Big community switch returns to help fuel-conscious Warwickshire residents - The Leamington Observer

Big community switch returns to help fuel-conscious Warwickshire residents

Leamington Editorial 14th Aug, 2021   0

FUEL conscious residents looking to save money will welcome the return of Warwickshire Switch and Save.

County residents have already saved well over £1.73million on their gas and electricity bills and are now encouraged to join the latest Big Community Switch to see how much they could save.

Warwickshire County Council has opened its 11th reverse auction in an effort to help its residents save money on their energy bills.

Using their collective bargaining power, residents can increase competition amongst energy providers and secure better energy prices. The council is continuing its partnership with iChoosr to use their expertise in negotiating with energy providers to secure the best prices for residents.

Residents can register their interest in the scheme before the auction begins.

Those who have registered their interest, will then be given a personalised offer showing how much they could be save by switching. If the householder is happy with the deal they can then proceed and switch suppliers totally free of charge.

Over 35,000 households in Warwickshire have registered with the scheme and 8,018 have made the switch and saved a combined amount of £1.73million on their gas and electricity bills as the scheme continues in its popularity.

WCC deputy leader Peter Butlin said: “Some residents will be paying too much, particularly if they haven’t switched supplier for a while, so I’d encourage everyone not to delay and sign up now with the scheme to see if they could save.

“In the last reverse auction, many of those who registered were eligible for a saving on their energy bills.”

The amount of money that can be saved will vary depending on the customer’s current tariff, payment method, consumption and the winning bid. There is no guarantee that an offer will be the cheapest, but the model aims to ensure the majority of participants are offered lower annual energy bills than they are on currently.

Residents who want to take part in this initiative should visit and have their latest energy bill to hand as they will need the details during the registration process.

Registration is now open. The auction takes place on October 12, with individual offers posted or emailed to residents from October 25. Registration closes November 23

If residents want support registering or want more information about the scheme, they can call the customer service desk at Act On Energy 0800 988 2881 or, alternatively, call iChoosr on 0800 048 8439, lines will be open Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm, and an advisor will be available to help.

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