Big Energy Saving Week is an annual campaign run in partnership with Citizens Advice. Last year's campaign took place from 31 October - 6 November 2016. The campaign aims to support consumers to manage their fuel bills by spreading awareness of methods to save money and energy, signposting consumers to information and helping those experiencing problems to access support.
The key themes of the week were to:
- Check (that you are on the best tariff; that you’re not wasting energy at home; that you’re getting all the support you are entitled to)
- Switch (if you could save money with a different tariff or supplier; if you could get a better deal by installing or removing a prepayment meter)
- Save (take energy saving measures to make sure you’re not using more energy than you need)
In addition, because BESW marked the start of the winter, we wanted to make more use of it as an opportunity to highlight all the opportunities available in your community and join it up with your wider work and existing energy projects such as Energy Best Deal.
Join in with Big Energy Saving Week
Whilst the campaign is now over, we would still encourage organisations to spread the word about energy issues by making use of the available online resources.
Have a look at the Big Energy Saving Week webpages on the Citizens Advice public site for useful tips and information about how to help your clients save on their energy bills.
Get help from Big Energy Saving Week
As well as looking online for information and support to save money on your energy bills, you can get help over the phone or in person.
You can call Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 for free, impartial advice on having a warmer home.