Co-operative Energy extends Big Switch offer10,000 more people could switch to the winning deal

25 May 2012

An extra 10,000 people will be able to take up the winning Big Switch deal, Co-operative energy announced today.

Co-operative Energy, winners of The Big Switch auction, previously capped the number of customers they could accept at 30,000. Now up to 40,000 people will be able to take advantage of the new deal.

Richard Lloyd, executive director of Which?, said 'It's great news that more people will now be able to benefit from Co-operative Energy's winning deal.'

To give people more time, the deadline for switching has been extended by an extra few days. People who have registered for The Big Switch now have until 31 May to make the switch.

Small energy suppliers

To allow smaller energy suppliers to take part in The Big Switch auction, Which? agreed that some suppliers could set a cap on the number of customers they would take.

This meant that any energy company could take part, and the auction would not just be limited to the major suppliers who had the infrastructure to accept a large number of new customers in a very short period of time.

Co-operative Energy originally agreed to take on 20,000 direct debit customers, and 10,000 customers paying by cash or cheque. They have now extended their direct debit cap to 30,000, meaning that 40,000 people will be able to switch to Co-operative Energy.

How do I switch?

If you registered for The Big Switch you should have now received an email with your personalised savings estimate. You can click on the link in the email to go through to The Big Switch website and let us know if you'd like to accept the offer.

If you did not register in time for The Big Switch, you can still search for your cheapest gas and electricity deal on Which? Switch.

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