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?
Average household savings are typically £180 a year.
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 held throughout 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 supplier may be your current supplier therefore, you wouldn't switch supplier, but just be offered a cheaper tariff.
Offers are sent out giving approx. 5 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 opens for the Autumn auction on Tuesday 13th August until Monday 7th October 2019 with the auction date of Tuesday 8th October 2019.
Offers will be sent out from Monday 21st October and acceptances must be received by Tuesday 26th November 2019.
It is free to make a Registration and there is no obligation to switch providers.
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, please contact the iChoosr helpline on 0800 048 8285 lines are open Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm or go to iChoosr FAQ.
Next auction dates
Register from Tuesday 3rd December until Monday 10th February 2020
Auction on 11th February 2020
Closure 24th March 2020