“Some are using the word ‘riot’, others are talking about, this simply cannot go, this has to be helped.
“There was vociferous anger and it will get worse when we get the formal announcement in August and even worse on October 1.”
Mr Lewis worked with the chief executive of energy firm Ovo, to organise a meeting with the bosses of five energy firms, including British Gas, E.ON, EDF, Ovo and Octopus.
The energy bosses resolved to work to improve the situation by reducing standing charges and provide more help for households struggling with energy debt.
He said this was “faster” to organise without involving the Government or working with industry regulator, Ofgem, at the moment.