Households switching to small suppliers is on the up
Small suppliers gained 84,471 electricity accounts last month, which is a quarter of all switches for the period. The latest electricity switching data shows 335,826 households chose a new supplier in April 2015, which is up from the same period last year. This month’s figures have brought the number of switches up to over 1.2 million for the year to date.
Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK, said:
“It is great to see hundreds of thousands of households continuing to take advantage of the wide range of deals on offer by switching electricity supplier. This month’s continued momentum is particularly positive given last month’s extraordinary figures were supported by government’s Power to Switch advertising campaign.
“Once again, we have seen thousands of households switch to smaller suppliers. This is proof that the energy industry is working.
“We urge people who haven’t switched before to looking around to find the best deals to suit them. There are now more suppliers than ever to choose from.”
Notes for Editors
- The switching data is supplied by Electralink who provide a secure service to transfer data between the electricity market participants. The company operates the Data Transfer Network (DTN) which underpins customer switching, meter interoperability and other business processes critical to a competitive electricity market.
- The electricity switching report for April can be read in full online.
- For more information about the switching process view our page and animation.
- Read the Cornwall Energy reports on competition in the energy sector.
- Read the Ipsos MORI report on consumer experience.