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The Big Energy Switch 

Housing Strategy 

The Big Energy Switch 

Are you fed up with rising gas and electricity prices? Barking and Dagenham Council is running another collective scheme, just in time for winter.

You can sign up for the Big Energy Switch from 11 August 2014 until 13 October 2014. An auction will be held where the energy companies are invited to offer their best tariff. The lowest price wins. The more people who sign up, the more bargaining power there will be to drive down the price.

You can save money by joining the scheme. Earlier this year the average saving was £199 on annual fuel bills.

Are you interested? Then get more information, or sign up here.
Big Community Switch

Spread the word and win 1 year's free energy 

The more people that take part, the greater our chances of getting a good deal. If you get 5 or more people to register (who have not registered before) then you will be entered into a draw to win 1 year's free electricity and gas up to the value of £1,200 (including VAT).

Purchasing energy together is much cheaper 

If we purchase energy collectively you will get a better deal. That’s why Barking and Dagenham Council has organised another collective switching scheme for energy.

Switching collectively is easy and safe 

The council negotiates on your behalf and ensures a safe switch if you accept the offer.

How does it work? 

  • You can sign up from today until 13 October 2014, to participate in the Big Energy Switch.
  • You sign up with no obligation and we will inform you about the auction date.
  • If you share your annual consumption details then we can make you an offer suited to your specific situation.
  • In the week after the auction you will receive a personal offer by email and you have a few weeks to decide whether you wish to accept the offer.


How do we get a good deal? 

  • The more people sign up, the greater our purchasing power.
  • Energy suppliers compete to make the best offer in the auction.
  • They determine their bid based on the number of participants.
  • The supplier with the best tariff wins the auction.