Councils lead money saving energy plan

Save money: Coun Peter Rankin
Save money: Coun Peter Rankin
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Households could save money on their energy bills under an initiative led by 13 Lancashire councils.

A new county-wide energy scheme – People Power – has been launched which could see energy savings of up to £250 if 15,000 residents sign up to the scheme.

It is the first time it is being run by councils in Lancashire.

Coun Peter Rankin, leader of Preston Council, said: “This Lancashire-wide scheme is an excellent example of how, by working together, your local councils are helping people save money from their energy bills.

“Energy costs take up a large proportion of household incomes so any money we can help people save will be helpful during these difficult times.

“I would urge residents to sign up to the scheme and ask their families to do the same. This way we will be able to get the best deal from the energy companies.”

The People Power scheme is targeted at all residents in Lancashire, although anyone outside of the county can also register to be a part of it. The scheme is also open to residents who use pre-payment metres.

You can register at before midnight on April 8. Registering includes you in a collective taken to auction where energy suppliers will bid for business which residents can either accept or decline.