The number of customers switching energy suppliers reached record levels in February as 24,000 customers made the leap every day.
The record-breaking numbers were achieved despite it being the shortest month of the year.
Customers switching to small and mid-tier suppliers accounted for more than a fifth of the total, adding up to 130,000 people.
Lawrence Slade, CEO of Energy UK, said: “The energy market has never been so competitive and it’s great to see record numbers of consumers engaging in the market to get a better deal.”
Last year saw 5.5 million energy customers switch suppliers.
Ofgem is moving ahead with a programme that allows people to switch energy suppliers by the end of the next working day