An energy scheme which aims to save residents money on their energy bills is offering another chance to people to join.
The new Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme opens for business today (Tuesday).
In previous schemes 4,700 Lincolnshire households have registered to join forces to get better deals from energy suppliers, making the county’s residents one of the biggest groups to tackle the energy companies for better tariffs.
Households are again invited to register for the Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme, organised by Boston Borough Council, Lincolnshire County Council, West Lindsey District Council, East Lindsey District Council, South Kesteven District Council, North Kesteven District Council, Lincoln City Council and Community Lincs administered by the UK’s leading collective switching expert, iChoosr Ltd.
In the most recent auction, held in June, the average saving per household to take up their offer was £234.
Households wanting to register for the next scheme can submit their details at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/switch or if you do not have internet access, a friend or family member can do this on your behalf.
Call 01529 301990 (9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or visit SKDC’s office in St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, with a copy of your latest gas or electric bill.
Once households have registered their interest, the energy suppliers will be invited to compete with their best offers. The scheme is free for households to join and there is no obligation to take up the winning supplier’s tariff offer. All can register, whether you rent your home or own it, whether you are on dual fuel, electric only, pay monthly or quarterly or have a prepayment meter. And you don’t have to live in Lincolnshire. This scheme is open to all in the UK – so let your friends and relatives further afield know about it.
SKDC’s portfolio holder for healthy environment Councillor John Smith said: “People want help to find a good deal on their energy bills and are comfortable seeking this help in a scheme promoted by their local council. Many who find the switching process baffling end up doing nothing and paying more than they need to.
“Collective switching offers a straightforward solution. The more people who register, the more interested the suppliers are in winning them as customers and so the better the deal they offer.
“People who register are offered a deal after the auction and they choose whether to take it or not. Yes or no. Simple, but you have to register to have a chance to take up the saving so register today and tell your friends, family and neighbours to register too.”