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Everything about Bulb and what they offer customers of Chatteris

Last Update: September 2021

Bulb have 1.6 million customers around the UK and in Cambridgeshire, which is huge given that they were only founded in 2013. Two guys in London recognised a gap in the energy market for green energy, and since then they have grown exponentially, spreading across the UK and even to other countries.

You may know Bulb as one of the UK's greenest energy suppliers. They provide 100% renewable electricity to their customers and the gas that their customers use is offset through investment in carbon offsetting schemes. Moreover, through investing in technologies that keep their costs down, they pass on savings they make to their customers. Bulb customers are therefore able to make hefty savings each month, which might not have been possible if they were with a larger supplier, such as one of the Big 6. Their vari-fair tariff (also, their only tariff!) is susceptible to price fluctuations, as it is a variable tariff, meaning that it reflects fluctuations in the wholesale cost of energy.

Unfortunately, as a result of financial complications that were exacerbated by the UK's energy crisis, Bulb Energy has announced that they are going bust. However, because Bulb Energy is such a large supplier the UK government has called for a special legal process, referred to as "special administration", to be implemented. This process means that the UK government will fund Bulb's operations for a period of time until Bulb Energy can seize trading in a safe manner in an effort to reduce any fallout impacting other energy suppliers in the UK market. For now, Bulb Energy will remain active as normal using the government's funding, so it is our suggestion that Bulb customers stay patient and remain with Bulb.

FAQ

Does Bulb supply smart energy meters?

You will be happy to find out that Bulb does supply smart energy meters in Cambridgeshire. Even better news is that it only supplies the SMETS2 smart meters to its customers. These second generation smart energy meters mean that if you decide to switch energy suppliers in the future you will be able to use the same energy meter with your new supplier.

How much does 1 kWh cost on average with Bulb in Cambridgeshire?

In Cambridgeshire the unit rate for Bulb’s electricity is 17.7975 p per kWh. For a kWh of Bulb’s gas you will be paying 3.1395 p.

Getting an energy supply for your new home in Chatteris

Important phone numbers in Chatteris

Every city has different phone numbers for their local authorities. We have added a list of them below on top of some important numbers you should be aware of. Here are the important phone numbers for Chatteris.

Service Name Address Contact Website
Water Services Anglian Water Lancaster House, Lancaster Way, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6YJ Phone: =+44 (0)1480 323 000
Fax: +44 (0)1480 323 115
Phone: http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/
City Hall / / / /

The process of moving to Chatteris

Did you know that Chatteris is the 11th biggest city of the county and 811st in the county. If you've just moved to Fenland District, here are the steps you must follow to start powering up your new home! You might be a new Chatteris inhabitant, or have been for a while, either way, follow these steps to get you set up.

  • When you leave your old house, don't forget to take a meter reading. Write it on a note and leave it somewhere safe for the next inhabitants of the property. This is to make sure that you don't get charged for the energy that the new residents use.
  • Now, you need to do the same in your new house in Chatteris! Locate the meter in the property, and jot down the reading. This is also to make sure you are not overcharged.
  • It's probable that you will onboard the contract of the previous residents of the property. You can stay on it until you decide to switch energy suppliers. If the previous inhabitants didn't make a note of the meter reading, don't worry! Simply follow the different steps of our guide on how to set up energy and notably how to find out who supplies energy to your new property.

We told you it was easy! Now that you have all the information you'll need to provide to our experts, you can ring us up and we can start the switching process. Together we will compare energy suppliers and switch to the best supplier based on your needs. Switching your energy provider is quick and easy, so don't worry! With Switch Plan, we'll walk you through it every step of the way. Just call us on 0330 054 0018 and we will assess your situation to find you the best energy plan for your personal requirements.

Transferring your energy supply to your new home in Cambridgeshire

Did you know that energy prices vary depending on location. So your energy tariff in Chatteris could be cheaper or more expensive than the exact same tariff in another city. This is why if you are moving house it is best to find a better deal and switch energy providers. If you would like to find out more about this call us on the following number 0330 054 0018.

Once you have moved to Chatteris and settled in your new home, you will realise that you will have been placed on a deemed contract with the supplier that was already providing energy to your new home. If you were happy with your old energy contract and tariff and want to transfer it over to your new property you will need to first check the following: * Is your old property’s tariff available in Chatteris? * Is your new home’s energy meter compatible with your old contract? * Does your new house use the same energy sources?

If you could answer yes to all of these questions then you should be able to transfer your old energy contract over to your new home in Cambridgeshire. We do recommend you think this through since all households have different energy needs and you are likely to find a better deal by switching. If you are happy with this then you can call your energy supplier and ask them to transfer your contract over. Provide them with your new address and postcode in order to complete the transfer.

Who to call before moving to Chatteris?

We are sure you are excited about your move and have plenty left to do before you are able to settle in properly, so to help you we have curated a list of places to warn and contact about your move. This is an important step that many people forget about with the stress of the move. Below are some organisations to call before the big move to Chatteris. * Your broadband and mobile providers * Your bank * Your energy supplier/s * The local council and local electoral roll * The TV licensing authority * The DVLA in order to update your driving license.

