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Electricity & Gas in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire in 2021

Finding the right energy supplier for your home in Wisbech

Last updated: September 2021.

Did you know that a majority of UK residents are actually overpaying for their energy supply?! Many energy consumers are very unaware of alternative options that they can use to get their energy for a lower rate. In fact, switching energy suppliers can actually reduce your energy costs by around £400 a year on the power that you need to keep your house running.

Each property has different energy requirements and now that you are living in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, it is the perfect time to reevaluate your energy supply. No matter what type of property you are living in, finding the right energy supplier for your needs is important. In Wisbech there are 12,297 properties for 28,988 Wisbech inhabitants, and all of these properties have their own unique needs, so finding the right energy tariff and switching energy suppliers can have a significant impact on your budget.

In this article you will see that we've made the effort to break down the cheapest, the most reliable and even the most popular energy suppliers in Wisbech. Finding the right supplier can save you a lot of time, money and stress going forward so we suggest that you let us help you look over your options for energy in Wisbech.

Frequently asked questions about energy in Cambridgeshire

Can you generate your own energy in Wisbech?

Yes, you can generate your own electricity in Wisbech, but it will depend on the type of home you have. While many homes are compatible with solar panels or could benefit from a personal wind turbine on the property, some are not. For instance, those living in apartment complexes may need full agreement between all the building's residents and the complex manager before any renewable energy generation methods are put into

Why did my energy bill go up after I moved to Wisbech?

The total of your energy bill in Wisbech is made up of a combination of variables, not just the amount of energy that you use there are other factors such as your location that can actually drive up the cost of your energy. As a result, even if every other variable regarding your energy use is consistent, simply moving to certain regions of the UK could see your energy bill rise because simply of its location.

Is it expensive to switch energy suppliers in Wisbech?

Typically yes, you can switch suppliers in Wisbech at no cost at all, however, if you are in a tariff contract that has an exit fee you might have to pay an exit fee if you are leaving your contract before it expires. Exit fees can range between £15 to £40, but some can go as high as £60 if you attempt to abandon the contract.

What energy companies are there in Wisbech?

There are a lot of options to choose from when considering a new energy supplier in Wisbech. Are you looking for the best supplier inWisbech? The cheapest supplier inWisbech? The most popular supplier inWisbech? We break down and list the suppliers in each of these categories to provide you with a reliable resource to make an informed decision about your next supplier.

Cheapest energy companies in Wisbech

"There are a number of energy suppliers in Wisbech to choose from, but if you're interested in saving as much as possible then it may be stressful to sort through all of the options. To make this process easier for you, we've developed a list of the UK's cheapest standard variable tariff plans, which have a great chance of being available in Wisbech. While there is always more to consider than just price, it is an important factor to consider when choosing your energy supplier.

See the pricing comparison below, which consists of the yearly electricity and gas costs as well as the annual average total costs for each supplier's standard variable tariff:

Supplier Name Standard Variable Tariff Name Electricity Average Annual Cost Gas Average Annual Cost Annual Average Total Costs
AVRO Simple Energy 540.297 446.543 986.839
Outfox the Market One Green Flex 640.214 456.971 1,097.184
Orbit Energy 5% OFF 4 LIFE 588.581 444.185 1,032.765
Igloo Energy Igloo Pioneer 595.576 17.820 1074.333

With so many energy suppliers to choose from, make sure you decide one based on your needs and requirements. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any queries related to your current or future energy supply. Our experts will be glad to help you! You can reach them at 0330 818 6224.

Which energy companies are the most popular in Wisbech?

The most popular energy provider in East of England is British Gas, and indeed in most of Cambridgeshire notably in the county's biggest cities such as Peterborough, Cambridge and Saint Neots. However just because British Gas is the most popular provider in Wisbech, does not mean that they are the most suitable supplier for you given your needs. It is important to remember that you are free to change your energy supplier at any time and if you have been supplied energy by British Gas for a long time now, it is likely that you are overpaying. Comparing energy plans and providers can help you make some considerable savings on your energy bills. At Switch Plan our experts can help you find a better deal by switching providers and as a Wisbech inhabitant you could save up to £400 pounds by switching with us. It is completely free and just takes a quick phone call to get started. thousands of households in Wisbech are able to switch from one energy plan to a cheaper one in order to start to make impactful savings.

