People’s Energy to create 100 jobs at Selkirk office slated for closure. An ethical energy supplier has announced plans to create 100 jobs at the former Selkirk office of SSE in the Borders, which is being closed down by its new owner. Husband and wife David Pike and Karin Sode, the founders of People’s Energy, are setting up the customer service facility as their firm launches into the prepayment meter market with the aim of bringing these tariffs down to the same level as those paid by direct debit customers. The move is part of the social enterprise’s goal to eradicate fuel poverty. People’s Energy launched in August 2017 with £500,000 generated through a crowdfunding campaign. It expanded into the business energy market in September 2019, and currently supplies its 100% renewable energy to 180,000 customers. The directors have pledged to make public their decisions, accounts, salaries and wholesale energy costs, and to return three-quarters of their profits to customers in the form of an annual rebate against future bills.
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