Community Energy Plus News

Halloween events set to take the fright out of local energy bills

Local charity Community Energy Plus will be working to help take the fright out of Cornish families’ energy bills during Halloween half term week as it delivers events as part of the national ‘Big Energy Saving Week’.  The national campaign is held annually to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.

The charity is teaming up with the Eden Project and Newquay Zoo to host pop-up energy advice events at the attractions to encourage householders in Cornwall to take control of their energy bills.

Community Energy Plus’s energy advisors will be hosting Halloween themed pop-up energy advice events at the Eden Project on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October and at Newquay Zoo on Friday 30th October.   Householders will be able to access information about tariff switching along with advice on how to save energy and further reduce bills.  Free energy monitors will be given away at the events in order to help householders see their electricity usage around the home in real time and identify where savings can be made.

At the Big Energy Saving Week events the local energy charity will be providing information about Community Energy Switch, their collective switching initiative which was set up earlier this year to help local people reduce their energy costs.

Community Energy Switch has just secured its latest round of winning collective tariffs and offers households with gas and electricity with an average energy usage savings of £277 which brings the average cost of energy bills down to £825 a year and beats the best comparable fixed tariff on the open market.

Winning collective tariffs are also available for electricity only customers, as well as those who use dual fuel Economy 7. Householders can check out the winning collective tariffs as well as seeing a full market comparison to find out how much they could save by switching energy suppliers at http://www.communityenergyswitch.org.ukor by calling Freephone 0800 804 7247 before midnight on 16th November.

Donna Cooper, Senior Manager at Community Energy Plus said: “Families often have the most to gain from switching tariffs but many don’t realise that they stand to save £200 or more by switching their gas and electricity supplier and that the process is very simple. As the clocks go back and the temperature drops, now is the time for people look into whether they could save money on their energy bills and so we are urging local householders to make time during Big Energy Saving Week to take control of their energy bills.”