Switch On

Switch On

About This Project

Switch On is a government website that provides clearly written tips and tools to help customers make decisions about their energy use and take charge of their power bills. Our challenge was to simplify complex information for a broad audience, without sacrificing necessary detail. Mid 2014 we updated content on the site again to shift the emphasis to promoting consumer choice.


Your power bill is a major part of your household expense and it pays to shop around. Just as there are many different prices and contracts for mobile phones, there are many different options for electricity, especially with the introduction of new flexible pricing options.

Some contracts include dual fuel deals (electricity and gas from the same supplier) and other offers and incentives.

To compare electricity retailer offers, including flat rate and flexible pricing offers, use My Power Planner.