Braintree's Essex Energy Switch

What is Braintree's Essex Energy Switching Scheme?

The Scheme aims to help residents get a better deal on their gas and/or electricity bills. The scheme is delivered in partnership with iChoosr an independent company that helps group people together to switch suppliers in order to get the best price. 

If you've never switched energy supplier or if it has been a number of years, then your savings are likely to be high. Even if you do switch regularly it is still worth making a Registration to see if you could get a cheaper tariff.

What savings can be made?

An average of £250 is being saved by households this amount is likely to increase if you haven’t switched in a few years.

How does the FREE scheme work?

Residents apply via an online form to register their interest. After this, an auction is held where energy companies compete against each other to provide their best possible tariffs. Auctions will be repeated through the year in February, May and October.

Everyone who registers will receive a personalised offer based on their annual usage. The offer shows how much they could save by switching provider or tariff.

The winning provider may be your current provider, this means you won’t necessarily switch provider but you may be offered a cheaper tariff.

Offers are sent out giving approx. 4 weeks to decide whether to change supplier/tariff or not. The tariffs are usually for a 12 month time period.


How can I register?

Registration is now open until Monday 21st May with the Spring auction being held on Tuesday 22nd May.

Offers will be sent out from Monday 4th June with closure on Tuesday 3rd July.

It is FREE to make a Registration and there is NO obligation to switch providers. 

Register for Braintree's Essex Energy Switch

Auction Results

The winners of the May auction are:

So Energy for on-line registrants

E-on for paper copy registrants and

Economy Energy for pre-payment meter customers

You can still register until 3rd July off-line and if you wish to receive a paper copy until 26 June 2018

What happens if you or someone you know doesn't have the internet?

Residents who do not have internet access can ask a relative, neighbour or friend to assist and registrations can be made using their e-mail address.  One e-mail address can be used up to five times to register for the scheme.  However if residents do not have access to the internet or need assistance with registering, please contact the Sustainability Team on 01376 552525 or alternatively, you may wish to contact the iChoosr helpline on 0800 048 8285 lines are open Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm or go to iChoosr FAQ