Switch Telford - helping residents save money
Telford & Wrekin Council is now making it easier for residents to save money on their energy bills.
The Council has launched Switch Telford , its own energy price comparison and switching website, in partnership with Ofgem accredited UK Power. The search engine which powers the switches will determine the best supplier for each household and gives totally independent advice on the cheapest tariff.
Residents using this service will see in one place, free of charge, all the gas and electricity deals on the market in real time and can switch supplier quickly and easily, in as little as five minutes.
When making the switch, you don’t even have to contact your old supplier or change any direct debits, as the new energy site switch.telford.gov.uk will do this for you.
With every switch made, irrespective of which supplier has been chosen, the Council will receive a commission and this will help limit cuts to front line services.
Councillor Lee Carter, Cabinet member for Council Finance, Partnerships & Commercial Services said:
"We are delighted to be able to offer a switching service for our residents. By offering this service we can help residents save money on their gas and electricity bills, whilst ensuring it's provided by a trusted source."
“By partnering with UK Power and AgilityEco, we’ve been able to generate money back into the local authority, with funds going right back into supporting and sustaining council services in our borough, which benefits everyone.”
The launch of the new Energy Switching site builds on the Council’s strategy around energy, which saw the completion of the Solar Farm at Wheat Leasowes. So far this has generated nearly £500,000, which has been used to help protect and maintain council services.