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    Switching to an Bulb deal in Liverpool

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    The Bulb Energy supply for Liverpudlians

    Last update: December 2020

    Just moved to Liverpool?

    Welcome to Liverpool! Have you lived here for a while now? Or have you just made the move over to Merseyside from a different county? Either way, when you move into a new house, you need to figure out how you are going to power it up. That's where we come in. We want to help you switch to an energy plan that is best suited to you and your energy needs. This page is dedicated to switching to Bulb in Liverpool. You can find all the information you need about this relatively new energy supplier here.

    But first, who are Bulb?

    Bulb have 1.5 million customers around the UK, which is huge given that they were only founded in 2015. Two guys in London recognised a gap in the energy market for green energy, and it has grown exponentially since, spreading across the UK and even to other countries.

    You may know Bulb as one of the UK's greenest energy suppliers. They provide 100% renewable electricity to their customers and the gas that their customers use is offset through investment in carbon offsetting schemes. Moreover, through investing in technologies that keep their costs down, they pass on savings they make to their customers. Bulb customers are able to make hefty savings each month compared to if they were with a larger supplier, such as one of the Big 6. Their vari-fair tariff (also, their only tariff!) is susceptible to price fluctuations, as it is a variable tariff, meaning that it reflects fluctuations in the wholesale cost of energy.

    Ready to switch?

    There's more information on this page about the specifics of switching to Bulb. But, if we've managed to convince you already, give Bulb a ring on 0300 30 30 635 and they can advise you on the best of their plans for you. Or, if you decide that going for one of the largest energy suppliers in the UK isn't for you and you want to chat through alternative options, then give us a ring on 0330 054 0018 and you can chat to one of our experts who'll guide you. We'll make sure your new home in Liverpool gets fuelled up quickly and smoothly.

    Your energy bill in Liverpool

    Who supplies energy in to the 735,013 Liverpudlians of Liverpool ?

    Our job is to save you money on your energy bills. So, while British Gas is the most popular energy supplier in Merseyside, 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.

    In Liverpool, what on average is the price per kWh?

    In Merseyside, a Liverpudlian tends to pay around £10.24% $kwh_price_vs_national_average_more_less relative to UK national averages. This is because the average price per kWh is around £11.73 according to 2018 government data.

    In Liverpool, what is the average consumption for a typical Liverpudlian ?

    2018 government data gives us an idea of how much Liverpudlians consume on average. It reveals that the average household in Merseyside consumes 3,176.02 kWh a year, while the median consumption is around 2,861.95 kWh.

    All Bulb tariffs currently available in Merseyside

    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. Here are some other things to know about Bulb's plan, however.

    • 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.

    Single Electricity plans

    Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price


    Standing Charge


    Vari-Fair Tariff Variable
    14.2548 p
    20.558 p

    Gas plans

    Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price


    Standing Charge


    Vari-Fair Tariff Variable
    2.7248 p
    20.4435 p

    Want to start on a Bulb plan in Liverpool?

    Have you just moved to Knowsley District ? Great! If you are recent Liverpudlian, or even if you have lived in Merseyside for a while now, you are now one of the 735,013 inhabitants of Liverpool. 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 all that out for you. We just need you to carry out a few quick steps to allow us to complete the switch.

    • 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 this information just in case your previous provider wants it.
    • Now for moving in to your new place in Liverpool! Do the same - write down the meter reading once you've located it.
    • 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 last residency of the house, don't worry! The Ofgem website can help you find out who supplies the energy to the property.

    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 0300 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.

    How much does a Liverpudlian pay for a Bulb energy plan?

    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.

    Getting in touch with Bulb in Liverpool ?

    Bulb have one phone number for general enquiries which you can ring at any point between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday on 0300 30 30 635. You can call them for any concerns, complaints or questions you might have. Alternatively, if you want to know more about your other options, then give us a ring on 0330 054 0018.

    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.
    Email address for all and any complaints you might have about Bulb.

    9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

    Who is Liverpudlians' gas and electricity distributor?

    How can Liverpudlians contact Liverpool's energy distributors?

    Give your Distribution Network Operator a ring in case of an emergency.

    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

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

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

    Who distributes electricity in Liverpool ?

    Now, while we are here to guide you on all of your gas and electricity queries, there are some more urgent matters that are reserved for your supplier, your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) or your gas provider. Let's say you have a powercut. 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.


    Who is the gas distributor in Liverpool?

    In Liverpool, the gas distribution company is Cadent Gas. You will likely never need to get in touch with them in Liverpool, 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 Cadent Gas.

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