West Berkshire Council

Switch energy company and you could save on your energy bills

West Berkshire Council are encouraging residents to see if they can make savings by signing up to the West Berkshire Energy Switch.

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Issued on: 25 January 2017.

Are you paying more for your energy than you need to?

West Berkshire Council are encouraging residents to see if they can make savings by signing up to the West Berkshire Energy Switch.

The scheme has saved 'switchers' over £54,600 ​in its two previous auctions. Residents who registered and switched in the recent October auction saved an average of £178.35 on their annual energy bills.

The scheme is free to join and gives residents the chance to make savings on their fuel bills. Suppliers compete with their best offers and then the winning supplier or suppliers then send their offers to people on the scheme to consider. There is no obligation to take the offer. 

Marcus Franks, West Berkshire Council's executive member for Community Resilience and Partnerships, said; 'According to OfGem around 20 million energy customers in Britain are on standard variable tariffs and likely to be over paying on their energy - supplier's standard tariffs are usually their most expensive. By signing up for this scheme, we can help you find a more cost effective tariff and help you bring your energy costs down.'

West Berkshire residents are able to register until the 28 March. If you are not resident in West Berkshire, registration closes midnight on Monday 13 February 2017. It is not possible to register on the day of the auction, Tuesday 14 February 2017.
 

To register or find out more, visit the West Berkshire Community Switch website.


Please note, you will need to have your latest energy bill to hand as some details will be needed during registration.

For West Berkshire residents unable to register online, please call 01635 503267.

Alternatively, we will be holding drop-in sessions at West Berkshire Libraries where you can either find out more about the scheme or get assistance with signing up.

Sessions will be on: 

Friday 27 January

10:30am-12pm - Wash Common Library

2:30pm-4pm - Burghfield Library

Wednesday 1 February

10am-12pm - Newbury Library

Friday 3 February

10am-11:30am - Lambourn Library

12pm-2pm - Hungerford Library

Thursday 9 February

10am-12pm - Thatcham Library

2:30pm-4pm - Theale Library

Friday 10 February

10:30am-12pm - Pangbourne Library

Monday 13 February

1:30pm-3pm - Mortimer Library