Bills into Mills
Watch our founder Dale Vince as he explains how we use your bills to create new green energy
What makes Ecotricity different from other energy companies is that we take the money we make from our customers’ bills and use it to build new forms of green energy.
We call it Bills into Mills and it means that by paying your bill every month you’re helping fight climate change. Every new windmill or solar park we build reduces Britain’s reliance on fossil fuels to generate electricity.
How does Bills into Mills work?
While our competitors just buy and trade energy certificates, we also make the stuff. And when other energy companies pay dividends to their shareholders, isn’t it nice to know that with Ecotricity your money is being put to good use?
Switching to Ecotricity is one of the biggest things you can do to fight climate change.
It’s as simple as it is effective. We’re committed to spending this money where it makes the most difference in fighting the climate crisis. We only take on projects that can make a genuine contribution to ending fossil fuels in Britain.
What has Bills into Mills money been spent on?
Our customers’ bill money has built 24 wind parks across Britain, home to 74 windmills, generating green electricity day and night.
We’ve already built a 1MW sun park, and we have another five in the works with even bigger generating capacities.
What are the next Bills into Mills projects?
Our new green gasmill is now pumping green gas, made from grass - into the local grid. We’re also building a grid-scale battery that can store surplus renewable energy to boost supplies in times of peak demand.