March 2020: A new and innovative digital platform – WeSwitchU.ie – is set to make waves with energy users in Ireland. Promising to take the stress and hassle out of switching energy providers, the company assists residential customers to engage with the energy market, reducing their energy bills and carbon footprint each year.
Despite launching just weeks ago, the website, which is owned and operated by Limerick native Brendan Halpin, has already been making strides in the Irish business world. The company was recently named as one of 15 Irish businesses to be selected for the Google ‘Adopt a Startup’ programme; an initiative that serves as a mentoring programme for the successful candidates, with a mission to accelerate the growth of high-potential, innovative, Irish startup businesses.
Homeowners have better things to do in their spare time than spending hours on comparison sites, filling out forms and calling up energy companies. With ten suppliers now active within the residential energy market in Ireland, it can be a daunting prospect to figure out the best options in terms of both budget and environmental impact. Many homeowners are also unaware of their annual energy consumption. WeSwitchU.ie evaluates each customer’s individual needs by performing data analytics on their household energy consumption, enabling them to secure the best deal tailored to their needs. The company will navigate the many offers available, ensuring that each customer saves on their energy bills every year, while also reducing carbon emissions.
Some of the company’s most attractive offerings? A customer only needs to sign up once and the service is completely free. No more email reminders and form filling. WeSwitchU.ie tracks and monitors their customers’ consumption in their own personal dashboard account, and assists them to maximise their energy efficiency. This is achieved by connecting homeowners to both local and national registered contractors who can advise and carry out the energy saving improvements, leading to further financial savings and environmental benefits.
Speaking following his Google ‘Adopt a Startup’ programme success, company founder and CEO Brendan Halpin said: “Many people are unaware that switching energy suppliers is one of the quickest and easiest ways of reducing their energy bills. From the outset, a supplier will offer an amazing deal to get a customer on board, but these discounted tariff plans are generally for 12 months and can soar after this point. If a customer signs up with WeSwitchU.ie, we source and switch to the best deal for their household energy consumption every year.”
He added: “Recent research by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) found that if an active customer, with an average annual consumption, switched every year for the last four years, they could have saved €1,700 on dual fuel, €1,100 on electricity and €700 on gas. WeSwitchU.ie is beating these numbers, based on customers who have switched on the platform so far. Our platform allows people to switch and save in a no-cost, hassle-free way – something I believe is a very attractive prospect to Irish homeowners.”
WeSwitchU.ie is open for business, offering customers a user-friendly experience and a simple registration process. To check your eligibility and to sign up with WeSwitchU.ie, log on to www.weswitchu.ie