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 being 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 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 saved an average of up to £300 each per year on their energy bills.
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 living in Dudley Borough, including people living in rented accommodation, people with a prepayment meter, people paying for dual fuel, as well as people paying for gas and electricity separately and people with a fuel debt of up to £500 or less.
When is the next Big Switch and how can I register?
There are three Big Switch auctions each year. Autumn 2018’s Big Switch has now closed. The next auction will be in early 2019. For more information on the Big Switch click on the link below.
Find out more about the Big Switch by reading these Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen once I register?
After each Big Switch auction closes 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 to the chosen energy supplier. 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.
Register by telephoning 0300 555 2345
Register on Big Community Switch