About 38,000 customers of Our Power have been left in the lurch after it became the tenth smaller energy supplier to go under in a year.
The loss-making, Edinburgh-based company was set up less than three years ago and viewed itself as an ethical operator.
The roll-call of companies forced to cease trading in recent months includes Economy Energy, with 244,000 customers; Spark Energy, with 290,000 users; and Extra Energy, a supplier to 108,000 homes and 21,000 businesses.
Our Power was set up as a not-for-profit company in 2016, with support from the Scottish government, to be a fair energy supplier and to help to tackle fuel poverty. It was owned by social housing providers, community groups and local authorities.
It was forced to call…