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Millions of pounds saved through the Essex Energy Switch

16 January 2019

Millions of pounds have already been saved by residents across the county through the Essex Energy Switch and registration for this year's auction is now open.

The initiative is an annual, county-wide collective energy switching campaign designed to help local people save on their gas and electricity bills, as well as support those that may be struggling to pay for their energy supplies.

Since the scheme launched in 2014, more than 15,000 people have saved an average of £230 per household on their energy bills – more than £3.5m overall.

Registration for Essex Energy Switch is free and only takes five minutes. Once registered, there is no obligation to switch providers. The deadline for registering is Tuesday 12 February 2019.

Councillor Simon Walsh, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, is encouraging more people to take advantage of the opportunity.

He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for local communities to come together and make significant savings on their energy bills - the more people that register, the bigger the potential benefit.

“The initiative is great if you're busy and don't have time to hunt around for the best offer. If you haven't already, please make sure you've registered by the deadline."

Residents that took part in last year's Essex Energy Switch will need to register again this year to continue benefiting.

Small and medium-sized businesses can also register for the initiative through the bespoke business bureau service.

To find out more about the Essex Energy Switch, and how it can help you save money energy bills, take a look here.