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British Gas in Rosyth in 2021

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Everything about British Gas and what they offer customers of Rosyth

Last Update: September 2021

With nearly 200 years of service under their belts and a customer base of 13 million, British Gas is the oldest and one of the largest suppliers in the UK energy industry. There are many reasons why you would want to join the British Gas community, but there are other reasons why you might choose not too. In this article, we will discuss these reasons as well as the pros and cons of switching to British Gas. So, if you are thinking about switching to British Gas in Rosyth or Fife, then keep reading!

What rates and tariffs does British Gas offer?

One of the main benefits of switching to a large supplier like British Gas is that they offer a wide range of tariffs to choose from. In fact, they offer four fixed tariffs, one variable tariffs, and one prepay tariff. They also offer plans for dual energy, single electricity, and single gas plans. Which energy tariff you chose depends on many factors, such as energy usage and location.

Choosing the right supplier can be a complicated process. And that is why we are here! We can help you find a tariff that is catered to your needs in under 20 minutes. All you have to do is give us a call at the number on the top of the screen.

Dual Rate Tariffs for British gas in Rosyth

If you have an Economy 7 meter, British Gas offers a specific tariff for you. Like most Big 6 suppliers, British Gas offers an Economy 7 tariff of 18.85 per kWh during the day and 10.83 kWh during the night. In the table below, we will go more into detail about what British Gas has to offer regarding Economy 7 tariffs.

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Standard Variable Variable
16.755 p
22.402 p
17.65 p
26.608 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.755 p
21.919 p
17.65 p
26.125 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.755 p
26.576 p
17.65 p
30.782 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.755 p
21.88 p
17.65 p
26.086 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.57 p
27.15 p
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British Gas' Electricity Plans in Rosyth

British Gas offers the following single electricity rates:

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Standard Variable Variable
16.755 p
22.402 p
17.65 p
26.608 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.755 p
21.919 p
17.65 p
26.125 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.755 p
26.576 p
17.65 p
30.782 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.755 p
21.88 p
17.65 p
26.086 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.57 p
27.15 p
/
/

Gas Plans for British Gas in Rosyth

In the table below, you will find the Gas Plans that British Gas offers:

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Standard Variable Variable
3.442 p
23.6 p
3.626 p
27.937 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.274 p
22.686 p
3.454 p
27.023 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.274 p
27.343 p
3.454 p
31.68 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.442 p
23.6 p
3.626 p
27.937 p
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.274 p
22.647 p
3.454 p
26.984 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.309 p
34.61 p
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British Gas’ green energy plans in Rosyth

British gas offers green tariffs’ however, their gas and electricity does not come from sustainable sources. Rather, the Renewable Guarantees of Origin, or REGOS, that fund sustainable energy in the UK.

British Gas’ greenest plan is called ‘green future’ and it costs a few more pounds , but this is what it offers:

  • 6% of the gas you use is matched by British Gas and sent back to the grid (through REGOs).
  • 94% of the gas you use with Green Future will be offset.
  • 100% of the electricity you use is matched by British Gas and sent back to the grid.
  • 5 trees will be grown in the UK per unit of fuel you use on the Green Future tariff.

British Gas tariffs vs the rest of the Rosyth market

British Gas is the leading supplier in the country, nevertheless it is not the cheapest neither on a national level nor on a South Scotland level. Judging from some customer reviews, many historial customers actually left because they were dissatisfied with British Gas prices. Nevertheless with an every changing price range, and a large amount of available tariffs, there is definitly some good opportunities to seize with British Gas.

So, this is how British Gas compares to the market. Step 1: Gather some info Some key information our experts will need to better estimate your consumption habits and guide you knowingly to the best options available: * Your postal code * A recent energy bill received within the last 90 days * Your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)

Step 2: Call Switch Plan Pick up your phone and call us on switched energy suppliers.

British Gas vs the Energy Price Cap

With these estimates in mind, we can now ask ourselves how to position these tariffs vs the government established "Energy Price Cap". As a reminder the energy price cap is a tool for controlling the cost of gas and electricity in the UK. It is wielded by industry regulator Ofgem and serves customers who rarely or never change energy tariffs. The headline rate changes twice a year and is expressed as an annual cost in pounds. It is based on a typical consumer (TDCV) using a ‘medium’ amount of gas and electricity each year (12,000 kWh for Gas, 2,900 kWh for Electricity).

