More than 310,000 customers switched electricity supplier in September, an increase on August’s figures when 285,730 customers switched.
Smaller providers gained 78,455 electricity accounts, 25% of all switches. This is in line with the average for the year so far.
Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive, Energy UK, said: “September’s electricity switching figures are proof of a change in behaviour when it comes to switching. Customers are no longer waiting for the weather to turn.
“With 29 suppliers in the market offering a number of deals, it is worth taking the time to shop around. There are a number of tariffs on offer that are hundreds of pounds cheaper than this time last year.”