Green energy supplier Bright aims to disrupt the NI energy market this summer

  • A new green energy supplier named Bright is planning to disrupt the NI energy market this summer.

    Northern Ireland's electricity supply has been dominated by a limited number of companies in recent years, with very little difference in pricing structure or supply. Now a new green energy firm named Bright is getting started that aims to offer something different: A variable-rate tariff with no fixed-term commitment, and guaranteed 100% green energy.

    Created by Ciaran and Stephen Devine in partnership with Maxol, Bright offers a simple single-tariff system and promises to source its electricity from renewable sources. The company has run a successful pilot scheme and is due to launch across the island of Ireland this summer, with the Republic of Ireland at the end of June and Northern Ireland in late summer.

    Ciaran Devine commented on the launch: "The electricity supply market in Northern Ireland is overly complicated and it doesn’t need to be. Bright’s beauty is in its simplicity. We are offering one simple variable rate tariff to everyone – that’s it. So, when prices fall, savings can be passed on to bright’s customers, the way it should be. It also means new customers won’t receive an introductory rate before being automatically moved onto a much higher tariff."

    Bright describes its service as "technology-driven" and includes a smartphone app to help people manage their bills. The firm has created 15 new jobs at its Belfast-based headquarters, and aims to double its workforce in the next few months as it rolls out its services across the island of Ireland. Those who are interested can sign up at for an update.

    Source: Written based on press release

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