Energy companies are approached and are invited to tender for an exclusive energy tariff, this tariff is available for people who have registered for the collective switch through Free Price Compare, energyhelpline and a number of other partners. This means that thousands of people register their interest.
The energy companies offer an exclusive tariff to the registrations. Because they will potentially be getting hundreds or thousands of new customers in a short space of time, the tariff is very competitive.
When you register, you are not committing to switching your energy, you are simply expressing an interest that you would like to hear more about the winning tariff.
When the winning deal is selected you will be contacted via email and telephone to explain the tariff and to compare it to other deals in the market to see if it is beneficial to switch to the exclusive tariff, a different tariff or if it is best to stay with your current supplier.
The Winter Collective is only on for a limited period of time and the key dates are;
- 8th January 2020 – Registration opens
- 4th February 2020 – Registration closes
- 5th February 2020 – Switching period starts
- 4th March 2020 – Switch period ends and the Summer Collective ends