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Switching to a Bulb deal in Retford

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Bulb energy for citizens of Retford

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 Nottinghamshire 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.

Switching energy suppliers to Bulb in Retford

It is crucial to switch energy suppliers regularly in Retford if you don’t want to be paying more than you should for your energy. To switch energy suppliers to Bulb you can give us a ring on the following number 0330 054 0018, and we will deal with all the admin and switching processes for you. To get you on Bulb's tariff we just need a few details from you. To make things easier for you we have listed them below.

  • Current energy supplier
  • Current energy tariff
  • Current average monthly energy bill
  • Energy bill (not older than 3 months)
  • MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number)
  • Properties postcode

Visit the following page for more details about switching energy suppliers in Nottinghamshire. This article will provide you with a more detailed explanation about why you should switch, the process involved and the reasons for providing the information we request above.

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

Bulb's plans are some of the most affordable on the market, without compromising quality of service. Their customers seem delighted by the competitive prices of their energy plans, and the high quality of service they receive. Bulb's investment in affordable and renewable energies makes their plans well-priced, making for some happy customers! Remember, however, that your energy bill can change each month, as the cost of wholesale energy determines how much Bulb will charge you. But they will always give you 30 days warning before any price increases. * Bulb: £923.26 * Octopus Energy: £947.58 * Scottish Power: £989.20 * EON: £1,042 * SSE: £1090.63 * British Gas: £1,125

Obvisouly you will see the same kind of differences if you look at the main tariff unit price of these suppliers

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 23.778 p 3.259 p
Ovo Energy 13.76 p 3.25 p
British Gas 16.529 p 3.397 p

There's more information on this page about the specifics of switching to Bulb. But, if we've managed to convince you already, give give us a ring on 0330 054 0018 and you can chat to one of our experts who'll guide you through switching to Bulb and will advise you on the best tariff for your home. You can also give us a call 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. Either way, we'll make sure your new home in Retford gets fuelled up quickly and smoothly.

If you still want to explore more options or are curious about some other suppliers in Nottinghamshire, be sure to check out the following suppliers and what they have on offer in Retford. * British Gas in Retford * E.ON in Retford * Scottish Power in Retford * Octopus Energy in Retford * Ovo Energy in Retford * Electricity and Gas in Retford

How do I get in touch with Bulb in Retford?

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.

Questions Frequently Asked by Retford inhabitants

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

In Nottinghamshire 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?

You will be happy to find out that Bulb does supply smart energy meters in Nottinghamshire. Even better news is that it only supplies the SMETS2 smart meters to its customers. These second generation smart energy meters mean that if you decide to switch energy suppliers in the future you will be able to use the same energy meter with your new supplier.

Setting up your home’s energy supply in Retford

Just moved to Retford? Greetings fellow Retford inhabitant

Welcome to Retford

Important numbers in Retford

Whenever you move to a new city, in your case Retford, 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 Retford

Have you just moved to Bassetlaw District? Great! If you are recent Retford inhabitant, or even if you have lived in Nottinghamshire for a while now, you are now one of the 21,861 inhabitants of Retford. 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 Retford! 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.

How to transfer energy supplier to your new home?

Did you know that energy prices vary depending on location. So your energy tariff in Retford 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 Retford 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 Retford? * 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 Nottinghamshire. 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 warn when you’re moving to Nottinghamshire

Before the day you move to Retford 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 Nottinghamshire. 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.

How to connect your home to the grid?

Once you move to your new home in Retford you will want it to be connected to the grid so that you can receive your energy supply and power up and heat your home. It is likely that your property is already connected to the grid, however in the case that it isn’t, below are the steps to follow. Don’t worry the vast majority of the 9,762 houses in Retford are already connected, this will be more useful to those that are building a new property.

  • Call the National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) on 0800 688 588 in order to arrange a pre-application meeting. This meeting is about the workload, timeline and cost of the project.
  • Submit your application forms to the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO). Don’t be surprised by the application fee!
  • A team will visit your property and send you a quote in 1 to 3 working weeks.
  • Now begins the grid connection work.

Make sure to call and apply early on, this whole process can take time. Try and get your application off while the property is being built to avoid any unnecessary waiting and work.

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

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 Electricity rates in Retford

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 Economy 7 tariff in Retford

Bulb provides a dual energy tariff in Retford, 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 Nottinghamshire.

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

September 2021 gas rates in Retford

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 Retford

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

Information regarding Retford’s energy use?

Who is the main supplier of energy to the 9,762 households of Retford?

Our job is to save you money on your energy bills. So, while British Gas is the most popular energy supplier in Nottinghamshire and most of it large cities such as Worksop, Retford or Selston. 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. Retford inhabitants can make some hefty savings on gas and electricity by switching to a new energy supplier.

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

It's important to know how much Retford inhabitants tend to consume. 2018 government data indicates that the average Retford inhabitant household consumes 3,384.23 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,922.81 kWh.

Typology of Retford’s housing

The 9,762 households of Retford have an average of 2.24 inhabitants living in each house. If you are interested in finding out how these properties are powered, see the table below.

Total Retford households 9,762 100%
Electric central heating 656 6.72%
Gas central heating 8857 90.73%
Oil central heating 75 0.77%
No central heating 174 1.79%

Important information regarding Retford’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 Retford inhabitant you will have unique distributors for your region, these can be found below.

Who distributes electricity in Retford?

In Retford your DNO is Western Power Distribution.

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

How should I contact Retford’s energy distributors?

Inhabitants of Nottinghamshire can call their local Nottinghamshire electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator) or gas distributor in case of emergency. These guys are responsible for solving power supply across all the counties cities.

Company name Company number
Nottinghamshire Western Power Distribution General Number
0800 096 3080
Nottinghamshire Western Power Distribution Emergency Number
0800 6783 105
Nottinghamshire Northern Gas Networks Number
0800 040 7766
Nottinghamshire Northern Gas Networks Emergency Number
0800 111 999

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

Western Power Distribution Western Power Distribution website
Northern Gas Networks Northern Gas Networks website

Who is Retford’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 Northern Gas Networks in Bassetlaw 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 Retford, and any other questions regarding your gas supply. However,it is best to just go directly to your supplier for questions like that.

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

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 Nottinghamshire

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 Retford.

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 096 3080. In case you didn't know, in Retford, your local DNO is Western Power Distribution. Once they have been informed they will send out a team to resolve the issue.

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