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Swansea Council Energy Company

A pioneering solution is being proposed to cut household and business energy bills across Swansea. It would see the creation of a people-friendly not-for-profit energy services company based in the city. Local residents and organisations would be its key focus.

The socially responsible enterprise would help address the challenge of high gas and electricity charges faced by Swansea residents and the difficulty faced by local businesses securing good energy deals.

It would use sustainable energy where possible.

According to the Welsh Government, around 24,394 Swansea households (24.2%) are in fuel poverty.

The Office for National Statistics say there were 160 excess winter deaths (EWDs) in Swansea during winter 2015-16 - that’s deaths directly related to the cold weather. The World Health Organisation estimate that 30% of EWDs are a result of living in a cold home. That’s 48 needless Swansea deaths which could have be prevented.  

The city’s new energy company would be set up and wholly-owned by Swansea Council as an arm’s length enterprise at no cost to the taxpayer. It would be the first such council enterprise in Wales although a small number exist in England.

We want to find out whether local residents and business would consider buying energy at a low cost from a local, people-friendly, not-for-profit company. Tell us what you think by filling in this short survey.

 

1. Are you...?
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4. Are you concerned about current energy prices in the UK?
5. Roughly how much do you currently spend on energy per month currently?
6. Do you think you are paying too much for your energy at the moment?
7. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with your current energy supplier/s?
8. Have you switched energy supplier in the last 3 years?
9. Do you agree or disagree that the Council should try to address the issue of fuel poverty in Swansea
10. Do you agree or disagree that our proposal to create a people-friendly not-for-profit energy services company based in the city is the right approach for the Council to take?
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12. Would you consider buying your energy from a a local, people-friendly, not-for-profit company owned by the Council
13. If the option was available to purchase green energy, would you be willing to pay more, rather than pay less for energy from burning fossil fuels?
14. When making your choice about purchasing energy what matters to you most?
   

If you would like to be kept informed about the development of this company, or  would be interested in buying energy from the company in the future please provide us with your email address below so that we can contact you. In accordance with Data Protection law, your email address will be held in the strictest confidence for data analysis purposes outlined. For further information about how Swansea Council uses your personal data, please see our corporate privacy notice on our website www.swansea.gov.uk/privacynotice

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About You

These questions are optional.
In accordance with Data Protection law, any information requested on the following questions is held in the strictest confidence for data analysis purposes only. For further information about how Swansea Council uses your personal data, please see our corporate privacy notice on our website www.swansea.gov.uk/privacynotice

16. Are you...?
17. How old are you …
18. Which of the following categories best describes your  employment status? (Check all that apply)
19. Average household income...

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