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British Gas in St Albans in 2021

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British Gas energy supply for citizens of St Albans

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 St Albans or Hertfordshire, then keep reading!

St Albans's local gas & electricity distribution

How does gas and electricity reach your home? Well, in the UK, there are two organisations responsible for that. The country's wouldn't run like it does without the District Network Operators and the Gas Distribution network. Their role is to take energy from the national supply and make sure that it reaches your home. In this section, we will explain what function these companies serve in the UK energy market and when is a good time to contact them.

Who distributes electricity in St Albans?

Here we have laid out all the contact details you'll need should you need to get in touch with your DNO (Distribution Network Operator). St Albans inhabitants can ring up their local Hertfordshire DNO in case of an emergency, or simply should they need some up-to-date information about energy in St Albans.

In Hertfordshire, UK Power Networks is in charge of local electricity distribution while Cadent Gas distributes gas.

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 can I contact my energy distributors in St Albans?

If you are looking for more information on how to get in contact with your Distribition Network Provider (DNP), our table provides you with all the information that you need.

Company Name Company Number
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Hertfordshire $distribution_network_operator Emergency Number
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Interested in switching to a British Gas contract in St Albans?

You may have just moved to St Albans, the 4th biggest city of your Hertfordshire 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 St Albans?

Contacting British Gas is fairly easy. For existing customers of British Gas, the number you should ring is 0333 202 9802. They also provide their customers with an app where you can complete numerous process, such as submitting meter readings, booking a utility service, paying your bills, etc.

However, if you are looking for more information about tariffs, energy suppliers, or who to switch to, you can contact us! Our experts are ready to help. All you need to do is give us a call 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?

Customer service is definitely one of the factors that you should be looking into when switching energy suppliers. At Switch Plan, we believe it is important for our customers to know what the British Gas reviews are. As a matter of fact, most of British Gas’ customers are very loyal to the supplier: 14 percent of their customers have been with the supplier for over 20 years. And, according to Truspilot, this is what 47,609 customers think about British Gas: * 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”.

If you would like to know more information about British Gas, we have an extensive article on British Gas reviews so that you get all the information that you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The average price for 1 kWh for British Gas is 16.953 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.

How do British Gas tariffs compare in St Albans?

British Gas are not just the most well-known name of the UK energy industry. They are still the energy supplier with the most customers in the country thanks to a long-time aquired reputation but also some interesting tariffs.

Discover how these compare to the rest of the market and notably the big 6 here.

British Gas vs the Energy Price Cap

In January 2019 default tariff energy prices in the UK were capped for the first time by the energy regulator, Ofgem. The energy price cap limits the amount energy companies can charge customers who are on default tariffs, including standard variable tariffs, and customers who use prepayment meters. Indeed, there isn't just one cap. There are actually many caps covering the many different situation of British energy consumers. * The first bias is location. Indeed to mirror the discrepancies of energy production and energy distribution costs across the country, Ofgem defines a different price cap for each region of the country. The table bellow will therefore give you the Price Cap for East of England. * The second biais is the kind of tariff you are on. Indeed there is are 3 prices caps for single-rate tariffs and 3 for double rate (or E7 tariffs. You will discover all of them bellow.

Here are the latest values of the Price Cap for East of England. These have been recently announced and are effective from October 1st 2021 to March 31st 2022.

Fuel Type Standard Credit Price Cap Prepayment Price Cap Other Payment Methods Price Cap
Electricity £ 700.1722581 £ 659.3009677 £ 654.5393548
Gas £ 595.28 £ 578.87 £ 554.34
E7 Electricity £ 912.66 £ 860.25 £ 855.86
* Based on the TDCV, the average yearly consumption calculated by Ofgem, currently established at 2,900 kWh for Eletricity and 12,000 kWh for Gas. Based on the E7 TDCV which currently stands at 4,200 kWh.

Power consumption in St Albans

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

The average price per kWh for British Gas’ standard variable tariff is 16.953 p per kWh with a standing charge of 22.646 p per day. In comparison the local average price per kWh is 9.93 p per kWh. An average price in St Albans that is actually -6.67% less than the national average.

How are the houses built in St Albans?

How are the houses built in St Albans? Well, the 2.48 inhabitants of St Albans usually have houses build as such:

  • Central Heating: 648 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 St Albans, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 40.43% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 32,790 households that are located in St Albans, 11830 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 St Albans, 7056 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 21.52%.

What's the typical energy usage in Hertfordshire?

According to 2018 Government data, we are able to estimate that the average St Albans inhabitant household consumes 3,629.84 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,234.84 kWh.

Who is the main supplier of energy to the inhabitants St Albans?

British Gas is the main energy provider in East of England and in much of Hertfordshire. Henceforth, many St Albans inhabitants have stuck with British Gas despite being free to change at any time! St Albans dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers, such as people from more populated cities such as: Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Stevenage.

British Gas tariffs & rates in St Albans

British gas offers a wide variety of tariffs to their customers: they offer four fixed tariffs, one variable tariff, and one prepay tariff. In addition, they offer dual energy, single electricity, and single gas plans. How to decide which tariff is best for you depends on many factors like your energy usage and location, for example.

At Switch Plan, we understand that choosing the right energy supplier can be confusing. That is why we are here to help. We can help you find a tariff that best suits you needs, all you have to do is give us a call at the number on the top of the screen!

British Gas' Electricity Plans in St Albans

Here are the single electricity rates 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
16.953 p
22.646 p
17.858 p
26.868 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.953 p
22.163 p
17.858 p
26.385 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.953 p
26.82 p
17.858 p
31.042 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.953 p
22.124 p
17.858 p
26.346 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.77 p
27.68 p
/
/

British Gas’ green energy plans in St Albans

British Gas does not produce or sell green energy. Rather, they offset their enegies by buying Renewable Energy Guarentees of Orgin (REGOS). Green energy producers can sell REGOSs separately from their produced energy supply which in turn funds renewable energy projects in the UK. This is how British Gas Provides green energy to their suppliers

The greenest plan that British Gas offers is called ‘Green Future’ which is a fixed tariff and costs a few extra pounds a month. Here is what this plan offers to its customers:

  • 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.

Gas Plans for British Gas in St Albans

Here are 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
3.448 p
23.6 p
3.632 p
27.937 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.19 p
22.686 p
3.365 p
27.023 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.19 p
27.343 p
3.365 p
31.68 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.448 p
23.6 p
3.632 p
27.937 p
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.19 p
22.647 p
3.365 p
26.984 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.225 p
34.61 p
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/

Dual Rate Tariffs for British gas in St Albans

British Gas offers a specific Economy 7 tariffs to their customers. Their dual rate is £18.85 per kWh during the day and £10.83 during the night. Check out the table below to find more information regarding Economy 7 tariffs and British Gas in St Albans.

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
16.953 p
22.646 p
17.858 p
26.868 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.953 p
22.163 p
17.858 p
26.385 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.953 p
26.82 p
17.858 p
31.042 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.953 p
22.124 p
17.858 p
26.346 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.77 p
27.68 p
/
/

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