West Sussex County Council has launched its own, local, not-for-profit energy supplier, called ‘Your Energy Sussex’, providing competitively-priced gas and electricity to homes across the county. The County Council is working on the initiative with district and borough councils across West Sussex and Louise Goldsmith, Leader of Chichester West Division of the County Council has asked that this news be shared across our community.
The aim is to encourage more of the residents to compare their energy costs, switch regularly and, ultimately, reduce their energy costs. The most recent figures from Ofgem show that the majority of energy customers have not switched their tariff or supplier in the last year and by doing so could save an average £300 per year.
‘Your Energy Sussex’ is different to other energy suppliers. It has established a Fuel Poverty Fund and uses its profits to support residents who are struggling to pay their energy bills. It also works hard to ensure its gas and electricity tariffs are always competitive and contacts customers by letter and phone to make sure they stay on their best energy tariff.
‘Your Energy Sussex’ will also help customers who stay in credit on their pre-payment meters to switch to a credit meter if they would like to, thus saving them money in the long term. Residents interested in getting a quote or switching to ‘Your Energy Sussex’ should visit https://www.yourenergysussex.org.uk or call 0800 952 0001.