BOROUGH residents can cut their energy bills by taking part in the next big switch campaign.

Householders are being encouraged to register for the summer energy saving auction which offers the chance to secure a better tariff from suppliers.

It's the fourth auction that Dudley Council has been involved with. The first three saw around 2,500 households take part to see if they could switch and save.

The last auction took place in February when over 100 people chose to switch tariffs, saving an average £173 a year on their bills.

Dudley Council chief executive John Polychronakis said: "Tackling fuel poverty and promoting energy saving schemes is a top priority for the council and we're pleased our previous auctions have attracted significant interest."

The next big switch auction takes place on June 10 and anyone interested in taking part has until June 9 to register. The more people who register, the better the deal.

The scheme is free to join and there is no obligation to switch as people may already be on the best tariff possible and not in line for a saving.

Once the auction has taken place, the successful energy companies will write to registrants with their offer.

Registration can take place online at or by calling Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345.

Anyone taking part will need to have details of their latest energy bill on hand to complete the registration process.