Reduce your energy bills
The Energy Deal Scheme could help you save money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon emissions.
We aim to save you money by negotiating on your behalf to bring down the cost of your energy.
The more households taking part, the better the chances of securing a competitive energy deal.
It’s free to join and you don’t have to accept the winning offer.
How to take part
Registration requires details of your energy consumption (found on your energy bill/annual energy statement - preferably in KWh), the name of your current supplier and your current tariff.
The next auction takes place in February 2021
Energy Deal holds three auction rounds a year, in October, February and May. If your current fixed tariff is not due to expire in the new few months you can still register then take part in one of the forthcoming rounds.
Due to restrictions on the scheme we are not allowed to send out reminders to resident who have switched using the scheme in the past two years. Please keep a note of your current tariff expiry date and register for the auction that coincides with that date.
Winners of the auction held on 6 October 2020
SO Energy won: Dual fuel and electricity only online contacts (Monthly Direct Debit)
SSE won: Dual fuel and electricity only paper billing (Monthly Direct Debit)
E.ON won: Pre Payment Meter contracts
Personal Energy Offers are currently being compiled and offers will be sent out from 19 October 2020. If you want to switch you’ll need to complete and submit acceptance forms by 17 November 2020.
The October auction was able to secure 100% renewable electricity supply matched by renewable sources including wind, biomass and solar which may be:
- generated by the suppliers’ own renewable sources
- bought from independent renewable generators
- matched with 100% renewable electricity sourced externally with - Guarantees of Origin (GoO) or Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origins (REGOs) certificates
How it works
The scheme is open to all households using gas and electricity who pay monthly, quarterly or via a pre-payment meter.
It’s free to register for the scheme, and residents are not obliged to switch energy supplier.
Registration will require details of annual energy consumption, current tariff/supplier, (shown on fuel bill/annual energy statement), and method of payment and should take less than five minutes to complete.
You can help your relatives if they are not used to registering their details online (you can register on their behalf).
You can help people without internet access to register with you online or they can call 0800 048 8439 (Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm) for assistance.
Once registration has closed, energy suppliers are invited to compete with their best offer at an energy auction, administered for the council by iChoosr.
Residents registered with Energy Deal will then be sent a personalised offer showing the winning tariff, which you can then decide whether you want to accept.
If you decide to accept the offer, iChoosr then take care of the entire switch for you, meaning the whole thing is as smooth and hassle-free for you as possible.
Alternative energy switching options are available through Ofgem accredited comparison sites.
Information on collective switching can be found on the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy website.
Find out more about iChoosr on their YouTube channel.