MEDIA RELEASE: PEOPLE POWER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TODAY – 20,000 IRISH CONSUMERS TO SWITCH ENERGY TOGETHER
One Big Switch is today launching the Big Energy Switch, a campaign to cut the cost of electricity and gas in Ireland using people power.
The campaign will use the power of group switching to help unlock discounted electricity and gas prices for tens of thousands of Irish consumers.
The campaign is aiming to boost competition in the Irish energy market by:
Signing up 20,000 consumers in the next 4 weeks willing to switch together
Use their collective buying power to negotiate discounted electricity & gas offers
Make these group-discounted offers available to those who join the campaign
One Big Switch has launched the Big Energy Switch in response to the fact retail energy price cuts have not been in line with wholesale energy price cuts.
Wholesale gas prices are down 29pc since last January, currently sitting at a 6 year low. This is a trend that has not been reflected in retail energy prices.
The Big Energy Switch aims to help close that gap by unlocking group discounted electricity and gas offers for registrants and consequently boost competition in the energy market.
Oliver Tattan, Co-Founder of One Big Switch has launched the third Big Energy Switch campaign in as many years in response to the failure of retailers to pass on significant cuts.
Oliver today commented; “Wholesale energy costs have dropped to 6 years lows, the fact we haven’t seen these cuts mirrored in retail prices is a serious issue for consumers and it’s clear they’ve had enough.
“The Big Energy Switch campaign worked last year and the year before to help fight back against the rising cost of living, and now is the time for Irish consumers to once again act together to unlock a better deal.
That’s why I would encourage anyone looking for real relief from energy bills to join us in the Big Energy Switch, anyone can join for free at OneBigSwitch.ie.”
One Big Switch ran the Big Energy Switch in 2014 and 2015 where tens of thousands of consumers took part in both campaigns. Both campaigns unlocked group discounted electricity for thousands for Irish households and sparked energy price wars.
Joining the Big Energy Switch is entirely cost and obligation free. Consumers who wish to join can visit www.onebigswitch.ie Registration closes at midnight 8 April 2016. Case Study families who have joined the campaign can be provided.