Portsmouth City Council launches switching service for residents, powered by AgilityEco and UK Power

Portsmouth City Council is the first local authority to sign up to a new energy switching service from AgilityEco that’s designed to help local authorities and social landlords combat fuel poverty in their community.

AgilityEco is working with Ofgem-accredited energy switching service UK Power to offer Portsmouth residents the cheapest energy tariff across all the tariffs in the energy market (https://switch.portsmouth.gov.uk). Portsmouth City Council’s branded fuel switching website went ‘live’ on 1 September and will be promoted to all residents in the Portsmouth area using existing resident communications.

AgilityEco’s switching site service has many advantages for local authorities and social landlords over the different options available in today’s energy market, such as collective switching or developing a standalone energy company. These include:

· minimal set-up and deployment costs
· a ‘best value’ tariff offered to tenants and residents. UK Power compares all the tariffs in the market– not just those available from a single energy company
· energy tariffs updated daily
· commission is paid to local authorities and social landlords to re-invest into local community initiatives.


Donna Jones, leader of Portsmouth City Council, said: “By partnering with UK Power and AgilityEco, we’ve been able to generate money back into the local authority, with funds going right back into supporting and sustaining council services in our city, which benefits everyone.”

Jon Kimber the managing director, AgilityEco, said: “We’re speaking to many more local authorities and social landlords interested in using this service and expect many more to join over the coming months.”

The Portsmouth City Council energy switching website can be found at:  https://switch.portsmouth.gov.uk.

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