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Shell Energy

Shell Energy is part of the global Shell brand - best known for its petrol service stations- and has recently taken over two established UK energy suppliers to grow its market share to around a million UK customers.

In 2018 it took over First Utility - then the largest challenger brand to the established 'Big Six UK energy suppliers - and subsequently rebranded as Shell Energy before taking over the supply of some 700,000 customers. Shell Energy then expanded further in 2019 when it bought Hudson Energy Supply, the parent company of Green Star Energy.

It also took on customers of Usio Energy in 2018, after being named as the Supplier of Last Resort (SoLR) when the smaller supplier stopped trading.

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Shell Energy now not only offers 100% renewable electricity to UK households, it also provides gas, smart home technology, broadband and offers exclusive rewards at its service stations.

Who owns Shell Energy?

Part of Shell's New Energies division, Shell Energy is owned by Royal Dutch Shell PLC, the British-Dutch multinational oil and gas company.

Why switch to Shell Energy?

Shell Energy could be a good option if you want to take advantage of the rates and offers provided by one of the biggest challenger brands in the UK's domestic energy market.

Shell Energy offers 100% renewable electricity from wind, solar and biomass, so could be worth considering if green energy is a priority, and also comes with some added extras you won’t be able to get from other energy suppliers, such as a 3% discount on fuel at Shell service stations, available on up to 60 litres of fuel per household per month.

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What is Shell Energy’s fuel mix?

Any electricity we use is generated from a combination of different fuels such as nuclear, coal and renewable sources (wind, water and the sun). The different amounts of each fuel contributed makes up a supplier’s fuel mix.

Here is Shell Energy's gas and electricity mix from March 25, 2019:

Electricity supplied by Shell Energy % of totalAverage for GB (for comparison) % of total
Coal0%5.2%
Natural Gas0%41.4%
Nuclear0%18.7%
Renewable100%32.8%
Other0%1.9%
Total100%100%

How to switch to Shell Energy

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Once we know your address, we can begin searching for the cheapest energy prices in your area. But to get the most accurate rates, we'll also need some information on your current energy deal and usage, so it can help to have a copy of your latest bill handy when switching. Once we have all the necessary details, we'll show you a comprehensive list of the best energy deals currently available.

If you don't have a bill to hand or you don't know how much energy you use, simply let us know the size of the property you live in and we'll run a quote based on the typical average energy usage of a property that size.

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Then choose the deal you like best, and we'll take care of the rest of the switch - you’ll be with your new supplier within 21 days, and there'll be no disruption to your supply.

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