- Energy Retail Association
The Energy Retail Association (ERA), formed in 2003, is a trade association that represents Britain's electricity and gas suppliers in the domestic market in Great Britain.
The ERA is located in the SW1 district of
Londonand is headed by the Chief Executive, Dr Garry Felgate. He is given high level direction from a Board made up of the Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors of the six member companies.
All the main energy suppliers operating in the residential market in Great Britain are members of the association:
Since its inception, the ERA has ultimately focused on finding ways to continually improve customers’ experiences with their electricity and gas suppliers. This means that it leads on issues such as:
fuel povertyand protecting vulnerable customers
* Delivering energy efficiency schemes
* Ensuring good sales practice
* Developing hassle-free systems for changing electricity or gas supplier
* Developing industry standards for customer billing
* Preventing debt and disconnections
Fuel poverty and help for vulnerable customers
The definition of
fuel povertyis a household that spends more than 10% of its income on heating and lighting. Approximately 3 million households in Britain suffer from fuel poverty. Fuel povertyis caused by a combination of factors including:
* Energy efficiency and condition of the home
* Fuel costs
* Household income
* Heavy debt
* Low benefits take-up
Since 1996, 2.5 million people have been taken out of
fuel povertythrough the efforts of energy suppliers working with social welfare organisations
UK Fuel Poverty Strategy (2001) set a target for Government to seek to end
fuel povertyby 2016 and take all vulnerable households out of fuel povertyby 2010.
The ERA launched the [http://www.homeheathelpline.org/ Home Heat Helpline] (0800 33 66 99) in October 2005. It is a free, not for profit national helpline for vulnerable people having difficulties paying their fuel bills. The [http://www.homeheathelpline.org/ Home Heat Helpline] offers callers advice on cheaper payment schemes, grants for insulating your home, how to get on to the Priority Services Register for extra services and information on extra government benefits that you may be entitled to. More information can be found on the [http://www.homeheathelpline.org/ Home Heat Helpline] website.
Association of Electricity Producers
Energy Networks Association
* [http://www.energy-retail.org.uk/ Energy Retail Association website]
* [http://www.homeheathelpline.org/ Home Heat Helpline website]
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