Essex residents encouraged to sign-up to renewable energy and save with the Essex Energy Switch

December 15, 2020 7:13 PM

Electricity (power) socket"The Essex Energy Switch is about local communities coming together, supporting renewable energy and saving money on their gas and electricity bills - the more people that register, the bigger the potential saving per household."

That's the message from Cllr Simon Walsh, Essex County Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, who is encouraging residents to register for the initiative and potentially save hundreds of pounds on their energy bills.

Cllr Walsh added: "Registering for the Energy Switch is quick, easy and helps you avoid searching for the best deals as all the hard work is done for you.

"Since the scheme launched in 2014, more than 17,500 people across the county have saved an average of £230 per household on their energy bills - more than £4.1 million across the county overall.

"This year it is an even better offer as suppliers will provide 100 per cent renewable electricity."

Registration for the Essex Energy Switch is free and only takes five minutes. Once the registration window closes, energy companies will bid at an auction to see who can offer the lowest energy tariff.

Once the winning bidder has been selected, anyone who has registered will be contacted by them directly with more details and information on how to switch.

Anyone that registered or switched their energy supplier through the Essex Energy Switch last year, will need to register again this year.

Once registered, there is no obligation to switch providers. Registering can be done online at or by calling Big Community Switch registration line on 0800 048 8439 to register and receive correspondence by post. Lines are open Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 5:30pm, please have a recent energy bill to hand.

Further information:

  • The Essex Energy Switch is managed by iChoosr, a national organisation which specialises in maximising the power of group buying.
  • iChoosr can negotiate bespoke and market leading tariffs not available direct or via price comparison services.

iChoosr now require all suppliers, from the October 2020 auction, to only bid with 100% renewable electricity tariffs for all categories of the auction.