Cornwall Together, an initiative to help households reduce their energy bills using the power of group buying, has launched a second round.
It follows the success of Cornwall Together’s first round of switching that took place in October 2012. In just under a month 7,000 Cornish households had signed up, with switchers saving an average of £133 on their energy bills.
This time round the project has evolved slightly, with prospective members now able to see the savings they stand to gain at the outset.
Although the winning bespoke energy tariffs have already been selected, Cornwall Together still works by strength in numbers.
The more people who take part, the better the deal will be. After round two closes at midnight on 17 March 2013, Cornwall Together members will find out if they’re collectively eligible for an even bigger discount.
Why should I switch?
The initiative – conceived by the Eden Project and backed by Cornwall Council, Community Energy Plus, Age UK, Citizens Advice Bureau, uSwitch, energyshare, Unison, St Austell Brewery, and the NHS – aims to help Cornwall save an estimated £3.7 million in fuel bills.
Matt Hastings, Cornwall Together founder, is delighted that the initiative has been such a success and is eager to launch round two. “Despite the savings claimed from Cornwall Together’s first round, £750,000 of savings still went unclaimed from people who signed up but didn’t switch.”
“With 10% of revenue generated going towards a fund addressing fuel poverty, switching with Cornwall Together is a win win situation for the county.”
Coming to a town near you:
The Cornwall together team will be on the road all month visiting towns all over the county to see if we can save you money on your energy bills.
Come and see us in town centres, village halls and in pubs all around Cornwall – we’ll be armed with tea, cake and games to brighten up your day.
Signing up is very simple, and if you bring along an energy bill we’ll help you see your potential savings there and then. Find out where we’ll be, and how to sign up on the Cornwall Together website.
The Community Energy Club will be working with Cornwall Together to help people access competitive heating oil prices. If you have come to the Community Energy Club through Cornwall Together, then please take some time to have a look around the site and find out about the club and how we work.