As we head into Winter, you may be concerned about the headlines regarding the ‘Energy Crisis’ in the UK at the moment.

The Centre has a wide range of support available to help people better understand and manage their home energy usage. There’s also ways you can get involved and support others in your community.

What’s happened?

There is an increase in demand for gas worldwide as many countries, already depleted after the pandemic, increase their stores ready for winter. As well as that, renewable and nuclear electricity generators can’t yet meet the demand which means we are using gas powered electricity more. Together this pushes global and UK energy prices up and is why our home energy bills are rising.

What should I do?

Energy suppliers that have not prepared for such increases in energy prices risk going bust.
If your energy supplier goes out of business, follow this simple advice from Ofgem:

  • Take a meter reading
  • Don’t switch supplier
  • Sit tight

Your supply will not be interrupted.

If you are concerned about your energy bills and want to know how to reduce your energy use, get in touch with our friendly Energy Advice Team. They offer free, impartial and confidential advice for people who are struggling to pay their gas, electricity or water bills.

If you’ve seen the recent headlines and want to help, you could become an Energy Champion, and support your local community to save energy and money.

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