Council extends pioneering Fairerpower energy scheme to Lancashire

Published Tuesday 19 December 2017 at 14:53

More than 60,000 households in Blackburn with Darwen now have the opportunity to reap the benefits of a local energy offering with ‘Fairerpower Red Rose’.

Established in 2015, the Fairerpower scheme is a partnership between Cheshire East Council’s Skills and Growth Company and Ovo energy

The successful energy offering has been extended to Lancashire under the brand name Fairerpower Red Rose and is managed by the Skills and Growth Company in partnership with councils across Lancashire

With over 8,000 customers switching to date, customers have benefitted from a whopping £2.1m in savings on their annual gas and electric bills.

Councillor Mohammed Khan, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:

I am really pleased and excited to announce the launch of Fairerpower Red Rose, following the success of the Fairerpower scheme in Cheshire.

This is available to every household in the borough, and our aim is simple, to eradicate fuel poverty in Blackburn with Darwen by helping more people to switch energy providers and at the same time to offer award-winning customer service so everyone can have the best experience.”

Blackburn with Darwen residents who sign up to Fairerpower will benefit from: potential average savings of over £100, no exit fees, three per cent interest reward paid to pay monthly customers on all credit balances, up to £1,000 and award-winning customer service.

Switching only takes a few minutes.  To find out how much you can save and how to switch, please go to

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