Cheaper Household Energy Bills with the West Berkshire Energy Switch
Sign up to see if you can save money on your energy bills with the West Berkshire Energy Switch
Due to the persistently rising wholesale prices across the energy market, please note that you may be advised not to switch tariffs.
For further information, visit the iChoosr Online Information Page to find out more about why current prices are so high.
The West Berkshire Energy Switch is a scheme where residents can sign up to see if they can receive cheaper energy tariffs. Many people are paying too much for their gas and electricity and haven't changed suppliers in years, if at all. Join the West Berkshire Energy Switch scheme today to see if you can secure a better energy deal for the year ahead. Auctions take place three times a year (February, May and October), although each registration period lasts much longer.
Over 10,000 households across West Berkshire have previously registered through this scheme, with those switching saving a total of £691,213 on their energy bills. In the last scheme, residents who signed up were able to save an average of £270 per year against standard tariffs by switching supplier.
Taking part in the West Berkshire Energy Switch is free and without obligation. The more people that participate in the scheme, the more likely we will be able to get a better deal for you.
How does it work?
We have partnered with independent experts in group buying, iChoosr UK. iChoosr manage the reverse auction and switching process, as well as provide support for residents at every step of the way.
Dates for the autumn scheme are below:
- Register from 30 November 2021 (until the end of the acceptance phase)
- Auction will take place on 15 February 2022
- Personal offers will be sent out from 28 February 2022
- The acceptance phase will close at midnight on 29 March 2022
Before the auction you need to register with your address and energy details. You will need to have your annual energy statement, or most recent set of bills to hand as these will show your current energy usage.
On auction day a reverse auction is held where suppliers compete to provide the best deal. The lowest price wins the auction. After the winning supplier is announced you will be sent a personalised offer with their winning tariff. Once you have received your personal offer, you will have until the end of the acceptance period to decide if you would like to switch or not.
Spread the word!
Collective switching works best when more people register, as the bargaining power to suppliers is increased, so once you have registered:
- Tell your neighbours about scheme to help them save also
- Help your relatives if they are not used to registering their details online - you can register on their behalf
- If you someone you know doesn't have internet access, they can register offline by calling 0800 048 8439
You can find some frequently asked questions on the iChoosr website.