Dudley residents are invited to take part in the next Big Switch auction, designed to help save money on energy bills.
Application to the next auction is now open and you can register up until June 21 2023. Once the auction has taken place you will then have the option of switching energy supplier to the company offering the best deal. There is no obligation to switch.
Dudley’s Big Switch is a collective energy switching scheme. It is designed to bring people together to reduce their energy bills by switching suppliers together.
It is part of a national initiative where councils across the country work together to get the very best energy deals for their householders. Thousands of people across the country have already saved money by registering with the Big Switch. At previous Big Switch auctions Dudley borough residents have made significant savings on their energy bills.
In total since Dudley Council joined the scheme in May 2013 people have made savings totalling almost £1.5 million on energy bills.
The Big Switch involves four easy steps.
Sign up for free without obligation. It takes less than 5 minutes. You can either click on the banner above 'Lower your energy bill and register today for free' and follow the link to sign up online, or you can call Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345.
An 'auction' then takes place. The supplier who offers the cheapest tariff will offer you a contract.
You will then receive a personal offer to see how much money you could save.
Finally, you get decide whether you accept the offer or not.
Please note, 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.
The scheme is open to all householders living in the Dudley Borough, and includes the following:
People living in rented accommodation.
People with a prepayment meter.
People paying for dual fuel.
People paying for gas and electricity separately.
People who are pre-payment customers with a fuel debt of up to £500 or less.
If you are on a credit meter you will have 28 days to pay any money owing to the supplier you are leaving. Any debt cannot be carried forward to a new supplier.