Big Energy Saving Week starts on 31 October 2016. It is a national campaign to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.

The week focuses on raising public awareness of how to switch energy supplier or tariff to get the best deal and make homes energy efficient. This is the sixth Big Energy Saving Week and is a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies.


Please use the hashtag #BESW2016 to promote Big Energy Saving Week.

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Events

Take part in Bristol's Big Energy Switch by joining us at one of our events:

Friday 4th November Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Knowle
Bristol Energy Network, Citizen’s Advice, Centre for Sustainable Energy and a range of other agencies at Broadwalk shopping centre. From 11am- 2pm we’ll be offering you the chance to switch provider, get some energy saving freebies and take part in our prize draw

Saturday 5th November Bristol Energy Network - Buzz Lockleaze Cafe - 12-3pm Community Lunch

Throughout November and December Home Energy Team are running a series of energy saving events. See their calendar here.


Check

Look at your current energy supplier and see if you can get a better deal elsewhere.

  • Use an independent switching website. All Ofgem-approved switching site are independent and will help you get a better deal
  • Look at 2 or 3 websites so that you know that you are getting a good deal
  • Are you eligible for the Warm Home Discount (link to WHD page or a box with a brief description of what this is)? Check if you are eligible (link to eligibility criteria or box with brief criteria listing) and consider if the new tariff also includes the discount
  • Find out from your current supplier if there is a fee for leaving your current tariff. If there is, you can usually move to another tariff with the same supplier and then switch suppliers.
  • Remember that switching is not only about saving the most money, if you can afford to move to a renewable tariff or provider then do so. Switching is not only about changing energy suppliers but also about changing habits and behaviours.


Save

Switching suppliers is just the beginning!.

Remember that you will save even more money by changing your habits and following our energy and money saving tips (link to page)

Save the planet by moving to a renewable tariff

Don’t forget to share how much you’ve saved so that you can inspire others and we can track how much Bristol is saving through this campaign! #BristolBigSwitch or follow us on facebook

Try to follow as many energy saving tips as you can. The Citizen's Advice Bureau have a great list here.