Independent energy suppliers
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Message from Permanent Secretary Alex Chisholm, August 2016
One of the most welcome developments in the GB retail energy market in recent years has been the increase in the number and variety of energy suppliers. Companies have entered the market in unprecedented numbers, driving innovation, creating more choice for consumers and providing a strong competitive challenge to the larger established suppliers. I am determined to continue the Department’s work to ensure a dynamic competitive market – a market where all suppliers from the largest companies to small new entrants compete on a level playing field to create better offers for consumers.
I have joined the Department at a time of great change in the energy markets. There are many opportunities and challenges in making sure consumers and businesses have secure, affordable and clean energy now and in the future. Many of these are collective challenges, so working effectively with suppliers both large and small is vital. I am always open to fresh perspectives and welcome suggestions and feedback on the Department’s engagement.
I hope to be able to attend the next meeting of the BEIS / Ofgem Independent Supplier Forum where I hope to meet many of you to discuss these issues further.