Bristol Energy appoints first Managing Director

Bristol City Council’s new energy company, Bristol Energy, has appointed Peter Haigh, as its Managing Director.

Mr Haigh has a strong track record in the UK energy industry, and most recently was Chief Executive of the electricity balancing and settlement company, Elexon Limited.

Previously, he was the Director of Business Retail at E.ON (UK).

“I’m delighted that we’ve found a respected leader in the industry who shares our vision for both fairness and accountability,” said Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson.

"The establishment of Bristol Energy company is one of our landmark achievements during our year as Green Capital, and I hope will become one of its most significant legacies.

“Peter has the opportunity to build a special company that Bristol can have real pride in, as we mark a new more enlightened era for the UK energy industry.”

Mr Haigh added: “I am thrilled to have joined Bristol Energy at this exciting time, with the opportunity to build on the values of Bristol and make a real difference to customers and the city.”

Jamie Hailstone is a freelance journalist and author, specializing in local government, transport and energy issues