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West Berkshire Energy Switch

Pay less for your energy

West Berkshire Energy Switching Scheme

Issued on: 11 December 2020

 

People in West Berkshire are being invited to sign up for West Berkshire's Collective Energy Switch and save on their energy bills.

The scheme, run in partnership with iChoosr, Big Community Switch offers a no obligation collective energy switching scheme which gives people the opportunity to group together and pay less for their energy. Electric or dual fuel can be switched.

Many people are currently overpaying for their Electricity and Gas. This is mostly due to people staying with a single supplier for years. Due to the Covid -19 impact many people are earning less than they would have usually, and others with increased energy costs from working at or being at home more than usual, households are finding their energy bills have increased.

Since 2016, more than 7,600 households across West Berkshire have switched enabling them to access renewable energy and save an average of £270 per year in energy bills against standard tariffs by switching suppliers. 

Registering and participating in the West Berkshire Energy Switch is free and comes without obligation.

Steve Ardagh-Walter, West Berkshire's Executive Member for  the Environment said:

"This is a great opportunity to not only check your energy bills to see if you can make savings and fix for the year ahead, but also to reduce carbon by signing up for a renewable electricity tariff.

"It's not too late to sign up and see if you can save so make sure you don't miss out! Tell friends and family about the scheme too as more registrations help to provide a cheaper tariff."

 Register with the Energy Switch scheme today to be guaranteed renewable electricity and a no obligation personal offer and to see how much money you could save by switching.

A reverse auction will be held on 9 February 2021 where energy suppliers will compete with their best offers.  Registration will close at midnight on 8 February 2021. From 23 February 2021, participants will receive their personalised offer for consideration. Auctions are held each year in February, May, and October.

Register or find out more.

Participants will need to have their latest energy bill to hand, as details will be requested in the registration process.