Frequently asked questions

Does it matter if I am not a parent?

Not at all, grandparents, friends, family… well pretty much everyone is welcome to use the service and nominate a school to benefit.

The more the merrier.

How much does my chosen school receive?

£10 per utility (gas and or electricity) switch.

What happens if I don’t nominate a school?

The school is a mandatory field and must be selected.

Can I choose more than one school?

Unfortunately not, you can only select one school per contract.

When will my school be paid?

Schools that are nominated for funding will be paid on a monthly basis. When you receive a nomination from a user we will be in touch to arrange the payment within 30 days by your preferred payment method.

What happens if the switch is not successful?

If the transfer to your chosen supplier does not complete then the school will not receive any benefit.

Who are Zenergi?

Zenergi is an energy and environmental consultancy aiming to make a positive difference in the world of energy, and to do so in a manner that is simple, sustainable, and achievable. We work with public and private sector organisations across the UK, arranging their energy renewals; supporting them with energy legislation and carbon reporting; identifying ways to reduce their energy use; and leading energy efficiency, low carbon, and renewable generation projects.

Where did the parent power idea come from?

This was a long-standing dream of our founder however, it took almost a decade for the energy market to catch up. We launched the concept at one of the ASCL Annual Business Managers conference and received really positive feedback and we are delighted to be able to bring this to you after many years in the making.

How can schools attract more benefit or at least maximise the engagement from parents?

Schools can have a link to the parent power site from the school website. Copy and paste the link below and contact us for a suitable banner image to use.

There is also additional digital support with printable posters and infographics. Simply email the team to ask for what you need: parentpower@zenergi.co.uk.

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How many suppliers are searched?

The comparison platform searches all suppliers for the best savings with breakdowns of the current and new rates as a clear comparison.

Do I need to do anything before or after the switch?

We recommend that you check the supplier reviews online before making a switch to make sure you are happy.

It’s also advisable to make sure you are free to leave your current supplier with no exit fees.

The switch is all managed by the suppliers and they normally advise when to take a final meter read, which is usually communicated by email.

Do I need to register my school for the scheme?

The great news is there is no sign up and no admin for the scheme. It’s open to every school in the country (that’s listed on the gov website). If you can’t see your school in the list, please let the team know by email: parentpower@zenergi.co.uk.

Does the school need to have a specific project for the funding?

Schools do not have to have a project ‘earmarked’ at this stage. Zenergi, the organisers of Parent Power, will contact the school by email, once they have been nominated by PP users, to advise that they will receive a cheque. It’s at this stage schools may want to consider a project to apply this to.

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