More than 2,500 residents sign up to local authority energy company

Cheshire East Council has revealed more than 2,500 customers have signed up to its new energy company, Fairerpower.

The company was launched in March and according to the council, the average saving for fixed tariff customers has been £245. 

And more than 60% of customers have moved energy supplier for the first time in five years or more. 

Apathy, driven by a lack of trust, is seen as the main reason for this behavior, the council claimed.

“Fairerpower is shaking up the energy market across Cheshire East and is only going to get bigger as customers hear about the savings they can make,” said Council Leader, Cllr Michael Jones.

“We set it up with the aim of giving our residents access to cheaper and fairer energy prices backed by an organisation they can trust. Fairerpower and Cheshire East Council is delivering on that promise.

“New customers can benefit even further by helping introduce their friends and family and we will reward both parties with a free £20 Amazon gift voucher.” 

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