City of Wolverhampton Council has launched an online survey to find out what residents think about energy suppliers, how likely they are to switch, and how they would feel about buying energy directly from the council.
The survey is part of the feasibility study being carried out by the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) to discover the best model for a proposed new energy supply company.
The proposed not for profit enterprise, which was first announced by City of Wolverhampton Council's cabinet member for resources Councillor Andrew Johnson earlier this year, could provide cheaper energy which could particularly benefit vulnerable people and people on low incomes.
The UK's first local authority owned energy company, Robin Hood Energy, was launched by Nottingham City Council last year and offers one of the lowest dual tariffs for gas and electricity.
Bristol Council has also set up its own energy firm, with the aim of investing profits back into the local community, whilst several other local authorities - including London - are also looking into setting up as suppliers.
To take part in the survey - and be in with a chance of winning panto tickets - please visit Type=links;Linkid=7434;Title=Local Energy in Wolverhampton;Target=_blank;.
- released: Friday 22 July, 2016