Energy Advice

Information and advice to help you save money on gas and electricity costs.

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Our specialist advisors offer a wide range of advice and assistance to help you fully understand your energy issues and become more energy efficient. Anyone can access our service, regardless of your heating system or meter type and all advice is confidential and free of charge.

The rising cost of living has had far reaching impact and many people are struggling to maintain their gas and electricity supply whilst self-isolating or as a result of financial difficulty. This handy guide from OFGEM could help to answer any energy related questions you may have during the current crisis. 

What we do

  • Help to understand your energy bills
  • Advice and support to help you find the best available fuel tariff
  • Assistance to resolve problems with your gas and electricity bills
  • Advice on financial assistance to deal with fuel debt
  • Help to access insulation and heating grants
  • Energy efficiency advice

Gas and Electricity Debt

If you have fallen behind with your gas or electricity payments, many energy suppliers have hardship funds that you can apply to if you have debt.

Check the table below to see if your supplier has a scheme that you could access: 

Supplier FundHow to Access
British Gas Energy Trust *also open to non-customersApply online via the online application form
EDF Energy Customer Support FundApply through the Let's Talk web form or call 0800 269 450
E.on Next Energy FundApply through the Let's Talk web form
Octopus Energy Octo Assist FundApply through the Octopus web form
OVO Energy Hardship SchemeContact OVO by telephone on 0330 303 5063
Scottish Power Hardship FundApply online via the Scottish Power Hardship Fund web form
Shell Energy Support FundContact Shell by telephone on 0330 094 5800
Utility Warehouse Customer Support SchemeContact Utility Warehouse by telephone on 0333 777 0777

 

To speak to an energy advisor you can contact the Advice Shop by telephone on 01506 283000 (select option 4). You can also get in touch by email at energy.advice@westlothian.gov.uk

Alternatively, if you would like an advisor to contact you, please fill in our online referral form

A potential one-off payment to help those spending more than 10% of their total household income on energy costs and/or at risk of disconnection.
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