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Energy Deal - Collective Energy Switching Scheme

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About Kent Energy Deal

During these difficult and challenging times it’s even more important to save money on your energy bill.

Kent Energy Deal has been in operation since collective switching began in the UK in 2013. Kent Energy Deal was a partnership between several Kent Councils and IChoosr to help residents save money on their energy bills by using combined buying power to access highly competitive tariffs.  Kent Energy Deal helped many people living in the Dover District and other partner Kent Local Authorities who also ran the scheme to switch to a better tariff therefore saving money on their resident’s utility bills and frequently the tariff offered was a renewable electricity tariff too.The scheme was just one of the many offered to help residents and support the Council in its carbon reduction ambitions.

Due to the Energy crisis and the Price Caps the switching market in its entirety has been at a standstill, however iChoosr have continued to monitor the situation and talked with suppliers to stay aware of any price/market changes.

iChoosr now believes the time is right to offer the option of the Big Community Switch again and are offering residents the opportunity to register online to help save money on their energy bills by using combined buying power to access highly competitive tariffs. This means residents can benefit from the bargaining power of a large group.


Collective Switching Update

The ongoing volatility within the energy market has continued to make the ability to switch to a better deal very challenging.  The Price Cap will fall from 1st July and it is widely believed that it will be increased again by Ofgem at the end of September and all Standard Variable Tariffs are likely to track the price cap.

iChoosr will continue to work towards an auction and should a competitive offer be secured, registered residents will be contacted to allow them access to the tariff.

Please note- If you have switched before, you will need to re-register to take part in the next scheme.

Results from January 2024 auction.

So Energy won:

 - Dual fuel, fixed price, monthly direct debit, online billing.

 - Elec-only, fixed price, monthly direct debit, online billing.


There was no compelling offer for the following categories:

  • Dual fuel, fixed price, monthly direct debit, paper billing
  • Elec-only, fixed price, monthly direct debit, paper billing
  • Dual fuel, variable price, pre-payment
  • Elec-only, variable price, pre-payment


Four things you should do

  • Grab your bill and register yourself - it's free, easy and without obligation
  • Tell your neighbours about the scheme
  • Help your relatives if they are not used to registering their details online (you can register on their behalf)
  • Help people without internet access to register with you online.
  • If you live within the Dover district and don’t have internet access then please leave your name and contact number, Tel: 01304 872332, to receive a call back to help with the registration process.

Want to know more?


Alternative energy switching options are available through Ofgem accredited comparison sites.


Contact us

Tel: 01304 872414

Email: energy@dover.gov.uk