Sustainability

The council is committed to sustainable development, continuously improving its services, policies and practices to contribute to a better quality of life for everyone now, and in the future.

Sustainable development considers the balance between environmental, economic and social issues of today's activities. Environmental issues are now at the heart of sustainable development as we recognise our dependence on the earth’s resources. 

Logo for T.H.E. Community PowerTower Hamlets Energy – Community Power

Tower Hamlets Council runs a scheme called T.H.E Community Power, which harnesses the collective buying power of residents to ensure that energy providers provide the best energy rates possible for those who are signed up to the scheme.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, said: "We are asking residents to express their interest in switching their energy supplier to access cheaper energy in the future through Tower Hamlets Energy".

Registrations for the next auction is live. The next auction will be on February 3, 2015. Registrations will close on February 2, 2015.

There are two methods of registering;

  • Use the easy to use online form by clicking here.
  • Call the T.H.E. Community Power team on 0800 508 8364.

In order to register, you will need to have the following information;

  • current gas and/or electricity provider.
  • tariff name for gas and/or electricity.
  • current payment method, e.g. monthly direct debit, pre payment meter etc.
  • how much gas and/or electricity you use, in pounds or kWh, preferably from an annual statement.

The above information can usually be found on a recent bill or an end of year statement. If you are unable to find the required information, you can contact your current supplier and they will be able to provide it to you. It is very important to have this information so that the system can generate an accurate personalised offer.

Find out more about how the scheme works.

The last auction took place on October 14, 2014 and residents had an average annual saving of £203 for duel fuel monthly direct debit and £130 for electricity only monthly direct debit. For details about the winning suppliers, please visit the Big London Energy Switch website.

You can download a copy of our co-op flyer (PDF, 100kb).

If you have any queries, please contact:

Halim Abdul
Tel: 020 7364 2631
Email: halim.abdul@towerhamlets.gov.uk

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