With freezing temperatures and the onset of what is likely to be colder weather residents are reminded that they could give household finances a boost and save money on their fuel bills by switching tariff.
Peterborough Energy, the council's energy tariff offered exclusively for residents of the city, has this week welcomed its 6,000th household taking Peterborough residents' cumulative savings to just shy of £1.4 million.
Councillor John Holdich, Leader of Peterborough City Council, said: "I'm delighted that 6,000 households have joined me on the Peterborough Energy tariff. The level of savings achieved by some of the customers is a good indication that many Peterborough households are still paying too much for their energy.
"The switching process is very straightforward and can be done entirely online, but if residents would rather speak to a customer service representative to ask any questions they might have they can arrange the switch over the phone or during a home visit."
One of the latest customers to switch to Peterborough Energy was Mrs Ward, from Westwood who saved over £300, she said: "I'm really happy with Peterborough Energy - the supply has been great. I switched following a referral, with the assistance of Alex from Green Energy Switch. He was a lovely lad, very helpful.
"I've reduced my bills by over £300, which has come in really helpful now that my husband has retired."
Formed by Peterborough City Council and award winning national supplier OVO Energy, Peterborough Energy aims to save residents money by offering competitively priced and fair tariffs with excellent customer care.
The average saving for dual fuel customers who pay monthly is £223*.
Peterborough Energy also has a gas and electricity tariff available to city residents with pre-payment meters (Peterborough Energy PAYG). Almost 1,000 households that have switched are now on the Peterborough Energy pre-payment tariff.
News of the latest milestone comes as OVO Energy, who manage and service the Peterborough Energy tariff, was awarded its third consecutive uSwitch Supplier of the Year Award.
With some attractive incentives also on offer the benefits of the Peterborough Energy tariff extend beyond excellent value and customer service. Customers can benefit from a 3% interest rate on account balances or by referring friends or family they can earn a £20 Amazon.co.uk gift card for themselves and the new customer once the switch is confirmed.**
You can either do this by logging into your account online and adding their details, or your friend can click 'been referred by a friend?' when accepting a quote.
For information on switching, visit the Peterborough Energy website or call 0800 408 6706 for pay monthly customers or 0800 408 6710 for Pay As You Go (PAYG).
Peterborough Energy also has a dedicated home visits team, who can assist with your switch and help you understand your energy bills. To arrange a free, 15-minute appointment in the comfort of your own home call Green Energy Switch on 01733 642 272.
* £223 is the average saving of pay monthly dual-fuel customers that have actually switched to Peterborough Energy between 01/05/15 and 31/09/16; individual savings will vary according to current supplier, location, consumption and Peterborough Energy tariff options.
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