Door reopens for huge energy savings 

GM fair energy

Residents who missed out on the chance to take their share of a £3m energy savings scheme are being given another opportunity to get a better deal.

More than 35,000 people signed up to the GM Fair Energy scheme when it was launched in January – more applicants than any other energy switching project of its kind in the country – and offers have been sent out to residents over the last few weeks.

People across Greater Manchester saved a total of £3m across their bills with some saving up to £900 a year.

Those who missed out in the first round will have a second chance, with the scheme opening again for registrations.

Anyone interested is being urged to register by visiting or calling 0800 009 3363 between now and April 8.  Sign up sessions will also take place on the following dates and residents are reminded to bring a recent fuel bill with them.

• Monday 18 March 9.30am -12.30pm Halliwell UCAN
• Tuesday 19 March to Friday 22 March 10am - 4.30pm One Stop Shop, Bolton Town Hall
• Friday 22 March 10am – 12:30 Great Lever UCAN
• Friday 22 March 1pm – 4pm Farnworth UCAN
• Wednesday 27 March and Thursday 28 March 10am - 4.30pm One Stop Shop, Bolton Town Hall
• Tuesday 2 April to Friday 5 April 10am - 4.30pm One Stop Shop, Bolton Town Hall

Those who register for the scheme, led by Greater Manchester councils, will be placed into a ‘reverse auction’ and will be offered new energy deals which they can either accept or reject.

Although it is targeted directly at people living in Greater Manchester, the scheme is open to anyone in the UK to join and unlike many other schemes, will be open to people on pre-payment meters.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Nick Peel, said: “Thousands of people in Bolton registered through the January scheme and made savings from their energy bills.

“For anyone who missed out last time I’d urge them to register now and find out how much they could save. Residents don’t even have to accept the offer so they really have nothing to lose by registering.”

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