West Berkshire Council

Pay less for your electricity and gas bills.

The West Berkshire Energy Switch Winter Auction is now open for registration.

West Berkshire Energy Switching Scheme

Issued on: 6 February 2018

Since the first switch in May 2016, switchers have saved over £93,000. Residents registering and switching in the October 2017 auction saved an average of £220.52 on their annual energy bills.

According to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, at the end of September 2017, 64% of electricity customers and 62% of gas customers were on variable energy tariffs. These customers are paying an average of £113 more for their electricity and £110 more for their gas, annually than those on fixed tariffs.

Free to join, the West Berkshire Energy Switch is a scheme which gives residents the chance to see if they can make savings on their fuel bills by registering to take part. A one day reverse auction will be held on Tuesday 13 February, where suppliers compete with their best offers, the winning supplier/s then send registrants their personalised offer for consideration.

Registration is open to all but you must register by midnight on Monday 12 February to be sure of taking part.

Cllr Marcus Franks, West Berkshire's Executive Member for Community Resilience and Partnerships said: "There is no obligation to switch. Simply sign up and see if you can save, to register, or to just find out more. Make sure you have your latest energy bill to hand, as you will need the details during the registration process."

West Berkshire residents without internet access can contact West Berkshire Council  (01635) 503267 to register.