By: Hibernian Media on 30 Jan, 2020 16:22
Hibernian’s long-standing sponsor, Utilita Energy, will open a new Edinburgh-based Energy Hub as part of the company’s drive to re-energise the high street and have important face-to-face conversations with customers on how to make their energy go further, meaning they pay less.
Graced with the presence of Hibs legend Pat Stanton, the Utilita Energy Hub will open in Leith on Saturday 1 February at 11am.
The Energy Hub will be the first of its kind in Scotland, offering face-to-face customer service – almost unheard of in today’s energy sector – as well as energy efficiency advice and technology, access to interactive kid-friendly energy efficiency apps, and a dedicated community space that is open for the public to book and use from Monday to Saturday.
To give adults a chance to have that all-important conversation about their home energy, there will be balloon modelling, a magician and face-painting to keep the little ones occupied at the opening. Pat will be at hub doing signings and photos for supporters.
At the event, locals will learn about Utilita’s #EnergyHighFive campaign, which gives customers a list of five simple and free-of-charge adjustments to the way energy is used at home, resulting in a potential saving of £163 on their annual energy bill.
The #EnergyHighFive campaign has been created to enable Utilita to help five million homes make their energy go further, while paying less.
The Utilita Energy Hub will also sell a variety of Energenie energy-saving devices starting from as little as £9. Many devices are Alexa-enabled, catering for households who have fully-embraced the handsfree power of voice control.
To celebrate the opening, local schools were invited to design an energy-saving poster and the winning poster will be displayed on a large billboard in Newhaven Road from 3 February.
The winner will be announced at the opening, and will receive a £50 voucher.
All schools that entered will receive £100 and the winning school will receive £500. Every school is also offered a sports kit up to the value of £500, courtesy of Utilita.
Alongside Pat, Utilita CEO, Bill Bullen, will officially open the hub and do a short talk on why it’s “the only energy company to look you in the eye.”
Today a tenth of all Utilita’s 800,000 customers are based in Scotland, making this latest hub launch extremely important.
Leith’s Utilita Energy Hub will be the third one to open, and seven more will be rolled out throughout 2020.
As you walk around Leith you might spot Utilita adverts on phone kiosks.
For those who live in Leith, you may also be visited by a Utilita representative who will be informing locals about the benefits of the Energy Hub.
Bill Bullen, CEO of Utilita, said: “Weekends are for football, granted, but a quick 20-minute trip down to the new Utilita Energy Hub could save you around £163 per year on your energy costs, thanks to our #EnergyHigh5 campaign. Stop by to save.”
For anyone unfamiliar with the services offered by Utilita, founded in 2003, it is the UK’s leading Smart PAYG energy company, specialising in innovative technology that puts its customers in better control of their energy usage than ever before.
After installing a free Smart Meter in the customer’s home or garage, each customer is given a small In-Home Display (IHD), which shows in real-time what energy their home is using.
The free-to-download ‘MyUtilita’ app also provides energy usage data as well as other features such as instant top-ups and power up which is a small interest free-loan, which comes in handy when payday is just around the corner and money is tight.
Utilita Energy Hub Store Opening
Date: Saturday 1 February
Location: 41 Newkirkgate, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6AA
Store Opening Times: Monday-Saturday (9am-5.30pm)