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The Energy Switch Campaign…..

The Energy Switch Campaign…..
is proving extremely successful, with almost 12,500 signing up for this collaborative energy scheme, which is based on a previous campaign run by Oldham. You can monitor (and sign up yourself!) here: http://gmfairenergy.com.

Background
We know that rising energy prices are an increasing concernMcc master logo CMYK
for residents.
We also know that many people would get a better deal on
their energy by switching providers.
Greater Manchester’s Energy Switching Scheme is being
organised by the ten councils within Greater Manchester
(Manchester, Bury, Oldham, Salford, Stockport, Wigan,
Bolton, Rochdale, Tameside and Trafford). The scheme brings
together a number of people who want to switch providers into
one ‘auction’. Energy providers then bid for their business by
offering the best available prices.
The more people join the collective scheme, the better a deal
everybody gets.
On average we expect residents to save up to £250 a year
by switching energy suppliers through this scheme. The £250
figure is based on previous auctions.
How does the scheme work?
Residents can sign up free and with no obligation to tell us they
are interested in switching suppliers to save money. Businesses
currently on a domestic tariff are also eligible to sign up.
The more people sign up, the better deal we all get.
Anyone can sign up from 2 January to 28 January 2013.
On 29 January iChoosr (the company which has been
selected to facilitate the switching process) will run an auction
asking energy suppliers to bid for the collective business of
everyone who signs up.
After 29 January iChoosr will contact everyone who has signed
up individually with an offer of an energy tariff based on their
usage. This will outline how much you will save by switching to
the winning energy provider.

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