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 having a look at what you could save.

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 show their interest. After this an auction is held where Energy Company’s 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. 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 for residents 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 again following the auction on 13th February, which was won by:

So Energy for dual fuel and electric only on line Registrants

Green Star Energy for dual fuel and electric only off line Registrants

Economy Energy for Dual fuel and electric only for residents on pre-payment meters

You can continue to register until the 20th March off line or until the 27th March online, click on the link below and fill in the online form to receive your personal offer. Offers will be sent out from Monday 26th February, with closure on Tuesday 27th March.  

By filling in this form there is NO obligation to switch providers. 

Register for Braintree's Essex Energy Switch

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