Get signed up to Dudley’s Big Switch to save cash on your home energy bills
What is Dudley's Big Switch?
With gas and electricity prices more than doubling in less than seven years and with this trend set to continue, borough residents are urged to sign up to Dudley’s Big Switch to save money on their gas and electricity bills.
Dudley’s Big Switch is a collective energy switching scheme, which is designed to bring people together to reduce their energy bills by switching suppliers collectively.
It’s part of a national initiative where councils across the country go to auction to see which energy company will offer the best tariff for their residents. Thousands of people across the country have already saved money by joining collective energy switching schemes. At previous Big Switch auctions Dudley borough residents have saved up to £300 each per year on their energy bills.
It’s important to remember that the more people that register on the scheme, the better the deal offered by the energy providers.
The scheme is run by Dudley Council; a company called IChoosr will act as an intermediary between the council and energy suppliers
Who can register with the scheme?
The scheme is open to all householders, including people living in rented accommodation, those with a prepayment meter or people paying for dual fuel or for gas and electricity separately and those with a fuel debt of up to £500 or less.
When is the next Big Switch and how can I register?
The next Big Switch will open for registration on 4 April 2017. It will then stay open until 22 May with the auction taking place on 23 May 2017. It’s free, simple and easy to register your interest and there is no obligation to switch. Click on the link to the right of this page to register, or call Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345.
For your information - in order to get the best offers, please ensure you have your tariff details and fuel usage before contacting us to register for the Big Switch.
Find out more about the Big Switch by reading these Frequently Asked Questions.
What will happen once I register?
Once an auction has taken place you will receive a personal offer from us (within a six week period) and will be able to see how much money you will be able to save by switching. You can then choose whether or not to accept this no obligation offer.
Please note that if you do decide to switch you are entering into a contract with an energy supplier, not with Dudley Council. The responsibility to provide energy and deliver your contract lies with the energy supplier.