About Island Energy
A brief history
Gas was first manufactured by Thomas Edge and used to light the streets of St Helier. Large crowds gathered in King Street to watch the dazzling effects of the street lighting as shops and other establishments were lit including de Gruchy, Guiton & Perchard, the British Hotel and a Chemist owned by Mr Foote.
The gas works was sold to the founders of the Jersey Gas Light Company Limited. By this time most of the island’s shops had gas lighting and 241 private houses had gas installed.
Gas was used in local homes, proving to be a safe and cost-effective fuel for heating, cooking and hot water. All the latest gas appliances were available to view at the company’s showroom in Bath Street. The appliances could be purchased for cash or by hire purchase instalments.
The Jersey Gas Light Company Limited was incorporated and registered. The Chairman was J. A. Perree and Harry Morris was Managing Director. The company’s strapline was ‘Forging Ahead’.
It was decided to manufacture mains gas from Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Butane and Propane. This improved both the quality and safety of the fuel and enabled the introduction of a modern range of gas appliances. We could now supply gas throughout the island via our mains network and beyond the mains through bottled gas and bulk tank deliveries.
We became endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust, a leading and trusted organisation helping people to save energy, every day. We were the first local company to be endorsed and to have the only independent Energy Saving Trust trained team in Jersey to recommend cost-saving and environmentally friendly initiatives.
We rebranded to Island Energy signifying our new direction. The change marks the beginning of our exciting journey to a Net Zero future and the company’s vital role in supporting the island’s energy transition. This year also saw the return of our showroom to Bath Street – the Island Energy Centre opened in May and offers smart home technology and energy efficient appliances.
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