To discover the tariffs of some of the main suppliers in Wisbech, visit our dedicated pages by clicking on the links below:

How to make your energy bill cheaper in Wisbech

Moving can be expensive, and now that you've arrived in Wisbech, it may be a good idea to consider how you can cut costs associated with your monthly utilities.

Below you can find our favourite tips and tricks on how you can save a hefty amount on your regular utility bills:

  • Cut down on your consumption; if you can hang dry clothes rather than use the dryer, only turn on the aircon when you need it, and unplug items when you aren't using them.
  • Convert to an Economy 7 Meter: E7 Meters offer cheaper electricity rates at off-peak times like at night, so if that's when you use the most power you could save a lot!
  • Install energy-saving lightbulbs.
  • Don't crank up the heat, even if it is cold outside.
  • Check your new home's EPC rating. This will tell you how energy efficient your home is, if it is low, then you could consider installing additional insulation or double-paned windows which allow less heat to escape.
  • Confirm that you are using energy-efficient home appliances, regularly used items like refrigerators, washers and dryers should have a high-efficiency rating. Upgrading these appliances may be expensive, but the savings will be noticeable over time.

Who are the energy distribution network operators in Wisbech?

Gas and Electricity distribution network operators (DNOs) are responsible for maintaining the infrastructure associated with getting gas and electricity to homes throughout the UK. These are the people that maintain gas lines and power lines, deal with outages as quickly as they can and ensure all homes in Wisbech are powered accordingly.

Who to contact during a power outage in Wisbech

If you are unfortunate enough to be experiencing a power cut in Wisbech there are few things to remember. The first step is to check whether it is just in your house or the neighbourhood. If your fuse box has tripped, you should be able to notice which switch has gone and flick it back on. If this doesn’t work, it is likely that there is a power cut in Wisbech or maybe even Cambridgeshire. If the power cut is in your area you can call your Distribution Network Operator at 0800 029 4285 and let them know. For your information, In Wisbech, your local DNO is UK Power Networks. Once they have been warned or once they find out, they will send off a team to help resolve the issue. This shouldn’t take too long, but obviously, that depends on the cause of the power cut. Try to keep a flashlight and some candles in your house just in case, they might come in handy!

Contact information for the energy distributors of Wisbech

Wisbech inhabitants can reach out to Cambridgeshire's local gas or electricity distributors to discuss the following topics:

  • Power shortage
  • Connections
  • Safety regulations
  • Job opportunities
  • Innovations

If you want to contact your energy distributors by phone, below is a table with their opening hours and telephone numbers in case of an emergency related to your energy supply.

Distributor Number opening hours Telephone number
Cambridgeshire UK Power Networks Emergency Number 24/7 0800 31 63 105
Cambridgeshire UK Power Networks Non-Emergency Number Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm 0800 029 4285
Cambridgeshire Wales & West Utilities Emergency Number 24/7 0800 111 999
Cambridgeshire Wales & West Utilities Non-Emergency Number Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm 0800 912 29 99

Getting power to your new home in Wisbech

Welcome to Wisbech!

As a new resident of Wisbech you will now be one of 28,988 Wisbech inhabitants. Currently there are 12,297 households in Wisbech, with an average of 2.36 people per household. This makes Wisbech the 268th largest city in the UK. Wisbech may seem like a big or small city to you, depending on where you have moved from, but you will get familiarised with it quicker than you expect. In case you aren't familiar, Wisbech is part of Cambridgeshire, which has a population of 804108. Now that you are getting settled in Wisbech, you will have to think about powering up your new home, and whether it be by transferring your old supplier over to your new property or switching to a new supplier, we can help!

What is the process to connect to the Wisbech energy grid?

It is likely that your new home in Wisbech is already connected to the grid and has an energy supply. However, if for some reason it does not, for example, if it is a newly built property, you will need to make sure it has a connection to the grid .

