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Many residents are still paying too much for their energy. Sometimes they don’t have the ability to switch suppliers, are afraid of switching, don’t have the time or simply think that it’s just too much hassle.
With the Cheaper Energy Together scheme we will negotiate for competitive prices with the energy companies on behalf of our residents and make the switching process as simple as possible. We are hoping that many people who wouldn’t otherwise switch will take advantage of the opportunity and benefit from the scheme, including some of our most vulnerable customers.
We gather together a lot of people who want to switch and pay less for their energy with no hassle. We then arrange for an auction to take place between the energy suppliers and the one that offers the best deal will offer you a new contract. You will receive a personal offer which will show how much you could save. If you agree to the offer, we will take care of the switching process for you.
No. There is no cost to register or to switch.
We will not know what price you will be offered for your energy until after the auction has taken place and you have received your offer in writing, this is because a collective switching scheme is dependent on how many people sign up to the scheme; the bigger the group, the lower the tariff! Your potential saving depends on your current tariff, payment method and your electricity and gas usage, and ultimately on the winning bid. We cannot guarantee that our offer is the cheapest offer but our model aims to ensure the majority of participating households are offered lower annual energy bills than they are on currently or is available at the time of the offer.
We currently offer two payment types, direct debit and pre-payment. It is a more convenient and cheaper method of paying energy bills and suppliers often reward customers with additional savings of up to £75 a year for paying in this way. To maximise the benefit of collective switching and group buying power, participants are grouped onto the most popular tariff. If demand proves high enough, other payment methods may be available in the future.
Registration is open on Tuesday 5 December 2017. If you would like to register to receive a no-obligation offer, simply complete the form by following the link below: Big Community Switch (external website)
Our YORSwitch team will be holding events across the county over the coming months, if you would like to attend please visit the YORSwitch events page.
All the information you will need to be able to participate can be found on your most recent energy bill, so please have this to hand when contacting the customer service team.
Please note that one email address can register up to five households which means you are able to register on behalf of relatives or friends who do not have internet access.
Thank you to all who registered with YORSwitch.
Offers will be sent out by email or post following the auction.
If you have not received your offer by Friday 16 March 2018 please contact us on (01482) 393939.
When you receive your personal offer, it will tell you who the winning supplier is and their rates for your annual energy consumption. The offer letter or email you receive will also show your current annual usage which you told us when registering for the scheme so that you are able to compare how much money you would save by switching.
Please note: Consider the offer carefully and check with your current provider if you will have to pay a penalty charge for terminating your contract.
You have until Tuesday 27 March 2018 to accept your offer. If you have any questions about your offer or would like to discuss your options, please telephone the customer service centre on (01482) 393939.
If you decide to switch, simply complete the form attached to the offer letter/email and either post back in the pre-paid envelope or email back. We will then take care of the switching process for you and you will receive a welcome pack from your new supplier in due course.
If you decide not to switch, you do not need to do anything.
If you would like extra support with understanding your offer letter, you can call the customer service centre on (01482) 393939.