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Malvern Hills District Council launches ‘Fair Energy’ scheme

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Malvern Hills District Council is encouraging residents to come together in a new collective switching campaign that could slash their energy bills - the more people who join in, the greater the savings for everyone.

You can register your interest online now, it's free to sign up with no obligation. So join over 10,000 people across the UK who have already signed up. It will help to have an energy bill handy when you register, so you can estimate your annual energy consumption.

The Malvern Hills ‘Fair Energy’ scheme forms part of a massive campaign which sees 50 councils across the UK joining together to get the best deal for their residents. The campaign forms part of the ‘Big Community Switch’ which is designed to reduce energy bills through collective switching.

The scheme brings together people who want to reduce their energy bills by switching energy suppliers and enters them into a collective ‘reverse auction’. Energy companies then bid for the community’s business by offering the lowest available price to individuals.

Residents can register their interest, without obligation  to find out how much they can save through the scheme. Individual savings will vary depending on the household’s energy consumption and current tariff. In previous auctions, the average household dual fuel savings on gas and electricity has been up to £250 per year.

Deputy Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, Cllr Paul Swinburn said:

 “The more people who register for the scheme, the better the savings will be for individuals. The power of collective switching on this scale means that this is an excellent opportunity for households to make savings on their fuel bills. Residents have nothing to lose by registering their interest because they don’t have to accept the offer once it’s made.”

"You don’t have to live in the Malvern Hills district to register for the council’s scheme - if you live in England you can join this scheme so get your family and friends to register too!"

What happens next?

Register your interest in the scheme by midnight on April 8th 2013. Customers are advised to have their energy bill handy when they sign up as they will need to supply basic contact and household energy consumption information.  

On the 9th of April 2013 a ‘reverse-auction’ will take place - the energy supplier with the best deal for participants will win.

From the 15th of April onwards each participating household will receive a personalised offer, which they can then choose to accept and then switch and save, or decline if they wish.

Interested?

You can register your interest online now, it's free to sign up with no obligation. It will help to have an energy bill handy when you register.

You can also call The Worcestershire Hub for more information on 01684 862151 Monday to Friday (8am- 8pm) or Saturday (9am- 5pm) or visit one of our Customer Service Centres in Malvern, Tenbury Wells or Upton-upon-Severn to find out more.

You can also keep informed on Facebook and Twitter where well be keeping you informed using #MHfairenergy

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Other energy deals available to you in the Malvern Hills District

LPG Fuel Deal

A new scheme launched by Malvern Hills District Council in November to help LPG fuel households save up to 30 per cent on their heating bills is attracting a steady stream of customers.

The innovative deal between the council and Lister Gases Limited, for a LPG bulk fuel agreement, was one of the first deals of its kind in the country and is proving to be a big hit with residents.  Working to reduce fuel poverty in the district is a key priority for the council and this deal plays an important part in achieving that reduction.

Karen and Tony Marris

(Pictured: Karen and Tony Marris of Hanley Swan, new customers of Lister Gases Ltd)

You can read more about the LPG fuel deal.

Community oil bulk buying scheme

Community First has set up a new community oil bulk buying scheme that will help people living in rural communities to reduce their bills.  You can join as a new member of as part of an existing oil buying group - by bringing small groups together we can bring fuel costs down even lower.  Click here to see the leaflet Community First Oil bulk buying or to download the registration form click here: CF registration form. You can find out more on their website Community First

Free insulationloft insulation

A free household insulation scheme initially aimed at residents over 60 years of age and launched at the beginning of the year has now been extended to cover all households regardless of age.  The scheme enables households with a low energy efficiency rating to install loft and cavity wall insulation for free.

 

You can also read more about Malvern Hills District Council's energy efficiency measures.

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