  • Call the NGET (National Grid Energy Transmission) at 0800 688 588 to arrange a pre-application meeting. This meeting covers everything needed to arrange the grid connection. This will be about all the work that will need to be done, the time it will take and the cost.
  • The application forms for the ESO (Electricity Systems Operator). There will be an admin cost when submitting them.
  • A team will visit your residence to offer you a quote.
  • Construction will begin to establish your access to the national power grid, this can require some considerable time depending on the nature of your new property.
  • Once the connection to the grid is established, you should contact your newly selected energy supplier who will reach out to the regional DNO, $distribution_network_operator, who will start the flow of energy to your property.

Ensure that you plan this ahead of time, as the process of connecting to the grid in Wisbech can take some time. You surely don’t want to move to your new home before having set up this connection.

Numbers you should know if you live in Wisbech

Now that you are moving to Wisbech, or whether you are already a resident it is always useful to have the local phone numbers of places like the local ambulance and hospital. Keep them registered in your phone or somewhere safe, so you know who to call if need be. You can see the list of numbers below.

Service Name Address Contact Website
Water Services Anglian Water Lancaster House, Lancaster Way, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6YJ Phone: +44 (0)1480 323 000
Fax: +44 (0)1480 323 115
Website: http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/
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Transferring your current supplier to your new home in Wisbech.

As you are moving to a new property in Wisbech it may be tempting to just keep the same energy supplier, but the reality is that you could be missing out on significant savings by switching to a new energy supplier. A new property means different energy requirements than where you were previously living, and as a result, you might be losing energy efficiency by using your old supplier rather than finding a new energy supplier that is a better fit.

However, we understand that this may be a big decision and you may have had a good relationship with your previous energy supplier. We are not discouraging consumer loyalty, but rather encouraging every energy consumer to do the proper due diligence as they are moving properties. In order to hear some information first hand about your options we suggest you take the time to call our resident energy experts at 0330 818 6224 They will help to lay out your options for you, and if necessary help you switch your current supplier to your new property.

Before the call, it will be important to know the below information so that we can help you as much as possible:

  • Is the energy meter in your new properly compatible with your old tariff?
  • Is your tariff offered in Wisbech?
  • Does your new property use the same fuel types?

If these all apply you should be able to transfer your energy contract to your new home in Cambridgeshire. Contact your supplier or Switch Plan directly and share your new address and postcode in order to get your old energy contract applied to your new property.

Moving to Cambridgeshire? Who you'll need to contact as soon as possible.

There is a long list of important contacts you will need to reach out to before relocating to Wisbech. Below we have crafted a list of some of the most important places to warn ahead of your moving day. Now that you are changing cities, make sure to update the following list with your new address.

  • Local council and the electoral roll
  • Broadband and phone providers
  • Bank
  • TV licensing authority
  • DVLA in order to update your driving license.
  • Gas and electricity suppliers

It is important you update all of the above, or the new tenant from your old property will be receiving your bills and so forth. You may also want to go to your local post office and ask for any mail to be forwarded from your old address to your new home in Cambridgeshire.

How can Switch Plan can aid in your move to Wisbech?

Moving can be a stressful period in your life, especially if it's to a new city that you are not 100% familiar with. To help as much as we can we have prepared this step by step list to ensure you will have energy provided to your new home in Wisbech.

  • Before moving to your new home in Cambridgeshire, the 4th largest county in the UK, you will need to cancel your current energy plan. It is important to let your supplier know when you will be moving to ensure that you are not charged for any energy that you did not use. On the off chance that you have forgotten who your current energy supplier is, you can visit the Ofgem website to find out. Or you can contact Wisbech’s distribution network operator, UK Power Networks at 0800 029 4285.
  • When you arrive at your new home, make sure to take a meter reading, to ensure you are not paying for the energy consumption of the property's previous tenants.
  • Give some thought to the energy requirements of your new home & benchmark competitors. We advise that before you pick up the phone to give us a ring, to have a think about what you are looking for from an energy supplier. Are you looking for a green energy tariff or a cheaper plan? Give some thought to what you may want so that the experts at Switch Plan can provide you with it. If you do not change suppliers you will likely end up on a deemed contract, therefore you are better off to consider switching or at least renewing with that supplier with a proper contract.

At Switch Plan, we can assist you with setting up your new energy supply. Simply give us a call at 0330 818 6224. We can switch your energy supply to a new provider completely free of charge.

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