Help and Support with Saving Energy
By improving your energy efficiency and reducing your energy consumption, you can save money as well as reduce your carbon footprint.
Take a look at the available schemes below:
Sustainable Warmth energy grant
Sustainable Warmth is a new Government grant scheme designed to fund energy-efficiency upgrades to residents who are most likely to be impacted by the high cost of rising bills. These improvements will help residents to use less energy and spend less on their energy bills. Eligibility criteria apply, deadline for applications is 31 December 2022. Read more about the scheme here.
West Berkshire Energy Switch
Could you switch to an electric vehicle?
Electric vehicles (EV) are becoming more popular across the district, as well as nationwide, and can have huge benefits, including reduced fuel and running costs, and significantly contributing to reducing emissions. Check out a Cost Saving Calculator to see what you could save, or read more about electric vehicles here. You can also find out information about what the Council is doing to support EV drivers here..
Support and advice for your energy bills
Energy Bills Support Scheme discount
The Government announced a £400 discount to eligible households to help with their energy bills over winter 2022 to 2023. The discount will be applied automatically to your monthly household electricity bill for 6 months starting in October 2022. You'll get the discount monthly, even if you pay for your energy quarterly or use a payment card. Find out more information here.
If you get a message asking for your bank details, this could be a scam. You can report messages you think are suspicious.
Citizens Advice provide a wide range of advice and support regarding energy bills and usage. You can read more about what to do if you are struggling to pay your bills, getting better energy deals, how to make a complaint, using energy meters, and more. Check out their website here.
If you are struggling to pay your bills, Ofgem has provided advice on what you can do. You can agree a payment plan with your supplier, check existing energy schemes and grants, and get debt advice. More information can be found here.