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Economy Energy has gone bust

The energy supplier’s collapse leaves 235,000 consumers in a state of limbo until they are appointed to a new provider

Bristol-based OVO Energy buys Spark Energy

It has separately been appointed by Ofgem to take on around 290,000 customers

ScottishPower takes on Extra Energy’s customers

That includes 108,000 domestic customers and 21,000 business customers

Spark Energy becomes seventh supplier to go bust this year

It supplies gas and electricity to around 290,000 householders

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Extra Energy collapse: Responses

It is the sixth supplier to have ceased trading this year

Extra Energy latest supplier to go bust

Customers are being advised not to switch suppliers yet and to take a meter reading, ready for when their new energy provider contacts them

Small energy supplier Gen4U goes bust

Ofgem has selected Octopus Energy to take over its customers

Octopus Energy to take on bust supplier Iresa’s customers

The latter supplier was branded the ‘worst energy company’ by Citizens Advice amid record level of complaints

Small energy supplier Iresa goes bust

The company was banned by Ofgem from taking on new customers due to poor service

New plans to protect consumers if energy supplier goes bust

New plans to ensure consumers continue to receive an uninterrupted supply of energy if a supplier goes bust have been published. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been developed setting out the details of how the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Ofgem and the Treasury will work together in such an event. […]