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130,000 IRISH ENERGY CUSTOMERS TO DEMAND A REWARD FOR LOYALTY

130,000 IRISH ENERGY CUSTOMERS TO DEMAND A REWARD FOR LOYALTY

One Big Switch is today launching the Big Energy Switch, a campaign to cut the cost of electricity and gas in Ireland and reward energy customers for their loyalty.

One Big Switch need 10,000 new registrants to bring their membership to 130,000. They’ll use this collective buying power to unlock group-discounted electricity & gas offers.

Different to previous Big Switch campaigns; One Big Switch will make the unprecedented demand that the offer be made available to the winning energy retailers’ existing customers.

One Big Switch has launched the Big Energy Switch because:
 

  • Exclusive of taxes, Ireland has the second highest electricity prices in the EU[1], yet
  • 4/5 (78%) households are on standard electricity plans, not receiving a discount[2] and
  • Currently, no retailer offers their customers discounts equivalent to new customers.

There are discounts for new customers, often equating to yearly savings of over €400. By not switching and staying on standard rates, consumers are effectively paying a loyalty tax.

Alarmingly, monthly switching numbers were down 10.3% in Q2 2017 from Q2 2016 despite switching being the easiest and quickest way to save on energy costs.

David Liston, One Big Switch’s Director of Campaigns has launched the campaign in response to the fact so many Irish households are still on some of the most expensive deals out there.

Liston today commented; “Irish energy is up there with the most expensive in Europe, just ask the families out there paying for it; it’ll come as little surprise.

“What is surprising that 4 in every 5 of those families are still paying a loyalty tax by sitting on base rates, paying far too much for their electricity and gas.

“We want the Big Energy Switch campaign to work again and inspire a retailer to not only offer a great group-discount to new customers, but to their current loyal customers also.

“We need 10,000 more members to give us the immediately critical buying power to do this.”

One Big Switch recently ran the Big Cost of Living Switch, using people power to unlock market beating offers on energy, home insurance and broadband.

Joining the Big Energy Switch is entirely cost and obligation free. Consumers who wish to join can visit www.onebigswitch.ie.

 

[1] https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2017/1129/923775-ireland-4th-most-expensive-eu-country-for-electricity/

[2] https://www.cru.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CRU17290-Q2-electricity-and-gas-retail-markets-report.pdf

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Anonymous
Anonymous from D commented:

I’ve gone through the process of switching. I’ve got nothing to show that I did or no reply to say that the switch was completed. How do I know that I did in fact switch 

James
James from G commented:

Thank you One Big Switch,James Lonergan 

Mary & Adrian
Mary & Adrian from CW commented:

Apparently the discount for paperless billing which is suppose to be 30% on gas and 28% on electricity ending at midnight tonight cannot be done today because the site is unobtainable even though I have been on to Bord Gais twice today, not our website, cant be done online. Sick to the teeth as I have both accounts with them and my boiler service also BUT no discount available to me for loyalty because of this. 

Anonymous
Anonymous from D commented:

Irena Baranauskiene Hello, We are with the Board Gais Energy for 2 years and we were offered to choose 1bigswitch.ie offer to get 28 percent discount on electricity bills, because we have no gas at all, only electricity but when i fill in all the information it shows only 5 percent discount. Plan Details FEATURES Paperless billing Level pay Direct debit Discount for 12 months. 5% ongoing discount for continuing to pay by Level Pay and paperless billing after first 12 months. So, please, tel me if i did something wrong that there n 28 percent discount, because i dont understand. Thank you 

Anonymous
Anonymous from D commented:

Want to join please. How? 

Fergus
Fergus from G commented:

Got an text from my previous supplier requesting a meter reading do I ignore this Or should I send the reading 

Anonymous
Anonymous from C commented:

I can't switch as l am not in position to pay by direct debit and I feel that this is unfair. 

Anonymous
Anonymous from D commented:

Tried to fill form on computer but when it came to the gas reading it said you must have over seven numbers but I had nine and would not let me go any further 

Anonymous
Anonymous from D commented:

Tried to fill form on computer but when it came to the gas reading it said you must have over seven numbers but I had nine and would not let me go any further 

Clair
Clair from D commented:

When do I start seeing savings? 

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