Electricity switching is still on the rise
The April electricity switching figures show that the number of people changing electricity supplier is still increasing. April was the third month in a row when the total number of switches increased, hitting a total of 289,000. The number of people switching to small suppliers reached an all-time high of 135,000 this is a record 46.88%.
Energy UK said:
“Once again, the monthly electricity switching report has shown that switching is on the up. Hundreds of thousands of customers are taking advantage of the choice on offer and finding the best deal for them. The Cornwall report on competition in the energy markets showed how high competition is in the sector. This month’s switching report shows how many people are making use of it. This is the sixth month in a row that the percentage of all switching being a move to small supplier has increased. This shows that there is plenty of choice out there and the public are making the most of it.”
Notes for editors
- Information on switching to guide you through the process can be found on the Energy UK website.
- Electralink provide a secure service to transfer data between the electricity market participants. The company operate the Data Transfer Network (DTN) which underpins customer switching, meter interoperability and other business processes critical to a competitive electricity market.
- The Cornwall Energy reports on competition in the energy sector can be found on the Energy UK website.