Overview Essex Energy Switch The Essex Energy Switch is a scheme to help residents get a better deal on their gas and electricity. It is free to register and there is no obligation to switch. Register online or call 0800 048 8439 to register and receive correspondence by post. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm. You will need a recent energy bill to to sign up. Get advice from Warm Homes Essex You could get help from a specialist energy advisor if you are finding it hard to pay energy bills or have debts with energy suppliers. They might be able to help you get a grant to improve your home's energy efficiency. Visit Warm Homes Essex or contact the Citizens Advice Warm Homes team on 0300 3033 789. Solar Together Essex Solar Together Essex is a group-buying scheme that enables Essex residents and businesses to install solar panels at an affordable price. The scheme provides a straightforward and safe way for you to generate your own energy and save money on future energy bills. Register for Solar Together Essex today and help reduce carbon emissions in your local area. Making energy efficient improvements if your household income is below £30,000 Essex homeowners with a household income below £30,000 may be eligible for £10,000 funding through the Sustainable Warmth Scheme. The funding is for making energy-efficient improvements to your home. It was previously called the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme. Save more money on your energy bill Visit Energy Saving Trust to find out how you can save even more money on your energy bills. Oil central heating systems Even if you're not connected to the mains gas supply, you can still save money on heating oil by joining the Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE) community oil buying scheme.