Electricity switching remains strong in 2014
In the first six months of this year around 1.5 million switches have taken place, roughly 600,000 of those were switches to small suppliers.
The total number of switches has remained high at over 200,000 each month. On average, the monthly switching figures have been higher in the first half of the year than they were in the first half of 2013.
Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy UK, said:
“It is good to see customers are continuing to take advantage of the choices available to them. 1.5 million total switches in the last six months is an enormous number. There is a lot of choice out there and customers can save money by switching so it’s heartening to see that consumers are grabbing these opportunities.”
Notes for editors
- Information the switching process can be found on the Energy UK website.
- Electralink provide a secure service to transfer data between the electricity market participants.
- The June 2014 report can be found on the Energy UK website.
- The company operate the Data Transfer Network (DTN) which underpins customer switching, meter interoperability and other business processes critical to a competitive electricity market.
- The Cornwall Energy reports on competition in the energy sector can be found on the Energy UK website.