Over a thousand people across Lincolnshire sign up to energy scheme

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Since its launch a fortnight ago, more than 1,250 gas and electricity customers in Lincolnshire have signed up to potentially save money on their home energy bills through the new collective Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme (LESS).

South Kesteven District Council worked with the other authorities in the county to launch the campaign that invites residents to join forces and potentially save hundreds of pounds on their bills.

Energy suppliers can offer lower energy prices to a collective contract made up of thousands of customers. The more people that sign up, the lower the energy prices that could be offered. People who have never switched energy supplier and are on a standard tariff are likely to make the greatest savings.

The scheme is easy to join by registering your details at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/switch

Alternatively residents can register at SKDC office in St Peter’s Hill, Grantham.

Once the registration deadline has passed on Monday, February 17, the tariff of the lowest bidding energy supplier will be offered to residents. Residents are then able to choose to accept the offer or not.

People on pre-payment meters can also choose to switch.

Once registered, there is no obligation to switch. When the auction has been completed customers will receive an offer letter by email or post if registration was made ‘offline’.

Customers then have four weeks to confirm they wish to switch supplier by following the instructions in the offer email or returning a signed form by post.

SKDC’s portfolio holder for clean, green and healthy, Councillor John Smith said: “We are encouraging as many residents to choose to make the change to the Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme and to work with iChoosr for a community switch here in Lincolnshire.

“We are always keen to look at new ways to help our residents reduce their monthly outgoings and start a process to help those most in need address real fuel poverty.

“Remember registration closes on February 17 so register to switch as soon as possible.”