MORE than 4,200 residents signed up to a county council scheme for lower energy bills.

Registration for the Essex Energy Switch closed at midnight on Monday.

Four suppliers came forward with lowest rates, which will now be offered with no obligation to the 4,262 residents who signed up.

Residents will get their personalised offers from next Friday February 28.

The winning suppliers were:

  • Ovo Energy for all online billing contracts
  • British Gas for dual fuel paper billing contracts
  • Green Star Energy for electricity only paper billing contracts
  • Scottish Power for prepayment contracts

For further details on the scheme and advice on saving energy visit the energy switch website.