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Big London Energy Switch

THE Logo one colourThe council runs a scheme called the Tower Hamlets Energy (T.H.E.) Community Power, which uses the collective buying power of residents to ensure that energy providers offer the best energy rates possible to those who are registered on the scheme.

The innovative programme won the team the council’s 2014 Best Idea/Innovation Award.

Find out how the scheme works.

View the results of the February 2020 energy auction. Residents who switched energy provider received an average annual saving of £190.93.

Register for the next energy auction

The next energy auction will take place on Tuesday 19 May 2020. The registration portal will be made available from Tuesday 31 March.

You will be able to register via the two methods below:

  • complete the easy to use online form

  • call the office 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 and personalised offer.

Residents who register for the scheme will start receiving personalised offer letters shortly after Monday 1 June and will have until 30 June to accept the offer.

For online registrations, a personalised email offer will be sent, please make sure to check the spam folder if you do not receive the email.

Why should you switch supplier? Watch the short video below to see what our partner iChoosr UK have to say about this.


February 2020 Energy Auction Winners

Type of contract 

Type of billing

Type of payment

Winning supplier

Dual Fuel online

Online billing

Monthly Direct Debit

Octopus Energy

Electricity Only online

Online billing

Monthly Direct Debit

Octopus Energy

Dual Fuel Offline

Paper billing

Monthly Direct Debit

Together Energy

Electricity Only Offline

Paper billing

Monthly Direct Debit

Together Energy

Dual Fuel

Annual Statement



Electricity Only

Annual Statement