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Charnwood residents ‘saving £247’ with renewable energy switching

Residents in Charnwood can now reduce their carbon footprint and save on their energy bills with ‘Charnwood Big Switch’.
 
The council’s energy switching partner iChoosr has introduced new rules which means only suppliers offering 100% renewable electricity tariffs can take part in auctions.
 
Charnwood Big Switch was launched last year to help residents change energy suppliers with ease and get a better deal. More than 200 residents have now registered for the scheme since it launched and those who switched in May saved an average of £247 each on their bills.
 
Cllr Paul Mercer, lead member for housing said: “It’s been great to see so many residents saving money on their energy bills since the scheme launched. Switching suppliers can be daunting and Charnwood Big Switch helps people change suppliers with ease and save money on their bills.
 
“As a Council, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, so we were pleased to see that 100% renewable electricity tariffs have been introduced through the scheme. This is in line with council owned and managed sites which are also supplied by renewable electricity. It means residents will now be helping the environment as well as saving money on their bills.
 
“There is no commitment to switch so I would encourage people to register to see what they could save before deciding to go ahead.”
 
Council sites such as Southfields offices, Loughborough Town Hall and Charnwood Museum are supplied by renewable electricity.
 
Charnwood Big Switch is delivered by the Council and iChoosr, an independent specialist provider in collective energy switching.
 
Collective switching gives people the opportunity to pay less for their energy. Residents can switch electric or dual fuel and can choose to have paper bills or to manage their accounts online.
 
iChoosr hold three auctions a year and energy suppliers compete to provide the lowest priced tariff in the auction.
 
Residents can register for their interest in the scheme for free and the next energy auction will take place on October 19, 2020
 
For more information about Charnwood Big Switch and to register visit https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/charnwoodbigswitch