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IKEA helps you save over £300 a year* with renewable electricity for all

• IKEA’s partnership with the Big Clean Switch can help customers live more sustainably and save money by switching to a 100% renewable electricity tariff

• The partnership uses a ‘collective switch model’. 
This helps secure a great deal on renewable electricity, which could save a typical UK household over £300 a year*

• Globally IKEA group is working towards 100% renewable energy, pledging 
to produce as much as the company consumes across its entire operations by2020
This partnership demonstrates the retailer’s commitment to enabling customers and co-workers to live more sustainably by switching to a renewable electricity provider.

In addition, the Big Clean Switch is a ‘profit with purpose’ company.  It helps people to switch to renewable electricity providers.  That’s by making the process simple and easy. The company only list tariffs. Tariffs where the supplier can guarantee 100% of the electricity sold is green.

Hege Sæbjørnsen, Sustainability Manager at IKEA UK agreed.  At IKEA, their commitment is to sustainability.  This goes beyond minimizing the impact of their own operations.  It’s by having a positive impact on the world around us. We want to give our customers creative solutions.  Solutions that will help them live a more sustainable life.  A life at home and to save money in the short and long-term. By partnering with the Big Clean Switch, IKEA is switching to renewable electricity simple, accessible and affordable to everyone.
Last year, IKEA UK introduced home solar panels and battery storage (SOLSTRÅLE) into their product range.  This is in a bid to make solar more accessible.  More importantly to support home owners towards becoming energy independent.

OWC solar panel

Therefore, for every switch, IKEA will receive a commission payment. This payment will support local community initiatives. At the end of the campaign the commission will be split among IKEA UK stores. The amount each store gets depends on ones generating the most switches.  Therefore, the money is for local community initiatives within each store’s area.

How can I switch to renewable energy with IKEA?


• Pre-registration starts on Tuesday 20th February. Just show interest by popping in your email address in the Switch and Save portal The more people that do this, better the deal could be for everyone.

How were these savings calculated?

*Prices sourced from EnergyHelpline and correct as of 6 February 2018. Saving compares the annual energy bill for an average usage dual fuel household.

ABB wins $80 million order to power Canada’s largest solar photovoltaic plant 1That’s on a Big Six Standard Variable Tariff paying by monthly. This can be done direct debit with a single rate meter.  That’s with the cheapest dual fuel tariff.  Therefore, supplying 100% renewable electricity available through the Big Clean Switch website.  Once again paying by monthly direct debit with a single rate meter. Finally, prices are averaged across all regions of England, Scotland and Wales. Average usage as defined by Ofgem.  Ofgem states it is 12,000 kWh pa of gas and also 3,100 kWh pa of electricity.
The exclusive tariff is available for a limited time only, from Tuesday 6th March until Monday 26th March, with pre-registration starting on Tuesday 20th February.

Sources: IKEA Great Britian, IKEA Switch and Save, 20 February 2018 08:00 GMT | Sustainability news

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