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Switching to British Gas in Greater London

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Last update: March 2021

Have you just moved to a new property in the lovely Greater London? Before you get started, here are some things you should know about energy in your new area. We know that your first priority might not be getting your energy up and running, so that's why we want to sort it all out for you.

You probably want to know a bit about the energy supply in your new area. Greater London is the 1st most populated county in the UK. A fair share of this population lives around the cities of London, New Addington and nan. Energy is distributed by UK Power Networks to the 3,239,717 households that make up the whole county. British Gas have a large range of energy plans available for both new and existing customers. Whatever your energy needs, we're sure British Gas would have something for you.

If you decide that British Gas is for you when you make the move over to Greater London and want to join their 13 million other customers, you can ring up their number for new customers on 0333 202 9505. However, on this page we've outlined all the information you need about switching over to British Gas in Greater London. So, if you decide you want an alternative energy plan, ring up one of our experts on 0300 054 0018 and they can guide you. Either way, we'll make sure that you kick start your energy supply in Greater London in no time.

Switching to British Gas

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British Gas have plenty of information on their website about switching over to one of their plans. However, if you want free, impartial information about making this switch, don't hesitate to give us a ring on 0330 054 0018 and we can talk you through the best plan for you.

Moving house can be a daunting process, but at Switch Plan we want to make it as easy as possible. In Greater London, EDF is the most popular energy provider. However, this might not mean that they have the best plans for you and your energy needs. Remember, you can give us a ring on 0330 054 0018 to talk through your energy options.

How much do the 8,110,532 residents of Greater London pay per kWh on average?

On average, a kWh in Greater London costs around ยฃ9.93. Based on government data we are able to estimate that in Greater London the average household consumes 3,511.13 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,122.52 kWh.

British Gas plans and tariffs in Greater London

Single Electricity plans

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
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.766 p
22.064 p
17.66 p
26.321 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.766 p
22.103 p
17.66 p
26.36 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.766 p
26.76 p
17.66 p
31.017 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
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Standard Variable Variable
16.766 p
22.586 p
17.66 p
26.843 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.58 p
26.93 p
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Two rates energy plans

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

 

price/kWh
Night Time Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Day Time Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Night Time Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
19.705 p
9.116 p
20.056 p
20.763 p
9.604 p
26.321 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
19.705 p
9.116 p
20.095 p
20.763 p
9.604 p
26.36 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
19.705 p
9.116 p
24.752 p
20.763 p
9.604 p
31.017 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
19.048 p
4.476 p
23.81 p
20.097 p
4.964 p
26.36 p
Standard Variable Variable
19.932 p
9.207 p
22.665 p
20.99 p
9.695 p
26.843 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
20.078 p
8.64 p
27.01 p
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Gas plans

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
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.358 p
23.431 p
3.541 p
27.85 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.358 p
23.47 p
3.541 p
27.889 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.358 p
28.127 p
3.541 p
32.546 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.609 p
23.6 p
3.801 p
27.937 p
Standard Variable Variable
3.609 p
23.6 p
3.801 p
27.937 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.392 p
34.61 p
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Who are my gas & electricity distribution network operators in Greater London?

Who is my local gas distributor in Greater London?

Gas doesn't just appear out of thin air, but instead it is provided by a complex network of gas distribution. There are 8 Gas Distribution Networks which are managed by 4 different gas distribution companies. Each company manages a different region. Customers do not usually have to get in touch with their gas distribution company, since suppliers are usually the point of contact. However, for your information, the gas distribution company in Greater London is Cadent Gas. If you wanted to get in touch with them for whatever reason, you can ring them on 0345 835 1111.

Should you experience a powercut, or simply need some up-to-date information about energy in Greater London, contacting your District Network Provider is your best bet.

Company name Company number
Greater London UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
Greater London UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
Greater London Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111

You can also visit their website for more info:

UK Power Networks Cadent Gas
UK Power Networks website Cadent Gas website

British Gas: Contact Details 2020

Type of Enquiry Number to contact
General Enquiries
Do you have a general question, query or concern about your British Gas bill, energy plan, smart meter, or anything else? Give this number a ring!
0333 202 9802

Open from 8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Top up plans
Top up plans come with their own specific queries. Luckily, British Gas have a separate number for these.
0330 100 0303

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday.
Complaints
Complaints can be awkward, but they are important to raise. Here is the British Gas complaints line.
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
You might have a complaint about your PAYG plan. PAYG tariffs are pretty different from regular plans, so you can ring this number to chat to an expert who will advise you on your issue.
0333 202 9433

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday
British Gas Home Services complaints
Now, if you have a complaint about something totally different regarding Home Services, this is the number for you!
0333 200 8899

24 hours a day, seven days a week
British Gas HomeCare
Do you need some advice about British Gas HomeCare? Need to take out cover for a breakdown or a repair? Give this number a ring.
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
The number for all things British Gas boilers.
0333 202 9450

Monday to Friday from 8am-8pm or Saturday from 8am-6pm
New home set up
Moving house? Exciting! Want to stick with or move to British Gas? Cool! This is the number to ring.
0333 202 9802
New customer
Not a British Gas customer yet but want to know more about their plans and how to switch? This is the number for you.
0333 202 9505

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturdays
Business energy - New customer
Call this number to get a quote on switching your business energy plan over to British Gas
0333 414 5739
Business energy - General enquiries
Call this number if you have any queries about British Gas business energy
0333 331 0576

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

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