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Collective Energy Switching

10th November 2015 @ 6:06am – by Cheshire West and Chester Council
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Cheshire West and Chester Council has joined forces with 11 councils from across the UK to create a Collective Energy Scheme known as 'Ready to Switch?'

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Ready to switch?The scheme enables residents and local businesses to combine their purchasing power and bulk-buy their energy as a group, helping them to negotiate with providers for cheaper energy bills.

What are the benefits
The scheme is free to use, without obligation and makes it easy to switch energy provider. In previous rounds residents have realised savings of up to £200 a year.

How does it work
The collective switching scheme works by means of a reverse auction whereby energy suppliers are invited to bid their lowest tariffs to supply energy to all those signed up for the scheme.
Following the auction individual offers are sent out to those participating who can then decide whether they want to switch to the new deal. There is no obligation to accept the offer if you do not wish to take up the offer.

Key dates
Registration period for the next round is from Tuesday 4 August until midnight on Friday 20 November 2015.

How do I register
Using thislink you will need to provide your contact details, the name of your supplier and details of your current energy usage and tariff, so have a copy of your latest fuel bill available. Residents can register up to five households on the same email address so why not register family and friends without internet access?

Ed:"This is a great scheme but you need to get moving as you must register by Friday 20th November 2015."

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