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British Gas in West Bromwich in 2021

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British Gas energy supply for citizens of West Bromwich

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 West Bromwich or West Midlands, then keep reading!

British Gas tariffs vs the rest of the West Bromwich 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

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

British Gas rates and tariffs in West Midlands

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!

Gas Plans for British Gas in West Bromwich

British Gas offers the following gas plans:

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
/
/

Dual Rate Tariffs for British gas in West Bromwich

The current tariff that British Gas offers for Economy 7 meters rings out to be £18.85 per kWh during the day and £10.83 during the night. The table below shows all the information that you need regarding Economy 7 meters and British gas:

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' Electricity Plans in West Bromwich

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
/
/

British Gas’ green energy plans in West Bromwich

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.

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 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.

Interested in switching to a British Gas contract in West Bromwich?

You may have just moved to West Bromwich, the 6th 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.

How can I get in touch with British Gas in West Bromwich?

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

How is British Gas’ customer service?

Customer service is definitely one of the factors that you should be looking into when switching energy suppliers. At Switch Plan, we believe it is important for our customers to know what the British Gas reviews are. As a matter of fact, most of British Gas’ customers are very loyal to the supplier: 14 percent of their customers have been with the supplier for over 20 years. And, according to Truspilot, this is what 47,609 customers 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 more information about British Gas, we have an extensive article on British Gas reviews so that you get all the information that you need.

Studying the average consumption in West Bromwich

What's the typical energy usage in West Midlands?

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

Who is the main supplier of energy to the inhabitants West Bromwich?

The largest energy supplier in West Bromwich, 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.

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

British Gas customers in West Bromwich 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.

How are the houses built in West Bromwich?

How are the houses built in West Bromwich? Well, the 2.54 inhabitants of West Bromwich usually have houses build as such:

  • Central Heating: 798 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 West Bromwich, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 5.50% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 28,688 households that are located in West Bromwich, 26313 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 West Bromwich, 0 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.00%.

Gas and electricity local distribution for West Bromwich inhabitants

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 can I contact my energy distributors in West Bromwich?

Our table below provides all the information you need in order to get in contact with your you Distribution network providers in West Bromwich. If you need updated information about your energy distributor, then you should ring your Distribution Network Provider, or DNP, to find out more information. Our table below provides you with all the information you need for West Bromwich.

Company Name Company Number
West Midlands Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
West Midlands Western Power Distribution General Number
0800 096 3080
West Midlands Western Power Distribution Emergency Number
0800 6783 105

Who distributes electricity in West Bromwich?

Who is responsible for distributing the electricity in West Bromwich? Your local District Network Operator (DNO). Near you, you DNO is Western Power Distribution.

If you would like to know more about your DNO, Check out our guide here: District Network Operator (DNO).

What should I do in case of a power cut?

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.

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