Name: Cut Energy Bills - Switch Together
Description: Cut Energy Bills - Switch Together

Cut Energy Bills - Switch Together

Energy Deal - the collective switching campaign

During these difficult and challenging times it’s even more important to save money on your energy bill. Dartford Borough Council has offered Kent Energy Deal since collective switching began in the UK in 2013 partnering with IChoosr to help residents to save money on their energy bills by using combined buying power to access highly competitive tariffs.

Participation is completely free with no obligation to switch.

Kent Energy Deal hold 3 auctions a year – Autumn, Winter and Spring (auctions October, February and May). If your current fixed tariff is not due to expire in the next few months, register and take part in one of the forthcoming rounds.

Registration for the Spring Collective Switching Campaign is now open

  • The Spring Auction opened for registration at the end of March 2021
  • The Auction will take place on 18 May 2021
  • Personal Energy Offers will be sent out from 31 May 2021
  • Closing Date for Online and Off Line decision phase – offers to be accepted – 29 June 2021

Residents living in the Dartford Borough postcode areas can continue to register on line and off line.

From the Autumn 2020 Collective Switching Campaign all of the tariffs secured were 100% renewable electricity,

How to take part

Registration requires details of energy consumption (on energy bill/annual energy statement - preferably in kWhs), name of current supplier and current tariff.

You don't have to live in one of our districts to take part.

For more information and to register select your local council:

Find out more information and register

Don’t have access to an email address?

People without an email address can register via a relative or friend’s email address (maximum of five households per email address) or alternatively contact Environmental Promotions Officer on 01322 343056.


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, or leave your contact details on 01322 343056 during registration periods for assistance


How does it work

  • Here is a short explanation about the Kent Energy Deal scheme, including how to register for the scheme

Due to restrictions on the scheme the council is not allowed to send out reminders to residents who have switched through the scheme in the past 2 years. Therefore please keep a note of your current tariff expiry date, and register for the auction that coincides with that date.

Results of Previous Auctions

Registration is free and there is no obligation to accept the winning offer.

February 2021 (Winter Campaign) Auction:

The Offers are 100% renewable electricity in all categories.
Over 77,200 people registered for the February 2021 auction and Shell Energy was the winner in all categories

  • Dual Fuel Online Billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – Shell Energy
  • Electricity Only Online Billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – Shell Energy
  • Dual fuel paper billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – Shell Energy
  • Electricity Only paper billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – Shell Energy
  • Pre payment Meter customers – Winner – Shell Energy

Personal Energy Offers will be sent out either by email or post from 22 February 2021

Key Shell Energy Tariff Points:

  • The electricity tariffs are 100% renewable therefore reducing carbon emissions
  • The tariffs support Warm Home Discount and Priority Services Register customers
  • Prices are the same for online and paper billing
  • Contract end date of 31 May 2022
  • Early exit fee of £30 per fuel

October 2020 Auction:

The Offers are 100% renewable electricity in all categories.

  • Dual Fuel Online Billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – So Energy
  • Electricity Only Online Billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – So Energy
  • Dual fuel paper billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – SSE
  • Electricity Only paper billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – SSE
  • Pre payment Meter customers – Winner – EON


May 2020 Auction:

The Offers are 100% renewable electricity in all categories.

  • Dual Fuel Online Billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – So Energy
  • Electricity Only Online Billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – So Energy
  • Dual fuel paper billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – Together Energy
  • Electricity Only paper billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – Together Energy
  • Pre payment Meter customers – Winner – EO


February 2020 Auction:

The offers are 100% Renewable Electricity

  • Dual Fuel Online Billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – Octopus Energy
  • Dual fuel paper billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – Together Energy
  • Electricity Only paper billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – Together Energy
  • Pre payment Meter customers – Winner - EON
  • Electricity only online billing customers (monthly direct debit) – Winner – Octopus Energy


Want to know more?

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

Contact Us:

Tel: 01322 343056
Contact us using this Online form

Last Updated: 19th April 2021