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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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Dympna
Dympna from G commented:

I am an existing Bord Gais customer for electricity and am unable to access this offer because I do not use gas................? 

John
John from C commented:

Bord Gais offer single fuel customers their originals new customer discounts with no contract if you renew with them. It’s not much but it’s a start. 

Anonymous
Anonymous from LK commented:

I need cheaper electricity now 

Matthew
Matthew from TA commented:

My electricity contract with Airtricity is up on February 6 and I'mwondering if I might be able to find a cheaper option. 

Padraig
Padraig from MH commented:

My current contract with Electric Ireland are up the end of January looking for an affordable company to switch over to for gas and electric 

Anonymous
Anonymous from C commented:

Sounds very good, can I beat Panda power 18% discount electricity . Rural area normal use please. My email address is afinn90219@gmail.com. Thank you. Ann Finn. 

maureen
maureen from KY commented:

Am I too late to join 

Anonymous
Anonymous from SO commented:

I've left three messages and did not get a reply. 

Steve
Steve from C commented:

Joined OBS on 27th July 2018 deadline day. It will be interesting to compare our next bills ( G&E ) to see exactly the % of discount applied. 

James
James from KK commented:

These offers are all very well but we do not have control over when our utility contracts run out and need renewal. Can you do an offer which is continuous rather than time limited? 

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