The council is working with switching partner, iChoosr, which runs many energy switching schemes across the country, to make it easy and simple for people to consider switching energy provider and save money. The strength of the scheme lies in the collective purchasing power to try and secure better deals for everyone.
Households can register their interest in the scheme for free between now and 13 October 2015. Once registration closes on 13 October 2015, iChoosr will gather everyone’s registrations together and invite energy companies to offer their best prices for energy to everyone in the scheme. Residents that register will then receive a personalised offer on the new tariff secured by the scheme, showing exactly how much money they could potentially save if they accept the offer. It is then up to individual households to decide whether they choose to switch energy provider or not. There is no obligation to accept and there are no fees or charges.
Neither the council nor iChoosr can guarantee residents will save money as it will depend on current energy use and the price currently being paid for that energy. Some households may find they are already on the best value tariff for their circumstances.
Registration is easy, all people will need to hand is a recent energy bill or annual statement based on actual meter readings rather than estimates and they will need to know which company they pay their bills to.
Those interested in registering or who want more information on the scheme, should visit:
People without internet access can call 01723 361518 or 07702 736265. Alternatively they can visit the Choices4Energy shop in Scarborough or one of the drop in sessions listed below:
To help register people for collective switch,
Helmsley Library Tuesday 25 August 10-12pm
Pickering Library Tuesday 25th August 1-3pm
Cropton Village Hall Tuesday 1 September 10.30-12pm
Malton Library – Tuesday 1 September 1-4pm
Kirkbymoorside Library Wednesday 9 September 2-4pm
To help people switch to the offer post auction,
Kirkbymoorside Library Wednesday 28th October 2-4pm
Helmsley Library Tuesday 3rd November 10-12pm
Pickering Library Tuesday 3rd November 1-3pm
Malton Library Tuesday 10th November 11-2pm
The Choices4Energy shop is located at Scarborough Customer First Centre, Nicholas Street, Scarborough. Opening times are: Monday 9-5pm, Wednesday 9:30-4pm, Thursday 10-1:30pm and Friday 11-2pm.