Band together for lower bills
12:01pm Friday 25th October 2013 in News
PEMBROKESHIRE County Council is backing an initiative aimed at helping people with their energy bills.
It is urging residents to sign up to the Cyd Cymru/Wales Together energy scheme.
Developed by Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan local authorities - with the support of other councils across Wales – the scheme encourages households to band together to get the lowest possible price for their gas and electricity bills.
By buying collectively it is hoped that bills can be reduced by hundreds of pounds a year.
“At a time of economic difficulties, high energy bills - and the prospect of more price rises to come this winter - are a cause of deep concern,” said Councillor Sue Perkins, Council Anti-Poverty Champion.
“The Cyd Cymru/Wales Together scheme is a way of combating these rises and the complexities of tariff options by getting people to club together to negotiate collectively with energy suppliers in order to get the best possible deal.”
She said that the more people who got involved, the more clout residents would have in their negotiations.
“That is why we are promoting the scheme and encouraging households to sign up,” she said.
The Welsh scheme, which is also backed by housing associations, follows an earlier pilot scheme in Cornwall.
For more information visit www.cydcymru.energy.com.