The Consumer Council is holding “Switching Week” which will run from Monday 20 October to Friday 24 October 2014. The aim of the week is to highlight the benefits of shopping around for energy and how easy it is to switch energy supplier.
A central part of the week will be two public events in Belfast and Derry / Londonderry called “Energy Switch and Save”. These events will give consumers an opportunity to speak face to face with Consumer Council staff who will explain the switching process. Electricity customers in Northern Ireland can choose from four different suppliers, and gas customers in Greater Belfast can choose between two suppliers.
Consumers are asked to bring along their latest energy bill and Consumer Council staff will help them understand it and use it to identify the best deal. Consumers will also have the opportunity to speak with the various electricity and gas suppliers and make the switch there and then if they wish.
• Monday 20 October – 1pm to 3pm at the City Hotel, Derry / Londonderry
• Thursday 23 October – 1pm to 3pm at the Spires Conference Centre, Belfast.
As well as providing advice and information on switching supplier, the events will have information in other related areas such as energy efficiency, switching bank accounts, car insurance, online shopping and general consumer rights advice.