Sandwell Energy Switch
Sandwell residents and businesses: register for free with Sandwell Energy Switch and see whether you can reduce your gas and electricity bills.
We know many Sandwell households and premises are facing huge prices rises, following the increase in the regulator’s energy price cap, which meant that bills rose by a typical £139 a year in October 2021. It is likely they will increase again in April 2022.
By registering with Sandwell Energy Switch you can benefit from the bargaining power of a large group. Once you have registered, an energy auction is held where suppliers compete for the opportunity to offer registrants the lowest energy tariff.
There are three energy switching auctions a year, and Sandwell residents and businesses can now register for the winter auction, which is planned for 15 February 2022. Offers will be sent to members from 28 February 2022.
Please note: offers made to registrants following the auction will depend on what happens in the energy market, which at the moment is uncertain. For example, if fixed term rates cannot compete with standard variable tariffs, the round will be void and no offers will be sent out.
What is the process?
Register: Registration is quick, free and without obligation.
Auction: Sandwell Energy Switch holds a reverse auction with pre-vetted suppliers, who compete to offer registrants the most competitive price.
Personal offer: Registrants receive a detailed, but easy to understand personal offer. There is no obligation to switch once you receive your personal offer.
You decide: Registrants decide if they want to accept the offer. Sandwell Energy Switch has a dedicated helpdesk on hand to answer any questions. This service is operated by a company called iChoosr and can be contacted via the free phone number 0800 048 8116.
For businesses, the process is simple – just register your interest. Registering an interest will allow an offer to be made at an appropriate time depending on existing arrangements with your energy supplier(s).
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Sandwell Energy Switch will handle the entire switching process for residents and businesses so you don’t have to do anything. Registrants will then be able to take control of their energy costs through the collective energy switches.
To register for the Sandwell Energy Switch, whether you are a householder or a business owner, go to www.sandwell.gov.uk/energyswitch
See also the Sandwell Energy Savers page – giving advice and support on all things to do with energy. It provides links to tips on how to make properties more energy efficient, plus advice on switching energy suppliers. It provides information about schemes that can help keep people warm.
This page was updated in December 2021.