About GAP Showcase programmes Big Energy Race What is the Big Energy Race? Big Energy Race helps people take control of their bills and cut their energy costs – we want to get the nation energy-fit! Community groups from across England, Scotland and Wales signed up as team to take part in the race when it launched in January 2015. They competed with other teams around the UK in a race to win points by promoting energy efficiency in their community. How does it work? Teams ask local households to take energy challenges, such as tracking their meter readings, turning down boiler thermostats, or turning off appliances. The more households each community group recruited and the more challenges they complete, the more points the whole team earns. How can I get involved? Big Energy Race has closed for 2015. Find out how it went. If you'd like to take part in future Big Energy Races, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. *The Big Energy Race is an initiative designed by Global Action Plan and is delivered in collaboration with the Energy Saving Trust, Citizens Advice Bureau and Energy UK. It is supported by major energy providers, including Npower, British Gas, EDF Energy and Green Energy.