Managing Director of Services for British Gas Chris Jansen said the profits need to be "put into context".
He said the figures released this morning amount to £60 per household per year, to supply energy, a figure which he says has been the same for "quite a while".
More top news
A high number of people are fed-up with getting cold calls and want the government to do more to stop them.
The number of violent homophobic crimes have increased in the UK this year, according to new figures.
Social workers are struggling to deal with a "significant increase" in online child sex abuse, a new report warns.