Residents have another chance to save money on their energy bills after more than Â£120,000 was collectively saved last year through the Cambridgeshire Energy Switch scheme.
The first Cambridgeshire Energy Switch scheme for 2015 is launched and ready for households to sign up and save money at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/switch
Last year Cambridgeshire residents collectively saved more than Â£120,000 through the Cambridgeshire Energy Switch, an average saving over Â£200 per year-
The more residents signing up the better the deals are likely to be and switching is made easy.
The benefit of using the scheme is that energy suppliers can introduce a bespoke tariff (a fifth one) specifically for a collective switch that isn't available on the current energy market. Usually energy suppliers are only allowed to have four core tariffs per energy type.
The Cambridgeshire Energy Switch Scheme is supported by Cambridgeshire County Council and uses the collective bargaining power of residents to achieve better prices for electricity and gas to save households money. It is open to all residents on both credit and pre-payment meters too.
To register residents need to know who their current energy supplier is, the tariff that they are on and annual gas and/or electricity usage for their household which can be found on their bill. Registration is now open and the deadline for joining this switch is Monday, 2 February 2015. Energy suppliers are then given an opportunity to compete and provide their best offers for the collective group of residents for electricity and/or gas. The service is completely free of charge and there is no obligation to accept an offer.
Anyone wishing to sign up or find out more should log onto www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/switch If people do not have access to the internet they can contact Cambridgeshire County Council on 01223 507164, or via [email protected]