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Bulb energy for citizens of Kirkby

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 Merseyside 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.

September 2021 tariffs and rates available with Bulb for Kirkby inhabitants

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.

Bulb’s vari-fair tariff is available for people with a dual rate Economy 7 meter in Kirkby. 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>00:30 – 07:30</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>00:30 – 07:30</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 Kirkby, 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

Bulb’s Green energy tariff for Kirkby inhabitants

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

Bulb’s September 2021 electricity rates in Kirkby

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 single gas plan in Kirkby

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

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

Energy consumption in Kirkby

Who is the main supplier of energy to the 17,556 households of Kirkby?

Across Merseyside, British Gas are the most popular energy supplier. Large cities such as Maghull, West Kirby or Earlestown Ward 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, Kirkby inhabitants can save money on gas and electricity by switching energy suppliers.

How are Kirkby’s houses heated?

The 17,556 households of Kirkby have an average of 2.4 inhabitants living in each house. If you are interested in finding out how these properties are powered, see the table below.

Total Kirkby households 17,556 100%
Electric central heating 2890 16.46%
Gas central heating 4141 23.59%
Oil central heating 3753 21.38%
No central heating 6772 38.57%

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

It's important to know how much Kirkby inhabitants tend to consume. 2018 government data indicates that the average Kirkby inhabitant household consumes 3,176.02 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,861.95 kWh.

Important information regarding Kirkby’s energy distribution network operators

Not sure who the energy distribution network operators in your area are or what they do? That’s alright we will explain everything to you, including how and when to get in touch with them.

Essentially they are responsible for the gas pipes and electricity cables that cover the UK and provide your dear homes with energy. In the UK the operators vary according to regions. If you want to find out who distributes the energy in Kirkby, read on.

How should I contact Kirkby’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
Merseyside Electricity North West General Number
0800 195 4141
Merseyside Electricity North West Emergency Number
105
Merseyside SGN Number
0800 912 1700
Merseyside SGN Emergency Number
0800 111 999

Find more info on their website:

Electricity North West Electricity North West website
SGN SGN website

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

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

Kirkby’s electricity distribution network operator

In Kirkby your DNO is Electricity North West.

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

Who distributes Kirkby’s gas?

In Kirkby, the gas distribution company is SGN. You will likely never need to get in touch with them in Kirkby, 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 SGN.

Getting an energy supply for your new home in Kirkby

Welcome to your new home in Kirkby

Welcome to Kirkby

Transferring your energy supply to your new home in Merseyside

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

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 Kirkby. * 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 Merseyside.

Connecting your new home to the grid in Kirkby

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 Kirkby, 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.

The process of moving to Kirkby

Have you just moved to Sefton District ? Great! If you are recent Kirkby inhabitant, or even if you have lived in Merseyside for a while now, you are now one of the 42,182 inhabitants of Kirkby. One thing you need to get sorted pretty rapidly is your energy supply. How are you going to fuel up your new house? Lucky for you, we will sort that out for you. We just need you to carry out a few quick steps first, to allow us to complete the switch efficiently.

  • We know that saying goodbye to your old place should be more sentimental than taking a meter reading. But, it's important that you take a meter reading in your previous home as you walk out the door to make sure that you don't pay for what you don't use. Write it down and leave it in a safe place where the next inhabitants of the house can find it. You'll also need this information just in case your previous provider wants it.
  • Now when moving into your new place in Kirkby! Do the same - write down the meter reading once you've located it your new energy meter.
  • It's likely that you will inherit the contract of the previous inhabitants of the property and you'll keep it until you decide to switch. If you can't find the details of the previous energy contract of the house, don't worry! Simply follow the different steps from our guide on how to set up energy and notably how to find out who supplies the energy to the property.
  • And this is where we come in to help you find and switch to the best energy supplier on the market.

Switching your energy provider is easier than it sounds, so don't be scared away! With Switch Plan, it's a piece of cake. Just call us on 0330 054 0018 and we will do a free price comparison service for you based on current plans on the market and your personal energy needs.

Important phone numbers in Kirkby

Once you have moved to Kirkby you will not be familiar with some of the important local numbers. Below we have listed them for you to have access to, we have also included some general numbers you may need.

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 / / / /

FAQ

Does Bulb supply smart energy meters?

Bulb does indeed provide smart energy meters in Kirkby. 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 Merseyside?

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

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