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Everything about Bulb and what they offer customers of Saint Neots

Last Update: September 2021

Bulb is the fastest-growing energy provider in the UK and was founded in 2013. They supply 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon neutral gas. As of now, they supply energy to over 1.6 million customers notably in Cambridgeshire. Bulb over a variable tariff and do not charge exit fees, which ensures you are free to switch suppliers at any time if need be. The single tariff means that you do not have to filter through dozens of options. They aim to keep things simple and effective. Bulb claims that their tariff is 18% cheaper than other tariffs from the energy market. This is due to the fact that they invest money into technologies that allows them to keep their prices low, meaning they can offer their tariff at a more reasonable price for customers.

Recently Bulb announced that they are going bust as a result of complications caused by the UK's energy crisis. However, because of their size, Ofgem is unable to simply transfer their customers to a new supplier without causing a chain reaction of business failures within the energy industry. Instead, they have entered a special legal process called "special administrator", in which the UK government will fund Bulb to continue to operate until they can come to a close in a safe manner in an effort to minimise any negative impact on the remainder of the energy market.

Information regarding Saint Neots’s energy use?

What is the average energy consumption for a typical Saint Neots inhabitant?

Based on government data we are able to estimate that the average Saint Neots inhabitant household consumes 3,529.39 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,090.43 kWh.

Who is the main supplier of energy to the 12,684 households of Saint Neots?

Across Cambridgeshire, British Gas are the most popular energy supplier. Large cities such as March, Huntingdon or Wisbech strongly contribute to his popularity. However, don't be fooled into thinking that they are the best for you just because they are the most popular in your area. We aren't saying there is anything wrong with British Gas, but it's definitely worth shopping around for what's available to find the tariff that is best for your property. Remember, Saint Neots inhabitants can save money on gas and electricity by switching energy suppliers.

How are Saint Neots’s houses heated?

The 12,684 households of Saint Neots have an average of 2.36 inhabitants living in each house. If you are interested in finding out how these properties are powered, see the table below.

Total Saint Neots households 12,684 100%
Electric central heating 1217 9.59%
Gas central heating 11010 86.80%
Oil central heating 221 1.75%
No central heating 235 1.85%

Questions Frequently Asked by Saint Neots inhabitants

Does Bulb supply smart energy meters?

Bulb does indeed provide smart energy meters in Saint Neots. They only provide the newest version known as the SMETS2 smart meters. The benefit of these meters is that you can keep them when switching energy providers.

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.

What are Bulb's rates and tariffs in September 2021 in Saint Neots?

Bulb only offer dual fuel. They like to keep things simple. At Switch Plan, we are big fans of dual fuel, since it is generally more affordable and much easier for you to manage your utility bills. Below are some other things to keep in mind about Bulb's plan.

  • You don't have to worry about exit fees.
  • They have one tariff for everyone, costing around £890.
  • It’s one of the cheapest on the market, and it is 100% renewable.
  • Their ‘vari-fair’ tariff fluctuates depending on the cost of wholesale energy.
  • You will receive a 30 day warning before your bill increases.

Now, let's take a look at Bulb's gas and electricity tariffs in Cambridgeshire.

Bulb’s September 2021 single gas plan in Saint Neots

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

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

September 2021 Bulb’s Dual rate tariff in Saint Neots

Bulb provides a dual energy tariff in Saint Neots, 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 Green energy tariff for Saint Neots inhabitants

As a Saint Neots inhabitant you should be aware that Bulb supplies 100% renewable energy and 100% carbon-neutral gas to their customers from Cambridgeshire. You may be wondering how Bulb source the green energy they provide, well incase you wanted to find out, below is their fuel mix.

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

When it comes to the gas Bulb provides in Saint Neots and around the UK, it is either green biomethane gas or completely carbon-offset. Bulb is in fact the biggest buyer of green biomethane gas for homes. In other words their energy fuel mix is impressive and Bulb is making efforts to be able to provide sustainable energy to customers around the UK.

Bulb’s September 2021 electricity rates in Saint Neots

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

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

Important information regarding Saint Neots’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 Saint Neots, read on.

Who distributes Saint Neots’s gas?

