Spark Energy came on to the market in January 2007 and are based in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders. With a background in letting, they specialise in energy contracts for property management firms, landlords and also tenants who rent properties. Recently, however, they have begun to provide tariffs to private homes as well. Spark Energy's mission is to become the alternative energy provider to the 'big six' by offering "the best customer service, lower prices, innovative benefits and greener energy".
They have supplied in excess of 300,000 customers, currently, employ over 200 staff and with a turnover of more than £80,000,000, Spark Energy is one of the larger of the suppliers out with 'the big six'.
Spark Energy provide smart energy meters which include in-home energy usage display units to all their customers. Spark Energy have set themselves a challenging target of being able to provide all of their customers with renewable energy. Presently they only use up to 10% renewable energy sources but believe that not only are renewables good for the environment, commercially moving to 100% renewables makes sense.