Power auction could save residents cash


Crawley Borough Council has called on people to sign up to an energy auction which could see the whole town getting their gas and electricity from the same supplier.

The auction was organised in partnership with iChoosr – which negotiates with suppliers on behalf of consumers – and means the more people who sign up, the cheaper the cost of the tariff.

Cllr Colin Lloyd, Cabinet member for environment said: “As a council we really want to help improve quality of life for our residents.

“Helping people stay warm at reasonable cost is important to us.

“This switching scheme offers significant savings and I urge everyone to consider getting involved – after all, the more households who switch the better the deal for everyone taking part.”

Residents can register their interest by logging on to the council’s website (www.crawley.gov.uk/energyswitching) by February 2 and filling out the relevant form.

If you do not have access to a computer, call the council on 01293 438000.

A council spokesman said the auction would take place on February 3 and the estimated saving per household could be £130 per year.

He added there was no obligation to accept the offer tabled and the winning supplier would only be sent the contact details of residents who wanted to accept the offer.

The auction is open to all customers including those using a key meter.