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Energy Awareness Week 2018

Big Energy Saving Week, this year running from 22 to 28 January is a national campaign to help people to cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to. Locally, take advantage of the FREE help, support and information offered by Energise Sussex Coast and Citizens Advice 1066: reduce your energy bills, get energy advice, learn about energy saving and efficiency, switch suppliers, see if there are any grants or schemes on offer, ask them questions and let them know about your energy issues.

Energise Sussex Coast (ESC) is a non profit organisation set up to help residents save money and energy by offering independent advice. All advice is free and ESC do not benefit from promoting a particular supplier. As campaigners for cheaper and greener energy ( they want to see everyone in the town pay a fair cost for their energy and to stay warm and well, especially those in vulnerable circumstances.

See the Energise Sussex Coast event page for full details of the energy advice workshops and other energy related events.


You can also speak to them in person about becoming an energy champion and find out how to get involved in energy efficiency projects and training they are offering.

Sharing energy wisdom

Find out more via Energise Sussex Coast, Citizens’ Advice (national) and Citizens Advice 1066 (local). Or via Energy Saving Trust.

The Big Energy Saving Week focuses on raising public awareness of how to switch energy supplier or tariff to get the best deal, access discounts and make homes energy efficient. This is the 7th Big Energy Saving Week and is a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies. You can use the Citizens Advice price comparison tool to compare prices from different energy suppliers. Call the Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06 for energy advice.

Big Energy Saving Week

Big Energy Saving Week

Posted 19:20 Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 In: Energy Wise

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  1. Steve Waters

    Looks like I missed this. Bah! There seem to be so many different energy suppliers around these days that its a nightmare knowing which one to choose!I only use electricity and was told some time ago that EDF (my current supplier) was putting its prices up…and so they did! It was a bit of a shock when I received my latest energy bill. I work part-time for a local charity and can longer afford their prices. Being a nervous switcher I moved from EDF to Eon a few years ago only to find my bills had doubled so I switched back to EDF. Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know, right? I recently looked around for a cheaper supplier that was also not one of the Big Six and found Solarplicity. They were originally a solar energy provider but have since evolved and aim to provide 100% renewable, ethical, affordable energy for all their customers. After obtaining a quote from their website I phoned their customer services, gave them my estimated usage in kw for the next 12 months, and was surprised to find how reasonably priced they are. There is no standing charge either. I’ve opted to receive bills to start with but they said I could switch to direct debit if I chose to. I was told they are bringing out smart meters in a few weeks time. I’m not sure if I like the idea of having one of those installed but being able to see how much energy I’m consuming at any given time sounds appealing!

    Comment by Steve Waters — Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 @ 12:25

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