Big Switch and Save
The borough council is continuing to support the Big Switch and Save, a Norfolk-wide collective switching scheme which offers residents the chance to save money on their energy bills.
The Big Switch and Save is a collective switching scheme. In West Norfolk it is being led by West Norfolk Voluntary Community Action (WNVCA) and supported by the borough council.
The Big Switch and save invites residents to sign up to take part in a ‘reverse auction’ where energy suppliers compete to offer tariffs to residents who are considering changing their energy supplier. Residents who are offered a better tariff than their current rate can then switch suppliers through the scheme and save money on their gas and electricity bills. By grouping households together it is possible to negotiate much lower energy tariffs than an individual switching supplier on their own.
It is simple to take part, free of charge and no commitment is required; if the registrant is not happy with the new tariff, they simply continue with their current supplier. Personal details are not passed on to energy companies until the new tariff is accepted by the customer.
Registration is quick and easy. You will need to have details of how much gas and electricity you currently use. This can be found on your annual statement from your energy supplier or on your energy bills.
People can register online at www.bigswitchandsave.co.uk. To register online you will need an email address. Up to five households can register from the same email address, so if you don’t have email yourself you can ask a friend or family member to register from their email address. For help registering online call 0800 0488 285.
The Big Switch and Save scheme only covers gas and electricity. However, the website also contains information about fuel oil collective buying schemes.
To register or to find out more about the scheme visit:
Last updated: 20 August 2014