Does Corby have the ‘itch to switch’?

There are many providers of energy in the UK, from the ‘Big Six’ to smaller independents. Now Electric Corby have been asking residents of Corby an insightful question – do they have the ‘itch to switch?’

Since the start of the summer, the Community Energy team at Electric Corby have attended several events across the borough in order to find out whether the public are happy to switch energy providers and if not, why not. Those who respond have also been entered into a prize draw to win £250 to go towards their next energy bill or home energy improvements.

The Big Energy Saving Week, which runs from the 20th to the 24th October and aims to highlight actions to reduce energy bills, marks the end of the survey period and Electric Corby will soon be revealing the general challenges that respondents perceive to have when switching energy providers.

Community Energy is a partnership not-for-profit initiative with Electric Corby and Green Energy UK, supported by Corby Borough Council, which aims to deliver a better, fairer energy deal for homes and businesses in Corby. This unique community tariff has been funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and aims to engage with the Corby community in encouraging bill payers to shop around for a better energy deal.

Nick Bolton, Electric Corby Project Manager said,With less than a third of people choosing to switch energy suppliers, we feel it is important to discover why more people are not switching and what potential barriers people perceive to be in their way. Electric Corby Community Energy aims to overcome those barriers, whilst also supporting local community projects.”

Over a 100 surveys have been received but Electric Corby are encouraging more to take part. To take part in the survey and to be in with a chance of winning the £250 prize, go to


For more details on the full Electric Corby Community Energy programme, visit or call 01536 288026.


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