Hi Stephen - this would be provided by partner UK Power and the scheme is expected to generate around £4,000 profit in its first year after taking account of set up costs which are £3,000.
There are plenty comparison web sites available without the Council spending tax payers money on this service. Spend the money on services that aren't available elsewhere.
Thanks for the comments - if backed by cabinet on 2 February, the site would be expected to be up and running by March and would be open to anyone to use - you don't have to live in the borough.
Excellent idea - how will I know when it's up and running?
Great initiative. Is it open to other Shropshire residents who work for the council?