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British Gas in Walsall in 2021

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

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 Walsall or West Midlands, then keep reading!

British Gas tariffs & rates in Walsall

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!

Does British Gas offer Green Energy Plans in West Midlands?

British Gas offers green energy tariffs through REGOS, or Renewable Guarantees of Origin . What are they? Well REGOs can are bought by energy suppliers from renewable energy producers. So, by buying Renewables, energy suppliers are indirectly funding the renewable energy sector.

So, British Gas' green plan is called Green Future and it offers:

  • 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 Walsall

Here are the single 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
/
/

Does British Gas offer dual rate tariffs in Walsall?

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
16.66 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
/
/

British Gas Gas tariffs in Walsall

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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/

British Gas tariffs vs the rest of the Walsall market

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.

How can I ring British Gas in Walsall?

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.

Who are Walsall's local gas & electricity distributors?

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.

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

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 is Walsall District Network Operator for electricity?

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). Walsallians 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 Walsall.

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

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
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

Power consumption in Walsall

Typology of houses in Walsall.

How are the houses built in Walsall? Well, the 2.5 inhabitants of Walsall usually have houses build as such:

  • Central Heating: 5945 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 Walsall, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 23.99% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 25,136 households that are located in Walsall, 3858 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 Walsall, 9303 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 37.01%.

How much is the average price/kWh in Walsall?

The average price per kWh for British Gas’ standard variable tariff is 16.66 p per kWh with a standing charge of 23.191 p per day. In comparison the local average price per kWh is 10.38 p per kWh. An average price in Walsall that is actually 2.44% less than the national average.

Who is the largest energy to the 25,136 households of Walsall?

The largest energy supplier in Walsall, West Midlands, and West Midlands is British Gas. This is driven by customer loyalty of to British Gas in the counties’ most populous cities such as Birmingham, Coventry and Sutton Coldfield.

Choosing your energy supplier is your decision , however our experts at Switch Plan are always here to help you find out any information you might need. If you are having any doubts, go on and give our experts a call at the number on the top of this screen.

How much to Walsallians consume on average in Walsall?

Knowing average consumption is important when comparing and deciding on tariffs. So, you might be asking: How do I find out that information? We have it right here!

The Walsallian household consumes 3,429.70 kWh a year and the median would be at 3,001.77.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

Looking to switch to British Gas in Walsall?

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 25,136 households in Walsall 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.

British gas: Customer reviews in 2021

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.

How do I contact British Gas in Walsall?

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

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