Energy consumers in Warwickshire have cause to celebrate as Warwickshire County Council opens up registration for the fourth reverse auction which has already allowed local residents across the county to use their collective bargaining power to get a better deal on their energy bills.
Launched earlier in the month, the latest Switch and Save Warwickshire reverse auction, 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 whole group. Those who have registered their interest will then be given a personalised offer showing how much could be saved by switching. In the last reverse auction (February 2019), residents were able to save an average of £150 on their bills by registering with the scheme.
Households that 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.
Welcoming the latest reverse auction, Rob Powell, Strategic Director for Resources at Warwickshire County Council, 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. Last time, a large percentage of those who registered were eligible for an average saving of £150 on their bills. How much could you save? Don’t delay, sign up today!”
Mary, a resident from Nuneaton who signed up to save with the scheme, told us:
“I signed up to the first Warwickshire Switch and Save auction and the winning supplier offered 100% renewable energy. I was able to choose wind energy and couldn’t be more pleased with the supplier I’ve got!”
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.
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
If you have not already signed up to save, it’s not too late to register and receive a free, no obligation, quote, visit the site today: https://bigcommunityswitch.ichoosr.com/Product/index.rails?utm_medium=web&location=warwickshire
Want to find out more?
The Team from Warwickshire Switch and Save and Act On Energy are offering a number of face-to-face ‘Bring your bill’ events around the county which you can find details of below:
- Tuesday 23 Apr 2019 Shire Hall, Warwick – 9.30 to 14.30
- Tuesday 30 April 2019 – Stratford library 9.30 to 14.30
- Wednesday 1 May 2019 – Rugby library 9.30 to 14.30
- Thursday 2 May 2019 – Nuneaton library – 9.30 to 14.30
- Friday 3 May 2019 Leamington library 9.30 to 14.30
- Tuesday 7 May 2019 Atherstone library 9.30 to 14.30
- Thursday 9 May 2019 – Southam library – 9.30 to 12.30
- Wednesday 15 May 2019 – Bedworth Library – 9.30 to 12.30
- Tuesday 14 May 2019 – Shipston Library – 9.30 to 12.30
- Monday 20 May 2019 – Atherstone Council House CV9 1DE. – 9.30 to 15.30
- Tuesday 28 May 2019 – Shire Hall, Warwick – 9.30 to 14.30
- Monday 13 May 2019 Sydni Community Centre – Leamington – 16.00 to 19.00