It is great news for Warwickshire residents this week as Warwickshire County Council’s collective energy switching scheme – Warwickshire Switch and Save – opens its registration period for the October 2018 reverse auction.
In Warwickshire, about 400 households registered with the scheme for the previous reverse auction which took place in May 2018 and the county’s Switch and Savers were combined with 37 other similar initiatives from all around the UK to create a consumer collective of over 25,000 registered households. Those residents who signed-up to the scheme were made offers representing an average saving of £177 on their utility bills.
One Leamington Spa resident contacted Warwickshire County Council to let them know how overjoyed he was when he recently received his personal offer highlighting a £401 saving on his electricity bill!
Following the May reverse auction, there were three providers who were able to provide residents with the best rate for their gas and electricity bills and they have been providing the following contracts to consumers:
- So Energy, supplying 100% green electricity for residents who have online billing;
- E.O.N for residents who have paper billing; and
- Economy Energy for residents using pre-payment meters.
In total, 75% of people who registered for the scheme last time in Warwickshire could have saved on their energy bills if they chose to switch, meaning lots of happy residents in the county. Now that process begins again giving even more residents the opportunity to switch and save.
Users can visit the Warwickshire Switch and Save website to register their interest in becoming a saver or visit one of the ‘Bring your Bill’ events taking place around Warwickshire in the Autumn
Date Time Location
Tuesday 18 September 2018 9:30am – 2:30pm Stratford Library
Thursday 20 September 2018 9:30am – 2:30pm Nuneaton Library
Friday 21 September 2018 9:30am – 2:30pm Leamington Library
Tuesday 25 September 2018 9:30am – 2:30pm Atherstone Library
Wednesday 3 October 2018 9:30am – 2:30pm Rugby Library
Tuesday 2 October 2018 9:30am – 2:30pm Shire Hall, Warwick
Tuesday 13 November 2018 9:30am – 2:30pm Shire Hall, Warwick
Welcoming the launch of the next registration period, Cllr Peter Butlin, Deputy Leader of Warwickshire County Council and Portfolio Holder for Finance and Property, 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 will 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. Don’t delay, sign up today”
To sign up for the latest reverse auction with Warwickshire Switch and Save, visit: https://bigcommunityswitch.ichoosr.com/Product/index.rails?utm_medium=web&location=warwickshire
More information about Switch and Save Warwickshire is available online: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/switchandsave