Note that this cap is far from being unique. Indeed the EPC varies depending on your location but also on the type of tariff you are on. There is therefore a default tariff cap (or safeguard tariff) for the standard variable tariff, the prepayment meter cap for the four million prepayment customers in the UK and the "other payment method" cap for alternative billing methods. Each of those exist for electricity, gas and E7.

Please find in the table bellow, the current Energy Price Cap for South Scotland as it has been established from October 2021 to April 2022:

Fuel Type Standard Credit Price Cap Prepayment Price Cap Other Payment Methods Price Cap
Electricity £ 689.1241935 £ 648.8703226 £ 644.0619355
Gas £ 589.81 £ 573.71 £ 549.15

In this second table you will find the equivalent tariffs for E7. We separated them because these are based on the E7 TDCV which is slightly higher with an average electric consumption of 4,200 kWh (vs 2,900 kWh).

Fuel Type Standard Credit Price Cap Prepayment Price Cap Other Payment Methods Price Cap
Electricity £ 910.84 £ 858.53 £ 854.13

Who are Rosyth's local gas & electricity distributors?

Two companies are responsible for distributing energy throughout the country. There are the District Network Operator and your local Gas distributor. If there is ever a problem, with your energy supply, it is best to contact us or your supplier first. However, in this section, we will provide you with the information you need in order to get in touch with them if you need it.

How can I contact my energy distributors in Rosyth?

Our table below provides all the information you need in order to get in contact with your you Distribution network providers in Rosyth. If you need updated information about your energy distributor, then you should ring your Distribution Network Provider, or DNP, to find out more information. Our table below provides you with all the information you need for Rosyth.

Company Name Company Number
Fife Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Fife Scottish Power Energy Networks General Number
0800 092 9290
Fife Scottish Power Energy Networks Emergency Number
105

Who distributes electricity in Rosyth?

Wondering who distributes your electricity for Rosyth? To find out, you should call your local District Network Operator (DNO) to find out. However, we have that information for you right now, so there is no need to go searching the internet to find your local DNO’s number. In Rosyth your DNO is Scottish Power Energy Networks.

For additional information about your DNO, Check out our guide here: District Network Operator (DNO).

What should I do in case of a power cut?

The first thing to do in a power cut is not to panic. Although they don't happen as often as they used to, the power will likely return to normal within houses. If you are worried about what measures you should take in the event of a power cut, we offer an extensive guide that you can check out on our website: What to do in a Power Cut

However, in this section, we will run you by the basics: * Don’t open the fridge- It is best to keep your food as cold as possible in order to keep it from spoiling. So, do your best to only open the fridge when necessary. * Don't flush the toilet- when the power is off, it is easy for your sewage to get backed up in your house.

How to set-up your British Gas contract in Rosyth?

You may have just moved to Rosyth, the 5th biggest city of your Fife or you are simply fed up of overpaying for your energy. Whatever the reason, switching is way easier than it seems. Especially if you trust your devoted Switch Plan friends with your switch. Three steps to this very simple process:

Step 1: Gather some info Some key information our experts will need to better estimate your consumption habits and guide you knowingly to the best options available: * Your postal code * A recent energy bill received within the last 90 days * Your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)

Step 2: Call Switch Plan Pick up your phone and call us on switched energy suppliers.

How can I get in touch with British Gas in Rosyth?

It is quite easy to contact British Gas. If you are already a customer of British Gas, you can ring their customer service line at 0333 202 9802. The also have an app where customers can submit meter readings, book a utility service, paying your bills, etc.

