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The Big Power Switch – switch together, save together

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As household budgets continue to become increasingly squeezed, Doncaster Council will be working to help you to keep the cost of living down with a range of schemes to ensure you are on the best possible gas and electricity tariffs for you.

The idea is simple - the more households who register for The Big Power Switch, then the more bargaining power the scheme has to drive down the cost of energy.

Home owners, private tenants and council tenants including those on prepayment meters are all eligible for the scheme (though private tenants should check that their tenancy agreement doesn’t restrict them from switching suppliers). Households don’t have to be within Doncaster to take advantage of the scheme, so be sure to tell your friends and family living in other areas that they can also enjoy the potential savings.

Households who registered for earlier rounds of the scheme saved on average £234.

** The deadline to register your interest in the Big Power Switch is midnight on Monday 2nd February ** 

Households that register will be contacted after Friday 13th February to be told exactly how much they could save with The Big Power Switch and will have until Monday 16th March to decide if they want to switch.

It's easy to save with The Big Power Switch

Iain and Karen told us about their Big Power Switch experience.

How to register for The Big Power Switch

Registration is quick, easy and without obligation. Simply choose whichever of the options below is most convenient for you and remember to have your last energy bill to hand.

  • Complete our online registration form.

  • Call our customer contact centre on 01302 736000 to register over the phone.

  • Visit your local library or the one-stop-shop reception area in the Civic Offices in the town centre where staff will be happy to help you with registration.


If you have questions about The Big Power Switch view our Frequently Asked Questions.

We also have a video which explains how the scheme works.

Win an energy monitor worth £40!

Electricity monitor

Help spread the word about The Big Power Switch on Twitter or Facebook and we will enter you into a prize draw for one of two wireless energy monitors worth £40.

Look out for the "RT TO WIN" tweets by MyDoncaster or create your own tweet using #TheBigPowerSwitch and You will need to follow us so that that we are able to send you a direct message if you win.

Look out for the "SHARE TO WIN" posts by MyDoncaster and send us a message when you've shared one so we are able to contact you if you win.

Terms and conditions
Winners will be notified after Tuesday 3rd February. One Owl Energy Monitor will be awarded to a person promoting the Big Power Switch over Twitter and another will be awarded to a person promoting the Big Power Switch over Facebook. No cash alternative will be offered. Employees of Doncaster Council's Energy and Sustainability Team are not eligible for entry.

Be An Energy Shopper

The Big Power Switch isn't the only option when it comes to saving money on your gas and electricity. On average shopping around for a better deal can save you up to £200 and recent changes have made the process a lot quicker and easier.  For an easy and impartial guide from Ofgem, the energy regulator, visit

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