A new shop has opened on Bridge Street in the city centre, to assist residents in saving on their energy bills.
Staff are on hand to talk about Peterborough Energy and the Empower Peterborough solar panel scheme.
Peterborough Energy enables residents to save an average of £237 a year on their gas and electricity bills. The scheme is a partnership between the council and award winning national supplier OVO Energy, Peterborough Energy aims to save residents money by offering competitively priced, fair tariffs.
Over 1,000 people have now switched to the new tariff. The 1,000th customer was Mandy of Francis Gardens who switched to the Fixed pay monthly tariff after receiving a letter about the new energy brand. Switching to Peterborough Energy is saving her £55 per month on her energy bills.
Empower Peterborough offers homeowners the chance to have solar panels installed on their properties for free.
Peterborough residents are being encouraged to visit the shop to find out more about energy and other useful initiatives in the city.
Councillor John Holdich, Leader of Peterborough City Council, said: "Winter is here and the high street is getting increasingly busy with Christmas shoppers. At this time of year people are more focused on money than ever, so we've opened the shop to help people find ways to reduce their bills.
"More than 1,000 Peterborough residents are already seeing the cost-saving benefits of switching to Peterborough Energy. We encourage people to stop by to find out how the tariff works. PECT and Empower Peterborough are also great people to talk to about other ways to cut your energy costs."
For more information about either scheme, please visit the shop, or go to the Peterborough Energy website or Empower Peterborough page.
The shop's opening hours are 10am-3pm Monday to Friday, outside of opening hours, window displays will raise awareness of Peterborough Energy and how to switch online or by telephone.