Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, met with Energy UK to learn more about the Energy Switch Guarantee.
New figures released from the Energy Switch Guarantee (ESG) reveal that 6,269 households in Gosport have switched electricity supplier and potentially saved hundreds of pounds during the last year.
The Energy Switch Guarantee is a commitment by energy suppliers - from the largest to some of the newest in the market - to make switching simple, speedy and safe and will soon cover 90 percent of the market.
Energy Switch Guarantee hosted an event at Parliament on December 6th where Which?Switch was on hand to demonstrate how simple it can be to switch energy supplier and save hundreds of pounds a year.
Commenting, Caroline said:
"Over 14% of households in Gosport have taken advantage of the big savings that are on offer but it would be great to see more join them. Customers can save hundreds of pounds -especially if they have been with the same supplier for years.
"This winter I encourage everyone in Gosport to take a few minutes to find out if they can be on a better energy deal. If you haven't switched before you might think it is a bit daunting but as I found out, it's simple. And with the Energy Switch Guarantee in place customers can be reassured that switching will be simple, speedy and safe so make sure your supplier has signed up."
Tina Tietjen, Independent Chair of the Energy Switch Guarantee, said:
"Over 4.5 million customers have switched energy supplier so far this year and while some areas of the country - like Yorkshire in particular – are taking advantage of the potential savings on offer, others are missing out.
"It only takes a few minutes to find out if you're on the best deal. Either get in touch with your supplier or look online to make sure you are on the best deal for you. There are huge savings to be made and the Energy Switch Guarantee provides customers with extra reassurance that the process will be simple, speedy and safe."
The figures show that Leeds Northwest contains the country's most prolific switchers with 23 percent (8,444) of all households having switched provider during this time, whereas at the other end of the table, only five percent of all households (1,312) in Orkney and Shetland have changed suppliers.
For more information about the Energy Switch Guarantee please visit www.energyswitchguarantee.com.