Switching to a Bulb deal in Liverpool
Bulb energy for citizens of Liverpool
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.
Information regarding Liverpool’s energy use?
How Liverpool’s houses are powered and heated?
The 321,132 households of Liverpool have an average of 2.29 inhabitants living in each house. If you are interested in finding out how these properties are powered, see the table below.
|Total Liverpool households||321,132||100%|
|Electric central heating||10521||3.28%|
|Gas central heating||303165||94.41%|
|Oil central heating||1455||0.45%|
|No central heating||5992||1.87%|
What’s the average consumption in Merseyside?
Based on government data we are able to estimate that the average Liverpudlian household consumes 3,176.02 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,861.95 kWh.
Who supplies energy to the 735,013 Liverpudlians?
Our job is to save you money on your energy bills. So, while British Gas is the most popular energy supplier in Merseyside and most of it large cities such as Kirkby, Newton Ward or Earlestown Ward. 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. Liverpudlians can make some hefty savings on gas and electricity by switching to a new energy supplier.
What you need to know about your gas & electricity distribution network operators in Liverpool
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 Liverpudlian you will have unique distributors for your region, these can be found below.
How to react in a power cut in Liverpool?
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 Merseyside
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 Liverpool.
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 195 4141. In case you didn't know, in Liverpool, your local DNO is Electricity North West. Once they have been informed they will send out a team to resolve the issue.
Who is the gas distributor in Liverpool?
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 Knowsley 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 Liverpool, and any other questions regarding your gas supply. However,it is best to just go directly to your supplier for questions like that.
Who distributes electricity in Liverpool?
In Liverpool your DNO is Electricity North West.
If Liverpool 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. Liverpudlians can give their local Merseyside electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator) a ring, in case of emergency or to get urgent up-to-date information.
How can residents of Liverpool contact reach their energy distributors?
Distribution Network Provider are in charge of fixing all network issues. Here's how to contact them:
|Company name||Company number|
|Merseyside Electricity North West General Number||
0800 195 4141
|Merseyside Electricity North West Emergency Number||
|Merseyside Cadent Gas Number||
0345 835 1111
|Merseyside Cadent Gas Emergency Number||
0800 111 999
You can also visit their website for more info:
|Electricity North West||Electricity North West website|
|Cadent Gas||Cadent Gas website|
Setting up your home’s energy supply in Liverpool
Places to notify before your move to Liverpool
Before the day you move to Liverpool 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 Merseyside. 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.
Liverpool’s grid connection process
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 Liverpool, 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.
What to remember when moving to Liverpool?
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 Liverpool. 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 Liverpool, 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.
Liverpool’s main numbers to remember
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 Liverpool.
|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
Just moved to Liverpool? Greetings fellow Liverpudlian
Welcome to Liverpool
How to transfer your energy supply as a Liverpudlian?
Did you know that energy prices vary depending on location. So your energy tariff in Liverpool 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 Liverpool 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 Liverpool? * 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.
Frequently Asked Questions in Liverpool
How much does 1 kWh cost on average with Bulb in Merseyside?
In Merseyside 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 Liverpool. 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.
What are Bulb's rates and tariffs in September 2021 in Liverpool?
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 Merseyside.
Bulb’s Green energy tariff for Liverpudlians
Bulb is known as one of the greenest energy suppliers, but what does this mean? They provide 100% renewable energy and 100% carbon-neutral gas to their consumers all over Liverpool. Their energy fuel mix can be seen here: * 78% wind * 18% solar * 4% hydro
Additionally, Bulb is the UK’s largest buyer of green biomethane gas for homes. The rest of it’s gas is all carbon-offset, to ensure a fully sustainable service to customers.
Bulb’s September 2021 gas rates in Liverpool
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
Bulb’s September 2021 single electricity plan in Liverpool
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
September 2021 Economy 7 rates in Liverpool
Bulb provides a dual energy tariff in Liverpool, 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 Merseyside.
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||00:30 – 07:30|
|Prepayment meter||16.086p per kWh||7.109p per kWh||25.91p||£611.81||00:30 – 07:30|