Helping you cut your energy bills
Interested in switching suppliers to save money on your energy bill? - registration for the latest energy switching scheme closed on 8 April 2013 but you can register your details if you are interested in taking part in future schemes.
Residents across Suffolk Coastal and Waveney could save up to £150 a year on their energy bills by linking up with their district council to join the UK’s largest collective energy switching scheme.
The simple scheme encourages householders to join up with others across the country to negotiate cheaper energy bills. Registration is easy and there is no obligation to actually sign up to any deal.
The scheme works by means of a reverse auction where energy suppliers will be invited to bid the lowest price to supply the energy to all those signed up for the scheme. Residents will then be sent a no-obligation offer to switch provider and accept their new energy rates.
The initiative is set to be the largest of its kind in the UK, with councils coming together in response to rising energy prices and the increasing numbers of households finding themselves in fuel poverty.
The scheme allows up to five households to be registered on the same email address, encouraging householders to help out a relative, neighbour or friend who does not have access to the internet or emails.
The scheme is also the first in the UK to allow residents who use pre-payment meters to register.
Sign-up for free and with no obligation
Registration for the second collective energy switching scheme closed on 8 April 2013 but you can register your details if you are interested in taking part in future schemes.
If you registered your details by 8 April 2013 for the second auction you will receive an email from 17 April with an offer, based on your usage and the best deal from the auction. You will have until 20 May 2013 to decide whether you want accept the offer.
- Register for the next auction (new window)
- How does it work? (new window)
- Results of the first auction showing average savings per household (new window)
Anyone who has any further questions about the scheme can call a freephone helpline number 0800 088 5007.