Essex residents could save £133 a year on energy bills with Lib Dem backed scheme

January 29, 2014 9:54 AM
Originally published by Chelmsford Liberal Democrats

Lit gas hob on cooker.Essex residents could save up to £133 a year on their gas and electricity bills with a new scheme via Essex County Council. This follows a Lib Dem motion to the Council calling for the scheme in October 2012 and action by the Lib Dem Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to encourage cheaper energy schemes.

Essex Energy Switch is run by iChoosr, an independent provider which specialises in collective energy switching.

Residents can register for the scheme by following this link until Monday 17 February.

Lib Dem Cllr Stephen Robinson, who proposed the motion to Essex County Council, said "I am delighted that Essex CC has launched this scheme that will help Essex residents get the best deal on their energy."

Essex County Council says:-

"It is completely free to register and there is no obligation to switch.

"On 18th February iChoosr will run an auction asking energy suppliers to bid for the collective business of everyone who signs up. The supplier offering the lowest price wins!

"After 18th February iChoosr will contact everyone who has signed up individually with an offer of an energy tariff based on their usage. This will outline how much you will save by switching to the winning energy provider.

"Residents then choose whether or not to sign up to the new supplier. There is absolutely no obligation to switch, and you have a few weeks to decide. If you do decide to accept the offer you will then be contacted by the new supplier to arrange switching."