Posted: Thu 4th Mar 2021

North Wales environmental charity offering residents free service to become ‘Energy Super Savers’

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 4th, 2021

The price cap for energy deals and prepayment meter customers is set to increase from 1 April in order to cover suppliers’ extra costs.

Even though the caps will be set, suppliers can still charge more if people are exceeding the amount of gas and electricity included in their deals, according to energy regulator Ofgem.

A default domestic energy deal is likely to increase by £96 to £1,138 a year whereas customers on a prepayment meter bill will see their total rise by £87 up to £1,156 a year.

Groundwork North Wales, an environmental charity, aims to make a positive impact to the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of Wales with projects and programmes.

They are offering to help people become ‘Energy Super Savers’ by looking at their energy consumption, energy bills and energy supplier before the price increase comes into place.

Jo Woodward, Senior Coordinator at Groundwork North Wales, said: “Are you or someone you know struggling to keep on top of everything or worried about the cost of keeping everyone warm?

“Our energy experts are on hand to give you hints and tips so you can shop around for the best deal and give you ideas on how you can reduce your energy usage. We’ll even tell you if you’re eligible for a free pack of small energy-saving measures and where to go to get more help!” 

The service, called LEAP (Local Energy Advice Partnership), is free to those who live in Wrexham, Flintshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Ynys Mon, Shropshire and North Powys.

Certain criteria must also be met, categorised into three departments of income, health and vulnerability – the likes of which can be found on the Eligibility page of the LEAP website.

A trained advisor will assist in switching energy providers, accessing discounts, reducing water tariffs, fitting small energy efficiency measures and dealing with fuel debt.

They can also refer to other agencies for additional support if needed.

To get in touch, call 01978 757 524 or email energy@groundworknorthwales.org.uk to find out how Groundwork North Wales can help reduce your energy bills and therefore save money.

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