The Leader of Wolverhampton City Council is urging every household in the West Midlands to join forces and help bring down energy prices.

The Big Community Switch is an energy switching scheme which allows people to register their interest and then enters them into a reverse auction where energy companies outbid each other to offer the cheapest deal.

People will then receive an offer from the energy company that won the auction and decide whether or not to switch - and the more people who register, the better the offer should be.

Councillor Roger Lawrence, Leader of Wolverhampton City Council, said the Big Community Switch was a great way for consumers to exercise their power - but only if they take the time to register by the deadline of Monday (3 June, 2013)

He said: "With families facing rising household costs, every saving is essential. But getting a better deal from energy companies requires some 'people power' - with everyone joining forces to get the best possible deal for their gas and electricity.

"I registered with the first Big Community Switch back in April and fortunately I was offered a cheaper deal than the one I was currently on.

"I understand that some people were offered deals which were more expensive than their existing deals, but the offer is going to be different each time we run with the scheme depending on how many people register, so I'd urge people to register once again."

Hundreds of people have already taken a few minutes of their time and registered with the scheme. To find out more, and to register, please visit Type=links;Linkid=2011;Title=Big Community Switch;Target=_blank;.

Not a resident of Wolverhampton? It doesn't matter - you can still register through our scheme by visiting Type=links;Linkid=2011;Title=Big Community Switch;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Friday 31 May, 2013