Lincolnshire residents invited to save hundreds with energy switch scheme

Residents across the county have the opportunity to shave hundreds of pounds off their energy bills through the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme.

Householders who signed up for the last round of the scheme through their local councils saved an average of £220.85 on their energy bills.

Every Lincolnshire resident, whether they are homeowners or renting in the county can register online on the energy switch scheme website.

Annual gas or electric statements, or bills covering the last 12 months, are needed to complete the application process.

Once applicants register their interest, energy suppliers are then invited to compete with their best offers at an auction.

Offer letters stating the potential savings are then sent to residents’ addresses or by email and lower bills could be among the offers.

Anyone not able to register online can register offline at their local council offices or by calling 0800 048 8439 until 5pm on Monday October 12.

The scheme is organised by Boston Borough Council, City of Lincoln Council, East Lindsey District Council, Lincolnshire County Council, South Kesteven District Council, North Kesteven District Council and West Lindsey District Council and is administered by the UK’s leading collective switching expert, iChoosr Ltd.

The scheme is open to all energy users, whether residents are on dual fuel, electric only, pay monthly or quarterly or have a prepayment meter.

There is no obligation for people to accept their personal offer, but if they do it’s easy and straightforward and the new provider will take care of the whole process.

Karen Lond, lead officer for Lincolnshire councils said: “This is another great opportunity for householders to save hundreds of pounds on their energy bills.

“Registering is really simple and there is nothing to lose by and seeing if the winning supplier at the auction in October beats your current energy prices. If they do, you could be on your way to some timely savings on your bills later in 2015.

“Thousands of people across the county have already switched energy providers from our auctions in the last two years and pocketed the big saving, why not join them?”