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Rhondda Cynon Taf residents are being invited to take advantage of a Council-backed energy scheme that has already saved 1,500 people an average of £185 a year on their bills.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is pleased to be a member of the Welsh Government’s Cyd Cymru (Wales Together) collective energy-buying scheme, which aims to tackle fuel poverty in the face of rising energy bills.

It works by inviting residents to register, either online or by telephone, an interest in seeing how much they could save on their energy bill by switching supplier. Registration is open for set periods throughout the year, with the next phase running from now until Sunday, March 1.

Cllr Keiron Montague, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Service Delivery, Communities and Housing, explained: “Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is working innovatively with a range of partners to tackle fuel poverty issues affecting our residents.

“This work has seen, in the last year alone, 3,000 energy efficiency measures – from energy reviews to installation of energy-saving measures such as insulation – installed in 2617 homes.

“Our membership of the Cyd Cymru project is yet further proof of our commitment to supporting residents and addressing energy-related issues.

“Cyd Cymru works because it sees councils, housing associations and other organisations coming together to request energy tariff price comparisons en-masse, securing better discounts and better deals for people.

“You simply register your interest and we take down a few details. Once registered, there is no obligation, you simply wait to hear what the deal is and, if you want to take it up, you can do so.”

Once the registration period closes, those who have registered an interest will receive individual information on the best tariff for them, showing them how much they could save by switching energy suppliers. Customers are also given information on how their offer compares to other deals on the market.

Customers can then decide if they wish to accept the offer and switch energy suppliers. There is no obligation to switch – you can stay with your current supplier or even make your own arrangements to switch at a different time.

Registration is open to everyone who lives in Wales, as long as you pay your energy bill direct to an energy company – regardless of your income or property type. Even if you have a pre-pay metre or have some debt on your account, you may also be able to switch so it is worth registering.

Registration is open now until March 1 and you can get involved by visiting the Cyd Cymru website  or calling 0800 093 5902.