MALVERN residents who joined up to a scheme to help slash their household bills could save an average of £150 following an auction between energy firms.
More than 260 households registered for the Malvern Hills Fair Energy Scheme after council chiefs at Malvern Hills District Council encouraged them to change their existing provider as part of a large collective with the potential to make savings.
The free-to-join scheme, which combined with a number of other similar initiatives around the UK to create a collective of over 54,000 households, comes at a time when energy prices are on the increase.
Scottish Power, Green Star Energy and British Gas will supply a range of contracts to the registered residents following the auction.
Individual offer letters and emails to residents were sent out to homeowners on Friday (November 29).
Deputy council leader Coun Paul Swinburn said: “It’s great news that the power of collective community switching on this scale has enabled local residents to have the chance to make significant savings on their household fuel bills.
“Malvern Hills District Council recognises the importance of reducing energy consumption and has been working on a number of schemes to help residents save money on their energy bills.
“The success of the latest round of the Malvern Hills Fair Energy Scheme has been good timing for local residents at a time when energy companies have been announcing price increases and winter is approaching.”
Visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk or call 01684 862151 for more information.