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British Gas in Retford in 2021

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British Gas energy supply for citizens of Retford

Last Update: September 2021

British Gas is the oldest supplier in the UK and supplies energy to a whopping 13 million people. They have survived nearly 200 years and have operated under different names such as Gas Light and Coke Company or the British Gas Corporation. So, are you thinking about switching to British Gas in Retford or Nottinghamshire?

Well, if so, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will cover all that you need to know; British Gas’ tariffs, customer reviews, and more. Let 's begin.

How do British Gas tariffs compare in Retford?

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.

How can I contact British Gas in Retford?

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 East Midlands 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 £ 683.1932258 £ 643.276129 £ 638.4303226
Gas £ 587.03 £ 571.08 £ 546.52

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 £ 901.82 £ 850.01 £ 845.57

Energy consumption in Retford

Who is the typical supplier of energy to the households of Retford?"

British Gas is the main energy provider in East Midlands and in much of Nottinghamshire. Henceforth, many Retford inhabitants have stuck with British Gas despite being free to change at any time! Retford dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers, such as people from more populated cities such as: Nottingham, Mansfield and Newark on Trent.

What's the typical price per kWh in Retford?

The average price per kWh for British Gas’ standard variable tariff is 16.529 p per kWh with a standing charge of 20.843 p per day. In comparison the local average price per kWh is 10.14 p per kWh. An average price in Retford that is actually -4.70% less than the national average.

Typology of Retford housing (type of housing + heating)

In this section, we will discuss how the houses are built in Retford. As such, the 2.37 inhabitants of Retford usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 174 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 Retford, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 6.72% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 9,762 households that are located in Retford, 8857 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 Retford, 75 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.77%.

What’s the average consumption in Nottinghamshire?

According to 2018 Government data, we are able to estimate that the average Retford inhabitant household consumes 3,384.23 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,922.81 kWh.

Who are Retford's local gas & electricity distributors?

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.

How do I ring Retford's energy distributors?

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
Nottinghamshire $distribution_network_operator General Number
$dno_general_number
Nottinghamshire $distribution_network_operator Emergency Number
$dno_emergency
Nottinghamshire $gas_distributor Number
$gas_distributor_number

Who distributes electricity to Retford inhabitants?

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). Retford inhabitants can ring up their local Nottinghamshire DNO in case of an emergency, or simply should they need some up-to-date information about energy in Retford.

In Nottinghamshire, Western Power Distribution is in charge of local electricity distribution while Northern Gas Networks distributes gas.

What to do in case of a power cut in Retford?

Experiencing a power cut? No worries! Power outages don’t happen as often as they used too, and it can be due to a number of factors. So, for that reason, the first thing we advise our customers to do during a power cut is to not panic. Instead, play an old fashioned game of cards. On a serious note, however, there are some things that you should definitely not do during a power outage. These are:

  • Don’t open the fridge- it is best to keep your food as cold as possible!!
  • Don’t flush the toilet- Your sewage system uses electricity and flushing could lead to a pipe burst.

For more information Check out our guide on What to do in a Power Cut.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does British Gas propose smart energy meters?

Yes British Gas supplies and installs smart meters. All you need to do is give them a call and set up a time for an appointment.

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

On average 1 kWh for British Gas rings out to be 16.529 p.

British Gas rates and tariffs in Nottinghamshire

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.

Does British Gas offer Economy 7 tariffs in Retford?

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 Retford.

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
16.529 p
20.843 p
17.411 p
24.967 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.529 p
20.36 p
17.411 p
24.484 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.529 p
25.017 p
17.411 p
29.141 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
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/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.529 p
20.321 p
17.411 p
24.445 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.35 p
26.16 p
/
/

British Gas Electricity Plans in Retford

In the table below, you will find the 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
16.529 p
20.843 p
17.411 p
24.967 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.529 p
20.36 p
17.411 p
24.484 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.529 p
25.017 p
17.411 p
29.141 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.529 p
20.321 p
17.411 p
24.445 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.35 p
26.16 p
/
/

Green energy by British Gas

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.

What gas tariffs does British gas offer in Retford?

British Gas offers the following 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
Standard Variable Variable
3.397 p
23.6 p
3.578 p
27.937 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.136 p
22.686 p
3.308 p
27.023 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.136 p
27.343 p
3.308 p
31.68 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.397 p
23.6 p
3.578 p
27.937 p
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.136 p
22.647 p
3.308 p
26.984 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.172 p
34.61 p
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/

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

To switch to British Gas properly, you’ll need to complete a few steps beforehand. Similar to the rest of the 9,762 households on Retford, you energy is measured by an energy meter. So, by default. the first step would be to take a meter reading to estimate your energy consumption. Along with this, equip yourself with the following info: * Your postal code * The name of your energy supplier * The tariff that you are currently on * The average cost of your energy usage per month * Your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) * A recent energy bill received within the last 90 days.

Once you have all these you are ready to make the switch. We can’t help you switch to British Gas, but we can certainly help you with finding out more information British Gas and check the market for other deals. All you have to do is give us a call 0330 054 0018.

For a more detailed checklist on how to carry out your switch we have created a handy checklist that will answer all your queries.

What do British Gas’ customers say about them?

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.

What are British Gas's contact numbers in Retford?

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

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