What is Worcestershire Energy Switch?
Worcestershire County Council is working with group buying experts iChoosr to help as many residents as possible have the opportunity to find a better deal on their electricity and gas bills.
By harnessing the power of collective action we can gather a large number of people who want to switch supplier easily and who want to pay less for their energy.
iChoosr then organise a reverse auction. The supplier who offers the cheapest tariffs gets to offer registrants a new contract. After the auction they receive a personal offer and can see how much money they might save.
Those who register for the scheme can consider their offer before deciding whether or not to switch suppliers, and there is no charge to join the scheme.
The amount of money that can be saved will vary depending on individual factors such as the current tariff, payment method, consumption and the winning bid. There is no guarantee that an offer will be the cheapest but the model aims to ensure the majority of participants are offered lower annual energy bills than they are currently paying or are available at the time of the offer.