“Over the past 6 years, iSwitch Energy has had the privilege of serving the Singapore Electricity Market and collectively saving consumers over S$150 million on their energy bills against the SP Tariff,” said the company.
“We have also helped maintain focus on sustainability and the green goals that we know are so important to all of you.”
In June 2019, green electricity retailer ES Power transferred all of its business and residential consumers – amounting to more than S$15 million in electricity retail contracts – to iSwitch due to stiff competition in the local market.
Red Dot Power, another energy provider, also announced its exit from the market in the same year.
An iSwitch customer who only wanted to be known as Mrs Tan said that she was surprised to find out about the closure after receiving an email from the company.
“I was rather surprised to receive it as we’d just signed a contract with them in April this year and was under the impression that we’d be staying with them for two years,” said Mrs Tan.
“With this switch to SP Group, we’ll likely be looking at switching to another retailer after doing some comparison and research – especially after the recent announcement that electricity prices will be going up.”
Last month, it was announced that the electricity tariff for households will increase by 3.1 per cent for the October to December period this year, compared with the previous quarter.
The rise is due to the higher cost of fuel for producing electricity by the power generation companies, according to SP Group.