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British Gas in Great Bridge Ward in 2021

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British Gas energy supply for citizens of Great Bridge Ward

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 Great Bridge Ward or West Midlands, then keep reading!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The average price for 1 kWh for British Gas is 16.66 p.

Does British Gas propose 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.

Energy consumption in Great Bridge Ward

What’s the average consumption in West Midlands?

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

Typology of Great Bridge Ward housing (type of housing + heating)

You might be wondering how the houses are built in Great Bridge Ward. Well, the 2.54 inhabitants of Great Bridge Ward usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 442 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 Great Bridge Ward, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 37.31% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 4,222 households that are located in Great Bridge Ward, 1548 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 Great Bridge Ward, 656 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 15.54%.

What's the typical price per kWh in Great Bridge Ward?

British Gas customers in Great Bridge Ward pay an average price of 23.191 p per kWh (plus a daily Standing Charge of 23.191 p). This price reflects the standard variable tariff. We will let you compare this to the local average of consumption per kWh which is 10.38 p per kWh. An average price that is actually 2.44% less than the national average.

Who is the typical supplier of energy to the households of Great Bridge Ward?"

British Gas is the main energy provider in West Midlands and in much of West Midlands. Henceforth, many Great Bridge Ward inhabitants have stuck with British Gas despite being free to change at any time! Great Bridge 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.

Great Bridge Ward's local gas & electricity distribution

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.

What to do in case of a power cut in Great Bridge Ward?

Power cuts don't happen as often as they used to, but the first tip we can give you is not to panic. It will be only a matter of time until the power is turned back on. Afterall, an old fashioned game of cards with friends or family might be fun once in a while. If you are wondering what to do in a power cut, we offer an extensive guide in our article here: What to do in a Power Cut. However, for the purposes of this section, we will explain some tips to be aware of when experiencing a power cut:

  • Don't open the fridge. Frozen and refrigerated food can defrost to dangerous temperatures.
  • Don’t flush the toilet or take a shower. Believe it or not, your plumbing uses electricity and can easily get backed up if used during a power outage.

Who distributes electricity to Great Bridge Ward 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). Great Bridge 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 Great Bridge Ward.

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

How do I ring Great Bridge Ward'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
West Midlands $distribution_network_operator General Number
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West Midlands $distribution_network_operator Emergency Number
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West Midlands $gas_distributor Number
$gas_distributor_number

How to set-up your British Gas contract in Great Bridge Ward?

You may have just moved to Great Bridge Ward, the 47th biggest city of your West Midlands 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.

What are British Gas's contact numbers in Great Bridge 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

What do British Gas’ customers say about them?

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.

British Gas tariffs vs the rest of the Great Bridge Ward market

British Gas is the leading supplier in the country, nevertheless it is not the cheapest neither on a national level nor on a West Midlands level. Judging from some customer reviews, many historial customers actually left because they were dissatisfied with British Gas prices. Nevertheless with an every changing price range, and a large amount of available tariffs, there is definitly some good opportunities to seize with British Gas.

So, this is how British Gas compares to the market. 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 contact British Gas in Great Bridge Ward?

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 West 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 £ 695.7287097 £ 655.11 £ 650.3296774
Gas £ 594.2 £ 577.85 £ 553.32

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 £ 919.68 £ 866.88 £ 862.52

What rates and tariffs does British Gas offer?

British gas offers a wide variety of tariffs to their customers: they offer four fixed tariffs, one variable tariff, and one prepay tariff. In addition, they offer dual energy, single electricity, and single gas plans. How to decide which tariff is best for you depends on many factors like your energy usage and location, for example.

At Switch Plan, we understand that choosing the right energy supplier can be confusing. That is why we are here to help. We can help you find a tariff that best suits you needs, all you have to do is give us a call at the number on the top of the screen!

What gas tariffs does British gas offer in Great Bridge Ward?

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
3.493 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
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/

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.

British Gas Electricity Plans in Great Bridge Ward

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
16.66 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
/
/

Does British Gas offer Economy 7 tariffs in Great Bridge 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 Great Bridge 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
/
/

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