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More consumers could find switching pure and simple

Pure Planet has become the latest supplier to sign up to the Energy Switch Guarantee which is providing greater confidence to consumers to shop around for the best energy deal.

Switching figures continue to rise with the latest monthly figures from August showing a sharp increase of 30 per cent on last year’s figures. The Energy Switch Guarantee is a series of commitments under which suppliers who have signed up promise to make the switching process for consumers simple, speedy and safe.

Tina Tietjen, Independent Chair of the Energy Switch Guarantee said:

“More and consumers are switching supplier but to keep these numbers growing, it is important all suppliers commit to make the process simpler for consumers who might be reluctant. I am pleased to see Pure Planet has made this pledge and hope more suppliers follow shortly.”

Andrew Ralston, Pure Planet’s co-founder and chief executive, said:

“Pure Planet has made switching swifter and faster still via mobile. You can sign up in 60 seconds. We are currently the fastest any supplier transfer can be under current rules at only 17 days. Customers can get access to renewable electricity and carbon off-set gas in record time. We’re proud to be part of the Energy Switch Guarantee scheme that gives consumers the ultimate peace of mind.”

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Notes to editors

  • Around 74 per cent of the market are signatories of the Guarantee. This includes: British Gas, Bulb Energy, E.ON, EDF Energy, First Utility, Flow Energy, npower, Octopus Energy, Pure Planet, Sainsbury’s Energy, Scottish Power, So Energy and Tonik Energy. For more information about the Guarantee: www.energyswitchguarantee.com
  • About Pure Planet – Pure Planet’s mission is to help create a world powered by clean, renewable energy which is easily available to everyone. Get 100% renewable energy for less than power that pollutes. Power your home by wind, sunshine and water. Save money and cut your carbon footprint.
  • View the latest monthly switching reports on the Energy UK website.