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Tower Hamlets Energy Community Power

THE Logo RectangleThe 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.

The most recent energy auction took place on 9 October 2018. You can still register until 27 November to participate.

You can register via the two method 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 have registered for the scheme will start receiving personalised offer letters shortly after 22 October 2018 and will have until 27 November 2018 to accept the offer.

For online registrations, a personalised email offer will be sent, please make sure to check the spam folder if you haven't received the email.

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


The winning suppliers for the May 2018 energy auction were as below. The average annual savings for residents who switched was £143.

Type of contract 

Type of billing

Type of payment

Winning supplier

Dual Fuel online

Online billing

Monthly Direct Debit

So Energy

Dual Fuel offline

Paper billing

Monthly Direct Debit

E.on

Electricity Only  online

Online billing

Monthly Direct Debit

So Energy

Electricity Only offline

Paper billing

Monthly Direct Debit

E.on

Dual Fuel

Annual Statement

Pre-payment

Economy Energy

Electricity Only

Annual Statement

Pre-payment

Economy Energy