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Hundreds sign up to Harrow energy switch scheme
Hundreds of people could benefit from lower bills after signing up to an energy switch scheme.
So far, 250 people have signed up for the third auction in the Big Energy Switch scheme, in which Harrow Borough Council and other authorities sign up residents for cheaper tariffs.
Householders attended council-run drop-in sessions where they could learn more about the scheme and sign up.
Rajnikant Shah, 60, of Harrow Weald, attended one of the sessions to find out what he could save.
He said: “I pay a lot for my energy bills and I want to find the best deal possible.
“I think this is a good scheme I registered before and didn’t get a good deal, so I thought I would try again as I’m not losing out on anything. I hope to make savings this time round.”
Jackie Rodda, 56, also of Harrow Weald said: “I found out about the drop-in session in the local paper.
“It is the first time I am signing up and I think it’s a good idea as too many people are being ripped off by energy companies. Every year the energy prices are going up, so I want to make savings.”
Nearly 2,500 people in Harrow signed up to the two previous auctions with an average saving per household of £100.
Energy suppliers are invited to offer their cheapest tariffs to everyone who has registered, forcing prices down.
Harrow Council leader Councillor Susan Hall said: “I am extremely pleased to hear that residents are taking a huge interest in the Big Energy Switch, a scheme which we are supporting to help everyone in the borough get the best possible deal on their gas and electricity bills.”
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