Promoting the Big Wight Switch are, front, Philippa Daley, with, back, Jacky de Bruyne, left, and Jayne Wetherall. Picture by Laura Holme.
TIME is running out to register for the Big Wight Switch, a project which aims to save people money on their energy bills.
Community Action Isle of Wight is leading the scheme to help households reduce their gas and electricity bills by negotiating cheaper tariffs on their behalf.
With one week to go until the March 22 deadline, more than 4,475 households have registered.
Philippa Daley, rural services officer, said: "At times there have been up to five members of our team answering calls to people registering with the Big Wight Switch.
"The more potential customers we can offer to energy companies, the more power we have to negotiate."
It is hoped that, by speaking as a single, more powerful unit, thousands of Islanders could slash their energy bills by hundreds of pounds a year.
Similar collectives in other parts of the country have seen average annual savings of £202 per household, with some homes slashing as much as £2,253 from their bills.
Jayne Wetherall, who recently joined the team, said: "I have really enjoyed the community spirit which has been generated through this project and have been surprised by the variety of calls we have received.
"In some cases, we have been able to signpost people to further support offered through organisations such as The Footprint Trust."
Registering is free with no obligation to switch providers.
People can find out more and register at www.bigwightswitch.co.uk or by calling 01983 539371.