People in Essex are being urged to use people power to cut their energy bills.
Essex County Council's inviting people to join their switch initiative where suppliers bid to supply the cheapest energy.
It can save households up to £250 a year.
"With the costs of heating our homes over winter appearing to rise every year, the Essex Energy Switch is a free, easy and secure way to cut our energy bills. I have signed up to this initiative before and saved money along with thousands of Essex residents. This year I hope even more people sign up because far too many are paying too much for their electricity and gas bills."
– Cllr David Finch, Leader of Essex County Council