We also recommend going to your local post office to get your mail forwarded to your new home in Cambridgeshire.

Welcome to your new home in Chatteris

Welcome to Chatteris

Connecting your new home to the grid in Chatteris

The chances are high that your new home is already connected to the grid. Nevertheless, if it is the case that it isn’t connected yet, as you are building a new property in Chatteris, you will need to follow the steps below. This can be a timely process, so be sure to start early. This will allow you to make sure you are connected to the grid before you settle into your new property.

  • Call the National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) on 0800 688 588 to book a pre-application meeting. This meeting concerns the work, time and price of the project.
  • Submit your application forms to the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO). There is an application fee.
  • A team will visit your property and send you a quote in 1 to 3 working weeks.
  • Grid connection work commences.

September 2021 tariffs and rates available with Bulb for Chatteris inhabitants

Bulb like to keep things simple and affordable, so they only offer dual fuel. Here are some things to know about Bulb's energy plan: * Bulb have one tariff for everyone for which is about £980. * It’s one of the cheapest on the market, and it is 100% renewable. * Their ‘vari-fair’ tariff reflects the true market cost of energy as it fluctuates with market prices. * Bulb will give you 30 days notice if market prices have increased. * There are no exit fees.

Below you will be able to see Bulb's electricity and gas plans in more detail.

Bulb’s Green energy tariff for Chatteris inhabitants

As a Chatteris inhabitant you will be happy to know that Bulb provides 100% renewable energy and 100% carbon-neutral gas to all their consumers from Chatteris and the rest of the country. Bulb’s energy fuel mix is shown below.

  • 78% wind
  • 18% solar
  • 4% hydro

You may be interested to know that Bulb is the UK’s largest buyer of green biomethane gas for homes. All the other gas they supply is completely carbon-offset. If you are looking for a green energy supplier Bulb can help you.

September 2021 Economy 7 rates in Chatteris

Bulb provides a dual energy tariff in Chatteris, otherwise known as an Economy 7 tariff. How does this work? It’s quite simple really, these meters have different rates, one for peak hours and the other for off peak hours. Energy in the off peak hours, or at night, is cheaper. This tariff would be ideal for you if you use energy during these times for your property in Cambridgeshire.

Bulb charges less for off peak hours, compared to other suppliers. If you’re interested in their Economy 7 electricity rates, you can see them here for both credit and prepayment meters:

Meter Type Day unit rate (per kWh) Night unit rate (per kWh) Standing charge (per day) Estimated annual electricity price Night rate hours
Credit meter 16.447p per kWh 7.455p per kWh 19.79p £604.44 23:00 – 07:00
Prepayment meter 16.086p per kWh 7.109p per kWh 25.91p £611.81 23:00 – 07:00

Bulb’s September 2021 single gas plan in Chatteris

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Vari-Fair Tariff Variable
17.7975 p
20.097 p

Bulb’s September 2021 electricity rates in Chatteris

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Vari-Fair Tariff Variable
17.7975 p
20.097 p

What is the consumption of energy like in Chatteris?

How are Chatteris’s houses heated?

In Chatteris there are 4,525 households with an average of 2.3 people living per household. Below you will be able to see which percentage of these properties are powered by electricity, gas and oil.

Total Chatteris households 4,525 100%
Electric central heating 196 4.32%
Gas central heating 4006 88.53%
Oil central heating 246 5.44%
No central heating 77 1.71%

Who is the main supplier of energy to the 4,525 households of Chatteris?

Our job is to save you money on your energy bills. So, while British Gas is the most popular energy supplier in Cambridgeshire and most of it large cities such as Soham, Huntingdon or Ely. This doesn't mean that you need to stick with them. You can, of course, but it's worth shopping around to see what's available for you. Chatteris inhabitants can make some hefty savings on gas and electricity by switching to a new energy supplier.

What is the average energy consumption for a typical Chatteris inhabitant?

It's important to know how much Chatteris inhabitants tend to consume. 2018 government data indicates that the average Chatteris inhabitant household consumes 3,446.50 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,077.74 kWh.

Switching energy suppliers to Bulb in Chatteris

It is crucial to switch energy suppliers regularly in Chatteris if you don’t want to be paying more than you should for your energy. To switch energy suppliers to Bulb you can give us a ring on the following number 0330 054 0018, and we will deal with all the admin and switching processes for you. To get you on Bulb's tariff we just need a few details from you. To make things easier for you we have listed them below.

  • Current energy supplier
  • Current energy tariff
  • Current average monthly energy bill
  • Energy bill (not older than 3 months)
  • MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number)
  • Properties postcode

Visit the following page for more details about switching energy suppliers in Cambridgeshire. This article will provide you with a more detailed explanation about why you should switch, the process involved and the reasons for providing the information we request above.

