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British Gas in Gateshead in 2021

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British Gas energy supply for citizens of Gateshead

Last update: September 2021

Whether you're moving to Gateshead or if you've already been a proud Gateshead inhabitant inhabitant for several years, we're here to help you get the best energy deal available. On this page we've outlined all the information you need about switching over to British Gas in Tyne and Wear.

British Gas is the largest energy supplier in the UK and has been since 1986. They have a pretty big range of tariffs available; from dual fuel to green energy. So, if you want to join the 13 million others who are currently fuelled by British Gas when you move over to Gateshead, you've come to the right place.

Gateshead's local gas & electricity distribution

In the UK, there are two organisations that are responsible for supplying energy to your home. Energy in the UK is distributed by the District Network Operator and the Gas Distributors. In this section, we will explain how to contact them.

Energy distributors contact numbers

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
Tyne and Wear $distribution_network_operator General Number
$dno_general_number
Tyne and Wear $distribution_network_operator Emergency Number
$dno_emergency
Tyne and Wear $gas_distributor Number
$gas_distributor_number

How to react if you experience a power cut in Gateshead?

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.

Who is Gateshead District Network Operator for electricity?

Wondering who distributes your electricity for Gateshead? 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 Gateshead your DNO is SSE Power Distribution.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a smart meter with my British Gas tariff?

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 much does 1 kWh cost on average with British Gas?

For British Gas, the average cost for 1 kWh is 16.487 p.

British Gas rates and tariffs in Tyne and Wear

Like any established energy supplier, British Gas has loads of tariffs to choose from. In fact, they offer a 4 fixed rate tariffs, one variable tariff, and one prepay tariff. Not to mention, they also offer dual energy, and double electricity plans. Whichever one you choose will depend on a number of factors, such as your energy usage, location, and the size of your housing. Below, we will provide you with British Gas’ tariffs for single electricity, single gas, and dual fuel tariffs.

If you are unsure which tariff is best suited for your needs, give us a call! Our experts can help you clear away any confusion and help you make a switch that will save you money. All you have to do is give us a call at: 0330 054 0018.

Does British Gas offer dual rate tariffs in Gateshead?

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
16.487 p
25.23 p
17.367 p
29.63 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.487 p
24.747 p
17.367 p
29.147 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.487 p
29.404 p
17.367 p
33.804 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.487 p
24.708 p
17.367 p
29.108 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.3 p
29.56 p
/
/

Does British Gas offer Green Energy Plans in North East?

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.

Stand alone electricity plans in Gateshead

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
16.487 p
25.23 p
17.367 p
29.63 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.487 p
24.747 p
17.367 p
29.147 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.487 p
29.404 p
17.367 p
33.804 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.487 p
24.708 p
17.367 p
29.108 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.3 p
29.56 p
/
/

British Gas Gas tariffs in Gateshead

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
3.428 p
23.6 p
3.611 p
27.937 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.175 p
23.47 p
3.349 p
27.889 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.175 p
28.127 p
3.349 p
32.546 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.428 p
23.6 p
3.611 p
27.937 p
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.175 p
23.431 p
3.349 p
27.85 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.21 p
34.61 p
/
/

Power consumption in Gateshead

Who is the largest energy to the 53,213 households of Gateshead?

The main energy supplier in Gateshead, North East, and Tyne and Wear is British Gas. This is driven by customer loyalty to British Gas in the counties’ most populous cities such as Tyneside, Sunderland and Gateshead.

We want you, our customers, to have complete authority over choosing their energy supplier. If you have any questions about suppliers, tariffs, exit fees, then go on and ring our experts at the number on the top of the screen. They would be more than happy to answer any doubts that you might have.

Typology of houses in Gateshead.

You might be wondering how the houses are built in Gateshead. Well, the 0 inhabitants of Gateshead usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 705 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 Gateshead, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 8.03% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 53,213 households that are located in Gateshead, 47984 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 Gateshead, 252 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.47%.

How much is the average price/kWh in Gateshead?

In Tyne and Wear, the mean price for a kwh of electricity is 10.6 p, according to the most recent data. Which means a Gateshead inhabitant pays roughly 0.38% less compared to the UK national average. As a reminder British Gas standard tariff for Gateshead is 16.487 p per kWh with a daily standing charge of 25.23.

How much to Gateshead inhabitants consume on average in Gateshead?

According to 2018 Government data, we are able to estimate that the average Gateshead inhabitant household consumes 2,910.17 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,601.63 kWh.

Are British Gas' energy plans expensive in Gateshead?

British Gas is part of the Big 6 suppliers. These juggernauts are famour for their size and historical domination of the British energy market but not for their low prices. Nevertheless, there are some great opportunities to make on some British Gas tariff if you hit at the right place at the right time.

Let's see how these compare to the rest of the market.

How can I ring British Gas in Gateshead?

It's always hard to give real meaning to these estimated yearly budget since only a few of us have a consolidated idea of the money we actually put in our energy bills. It's therefore really interesting to challenge these prices to on of the driving indicators of the industry: the Energy Price Cap. The price cap limits the rates a supplier can charge for their default tariffs. These include the standing charge and price for each kWh of electricity and gas (the units your bill is calculated from). Ofgem sets the cap level for summer and winter based on the underlying costs to supply energy. This keeps prices fair and makes sure suppliers reflect any drops in costs in your rates.

Though this figure is established on a national level it is far from being unique. Indeed in its will to stay as close as possible to the fair price, Ofgem take local cost into consideration providing a specific EPC for each region of the country. Same goes from the different type of calculation and pricing tariffs that all have a different indicator.

Please find bellow the latest value of the Price Cap for your North East as it stands from the 1st of October 2021 to the 31st of March 2022 (based on the TDCV consumption estimations: 12,000 kWh for Gas, 2,900 kWh for Electricity).

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 Energy Price Cap for E7 tariffs. These values have been separated because these are based on a different TDCV: 4,200 kWh (vs 2,900 kWh). Indeed E7 customers tend to consume more than their one-rate tariff counterpart.

Fuel Type Standard Credit Price Cap Prepayment Price Cap Other Payment Methods Price Cap
Electricity £ 912.66 £ 860.25 £ 855.86

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

To switch to British Gas properly, you’ll need to complete a few steps beforehand. Similar to the rest of the 53,213 households on Gateshead, 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.

British gas: Customer reviews in 2021

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.

How do I contact British Gas in Gateshead?

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

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