Energy consumers in Warwickshire have cause to celebrate as Warwickshire County Council launches its energy switching scheme and opens up registration for the first reverse auction which allows local residents to use their collective bargaining power to get a better deal.
Launched today, Switch and Save Warwickshire, which is provided in conjunction with expert provider IChoosr, will negotiate competitive prices with energy companies on behalf of local residents. Residents will be able to register their interest in the scheme before a competitive process to find the best deal for the group. Those who have registered their interest will then be given a personalised offer showing how much could be saved by switching.
Those who register for the scheme can consider the offer before deciding whether or not to switch suppliers and there is no charge to join the scheme.
a spokesperson for the Warwickshire Energy Team said:
“This is fantastic news for residents in Warwickshire and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to work with partners and other organisations to improve the quality of life for all, particularly some of our more vulnerable residents who worry about the costs of heating their homes.
“Some residents may be paying too much, particularly if they haven’t switched supplier for a while, so I’d encourage everyone to sign up and see what offer they receive. Indeed, collective energy switching is dependent on the number of people who do sign up so the more people we can encourage to take part the lower the tariff will be for everyone involved.”
The amount of money that can be saved will vary depending on individual factors such as the 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 paying or are available at the time of the offer.
Residents who want to take part in this fantastic initiative should visit: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/switchandsave they will need to have their latest energy bill handy as they will need the details during the registration process. Registration is open from 3 April 2018 with individual offers posted or emailed to residents before 3 July 2018.
If you want to take part or want more information visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/switchandsave or call the Big Community Switch 0800 048 8285