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The COVID-19 lockdowns have meant that many of us have been, and still are, at home for most of the day.  We’ve all been using more gas and electricity. It's estimated that during the Coronavirus pandemic, UK households have been spending an extra 25 per-cent on their electricity usage and an additional 17 per-cent on gas. That means, ultimately, higher bills. So there’s never been a better time to think about changing energy provider and, after thinking about it, actually doing it. 

Collective Energy Switching 

Energy switching is not a new idea - but 50% of householders have not switched in the last three years. This means their supplier defaults them onto a ‘Standard Variable Tariff’, which typically is the most expensive. No-one should have to pay more than they need to. Collective energy switching uses the bargaining power of a large group of residents to get them a competitive offer. 

Switching with Norfolk Energy Switch  

CAN works in partnership with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and national energy buying experts iChoosr. We offer a new kind of energy switching scheme to West Norfolk residents.  

Norfolk Energy Switch works by inviting the energy companies to come to the consumer, to offer the best price deals on electricity and gas. 

How Norfolk Energy Switch works 

It’s like an auction in reverse. Instead of the consumer having to look for the best price, Norfolk Energy Switch gathers together the buying power of everyone who's registered on the scheme. The energy companies are then invited to compete between themselves to make the best possible tariff offers to those who’ve registered. 

There are three energy auctions each year, and here’s why it makes sense to join in: 

  • Together we are stronger. The combined purchasing power of thousands of households helps get residents a more competitive offer. 
  • Registration is easy, free and without obligation. Residents receive a personal offer which they decide to accept or decline. 
  • The process encourages suppliers to offer their services at competitive prices 
  • Norfolk Energy Switch uses 100% renewable electricity tariffs – it’s an easy first step for people to start their carbon reduction journey. 
  • It saves having to trawl through online comparison sites or making long phone calls to providers’ call centres. Norfolk Energy Switch aims to provide all the necessary information to help people make an informed decision. 
  • It’s a safe environment in which to make an informed choice 

 

The next auction date – and how to join in! 

on Tuesday 18th May 2021.  Go to  Norfolk Energy Switch  and click on King's Lynn and West Norfolk to register your details.  You'll need to have details of how much gas and electricity you use, which you can find on your energy bills, so it’s a good idea to have those to hand when you register.  If you know someone who doesn’t have access to email you can register for them - up to five households can register from the same e-mail address.  

About a fortnight after the auction you’ll receive your personalised offer, which you can think about, then accept or reject.  

For help registering on-line call 0800 098 8994. 

It’s straightforward, there really is no catch, no commitment and no obligation.  

Live in an off-gas area and looking to reduce your heating oil bills? 

It’s the same principle with CAN’s well-established ThinkingFuel collective heating oil buying scheme – also trustworthy, reliable and proven over time. We offer very low prices per litre on heating oil right through the year. For more information visit www.thinkingfuel.org.uk.

Again, it’s straightforward, there’s no catch, no commitment, and no obligation.