Glasgow City Council launches new energy switching service for business

Glasgow City Council has joined forces with the Wise Group and Citrus Energy to launch a commercial energy switching service - Glasgow People's Energy.

The new service will focus on providing an independent and impartial energy switching service for the city's businesses and third sector organisations.

A memorandum of understanding between the partners means that the scheme will be in place for a minimum of five years. 

"This energy switching service promises to be of great benefit, first to our businesses and third sector organisations and later to Glasgow households,” said Glasgow City Council leader, Cllr Frank McAveety. 

“Glasgow City Council is committed to tackling fuel poverty for our residents and businesses, and I am sure Glasgow People's Energy will make a real social and economic difference to the city.”

Laurie Russell, Chief Executive of the Wise Group, added: "The partnership with Glasgow City Council and Citrus Energy will help businesses and third sector organisations in the city save money on their energy costs. 

“Glasgow People's Energy service will help us expand the G. Heat service to help more Glasgow families tackle fuel poverty issues."

Jamie Hailstone is a freelance journalist and author, specializing in local government, transport and energy issues