However, if your looking how to switch energy suppliers or would like to know about more option when switching, then go on and give our experts a call at Switch Plan at 0330 054 0018

Type of Enquiry Number to contact General Enquiries
Enquiries that you may have regarding your existing account, such as querying a bill or changing the way you pay your bills.
0333 202 9802

Open from 8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Top up plans
For all queries related to Pay As You Go billing: topping up, changing from pay as you go to direct debit and using emergency credit.
0330 100 0303

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday. Complaints
If you have a complaint that you would like resolved or acknowledged by British Gas.
0333 202 9532

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday

Or send an email to: customercomplaints@britishgas.co.uk Complaints Pay As You Go
Complaints specifically related to Pay As You Go tariffs.
0333 202 9433

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday British Gas Home Services complaints
Complaints number and address that are separate from the complaints service for gas and electricity customers
0333 200 8899

24 hours a day, seven days a week British Gas HomeCare
Cover for any breakdowns or repairs needed for your boiler and central heating system, as well as annual servicing and even electrical appliance repairs.
020 3936 0059

24 hours a day, seven days a week Urgent breakdown
0333 200 8899

24 hours a day, seven days a week Less urgent one-off repairs
0333 202 9799

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday British Gas boilers
Buying, installing or replacing a British Gas boiler
0333 202 9450

Monday to Friday from 8am-8pm or Saturday from 8am-6pm New home set up
Number to call to help you set up your new home if you want to continue to receive your energy from British Gas
0333 202 9802
New customer
If you're not a British Gas customer but you want to find out more about their energy tariffs
0333 202 9505

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturdays Business energy - New customer
To get a quote to potentially switch your business energy to British Gas
0333 414 5739
Business energy - General enquiries
If you currently use British Gas Business to supply energy to your company premises and you want to speak to someone about your business energy account
0333 331 0576

Monday to Friday from 8am-6pm or Saturday from 9am-1pm

How is British Gas’ customer service?

It seems that British gas has mixed reviews when it comes to customer service. At Switch Plan, we recommend looking at Citizens Advice for any supplier reviews. Another handy tool is Trustpilot and according to them, here is what British Gas’s customers say about them: Out of 47,609 reviews left by customers: * 22,435 (47%) were rated “Excellent” * 7,387 (16%) were rated “Great” * 3,775 (8%) were rated “Average” * 2,666 (6%) were rated “Poor” * 11,346 (24%) were rated “Bad”.

Also, British Gas has a loyal customer base: According to an independent survey, 14 percent of their customers have been with British Gas for over 20 years. Fortunately there is loads of information about British Gas. For more information about what British Gas’ customers think about them, check out our article that provides you with all the information that you might need: British Gas Reviews.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does 1 kWh cost on average with British Gas?

The average price for 1 kWh for British Gas is 16.755 p.

Does British Gas supply smart energy meters?

Of course. And they’re free to install as part of the government’s 2020 smart meter rollout. Just like the cost of the meters you have now or any cost of delivering energy to you, all form part of your bill. So, having a smart meter won't cost any more than your current meter.

Studying the average consumption in Rosyth

Who is the main supplier of energy to the inhabitants Rosyth?

The largest energy supplier in Rosyth, South Scotland, and Fife is Scottish Power. This is driven by customer loyalty of to Scottish Power in the counties’ most populous cities such as Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.

Choosing your energy supplier is your decision , however our experts at Switch Plan are always here to help you find out any information you might need. If you are having any doubts, go on and give our experts a call at the number on the top of this screen.

What’s the average price per kWh in Rosyth and how does it compare?

British Gas customers in Rosyth pay an average price of 22.402 p per kWh (plus a daily Standing Charge of 22.402 p). This price reflects the standard variable tariff. We will let you compare this to the local average of consumption per kWh which is 10.6 p per kWh. An average price that is actually 0.38% less than the national average.

What's the typical energy usage in Fife?

The typical Rosyth inhabitant household uses 3,233.71 kWH annually and the median would be at 2,866.46. This information is vital to know when choosing a tariff and , not to mention, an energy supplier so that you can compare your usage to the average household in $city.name. Depending on which tariff you choose, British Gas could or could not be the energy supplier that works most in your favour.

How are the houses built in Rosyth?

You might be wondering how the houses are built in Rosyth. Well, the 0.37 inhabitants of Rosyth usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 224 people do not have central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be ratio_no_central_heating per household.
  • Electric Central Heating: Out of the people that live in Rosyth, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 6.76% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 25,501 households that are located in Rosyth, 23437 of them have gas central heating. The ratio for this would be ratio_gas_central_heating per household.
  • Oil Central Heating: Out of the people living in Rosyth, 117 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.46%.

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