The ‘Big London Energy Switch’ is offering residents across London the possibility of paying less for gas and electricity by switching suppliers. If successful, the scheme could see thousands of households across the capital simultaneously change their energy provider, in return for a lower fixed term tariff.
Residents can register for the scheme for free. Energy companies will then compete to offer the lowest price possible to supply those residents. Residents will be informed of the results – and then they can decide whether to switch or not.
In Haringey, a £275,000 Coalition Government grant will also fund a project called 40:20 Home Energy Check-Up. As part of the project, Green Deal Assessors will visit residents’ homes and recommend energy efficiency improvements.
The Coalition Government has also awarded Haringey £153,900 from its Warm Homes Healthy People fund, paying for extra staff to visit 200 older people and contact a further 400 during the winter weather.
Commenting, Lynne Featherstone MP said:
“Whilst we cannot change the weather, the Lib Dems in Government have awarded £46 million to projects across the country to help reduce fuel poverty, boost energy efficiency and encourage switching to cheaper providers.
“I hope that Haringey residents will take advantage of the Big Switch initiative and register before the 8th April. I have emailed over 8000 constituents already to inform them of the offer.
“Other areas have already done this. On average households who took part saved up to £200. You can find out more information and register on the website.”