The title to this post looks like the sort of spam email you would get and have protected in your junk mail, or a rain sodden bit of card cable tied to a light column at a road junction, but EDHC have beep part of a group working with energy suppliers to see how we can lower our energy bills. Doing this could save you the same amount you pay to EHDC in your council tax. Now, that would be clever.
The full press release is below:
East Hampshire District Council is working with all local authorities across Hampshire to set up a ‘collective energy switching service’ which will enable gas and electricity consumers in the county to combine their purchasing power and get a better deal on their bills. This project aims to save our residents money and reduce fuel poverty.
There are approximately 760,000 households in Hampshire. If just two per cent sign up to switch energy supplier through Switch Hampshire, this would give a combined purchasing power of just over 15,000 customers, enabling the negotiation of greater discounts, and potentially saving customers around £60 to £200 a year on their energy bills.
All residents have to do is register, Switch Hampshire will do the rest. There is no charge to take part, and no obligation to make the switch once a quote has been received.
Residents will be able to sign up for the scheme from Monday 22 April 2013 until Monday 3 June 2013.
More information can be found online through the Switch Hampshire website by clicking on this link http://www3.hants.gov.uk/collective-switching or by phone on 01962 846828.
FAQ’s about collective energy switching services click here: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/climatechange/collective-switching/collective-switching-questions.htm
To register interest click on this link here: firstname.lastname@example.org