping even more of the money made in the city, stay local to the city.
We’re proud that Bristol is the first city to have its own currency and its own energy company, so it makes sense to come together with Bristol Pound to encourage more people in the city to keep their money local.
Key info about paying your bill* with Bristol Pound:
- Find out how to pay your bill with Bristol Pounds with their Bristol Energy user guide.
- Please note: Customers who wish to pay with Bristol Pounds currently need to select “Pay On Receipt Of Bill” as a payment method.
More about Bristol Pound
Bristol became the first city to have its own currency in 2012, and the Bristol Pound is the largest alternative to Sterling.
The idea behind the Bristol Pound is to create money which ‘sticks’ to the city. Each Bristol Pound spent is a commitment to re-spend in the city and support independent businesses.
Bristol Pound facts:
- Over 800 businesses now accept the currency across the city and millions of Bristol Pounds have gone into circulation.
- Nearly two and half thousand Bristolians have opened a digital Bristol Pound account, and thousands more spend the paper notes, using the local currency for everything from council tax to bus fares, groceries to cinema tickets.
- People even take their wages in the currency.
Why we take Bristol Pounds
Our Managing Director, Peter Haigh, says:
“We believe energy companies have the power to make a positive difference. If you pay your bills with Bristol Energy, your money doesn’t just disappear into the pockets of private shareholders, it will help us to support your city.”
* At the moment, it’s only customers who pay on receipt of their bill that can use Bristol Pounds. Customers who wish to pay with Bristol Pounds need to select “Pay On Receipt Of Bill” as a payment method.