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Everything about Bulb and what they offer customers of Neston

Last Update: September 2021

They were founded in 2013 and are based in London. Bulb is also known as one of the UK's greenest energy suppliers. They provide customers in Cheshire one tariff to their customers: a vari-fair tariff. This means that the cost of your energy per kWh responds to market price fluctuations of gas and electricity. If the cost of energy goes up or down, then you will notice these changes on your energy bill. Bulb claims that their tariff is 18% cheaper than other suppliers on the market, making them a main competitor to larger suppliers, such as the 'Big 6'. They invest in technologies that keep their costs down, and they are able to pass on the savings they make to their customers.

As well as being cheap, their tariff is also environmental. They provide 100% green electricity and their gas is offset through investing in carbon offsetting initiatives.

Bulb will be the first supplier in UK history to trigger the legal process referred to as "special administration", which means that the UK government will step in to fund Bulb's operations for the foreseeable future until they can formally seize trading in a safe manner. Without this government safety net, it is likely that a supplier of this size going bust could create a chain reaction causing numerous other suppliers to go bust as well. It could be weeks to months before a formal exit strategy for Bulb is announced, so for now Bulb customers are encouraged to remain patients can continue paying for their energy as normal.

Setting up your home’s energy supply in Neston

A guide to moving to Neston

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 Neston. 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 Neston, 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.

Who to warn when you’re moving to Cheshire

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 Neston. * 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 Cheshire.

Just moved to Neston? Greetings fellow Neston inhabitant

We want to wish you a warm welcome to Neston, which is a part of Cheshire, we hope your move was easy and you are settling into your new home. You are now one of the 15,182 inhabitants of Neston. You have also moved into one of the current 6,761 households of the 492nd largest city in the UK. In Neston there is an average of 2.25 people living in a household.

Neston is also part of Cheshire which is the 13rd largest county in the UK. You may be interested to know that Cheshire houses 1027493 in Cheshire.households properties.

How to transfer energy supplier to your new home?

Did you know that energy prices vary depending on location. So your energy tariff in Neston 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 Neston 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 Neston? * 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 Cheshire. 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.

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 Neston, 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 Neston

Whenever you move to a new city, in your case Neston, 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 United Utilities Haweswater House, Lingley Mere Business Park, Lingley Green Avenue, Great Sankey, Warrington WA5 3LP Phone: +44 (0)345 672 2999
Fax: +44(0)1925 237 073
Phone: http://www.unitedutilities.com/
City Hall / / / /

What is the consumption of energy like in Neston?

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

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

Typology of Neston’s housing

The 6,761 households of Neston have an average of 2.25 inhabitants living in each house. If you are interested in finding out how these properties are powered, see the table below.

Total Neston households 6,761 100%
Electric central heating 308 4.56%
Gas central heating 6240 92.30%
Oil central heating 103 1.52%
No central heating 110 1.63%

Who is the main supplier of energy to the 6,761 households of Neston?

Across Cheshire, British Gas are the most popular energy supplier. Large cities such as Winsford, Runcorn or Widnes 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, Neston inhabitants can save money on gas and electricity by switching energy suppliers.

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

You don't have to worry about separate gas and electricity bills with Bulb, since they only offer a dual fuel tariff. What else do you need to know about Bulb's vari-fair tariff? Lucky for you, Bulb are committed to keeping things simple:

  • No exit fees.
  • One tariff for everyone, around £890.
  • 100% renewable electricity and carbon offsetting.
  • Their ‘vari-fair’ tariff fluctuates depending on the cost of wholesale energy.
  • 30 day warning before your bill increases.

Sounds appealing right? Now you must be wondering about the price of the vari-fair tariff. Check it out below.

September 2021 gas rates in Neston

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 Neston

As a Neston inhabitant you should be aware that Bulb supplies 100% renewable energy and 100% carbon-neutral gas to their customers from Cheshire. 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 Neston 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.

September 2021 Electricity rates in Neston

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 Neston

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 Neston, 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 00:30 – 07:30
Prepayment meter 16.086p per kWh 7.109p per kWh 25.91p £611.81 00:30 – 07:30

Important information regarding Neston’s energy distribution network operators

Neston’s energy distribution network operators: who and what are they?

Who is Neston’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 Cadent Gas in Cheshire West and Chester .

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 Neston, 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 Neston?

If you are unfortunate enough to experience a power cut in Neston, there are a few things to remember. You may be able to solve it yourself, if the energy only cut out in your home. This is usually due to a fuse having tripped in your house circuit. If that is the case locate your fuse box and switch back on any switches that have turned off.

If it seems to be a wider power cut in your area of Neston, it is usually because the power lines have been interrupted. There could be several reasons for this.

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

If you are experiencing a power cut in Neston call your Distribution Network Operator on the following number 0800 195 4141. In Neston, your DNO is Electricity North West. They will send a team out to fix the power lines.

Who distributes electricity in Neston?

In Neston your DNO is Electricity North West.

If Neston 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. Neston inhabitants can give their local Cheshire electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator) a ring, in case of emergency or to get urgent up-to-date information.

How should I contact Neston’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
Cheshire Electricity North West General Number
0800 195 4141
Cheshire Electricity North West Emergency Number
105
Cheshire Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Cheshire Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999

Find more info on their website:

Electricity North West Electricity North West website
Cadent Gas Cadent Gas website

Questions Frequently Asked by Neston inhabitants

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

In Cheshire the electricity unit rate for Bulb is 17.7975 pence for kWh. For gas it is 3.1395 penny per kWh.

Does Bulb supply smart energy meters?

Bulb does indeed provide smart energy meters in Neston. 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.

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