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PEOPLE POWER CAMPAIGN SEEKS 10,000 IRISH HOUSEHOLDS TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST ENERGY PRICE RISE CRISIS

One Big Switch have today launched the Big Energy Switch campaign. They’re calling on 10,000 Irish homes to join them to fight back against relentless energy price rises and to promote switching.


Irish wholesale electricity and gas prices increased by 23% and 22% respectively over the past 12 months*. This lead to price-hike notices from 6 out of 9 electricity providers since the end of 2018.

Annual energy price rises are now just a fact of Irish life. What shouldn’t be, is not fighting back.
This year marks the 15th year the Irish electricity market has been wholly open to competition.

Competitive markets allow customers to pick their providers. In turn it encourages energy providers to compete for those customers, and as a result; drive down prices. However the facts remain:
 

  • Since market competition opened, 50% of Irish households have still never switched,
  • Of those that switched in 2017, 51% failed to switch again in 2018.[1] Despite the fact
  • the average savings for a family who switches is €350 a year[2] or €1400 over 4 years[3]


To save on energy bills, families need to engage in competition and switch every year. The families that have been switching annually have been saving big. Those who haven’t; have been losing big.

One Big Switch want 10,000 families to join them in their campaign by March 15. They plan to unlock market beating energy offers for registrants. All energy providers are invited to make offers.

Once a market beating offer is achieved by a single provider. One Big Switch will send the offer to registrants. They can choose to switch to it then if they like. There is no cost or obligation.

One Big Switch Director of campaigns, David Liston launched the Big Energy Switch today;

“15 years of competition is a long time. Half the population have never switched, meaning they’ve been over-paying for 15 years. I’d hate to think about how many euros they’ve lost.

“For anyone who hasn’t switched and saved before. I’d encourage them to join our campaign today. Once we get 10,000 fresh registrants we should be able to come up with a great offer.

“After that, it’s up to them. They can switch and save, or use it as leverage to re-negotiate with their own provider or to negotiate with an alternative provider. Getting a discount is all we care about.

One Big Switch has over 150,000 members all across Ireland. The added 10,000 in a short period of time will strengthen their immediate negotiating power. Joining is cost and obligation free.

Want a case study? Email David Liston to contact a family who have switched and saved.
David Liston, One Big Switch Director of Campaigns E: David@onebigswitch.com P: 086 393 5073

 

[1] http://www.moneyguideireland.com/electricity-and-gas-cheapest-combined-prices.html

[2] http://www.moneyguideireland.com/electricity-and-gas-cheapest-combined-prices.html

[3] https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2018/0706/976747-commission-for-regulation-of-utilities/

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elizabeth
elizabeth from G commented:

I switch every year so get a discounted rate every year. Loyalty doesn't pay when it comes to energy suppliers. Cormac 

elizabeth
elizabeth from G commented:

I switch every year so get a discounted rate every year. Loyalty doesn't pay when it comes to energy suppliers. Cormac 

Michael
Michael from G commented:

Is there a home phone/broadband deal coming up. M.K. email dulamu@gmail.com 

Anonymous
Anonymous from WX commented:

Want to join campaign just out of contract with electricity co. My email is john.b.industries@gmail.com could somebody tell me what to do next or give me tel. no to ring thanks john. 

Anonymous
Anonymous from D commented:

My contract with SSE Airtricity for gas and electricity expires in April. I want to switch, could you please advise on best offer. Thank you, Annette Forde 083 1498951 

Anonymous
Anonymous from D commented:

My contract with SSE Airtricity for gas and electricity expires in April. I want to switch, could you please advise on best offer. Thank you, Annette Forde 083 1498951 

Anonymous
Anonymous from LK commented:

Sorry I am paying 45ereo for my TV now the same as ye are giving so where is the difference tommy 

Anonymous
Anonymous from LK commented:

Im paying that so where is the difference 

fiona
fiona from C commented:

Is there a gas and electricity deal coming up? 

Anonymous
Anonymous from KY replied to fiona:

Hi Fiona, we're trying to unlock one now. Once we have unlocked it, we'll email you with all details! 

Colm
Colm from D commented:

David, thanks for the update re the new campaign, I switch with you guys last year to board Gais, will there be a gap when my year finishes with Board Gais and your new deal? 

Anonymous
Anonymous from KY replied to Colm:

Hi Colm, apologies for the delay. We don't have the details of the offer yet, but when we do, we'll likely have it available for quite a while so it's likely you'll be fine. Keep checking back in and we'll notify you when we have an offer and all details. 

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