Energy switching saves Essex £1m

Essex residents have saved almost £1 million by switching energy suppliers. The Essex Energy Switch campaign aims to help locals cut their gas and electricity bills by changing their suppliers. It […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Essex residents have saved almost £1 million by switching energy suppliers.

The Essex Energy Switch campaign aims to help locals cut their gas and electricity bills by changing their suppliers.

It was initiated in February last year and more than 7,200 people have saved an average of £263 per household, stated the council.

Homeowners and tenants as well as any small or medium sized business operating within the county can apply for the scheme.

It works by an auction where energy companies bid against each other to offer the lowest rate for gas and electricity contracts.

Councillor David Finch, leader of Essex County Council said: “I am delighted to think that so many residents have been able to save close to £1million on their energy bills and would like to see even more residents take up the offer in the future.”

The programme will open in December for the next auction in February next year.