Join in the Big Switch Daventry District

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Big Switch Daventry District is a joint effort between Daventry District Council and iChoosr to use collective purchasing power to secure better energy deals for residents.

Everyone who registers for the Big Switch is entered into a national collective, with energy companies invited to bid for their custom in an auction. 

Because the auction is an opportunity for energy companies to secure thousands of customers in one go, the deals they offer in a bid to win that auction are often better than those advertised to the general public.

The sign-up process is quick and easy, with just an annual bill or indication of annual energy usage required. 

Only companies offering tariffs with 100% renewable electricity are able to enter the auction, so switching is also kinder to the environment.

Register for the Big Switch here

How it works

Step One: Register

Anyone who pays a household energy bill can register for FREE for the scheme. It’s easy to do, but you will need a copy of a recent energy bill or annual statement to complete the process.


Step Two: Sit back and relax

Once registration closes, the Council's switching partner iChoosr will gather everyone's registrations together and invite energy companies to offer their best tariffs in a reverse auction. 


Step Three: make your decision

Following the auction, you will receive a personal offer based on the new tariff secured by the scheme. This will use the information you gave when registering to tell you how much you could save by switching. 

There is no obligation to accept the offer and no fees or charges for the switching service, whether you choose to change providers or not.

If you decide to switch, simply follow the instructions on your offer letter and the rest is done for you, save for any meter readings you may be asked to supply. 

Big Switch auctions - key dates

Autumn auction

The acceptance period for the autumn auction offers has now closed. 

Winter auction

Registration opens - 1 December 2020

Registration closes - 8 February 2021 

Auction - 9 February 2021 (registration then reopens the day after the auction)

Offers - from 22 February 2021 

Closure - If you called us to register and receive a postal offer you will have until 16 March 2021 to return your acceptance form by post. If you registered by email you will have until 23 March 2021 to accept your online offer.

For more information, including answers to some frequently asked questions, visit the iChoosr website 

Alternatively you can phone us on 01327 871100.


Switching service for businesses

Daventry District Council also works in partnership with Bionic to help Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) get the best possible deal on their energy.

Bionic allows SMEs to compare fixed and flexible energy deals from top UK suppliers so you never overpay for your business energy again. You can choose renewable tariffs too.

Bionic only need your business address postcode to get started and their tech-enabled experts will use smart data to find the right deal for your business.

Switch your business energy with our partner Bionic