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Energy opportunity for residents in East Yorkshire
9:16am Thursday 14th February 2013 in East Yorkshire news
AN energy-switching scheme is on offer to residents in East Yorkshire from tomorrow.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is launching the YORSwitch scheme to all East Riding households.
Last month, the Department for Energy and Climate Change awarded the council and its partners £428,750 to support the scheme, in which the council and its partner organisations will work to reduce the gas and electric bills of interested households.
The scheme works by households in the East Riding registering their interest followed by an online auction between energy suppliers, with the winning supplier’s best offer made available to residents.
For those not online, information about how to get assistance will be available from next Thursday by phoning 01482 393939 or visiting a customer service centre.
The closing date for registrations is Monday, April 8, with the online auction, between energy suppliers, taking place on Tuesday, April 9.
Councillor Symon Fraser, of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "Switching energy suppliers is something that many of us never get round to doing or it can seem too daunting and complicated.
“The YORSwitch scheme makes switching energy suppliers really easy so that we can all start to save money on our gas and electric bills.
“It’s easy to get involved either on line or in person and the more people that get involved the greater the buying power of YORSwitch.”
For further information, visit eastriding.gov.uk/yorswitch