Pricewise: Europe's largest energy switching service

Pricewise is the largest energy comparison website in the Netherlands and the largest energy switching service in Europe. More than 2,5 million consumers switched through the energy collective campaigns.



Pricewise is the largest website in The Netherlands for comparing energy and switching energy supplier. But did you also know that consumers all over Europe have benefited from sharply-priced high-quality energy deals negotiated by Pricewise?

European switchers

How it works

  1. Pricewise supports its local partners in encouraging consumers to unite in large energy collectives. Pricewise does so by offering vital digital registration infrastructure. Among its local partners are national consumer organizations, media trusts and public administrative bodies in the Netherlands and in many other European countries.
  2. On behalf of all registered consumers, Pricewise and its partners negotiate with energy suppliers for good quality energy contracts.
  3. After the negotiations Pricewise and its partners offer all registered consumers an exclusive deal to switch supplier and save money.

Towards a more efficient energy sector

In 2014 Pricewise organized switching campaigns in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy and Austria. Every campaign is unique due to cultural differences and particular market circumstances. With every campaign, Pricewise is bringing a significant contribution towards more efficient energy sectors by:

  • challenging national switching systems to become more effective;
  • increasing the transparency of energy sectors;
  • stimulating competition between suppliers;
  • improving consumer contract terms and conditions;
  • educating consumers about the benefits of switching.

All this leads to lower tariffs and better products for consumers.

Facts and figures

2013: facts and figures
Country Registrations Switched electricity Switched gas Saving
The Netherlands (1) 83.000 23.000 22.000 € 412,-
The Netherlands (2) 110.000 22.500 21.000 € 372,-
Belgium 137.950 32.995 20.000 € 250,-
France 142.500 - 72.000 € 190,-
Italy 171.228 40.000 26.000 € 220,-
Portugal 587.000 52.500 - € 20,-
Spain 478.750 27.000 - € 51,-
2014: facts and figures
Country Registrations Switched electricity Switched gas Saving
The Netherlands (1) 65.000 9.600 9.300 € 159,-
The Netherlands (2) 53.700 7.600 7.200 € 182,-
The Netherlands (3) 75.000 12.600 12.100 € 271,-
The Netherlands (4) 126.700 28.700 28.700 € 343,-
Belgium (1) 69.800 14.600 11.800 € 260,-
Belgium (2) 95.500 19.000 15.000 € 251,-
Flanders (Belgium) 84.000 31.400 22.200 € 209,-
France 174.200 - 60.300 € 190,-
Italy 94.000 11.700 7.600 € 205,-
Austria 260.600 72.000 34.000 € 269,-
Slovenia - - - -
Spain 117.700 10.500 4.400 € 40,-
2015: facts and figures
Country Registrations Switched electricity Switched gas Saving
The Netherlands (1) 82.992 18.350 17.983 € 352,-
The Netherlands (2) 47.704 8.562 8.391 € 376,-
The Netherlands (3) 65.115 15.714 15.400 € 362,-
The Netherlands (4) 120.022 37.215 36.471 € 469,-
Belgium (1) 66.583 32.401 24.813 € 314
Belgium (2) 71.014 40.275 33.638 € 212,-
Austria 45.119 15.337 7.274 € 441,-
Poland 10.288 - - -
Czech 79.273 19.227 13.490 € 440,-
2016: facts and figures
Country Registrations Switchers Saving
The Netherlands (1) 57.604 11.198 € 398-
The Netherlands (2) 40.036 9.656 € 334,-
The Netherlands (3) 64.776 25.262 € 397,-
The Netherlands (4) 99.995 33.679 € 344,-
Belgium (1) 66.202 33.783 € 314,-
Belgium (2) 71.086 41.979 € 314,-
Austria 45.061 16.035 € 306,-
Czech 79.980 23.171 € 470,-
2017: facts and figures
Country Registrations Switchers Saving
The Netherlands (1) 62.581 17.234 € 265-
The Netherlands (2) 45.783 13.535 € 330,-
The Netherlands (3) 41.256 7.642 € 201,-
The Netherlands (4) 61.849 15.380 € 213,-
Belgium (1) 69.050 35.673 € 323,-
Belgium (2) 78.266 46.409 € 323,-
Austria 52.309 20.662 € 460,-
Czech 55.453 7.756 € 191,-
Slovenia 26.104 14.938 € 211,-

Our partners

Country Consumer organization Website
Austria VKI www.energiekosten-stop.at
Netherlands Consumentenbond www.consumentenbond.nl/energiecollectief
Netherlands ANBO www.anbo.nl/energiecollectief
Belgium Test-Achats www.reduisezvotrefacture.be
Belgium Test-Aankoop www.verlaaguwfactuur.be
United Kingdom Which? www.whichbigswitch.co.uk
Portugal DECO www.paguemenosluz.pt
Spain OCU www.quieropagarmenosluz.org
Italy Altroconsumo www.abbassalabolletta.it
France UFC-Que Choisir www.gazmoinscherensemble.fr
Slovenia ZPS www.zamenjajinprihrani.si
Czech dTest www.chcivyhodnejsienergie.cz
 
Country Public administration Website
Belgium, West Flanders Provincie West-Vlaanderen www.westvlaanderen.samenaankoopenergie.be
Belgium, East Flanders Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen www.samenaankoopenergie.be
United Kingdom Derbyshire www.derbyshirebigdeals.co.uk
United Kingdom Nottinghamshire www.notts.whichswitch.co.uk
United Kingdom Community Energy www.communityenergy.info
 
Country Media trust Website
Germany N-TV www.ntv-energiegemeinschaft.de

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