The energy price cap announced by OFGEM today will only help in a very small way. Our concern is that with the price of wholesale energy rising, the cap will effectively disappear from the next review in April 2019. Because of energy transmission and distribution costs being higher in the Highlands & Islands it is only a modest cap anyway.
Stewart Wilson, TIG Chief Executive commented on the energy price cap:
“We recommend more effective ways to reduce energy costs. Firstly insulate your home and TIG can do this for you. Secondly, reduce your costs by not wasting energy and our energy advice team can help with this. Thirdly, shop around for your energy provider, and www.tigswitch.com can help with this, or compare with Hebrides Energy’s, local tariff. In any case ring or email TIG and we will help immediately or attend our open day on Friday 9th November For those in Barra & Vatersay or Uist, we are organising fresh events there shortly.”
Notes to editors:
- Tighean Innse Gall is the energy and housing agency for the Western Isles.
- TIG delivers the Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland Area Based Scheme on behalf of Comharile nan Eilean Siar and Scottish Government.
- TIG delivers TEAS, The Energy Advisory Service which provides free energy advice home visits, telephone advice and online support for all Western Isles residents.
- TIG set up the local switching service , www.tigswitch.com which is a free service dedicated to supporting residents of the Western Isles with energy providers switching information.
- TIG is a partner in the delivery of Hebrides Energy, the local energy tariff for Western Isles residents, details https://our-power.co.uk/hebrides
- For further information please contact Brian Whitington – firstname.lastname@example.org or 07741 652612