How popular are collective energy switches?
Collective purchasing schemes were popular in 2012 following endorsement by the Government, which also ran its own scheme in October of that year. However, many of the schemes didn’t attract the participation organisers had hoped for. But with energy prices back in the news, there’s been renewed interest in such schemes.
In fact, in 2018 the Government began a new trial of collectives with 50,000 consumers, aiming to get people engaged and make the energy market fairer for everyone.