Power to the people at Corby energy rally

Corby Cllr Peter McEwan, left, with Electric Corby project manager Nick Bolton, at a conference earlier this year

Corby Cllr Peter McEwan, left, with Electric Corby project manager Nick Bolton, at a conference earlier this year

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A Power for the People Rally is being held outside The Cube, Corby, on Friday (May 31) and Saturday (June 1) to launch Electric Corby’s community energy scheme.

Organised by Electric Corby, with the support of the borough council, the event will take place from 10.30am until 4.30pm on both days.

Nick Bolton, of Electric Corby, said: “People are faced with ever growing energy bills. It’s time for a change. It’s time to rethink how we deliver a better energy deal for local communities. It’s time for some proper switched on thinking.

Electric Corby’s community energy scheme, promises to plough profits into local projects, use green energy to reduce carbon emissions, share profits with customers and offer low tariffs.

Corby Council’s lead member for environment, Cllr Paul Beattie, said: “We are very pleased to be supporting the launch of Electric Corby’s community energy initiative.

“Community energy gives the people of Corby a new way to get their energy supply that is fairer, greener and which gives back to the local community. I would encourage people to come along and pick up some information about the deal, about how households and business can switch their energy supplier, as well as helpful energy-saving tips.’

There will be speeches, starting at 12.30pm, followed by a march from The Cube into the town centre and back.

Inside the community energy dome information will be available on how householders and businesses can switch their energy supply and advice on what the best deal will be for them.

The community energy scheme offers two simple tariffs, 100 per cent deep green and 100 per cent pale green, with the latter guaranteed to be lower than the regional suppliers’ standard rate.

Electric Corby is a community interest company aiming to attract world leaders in clean technology to Corby by becoming the UK’s practical, community scale test centre for energy efficient living and low carbon vehicles.

More information on its community energy scheme is available at www.electriccorby.co.uk.