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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 May 2020 energy auction. Residents who switched energy provider received an average annual saving of £146.25 and 14 tonnes of CO2 is expected to be saved from these savings. That's the equivalent of taking 8 small cars off the road driving 7000 miles per year!

Register for the next energy auction

The next energy auction will take place on Tuesday 6 October 2020. The registration portal will be open from 4 August.

You will be able to register using the following methods:

  • 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 19 October and will have until 17 November 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.


May 2020 Energy Auction Winners

Type of contract 

Type of billing

Type of payment

Winning supplier

Dual Fuel online

Online billing

Monthly Direct Debit

So Energy

Electricity Only online

Online billing

Monthly Direct Debit

So 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


E.ON Energy

Electricity Only

Annual Statement


E.ON Energy

Who is So Energy?

Founded in 2014, So Energy believe that by keeping things simple and using the latest technology to ensure they operate as efficiently as possible, they keep their costs to aminimum and pass the savings onto their customers through its low price commitment. They supply 100 per cent renewable electricity and allow their customers to choose where they source their electricity.

Who is Together Energy?

Together Energy pride themselves in providing the customer with long term peace of mind. Their staff are not scripted, they are trained to listen to individual needs and have the freedom to do what is right for the customer.

They are Scotland’s fastest growing energy company and more than 90 per cent of their staff come from the poorest 10 per cent of postcodes in Scotland.

Who is E.ON Energy?

E.ON are one of the UK's leading power and gas companies - generating electricity, and retailing power and gas - and are part of the E.ON Group, one of the world's largest investor owned power and gas companies.

Starting in July 2019, E.ON now supply 100 per cent renewable energy at no extra cost to its customers.