The Big Energy Race is a national initiative to help community groups and individuals to take control of their bills and reduce how much they are spending on energy.
The Race will see numerous community groups from regions across England, Scotland and Wales register to take part by January 2015. Big Energy Race will engage 25,000 households and ultimately reach over one million people.
Community groups across the country sign up as ‘teams’, and compete with other groups around the UK in a race to accumulate points by promoting energy efficiency in the community. A ‘team’ will encourage individuals to sign up as ‘team members’ and undertake household energy challenges, such as tracking their meter readings, turning down boiler thermostats or turning off appliances.
The more team members each community group recruits and the more challenges that are undertaken, the more points the whole team earns.