'Cheaper Energy Together': Collective Switching Fund

MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given your belief that a consortium bid backed by the GLA would be 'highly credible and favourably received' by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), why have you left if for boroughs to submit a funding application for the 'Cheaper Energy Together': Collective Switching Fund?


Answer for 'Cheaper Energy Together': Collective Switching Fund

Answer for 'Cheaper Energy Together': Collective Switching Fund

Answered By: 
The Mayor

GLA instead led two bids on behalf of London related to fuel poverty and Green Deal pioneer places. Both of those bids were successful and secured £5.6 million. London Councils led a successful bid securing funding for cheaper energy together: collective switching.

As part of the bidding process GLA and the boroughs felt that London Councils were best placed to lead the bid for collective switching as they had already led work in this area.