What is the Big Energy Race?
The Big Energy Race is a national challenge for community groups and individuals, designed to help those taking part to reduce their household energy bills.
What do participants do?
It’s simple. Community groups register as teamsto help people in their community reduce their bills by completing fun and practical energy reduction challenges. By taking action to help people in their communities save energy - such as handing out helpful energy saving information packs - teams gain points.
Individuals completing practical energy saving challenges, such as turning down boiler thermostats, turning off appliances, or tracking meter readings also gain points.
Global Action Plan, an environmental behaviour change charity has developed the Big Energy Race with the support and funding of British Gas, EDF Energy, npower and Green Energy.
Citizens Advice Bureau, Ofgem, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Energy Saving Trust and Opower have provided guidance.
What impact will Big Energy Race have?
By the end of the Race on 31 March, the programme hopes to have resulted in the following (among other):