Collective Energy Switching Scheme – April 2021

West Berks Energy Switch poster

Many people are paying too much for their gas and electricity and haven’t changed suppliers in years, if at all, and that’s where the West Berkshire Energy Switch comes in. The ‘free to join’ Big Community Switch scheme negotiates competitive prices with energy companies on behalf of local residents. Those who register their interest will then be given a personalised offer showing how much could be saved by switching. If you decide to switch, the scheme takes care of the entire process for you. However, there is no obligation to switch.

So far, over 10,000 households across West Berkshire have registered to the scheme, with those switching saving a total of £691,213 on their energy bills.

In the last scheme, residents who signed up saved an average of £270 per year against standard tariffs by switching supplier. 

How it Works

If you want to take part, please register here by 29 June. You will need to have your latest energy bill to hand as you’ll need the details during the registration process.

You will receive your personal offer email from 31 May.

If someone doesn’t have internet

The same email address can be used up to 5 times so you can sign up on behalf of friends or relatives without internet access. Or people without internet access can contact the Big Community Switch registration line on 0800 048 8439 Mon – Fri 8am – 5.30pm. Again, remember to have your energy bill or annual statement to hand when you call.up

Solar Panels

If you have solar panels you can still change your energy supply without needing to change your FiT (Feed in Tariff) supplier. However, the FiT amount is the same for all suppliers as it is set by the government so it wouldn’t matter if you did change your FiT supplier.


Local businesses who want to lower their energy bills can register with Bionic or call them  on 0800 188 4965

For more details please contact:
The Big Community Switch
0800 048 8285


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