Omni Energy Limited, MA Energy Limited, Zebra Power Limited, and Ampoweruk Ltd have announced they are ceasing trade.
Omni Energy supplies around 6,000 domestic pre-payment customers, MA Energy supplies around 300 non-domestic customers, Zebra Power Limited supplies around 14,800 domestic customers, Ampoweruk Ltd supplies around 600 domestic customers and around 2000 non-domestic customers. All will be protected under Ofgem's safety need and found a supplier of last resort.
All outstanding credit will be honoured, and while a new supplier is found for these customers, Ofgem advises they wait to be contacted by their new supplier before looking elsewhere, should they wish to do so.
Neil Lawrence, Director of Retail at Ofgem, said:
“Ofgem’s number one priority is to protect customers. We know this is a worrying time for many people and news of a supplier going out of business can be unsettling."
“I want to reassure affected customers that they do not need to worry: under our safety net we’ll make sure your energy supplies continue. If you have credit on your account the funds you have paid in are protected and you will not lose the money that is owed to you."
“Ofgem will choose a new supplier for you and while we are doing this our advice is to wait until we appoint a new supplier and do not switch in the meantime. 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 tariff."
“Any customer concerned about paying their energy bill should contact their supplier to access the range of support that is available."