Do you ever sit back and think, 'how do gas arrive in my house? Where do they come from?' Probably not. But if you have, then we have all the information here for you. You will likely never have to get in touch with your gas distribution company, but if you were interested, gas is provided by Northern Gas Networks in Huntingdonshire District.

Gas is distributed through a pretty complex system of pipes. This network is called the Gas Distribution Network, which manages the transportation of gas around the UK. This is an important job as it ensures the safety of British people as well. A gas leak is no fun. Technical queries can be solved by your gas distributor in Saint Neots, and any other questions regarding your gas supply. However,it is best to just go directly to your supplier for questions like that.

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How should I contact Saint Neots’s energy distributors?

Inhabitants of Cambridgeshire can call their local Cambridgeshire electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator) or gas distributor in case of emergency. These guys are responsible for solving power supply across all the counties cities.

Company name Company number
Cambridgeshire UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
Cambridgeshire UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
Cambridgeshire Northern Gas Networks Number
0800 040 7766
Cambridgeshire Northern Gas Networks Emergency Number
0800 111 999

For FAQs and other pratical informations, you can visit their website:

UK Power Networks UK Power Networks website
Northern Gas Networks Northern Gas Networks website

What should I do if I experience a power cut in Saint Neots?

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 Saint Neots 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 Saint Neots, 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.

Saint Neots’s electricity distribution network operator

In Saint Neots your DNO is UK Power Networks.

If Saint Neots experiences a long power cut (no need to rush, they are probably already on it), you should ring the emergency phone number for your distributor. Saint Neots inhabitants can give their local Cambridgeshire electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator) a ring, in case of emergency or to get urgent up-to-date information.

Setting up your home’s energy supply in Saint Neots

Who to call before moving to Saint Neots?

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 Saint Neots. * 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.

Important phone numbers in Saint Neots

Whenever you move to a new city, in your case Saint Neots, you will need to know the local authorities numbers. We’ve also added some others you may find useful, you will find them below.

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 / / / /

Transferring your energy supply to your new home in Cambridgeshire

It is sometimes possible to transfer your energy supplier and contract from your old home to your new property in Saint Neots, although it is not always recommended. Indeed, it is an ideal time to find a better deal and one that is more suited to your new home which will likely have different energy requirements. Give our experts a call on 0330 054 0018, all it takes is a 10 minute conversation.

If you decide that sticking with the same supplier is the best option for you, you may be upset to find out that it isn’t even possible. Tariffs vary according to location and therefore your current tariff or even supplier may not be available for your new home in Cambridgeshire.

When moving to your new home in Saint Neots you will be placed on a deemed contract with the supplier that is currently providing energy to your new household. To see if it is possible to change this to your previous tariff, you will need to check the following: * If your old house's tariff is available in Saint Neots. * If your new home’s energy meter is compatible with your tariff. * If your new home runs on the same energy sources.

If these all check out then it will be possible to transfer over your old energy tariff to your new home in Saint Neots. To do so you will need to call your supplier. Have your new address and postcode ready in order to carry out the transfer.

Connecting your new home to the grid in Saint Neots

Once you move to your new home in Saint Neots you will want it to be connected to the grid so that you can receive your energy supply and power up and heat your home. It is likely that your property is already connected to the grid, however in the case that it isn’t, below are the steps to follow. Don’t worry the vast majority of the 12,684 houses in Saint Neots are already connected, this will be more useful to those that are building a new property.

  • Call the National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) on 0800 688 588 in order to arrange a pre-application meeting. This meeting is about the workload, timeline and cost of the project.
  • Submit your application forms to the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO). Don’t be surprised by the application fee!
  • A team will visit your property and send you a quote in 1 to 3 working weeks.
  • Now begins the grid connection work.

Make sure to call and apply early on, this whole process can take time. Try and get your application off while the property is being built to avoid any unnecessary waiting and work.

The process of moving to Saint Neots

Moving is a stressful time in anyone's life, but it is also full of adventure and excitement. To make things easier for you we have created some reminders of important things to remember before moving to Saint Neots. Many people leave their energy supply at the end of their list and risk being caught not having the supplier of their choice or paying over the odds when they shouldn’t be. Follow these simple steps to sort out your energy supply on time and efficiently.

