Promise of energy savings attracts thousands to register for Cyd Cymru


Published Tuesday 21 January 2014


The Cyd Cymru collective energy switching scheme for Wales has attracted 5,500 residents from across Wales, all keen to cut their energy bills.


cyd-cymru-logoThe scheme is a partnership between the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff Councils, and the Energy Savings Trust and it aims to help people cut their energy bills, by negotiating as a group with energy companies to get the best rates possible for gas and electricity.


Councillor Rob Curtis, Vale council Cabinet member for the environment and visible services said: “We hope this scheme will help the many families struggling to pay their fuel bills.  What is driving this initiative is the desire to help people gain fairness, stability and better value as energy prices continue to rise. I’m told that people could save between £87 and £239, depending on how they pay for their fuel.”


The first ‘switch’ has now closed, but there will be a second chance to switch, with registrations open from 27 January. The scheme is open to everyone in Wales, regardless of property type or income, and it is free to sign up with no obligation to switch. 


Call 0800 0935902 or visit for more information.