Winning Companies Chosen for East Riding Cheap Energy Scheme
7:26pm 16th April 2013
Households that signed up to the YORSwitch energy saving initiative, run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and its partners, stand to save up to £1m on their energy bills if they choose to switch when they receive their offer letters, following the recent auction held with energy companies.
More than 15,000 registered for YORSwitch, the equivalent of around 10 per cent of the East Riding’s 140,000 households, with more than 50 per cent from households occupied by somebody aged 60 or over and more than 20 per cent of registrants from low-income households.
The winners of the auction were British Gas, Scottish Power and Sainsbury Energy, supplied by British Gas and will deliver the following tariffs:
* dual fuel (online) monthly direct debit (MDD) winner - Sainsbury Energy
* dual fuel (paper) MDD winner - Sainsbury Energy
* electricity only (online) MDD winner - Scottish Power
* electricity only (paper) MDD winner - Scottish Power
* dual fuel pre-pay meter (PPM) winner - British Gas
* electricity only PPM winner - British Gas.
Councillor Symon Fraser, cabinet portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said: “The council is very pleased with the outcome of this first round of YORSwitch and hope that all those who registered seriously consider switching upon receipt of their offer letters.
“The take up in our area was extraordinary and accounted for nearly a sixth of all those who signed up to the 50 plus local authority schemes, nationally.
“YORSwitch makes switching energy suppliers really easy and the simplest way to register is online, with all the information you need to register available from your current energy bill.
“We now hope that even more will register for the second round, helping residents save on their energy bills at a time when every penny counts.”
If you missed out on the first round of YORSwitch there is another chance to sign up. The second round gets underway later this month, with the open date for registrations starting on Monday, 22 April with the deadline of Monday, 3 June and the auction amongst energy suppliers on Tuesday, 4 June.
For further information and to register for YORSwitch, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/yorswitch or call the council’s customer service network on (01482) 393939 with a copy of your most recent energy bill to hand.
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