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British Gas in Stowmarket in 2021

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Who are British Gas, and what's on offer for their Stowmarket customers?

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 Stowmarket or Suffolk?

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 Stowmarket?

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

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 of England 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 £ 700.1722581 £ 659.3009677 £ 654.5393548
Gas £ 595.28 £ 578.87 £ 554.34

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 £ 912.66 £ 860.25 £ 855.86

Frequently Asked Questions

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

For British Gas, the average cost for 1 kWh is 16.953 p.

Does British Gas supply smart energy meters?

British Gas installs and operates smart meters of 2nd generation. All you need to do is ring them to set up an installation appointment.

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 Stowmarket

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
16.953 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
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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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Gas Plans for British Gas in Stowmarket

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
3.448 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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British Gas' Electricity Plans in Stowmarket

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
16.953 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 Stowmarket

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.

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

You may have just moved to Stowmarket, the 7th biggest city of your Suffolk 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 Stowmarket?

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?

Reviews are everything when it comes to learning about British Gas. As a matter of fact, British gas seems to receive mixed reviews when it comes to customer service. However, they do have quite a loyal customer base : 14 percent of their customers have been with the supplier for over 20 years. So, what do their customers think about British Gas? Well, according to 47,609 reviews from Trustpilot, this is what people 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 additional information about British Gas, we have an article on British Gas reviews so that you get all the information that you need.

Power consumption in Stowmarket

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

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

What's the typical energy usage in Suffolk?

According to 2018 Government data, we are able to estimate that the average Stowmarket inhabitant household consumes 3,555.40 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,056.58 kWh.

What’s the average price per kWh in Stowmarket 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 Stowmarket that is actually -6.67% less than the national average.

How are the houses built in Stowmarket?

In this section, we will discuss how the houses are built in Stowmarket. As such, the 2.38 inhabitants of Stowmarket usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 175 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 Stowmarket, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 13.60% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 8,995 households that are located in Stowmarket, 7229 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 Stowmarket, 368 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 4.09%.

Gas and electricity local distribution for Stowmarket inhabitants

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 Stowmarket?

Our table below provides all the information you need in order to get in contact with your you Distribution network providers in Stowmarket. 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 Stowmarket.

Company Name Company Number
Suffolk Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Suffolk UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
Suffolk UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105

Who distributes electricity in Stowmarket?

Wondering who distributes your electricity for Stowmarket? 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 Stowmarket your DNO is UK Power 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?

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.

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