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Register this weekend for last chance to save on your energy bills
Thursday 4th April, 2013

Anyone who has not yet registered with the pioneering energy savings scheme running across Greater Manchester is being urged to act before the deadline on Monday 8th April.

More than 35,000 people signed up to for the Greater Manchester Fair Energy scheme when the first round was launched in January. They saved a total of £3m on their bills with some cutting their payments by up to £900 a year. In Wigan Borough, more than 1,700 residents signed up.

The second scheme opened in March but registration closes in just a few days. Anyone interested can register by visiting www.gmfairenergy.com or calling 0800 009 3363 before 8th April.

People will be placed into a Ďreverse auctioní and will be offered new energy deals which they can either accept or reject. Although it is targeted at people living in Greater Manchester, the scheme will be open to anyone in the UK to join and unlike many other schemes, will be open to people on pre-payment meters.

Wigan resident Rebecca Duggan has already benefited from the first round of the scheme. She said: “I think itís fantastic how local councils have joined forces to save residents a considerable amount of money on their energy bills, particularly when every penny counts in todayís climate. By joining the scheme Iíll save £200 on my annual energy bills. The whole process, from start to finish, was extremely straight-forward and Iíll be £200 better off as a result - so one very happy resident.”

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council and chairman of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub, said: “The success of the last scheme spoke for itself, with thousands of people registering and achieving savings of more than £3m from their bills.

“However, that wasnít the end of it as there are still tens of thousands of people across the region in fuel poverty. Fortunately, those who werenít able to register now have another opportunity and Iíd urge anyone interested to get involved now.”

Visit www.gmfairenergy.com or call 0800 009 3363 before 8th April to find out more and register.

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