Essex Energy Switch
Nearly £1million has collectively been saved by Essex residents from the past two switches. Rather than switching energy providers as an individual customer, let’s work together and save money.
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.
Those who took part in the last Brentwood Essex Energy Switch saved an average of more than £200 and many residents saved even more.
Essex Energy Switch
Once again Brentwood BC & Essex County Council are organising a collective energy switching initiative for people and businesses who want to cut their energy bills.
Residents had until 20th March 2017 to register for the latest initiative and have received their quote (without any obligation) in switching their energy supplier through the scheme. The scheme is ongoing so you can still register your interest for the next auction. It's a free, easy and secure way to cut your energy bill without wasting time comparing prices 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 happens next?
You can register your interest in future auctions prior to the launch dates, and you will be sent a reminder when the registration period is ‘open’.
To register, with no commitment to change supplier at this stage, please follow this link to iChoosr’s switching page.
Small and medium sized businesses can register by clicking here http://bigcommunityswitch.ichoosr.com/Product/index.rails?&utm_medium=web&location=brentwood
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. http://www.essexrcc.org.uk/Oil_Buying_Scheme.aspx
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.
For further details on the scheme and advice on saving energy in the home visit www.essex.gov.uk/energyswitch.
In addition, organisations such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, Age UK or Brentwood Borough Council will be able to advise you on how to save money on utility bills as well as saving energy.