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Everything about Bulb and what they offer customers of Wisbech

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.

Setting up a Bulb account in Wisbech

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 Wisbech.

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 Wisbech 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.

Is Bulb expensive and how does it compare to its competitors in Wisbech?

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 Wisbech. * 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 Wisbech:

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 Wisbech 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 Wisbech 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 Wisbech * E.ON in Wisbech * Scottish Power in Wisbech * Octopus Energy in Wisbech * Ovo Energy in Wisbech * Electricity and Gas in Wisbech

How do I get in touch with Bulb in Wisbech?

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.

Important information regarding Wisbech’s energy distribution network operators

In the UK the gas and electricity distribution network operators are the ones who are in charge of the cables and pipes that provide energy to your property. Different regions are operated by different companies. As a Wisbech inhabitant you will have unique distributors for your region, these can be found below.

How should I contact Wisbech’s energy distributors?

Distribution Network Provider are in charge of fixing all network issues. Here's how to contact them:

Company name Company number
Cambridgeshire UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
Cambridgeshire UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
Cambridgeshire Wales & West Utilities Number
0800 912 29 99
Cambridgeshire Wales & West Utilities Emergency Number
0800 111 999

You can also visit their website for more info:

UK Power Networks UK Power Networks website
Wales & West Utilities Wales & West Utilities website

Who distributes electricity in Wisbech?

Now, while we are here to guide you on all of your gas and electricity queries, there are some urgent matters that are reserved for your supplier or your Distribution Network Operator (DNO). Let's say you have a power cut. You need to contact your DNO to inform them so they can resolve the issue. Alternatively, if you require some information that is more concerned with energy distribution, they are also the people to contact. In Wisbech your DNO is UK Power Networks.

Who is Wisbech’s gas distributor?

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 Wales & West Utilities in Fenland 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 Wisbech, 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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What should I do if I experience a power cut in Wisbech?

We are all likely to experience a house power cut at least once, so it is important to know what to do if it happens to you. The first step is to check the source. Whether it is your fuse box or a cut in your neighborhood in Cambridgeshire

To see if it was a fuse that tripped in your house circuit, check your fuse box and see if any of the switches are off. If the power cut happened when switching on an appliance or light then it is likely that it’s just in your home in Wisbech.

The second cause for a power cut is if there is one in your area. These are caused for several reasons often out of your control, because the power lines to your home were interrupted. This can happen when: * A power line has been damaged or knocked over. * Lightning has struck a utility pole * Transformers have been shut down

If you notice that your neighborhood is experiencing a power cut, it’s best you call your local Distribution Network Operator on the following number 0800 029 4285. In case you didn't know, in Wisbech, your local DNO is UK Power Networks. Once they have been informed they will send out a team to resolve the issue.

Questions Frequently Asked by Wisbech inhabitants

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.

Does Bulb supply smart energy meters?

Bulb does indeed provide smart energy meters in Wisbech. 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.

Setting up your home’s energy supply in Wisbech

Just moved to Wisbech? Greetings fellow Wisbech inhabitant

Welcome to Wisbech

How to connect your home to the grid?

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 Wisbech, 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.

Important numbers in Wisbech

Whenever you move to a new city, in your case Wisbech, 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 / / / /

A guide to moving to Wisbech

Did you know that Wisbech is the 4th biggest city of the county and 268th 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 Wisbech 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 Wisbech! 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.

How to transfer energy supplier to your new home?

It is sometimes possible to transfer your energy supplier and contract from your old home to your new property in Wisbech, 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 Wisbech 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 Wisbech. * 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 Wisbech. To do so you will need to call your supplier. Have your new address and postcode ready in order to carry out the transfer.

Who to warn when you’re moving to Cambridgeshire

Before the day you move to Wisbech you will have a never ending list of tasks. To make things simpler for you we have crafted a list of important numbers to call and warn about your change of address. Remember to update the following: * 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.

Make sure to note them and call them all, or your previous properties new tenants will be receiving your important information and bills by post. You should also get your mail forwarded to your new home in Cambridgeshire. To do so just go to your local post office and inform them of your new address and ask them to forward your mail there.

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

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 vari-fair tariff is available for people with a dual rate Economy 7 meter in Wisbech. An Economy 7 meter is when there are two different rates, one for the day and the other for at night (or peak and off-peak). Bulb charges significantly less for off-peak usage. Their Economy 7 electricity rates for credit and prepayment meters are as follows: <table> <thead> <tr> <th>Meter Type</th> <th>Day unit rate (per kWh)</th> <th>Night unit rate (per kWh)</th> <th>Standing charge (per day)</th> <th>Estimated annual electricity price</th> <th>Night rate hours</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>Credit meter</td> <td>16.447p per kWh</td> <td>7.455p per kWh</td> <td>19.79p</td> <td>£604.44</td> <td>23:00 – 07:00</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Prepayment meter</td> <td>16.086p per kWh</td> <td>7.109p per kWh</td> <td>25.91p</td> <td>£611.81</td> <td>23:00 – 07:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

Do you own an Economy 7 meter? Do you like the idea of saving money on your energy bills? Well first let us explain how it works in case you aren't aware. An Economy 7 meter works with two different energy rates, one for the day and the other for night, otherwise known as peak and off-peak. The price of off-peak energy is generally significantly lower, so if you are likely to use energy in those hours at your new property in Wisbech, then you could be saving some money with an Economy meter. Bulb charges significantly less for off-peak usage, compared to other suppliers. You can see their Economy 7 electricity rates for credit and prepayment meters below:

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

September 2021 Electricity rates in Wisbech

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 gas rates in Wisbech

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 Green energy plans in Wisbech

As a Wisbech inhabitant you will be happy to know that Bulb provides 100% renewable energy and 100% carbon-neutral gas to all their consumers from Wisbech 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.

Energy consumption in Wisbech

Who is the main supplier of energy to the 12,297 households of Wisbech?

British Gas is the most popular energy provider in East of England and in much of Cambridgeshire notably the large cities such as Huntingdon, Whittlesey or Wisbech. Therefore, many Wisbech inhabitants have stuck with British Gas despite being free to change at any time! Wisbech dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers.

What’s the average energy consumption for a Wisbech inhabitant?

2018 government data gives us an idea of how much Wisbech inhabitants consume on average. It reveals that the average household in Cambridgeshire consumes 3,529.39 kWh a year, while the median consumption is around 3,090.43 kWh.

Typology of Wisbech’s housing

The 12,297 households of Wisbech 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 Wisbech households 12,297 100%
Electric central heating 1278 10.39%
Gas central heating 9990 81.24%
Oil central heating 554 4.51%
No central heating 475 3.86%

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