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British Gas in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward in 2021

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British Gas energy supply for citizens of Bentley and Darlaston North Ward

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 Bentley and Darlaston North Ward or West Midlands?

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 Bentley and Darlaston North Ward?

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

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 West Midlands. * 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 West Midlands. 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 £ 695.7287097 £ 655.11 £ 650.3296774
Gas £ 594.2 £ 577.85 £ 553.32
E7 Electricity £ 919.68 £ 866.88 £ 862.52
* 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.

How to set-up your British Gas contract in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward?

To begin your switch to British Gas, there are a few things that you need to check off the list beforehand. As the rest of the 5,267 households in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward your energy is measured though a meter. And, as you might have guessed, you can check how much energy you are using by reading your energy meter. Apart from reading your meter, we have created a handy list for you so that when it is time to switch suppliers (which should be often) you will have everything that you need: * Your zip code * Your current energy supplier * Your current tariff * The average cost of your monthly energy usage * Your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) * A Energy bill received in the past 3 months.

Once you've gathered this information, you are ready to switch. At Switch Plan can’t help you switch to British Gas, but we offer an array of suppliers to choose from; including British Gas. So, let us help you switch energy suppliers. Alll you need to do is give us a call at 0330 054 0018

For more information on how to switch energy suppliers, check out our guide here: switch energy suppliers.

How can I get in touch with British Gas in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward?

If you need to contact British Gas for any query, it is actually quite easy. If you are an existing customer of British Gas, then you should ring 0333 202 9802 . British Gas also has an app where you can submit meter readings, book a utility service, pay your bills, etc.

However, if you would like to explore your options when it comes to choosing an energy supplier, feel free to give us a call! You can ring us 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?

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

For British Gas, the average cost for 1 kWh is 16.66 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.

Who are Bentley and Darlaston North Ward's local gas & electricity distributors?

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.

Who distributes electricity in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward?

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). Bentley and Darlaston North Ward inhabitants can ring up their local West Midlands DNO in case of an emergency, or simply should they need some up-to-date information about energy in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward.

In West Midlands, Western Power Distribution is in charge of local electricity distribution while Cadent Gas distributes gas.

How can I contact my energy distributors in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward?

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
West Midlands $distribution_network_operator General Number
$dno_general_number
West Midlands $distribution_network_operator Emergency Number
$dno_emergency
West Midlands $gas_distributor Number
$gas_distributor_number

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.

British Gas tariffs & rates in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward

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 Bentley and Darlaston North Ward

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
16.66 p
23.191 p
17.549 p
27.479 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.66 p
22.708 p
17.549 p
26.996 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.66 p
27.365 p
17.549 p
31.653 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.66 p
22.669 p
17.549 p
26.957 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.48 p
27.53 p
/
/

Dual Rate Tariffs for British gas in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward

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 Bentley and Darlaston North Ward.

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
16.66 p
23.191 p
17.549 p
27.479 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.66 p
22.708 p
17.549 p
26.996 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.66 p
27.365 p
17.549 p
31.653 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.66 p
22.669 p
17.549 p
26.957 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.48 p
27.53 p
/
/

Gas Plans for British Gas in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward

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
3.493 p
23.6 p
3.679 p
27.937 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.227 p
23.47 p
3.404 p
27.889 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.227 p
28.127 p
3.404 p
32.546 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.493 p
23.6 p
3.679 p
27.937 p
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.227 p
23.431 p
3.404 p
27.85 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.262 p
34.61 p
/
/

British Gas’ green energy plans in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward

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.

Energy consumption in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward

What’s the average price per kWh in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward and how does it compare?

In West Midlands, the mean price for a kwh of electricity is 10.38 p, according to the most recent data. Which means a Bentley and Darlaston North Ward inhabitant pays roughly 2.44% less compared to the UK national average. As a reminder British Gas standard tariff for Bentley and Darlaston North Ward is 16.66 p per kWh with a daily standing charge of 23.191.

Who is the main supplier of energy to the inhabitants Bentley and Darlaston North Ward?

British Gas is the main energy provider in West Midlands and in much of West Midlands. Henceforth, many Bentley and Darlaston North Ward inhabitants have stuck with British Gas despite being free to change at any time! Bentley and Darlaston North Ward dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers, such as people from more populated cities such as: Birmingham, Coventry and Sutton Coldfield.

What's the typical energy usage in West Midlands?

According to 2018 Government data, we are able to estimate that the average Bentley and Darlaston North Ward inhabitant household consumes 3,429.70 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,001.77 kWh.

How are the houses built in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward?

You might be wondering how the houses are built in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward. Well, the 2.5 inhabitants of Bentley and Darlaston North Ward usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 180 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 Bentley and Darlaston North Ward, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 8.86% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 5,267 households that are located in Bentley and Darlaston North Ward, 4613 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 Bentley and Darlaston North Ward, 7 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.13%.

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