Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Local People Power energy switching project takes to the road

There’s less than two weeks left for people to sign up to a new scheme which could help them cut their energy bills and to help residents gather more information about the ‘People Power’ scheme, Lancaster City Council is hosting information roadshows in Lancaster and Morecambe.

The first takes place today in Lancaster's Market Square.

The ‘People Power’ energy switching scheme closes at midnight on 8th April – so if you miss the deadline, you could lose the chance to take advantage of cheaper energy tariffs.

The dates and venues for the roadshows are as follows

  • Today in Market Square, Lancaster - 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Outside the Arndale Centre (New Town Square), Morecambe – Wednesday, 3rd April- 10.00am - 4.00pm

Council staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the scheme and assist residents to sign up.

The scheme works by thousands of people registering their interest in switching energy providers, who then bid for their business by offering the best available prices.

Registering is free, open to anyone and the more people that register, the more likely it is that there will be savings for everyone. There’s no obligation to switch providers so people have nothing to lose by registering their interest in taking part.

You can register your interest in taking part by visiting >

You can register up to five households on the same e-mail address, so why not help out a neighbour or friend who does not have access to the internet or emails.

But make sure you hurry – you’ve only got until 9th April to take part.

After this date an auction will take place in which energy companies will compete for the business of all those that have registered.

All the applications are grouped anonymously and the price offered by the suppliers is independent of the number of participants who make the switch.

The more people sign up the more likely suppliers are to give an additional discount.

Residents are not obliged to sign up to the scheme once a provider has been chosen, but those that do, could benefit from reduced bills.

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