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Essex Energy Switch

29 November 2017

The Winter Essex Energy Switch is now open for registration!

5 December – 13 February 2018

 
 
 
 
The Essex Energy Switch is a collective switching initiative which harnesses people power to secure cheaper deals from energy suppliers.

It will launch on Tuesday, 5 December, and residents have until Tuesday, 13 February 2018, to register their interest, although there is no obligation to switch supplier or tariff.

If you registered last year, you will still have to register for this round.

Essex residents saved £2,297,539 from our past five energy switches. Rather than switching energy supplier alone which can be a daunting and complicated task, we should work together to save money.

By joining a collective switch made up of thousands of like-minded people, we increase our purchasing power so we can negotiate a better deal from energy suppliers, who compete against each other at auction to offer the best tariffs.

If you haven’t switched for a few years you are likely to see the biggest savings, but even those who switch regularly can benefit. 

Residents in past auctions saved an average of more than £255 per household and many saved even more.

It's a free, easy and secure way to cut your energy bill without wasting time on comparison sites.

How do I register?


Please note that one email address can register up to five households which means you are able to register on behalf of friends or relatives who do not have internet access.

Is there a cost?

There's no cost to register and there is no cost to switch. 

Who is it for? 

Anyone who pays an energy bill can take part. As well as homeowners this includes tenants and customers on pre-payment meters. 

You can register for electricity and gas or just for one or the other. The choice is yours.
 
Small and medium-sized businesses can also register through the bespoke business bureau service and we encourage them to do so. 

What can I do now?

If you follow the link at the top of this page you will be directed to our partners’ registration page. 

Not on a gas main?

If you're not connected to the mains gas supply it is still possible to save money on heating oil by joining the Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE) community oil buying scheme.

The scheme brings communities together by using joint buying power. Savings can be passed on directly to people like you whose fuel costs may be high simply because you use oil fired central heating. It also saves you the time and hassle of telephoning numerous suppliers to obtain quotes for the best price every time you need fuel. 

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