How do I contact Bulb in Chatteris?

You can go ahead and ring Bulb on their customer enquiries number, which is 0300 30 30 635. This is their number for any concerns, complaints or queries their customers might have, or indeed if you want to switch over to Bulb energy. However, at Switch Plan our job is to make sure you're on the right energy plan for your needs. We can switch you over to Bulb or even another supplier completely free of charge. Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018! But, if you want to skip the middleman, here are all the contact details you might need to get in touch with Bulb in Chatteris.

Type of Enquiry Number to contact
General Enquiries
General Enquiries for Bulb customers.
0300 30 30 635

Open from 9am to 6pm during the week.
Complaints
Email address for all and any complaints you might have about Bulb.
complaints@bulb.co.uk

9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

What are Bulb’s prices like and how do they fair against other suppliers in Chatteris?

Bulb’s tariffs in Chatteris are known to be affordable, especially when comparing them to those of the Big 6 energy suppliers. Since they are investing in affordable energy, their customers are able to reap the benefits by getting lower energy prices. They provide a variable tariff, meaning that it changes depending on the wholesale cost of energy at the time. This means that it can go up, but remember that it can go down as well. Overall their tariffs is known to be affordable. As you can see below, when compared to the bigger suppliers in the UK, Bulb has the cheapest rate. * Bulb: £923.26 * Octopus Energy: £947.58 * Scottish Power: £989.20 * E.ON: £1,042 * SSE: £1,090.63 * British Gas: £1,125

To make it even more obvious, we can look at the main energy tariff unit rates for some of these big players.

Supplier Electricity kWh price Gas kWh price
Bulb 17.7975 p 3.1395 p
Octopus Energy 14.97 p p 2.28 p
Scottish Power 18.981 p 3.28 p
Bulb Energy 24.026 p 3.327 p
Ovo Energy 13.96 p 3.28 p
British Gas 16.953 p 3.448 p

If you want to be a part of the 1.6 million others who currently get their energy from Bulb, you've come to the right place. At Switch Plan, our aim is to find you the best plan for your property. If you decide you want to make the switch over to a Bulb tariff, you can chat to one of our experts by ringing us on 0330 054 0018. They will walk you through the tariff available in order to find the perfect match for you. On this page we've outlined all the information you need about switching over to Bulb in Cambridgeshire.

Or if you feel like digging deeper into other suppliers and how their rates compare in Chatteris, we have created a list for you to explore. * British Gas in Chatteris * E.ON in Chatteris * Scottish Power in Chatteris * Octopus Energy in Chatteris * Ovo Energy in Chatteris * Electricity and Gas in Chatteris

Important information regarding Chatteris’s energy distribution network operators

Looking to find out who the energy distribution network operators in Cambridgeshire are? Below you will find their contact information in case you have an emergency and need to get in contact with them.

Around the UK there are several distribution networks, these vary depending on the region you live in. The network operators are in charge of all the electricity cables and gas pipes that are running in the country. To find out who distributes the electricity and gas in Chatteris, read on.

What should I do if I experience a power cut in Chatteris?

There are two common reasons for experiencing a power outage in Cambridgeshire. The first is a trip of the fuse in your house electricity circuit. If that is the case, good news, you can switch the energy back on by visiting your trusty fuse box and switching on any switches that have turned off.

The second reason is that there is a power cut in your neighborhood or possibly even in Chatteris as a whole. This generally means that some power lines have been broken or damaged. Some reasons for this happening are:

  • A power line has been damaged or has fallen over.
  • Lightning striking an electricity pole.
  • Transformers have been switched off.

In Chatteris, your DNO is UK Power Networks. To get in touch with them, call them on the number that follows 0800 029 4285. They are responsible for fixing any damage or issues that are causing a power cut in Cambridgeshire and will send out someone to fix it.

How should I contact Chatteris’s energy distributors?

Give your Distribution Network Operator a ring in case of an emergency. They are responsible for guarantying the entire networks well functioning.

Company name Company number
Cambridgeshire UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
Cambridgeshire UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
Cambridgeshire Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Cambridgeshire Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999

Find more info on their website:

UK Power Networks UK Power Networks website
Cadent Gas Cadent Gas website

Who distributes Chatteris’s gas?

In Chatteris, the gas distribution company is Cadent Gas. You will likely never need to get in touch with them in Chatteris, since any problems can be solved directly by your energy supplier. But if you have a specific question, of course you can get in touch with them. So, how does gas travel around the UK? Gas is transported through a complex system of pipes underground to get to your front door and heat your home. We won't bore you with the details, but it's quite clever, and it is managed in your region by Cadent Gas.

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Chatteris’s electricity distribution network operator

In case of an emergency or to request some very up-to-date information, Chatteris inhabitants can ring their local Cambridgeshire electricity Distribution Network Operator (DNO) or their gas provider. In the case where a power cut is unresolved in Chatteris, you can call your distributor's emergency phone number. In your case you are in the good hands of UK Power Networks.

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