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One week left to register for Essex Energy Switch

5 February 2019

Thousands of people across the county have already signed-up to the Essex Energy Switch, aimed at saving local people money on their gas and electricity bills.

With just one week left until the deadline for this year’s auction, residents are encouraged not to waste energy hunting around for a better deal, but to make sure they have signed-up for the initiative.

The more people that sign-up for the Essex Energy Switch, the bigger the potential there is to save per person.

Tariffs offered through the initiative are also usually cheaper than those found on price comparison sites, or by going to suppliers direct.

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

Cllr Simon Walsh, ECC’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: “It’s great to see that so many people have already registered for this year’s Essex Energy Switch. It’s also testament to the savings that can be made that we have seen so many people returning to take part again. If you haven’t already done so, don’t miss the opportunity to switch.”

How it works

• Residents need to register here: www.essex.gov.uk/energyswitch by Tuesday 12 February 2019. It’s quick, only takes five minutes and all you need is a recent energy bill. Once registered, there is also no obligation to switch providers.
• Residents that took part in last year’s Essex Energy Switch will need to register again this year to continue benefiting.
• Once registration has closed, energy providers will bid against one another in an auction to win the custom of those who have registered. The winning bidder will be whichever company offers the most competitive price.
• The new energy provider will be announced when residents receive their offer letter which will be sent out from 25 February. This gives approximately four weeks for people to decide whether to change supplier/tariff or not.

For more information, visit www.essex.gov.uk/energyswitch