Mendip urges residents to go Dutch (and green)
Mendip residents have until 9th February to sign-up and switch energy providers. This is a project run by energy switch company iChooser. A UK limited company iChooser has 2 Dutch directors and a holding company in Amsterdam. It was established in 2012 and has worked with local authorities across the UK.
The company trades as iChooser but the work it does for local authorities comes under the brand Big Community Switch. You can find out more about this here https://bigcommunityswitch.co.uk/big-community-switch/info/about-us
The model it uses is very similar to the oil buying clubs that have become popular in Somerset. By getting committment from a large enough group of household energy users together. Then they hold an auction with energy companies competing on price to supply the energy.
Mendip tell us that this year, for the first time, the Big Community Switch auction has a green option. This means you could have 100 per cent renewable energy tariffs from wind, biomass and solar for electricity.
Interested? Initially you will need to register your interest in switching. Then you will receive a personal offer, and have a month to decide whether to switch or not. For those who want to go ahead, the switching process is simple. It’s all done for you.
The auction will take place on February 9. So if you are interested, you will need to register your interest before then.