HUDDERSFIELD people are paying too much for their energy, says a watchdog.
Energy regulator Ofgem said Huddersfield customers still with Npower for their electricity are paying up to £27 a year more by not switching supplier and up to £52 more if they still take their gas from British Gas.
Customers were urged to consider taking three steps to keep their energy bills as low as possible at a time of rising prices.
* Switching suppliers; customers in Huddersfield are paying up to £79 a year more than they have to if they have never changed energy suppliers.
* Energy-efficiency measures can save pounds. Free advice on how to do this is available from all energy suppliers
* Changing tariffs; customers still paying for their energy by standard credit could save about £30 to £35 a year by paying by direct debit.
Ofgem chief executive Alistair Buchanan said: "Despite rising energy prices it is possible for customers in Huddersfield to save over £100 on their energy bills by taking these three simple steps."
Customers thinking of changing supplier should contact Energywatch, which provides free, impartial advice on the savings available and on saving energy. It can be contacted on www.energywatch.org.uk