The Big Switch winner, Co-operative Energy, has announced it is allowing an additional 10,000 new customers to switch to their fixed rate direct debit tariff. Which? has therefore extended the deadline for switching to 31st May 2012 to allow people time to sign up.
Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said:
“It’s great news that more people will now be able to benefit from Co-operative Energy’s winning deal.
“People who signed up to The Big Switch should take advantage of the extended deadline and make sure they’re getting the best deal on their energy bills.”
Notes to Editor
The number of people who could join Co-operative Energy through the auction was originally capped at 30,000 – 20,000 new fixed rate direct debit customers and 10,000 variable rate cash/cheque customers. The smaller companies were able to ‘cap’ the number of new customers that they guaranteed to take on, to make sure as many suppliers as possible could take part in The Big Switch.
Everyone who signed up to The Big Switch and provided their tariff information has been sent a personalised savings quote showing them how much they could save by switching.