Thousands of residents switch to Peterborough Energy

Peterborough residents have achieved a major milestone, with 5,000 households making the switch to the council's energy tariff - Peterborough Energy.

Thursday, 22nd September 2016, 11:43 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 1:43 pm
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Peterborough Energy has helped save these residents collectively more than £1.3million on their energy bills.

Formed by Peterborough City Council and award winning national supplier OVO Energy, Peterborough Energy aims to save residents money by offering competitively priced and fair tariffs with excellent customer care.

Jamie Leggett, from Hampton, saved £754 a year on his energy bill: “The Big Six have a monopoly on the market, so I found it really nice that the council has tried to find a fairer way for its residents. Peterborough Energy is local, fair and competitively priced, and I found the customer service extremely personable.

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“I put the money I saved towards activities on my recent honeymoon in Mauritius, and I got to fulfil an ambition to swim with dolphins.”

The average saving for dual fuel customers who pay monthly is £248*.

Peterborough Energy also has a gas and electricity tariff available to city residents with pre-payment meters (Peterborough Energy PAYG). Almost 1,000 households that have switched are now on the Peterborough Energy pre-payment tariff.

Councillor John Holdich, Leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “That we’ve helped 5,000 households to switch to a cheaper energy tariff, collectively saving over £1.3million, is fantastic news. It shows that many people are still simply paying far too much for their gas and electricity.

“If you’re worried it might take too long to switch to Peterborough Energy - you couldn’t be further from the truth. Simply visit the Peterborough Energy website, enter a few details for a quote and then you can complete the switch online or on the phone. We’ll also liaise with your existing energy supplier so that you don’t need to.”

For information on switching, visit the Peterborough Energy website or call 0800 408 6706 for pay monthly customers or 0800 408 6710 for Pay As You Go (PAYG).

Peterborough Energy also has a dedicated home visits team, who can assist you with your switch and help you understand your energy bills. To arrange a free, 15-minute appointment in the comfort of your own home call Green Energy Switch on 01733 642 272.

If you’ve switched to Peterborough Energy, don’t forget to tell your friends. Both you and your friend will receive a £20 Amazon voucher when they switch too.

You can either do this by logging into your account online and adding their details, or your friend can click ‘been referred by a friend?’ when accepting a quote.

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