  • Deregister with your old energy supplier on time, by warning them about the day of your move.
  • Right before leaving your old house, take a meter reading
  • As soon as you arrive at your new house, take another meter reading.
  • Think about the energy requirements needed for your new house.

Now that you are moving property to Saint Neots, there is truly no better time to consider switching energy suppliers. With one quick 10 minute phone call, our experts at Switch Plan can advise you with the latest tariffs that will best suit you and your new home. Give them a call on 0330 054 0018. Remember switching providers is free and even advised by the energy watchdog Ofgem.

Before you give us a call, consider what the energy priorities are for your new property. Whether they are environmental, financial, or logistical. This will allow our experts to give you the most ideal energy options.

Welcome to your new home in Saint Neots

We want to wish you a warm welcome to Saint Neots, which is a part of Cambridgeshire, we hope your move was easy and you are settling into your new home. You are now one of the 29,990 inhabitants of Saint Neots. You have also moved into one of the current 12,684 households of the 256th largest city in the UK. In Saint Neots there is an average of 2.36 people living in a household.

Saint Neots is also part of Cambridgeshire which is the 3rd largest county in the UK. You may be interested to know that Cambridgeshire houses 804108 in Cambridgeshire.households properties.

Setting up a Bulb account in Saint Neots

Are you considering switching energy providers to Bulb? It's not common knowledge that switching energy suppliers can lead to massive savings. Cambridgeshire residents should even be doing this regularly, if you want to find out why it is so important, follow the link to our article on switching energy suppliers. You may also call our energy experts on 0330 054 0018. They will be able to inform you on Bulb’s tariffs as well as the importance of switching energy suppliers and how it will save you money on your monthly energy bills in Saint Neots.

If you would like to switch over to Bulb or another energy supplier, call our experts on the number above. Make sure to prepare the information below beforehand so that they can handle your switch immediately and efficiently.

  • Your energy provider
  • Your energy tariff
  • An energy bill (not older than 3 months) to establish your average monthly energy bill
  • Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)
  • Your postcode

It shouldn’t take you too long to find these details and once you do, our experts will show you how easy it can be to switch to Bulb and tell you how much money you will be saving by doing so. No matter if you have been a Saint Neots inhabitant your whole life or if you’ve just moved to Cambridgeshire, you should always be open to switching energy suppliers given how much it can make you in savings. It’s as simple as calling us.

How do I contact Bulb in Saint Neots?

To contact Bulb's customer service, ring 0300 30 30 635. They are available between Monday and Friday from 9am to 6pm. If you feel like exploring your energy options, give us a call at 0330 054 0018. Our experts can switch your energy supplier to Bulb for free, all you have to do is give us a call to find out more. They will deal with the process for you and all you will have to do is provide them with some basic information about your current energy bill. However, if you want to get into contact with Bulb directly, below you will have their details.

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 Saint Neots?

Bulb's customers rave about the price of their energy. Compared to plans from the Big 6, Bulb's tariffs are very affordable. Why is this? Well, they invest in both renewable and affordable energy. The savings they make are passed onto their customers. The cost of energy can change month on month, however, since they provide a variable tariff - their vari-fair tariff - which reflects fluctuations in the wholesale price of energy. But all in all, Bulb's plans are delightfully affordable. As shown below, Bulb has the cheapest rate when comparing to other big suppliers in Saint Neots. * Bulb: £923.26 * Octopus Energy: £947.58 * Scottish Power: £989.20 * EON: £1,042 * SSE: £1090.63 * British Gas: £1125

Same goes if we compare the unit price of these big guys main tariffs in Saint Neots:

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 decide that Bulb is for you when you make the move over to Saint Neots and want to join their 1.6 million other customers across the UK, you can ring up their number for enquiries on 0300 30 30 635. Whether you want to switch suppliers to Bulb or if you decide you want an alternative energy plan, you can also ring up one of our experts on 0330 054 0018 and they can guide you through a variety of different tariffs. Either way, we'll make sure that you kick start your energy supply in Saint Neots in no time.

If you are still not sure about Bulb being the right supplier for you and your property be sure to check out some more suppliers in Cambridgeshire. * British Gas in Saint Neots * E.ON in Saint Neots * Scottish Power in Saint Neots * Octopus Energy in Saint Neots * Ovo Energy in Saint Neots * Electricity and Gas in Saint Neots

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