West Lindsey: Save money on your energy bills

Gas and electricity customers in Lincolnshire could save money on their home energy bills through the new Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme (LESS).

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 30th January 2014, 8:02 am
NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard
NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

Seven authorities in the county have launched the campaign that invites residents to join forces and potentially save on their bills.

Energy suppliers can offer lower prices to a collective contract made of thousands of customers. The more people that sign up, the lower the energy prices that could be offered.

People who have never switched supplier and are on a standard tariff are likely to make the greatest savings.

Coun Malcolm Parish, chair of prosperous communities committee, is urging people to register.

“To be able to make a difference we need everyone to register. I’m sure we all want to save money by having cheaper energy bills,” he said.

“I want to remind people there is less than three weeks to do this, as registration closes on 17th February so please register to switch as soon as possible.”

The scheme is easy to join by registering your details at www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/switch or by calling 01522 782067.

In West Lindsey people can also visit the council offices to register. Opening times at the Guildhall are Monday and Tuesday 8.30am-5pm, Wednesday 8.30am-3.30pm, Thursday 8.30am-6pm and Friday 8.30am-4.30pm.

Once the deadline has passed, the tariff of the lowest bidding supplier will be offered to residents. People on pre-payment meters can also switch.

Once registered, there is no obligation to switch. When the auction has been completed customers will receive an offer letter. Customers then have four weeks to confirm if they wish to switch supplier.