Energy switch provider launches in Preston and Lancashire

Posted on - 30th September, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
A gas hob lit up Pic: Tom Page
A gas hob lit up Pic: Tom Page

Prestonians are being encouraged to explore switching their energy provider by a new council partnership.


Fairerpower Red Rose has been launched after the Cheshire-based arm of the switching service saved customers a combined total of £2.1million since being formed in 2015.

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A not-for-profit partnership between Cheshire East Council and Ovo energy the service helps residents learn if they could be better off.

Leader of Preston City Council councillor Peter Rankin said: “Gas and electric bills can be a constant worry for residents – it can be difficult to know what the best deal is, and with so many of us staying with the same supplier because it is easier.”

“We have launched this scheme to provide a fair and easy option for gas and electric supply, not only for residents of Preston but for across the county. Switching is easier than you think; and there are more options for you – especially in Lancashire, now that Fairerpower Red Rose is here. Switch now and help us return power to the people.”


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More than 8,000 people have used Fairerpower in Cheshire since its launch.

It’s operated by The Skills and Growth Company.

Chairman Cheshire councillor George Hayes said: “I am extremely pleased to announce the launch of Fairerpower Red Rose, following the success of the Fairerpower scheme in Cheshire.

“Our aim is simple, to alleviate fuel poverty for residents of Lancashire by helping more residents to switch energy providers and offer award-winning customer service.”

It’s estimated the average energy customer can save more than £100 by using the Fairerpower service.

What do you think of the switching service? Do you use energy switching providers? Let us know your views in the comments below

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