Kettering Borough Switch2Save – Together we save on energy

Published: Tuesday, 13th August 2019

Register for *FREE* on the Switch2Save to save money on your energy bills!

Switch2Save is a scheme that residents can sign up to, to get people cheaper energy tariffs. Many people are paying too much for their gas and electricity and haven’t changed suppliers in years, if at all. Residents are encouraged to register on the Switch2Save scheme to see if they can secure a good rate for the year ahead.

Taking part in the Switch2Save is free and without obligation. The more people that participate in the scheme, the more likely people will be able to achieve cheaper energy prices.

The Switch2Save will hold an Online Energy Auction on Tuesday 8th October 2019. The supplier who offers the cheapest tariff in the auction will be recommended as the new energy supplier to those who have registered with the scheme.

Residents will receive personal energy offers from Monday 21st October, and details of how much money they could save on their annual energy bill, before they decide if they want to accept the offer or not. Those who register for the scheme will have until Tuesday 26th November to accept their energy offers.

Sign up for the Switch2Save and see how much you can save: www.kettering.gov.uk/save

From the October 2018 to February 2019 auctions, the average savings stood at £165, and the total savings equalled to almost £10,000!

Cllr Ian Jelley, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, said:
“This scheme in Kettering Borough provides a fantastic opportunity to make a great saving on your energy bills.  I would like to encourage as many residents as possible, as well as those working in the Borough, to take advantage and benefit from this energy switch. We are always working with local partners and organisations to find the best, cost-effective solutions for Borough households.”

Rochelle Mathieson, Head of Commercial Development at Kettering Borough Council, said:
“Our hassle free, no obligation switching scheme is ideal if you’ve never switched energy suppliers, not switched for a number of years, or simply want to check you’ve got a good deal. The more people that participate in Switch2Save, the more likely people will be able to achieve cheaper energy prices.”

How the Switch2Save works:

1. Register your interest from Tuesday 13th August
Register online or call 01536 410333 (between 8am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday - except bank holidays). You will need your annual energy statement or latest energy bills, information on your current tariff and energy consumption, your preferred method of payment and your contact details. It is *FREE* to register.
2. Energy Auction is held is on Tuesday 8th October
At the end of the registration period an auction will be held with energy suppliers to find out which one will provide the best price to supply energy to the households that have registered.
3. Receive an offer from Monday 21st October
You will be sent a personal offer - it is up to you whether you accept it and choose to switch or not. There is no obligation to switch suppliers after you have registered. If you do not like the offer you can decline it.
When considering your offer bear in mind whether there are exit fees to leave your current deal (there can be one per fuel) and whether payments such as the Warm Homes Discount might be lost if the winning supplier does not offer this.
Each time a new scheme is launched you will need to re-register your details before you are submitted into the next round, whether you accepted a previous offer or not. If you have previously switched through the scheme you will not be automatically contacted by us when your deal is coming to an end, but your supplier should let you know - you would need to re-register to receive an offer.


Pre-register your interest
The registration link can be used to sign-up new participants after the auction has taken place and before the date by which offers need to be accepted, so if you miss the auction deadline you haven’t missed out completely. Also, once a switching cycle has ended, you can pre-register your details ahead of the next auction and you will be notified by email when the scheme re-opens so that you can confirm your details and be entered into the collective switch.


Sign-up on behalf of your friends and family
If you do not have an email address, do not worry - you can still register. If a family member or trusted friend has an email address, they can register your details on your behalf. Each email address can be used for up to five different registrations and it means that they will receive your offer as soon as it is available. If you’d prefer not to register online, you can visit your district council offices or call 0800 048 8439 to complete a registration with a customer services advisor. Your new tariff offer will then be posted to you, but you will have to sign and return your forms quickly if you agree to accept the offer.