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British Gas in Tyneside in 2021

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British Gas energy supply for citizens of Tyneside

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 Tyneside or Tyne and Wear, then keep reading!

Looking to switch to British Gas in Tyneside?

You may have just moved to Tyneside, the / biggest city of your Tyne and Wear 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 Tyneside?

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

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 Tyneside

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

British Gas customers in Tyneside pay an average price of 25.23 p per kWh (plus a daily Standing Charge of 25.23 p). This price reflects the standard variable tariff. We will let you compare this to the local average of consumption per kWh which is 10.6 p per kWh. An average price that is actually 0.38% less than the national average.

What's the typical energy usage in Tyne and Wear?

According to 2018 Government data, we are able to estimate that the average Tyneside inhabitant household consumes 3,543.07 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,103.45 kWh.

How are the houses built in Tyneside?

You might be wondering how the houses are built in Tyneside. Well, the 2.22 inhabitants of Tyneside usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 1897 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 Tyneside, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 5.25% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 138,811 households that are located in Tyneside, 129422 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 Tyneside, 209 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.15%.

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

British Gas is the main energy provider in North East and in much of Tyne and Wear. Henceforth, many Tyneside inhabitants have stuck with British Gas despite being free to change at any time! Tyneside dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers, such as people from more populated cities such as: Tyneside, Sunderland and Gateshead.

Gas and electricity local distribution for Tyneside 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.

Who distributes electricity in Tyneside?

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

In Tyne and Wear, SSE Power Distribution is in charge of local electricity distribution while Wales & West Utilities distributes gas.

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.

How can I contact my energy distributors in Tyneside?

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

British Gas tariffs vs the rest of the Tyneside market

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.

British Gas vs the Energy Price Cap

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The average price for 1 kWh for British Gas is 16.487 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.

British Gas' Electricity Plans in Tyneside

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
/
/
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/
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
/
/

Gas Plans for British Gas in Tyneside

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
3.428 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
/
/

British Gas’ green energy plans in Tyneside

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.

Dual Rate Tariffs for British gas in Tyneside

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
/
/

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