Switching to a Bulb deal in Shepton Mallet
Bulb energy for citizens of Shepton Mallet
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 Somerset 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 Shepton Mallet’s energy use?
Who is the main supplier of energy to the 4,333 households of Shepton Mallet?
Our job is to save you money on your energy bills. So, while SSE is the most popular energy supplier in Somerset and most of it large cities such as Keynsham, Midsomer Norton or Wellington. 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. Shepton Mallet inhabitants can make some hefty savings on gas and electricity by switching to a new energy supplier.
How are Shepton Mallet’s houses heated?
In Shepton Mallet there are 4,333 households with an average of 2.33 people living per household. Below you will be able to see which percentage of these properties are powered by electricity, gas and oil.
|Total Shepton Mallet households||4,333||100%|
|Electric central heating||1708||39.43%|
|Gas central heating||1123||25.91%|
|Oil central heating||1195||27.58%|
|No central heating||307||7.09%|
What is the average energy consumption for a typical Shepton Mallet inhabitant?
It's important to know how much Shepton Mallet inhabitants tend to consume. 2018 government data indicates that the average Shepton Mallet inhabitant household consumes 3,590.93 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,131.50 kWh.
Powering up your new home in Shepton Mallet
Who to call before moving to Shepton Mallet?
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 Shepton Mallet. * 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 Somerset.
The process of moving to Shepton Mallet
Did you know that Shepton Mallet is the 19th biggest city of the county and 850th in the county. If you've just moved to Mendip District, here are the steps you must follow to start powering up your new home! You might be a new Shepton Mallet inhabitant, or have been for a while, either way, follow these steps to get you set up.
- When you leave your old house, don't forget to take a meter reading. Write it on a note and leave it somewhere safe for the next inhabitants of the property. This is to make sure that you don't get charged for the energy that the new residents use.
- Now, you need to do the same in your new house in Shepton Mallet! Locate the meter in the property, and jot down the reading. This is also to make sure you are not overcharged.
- It's probable that you will onboard the contract of the previous residents of the property. You can stay on it until you decide to switch energy suppliers. If the previous inhabitants didn't make a note of the meter reading, don't worry! Simply follow the different steps of our guide on how to set up energy and notably how to find out who supplies energy to your new property.
We told you it was easy! Now that you have all the information you'll need to provide to our experts, you can ring us up and we can start the switching process. Together we will compare energy suppliers and switch to the best supplier based on your needs. Switching your energy provider is quick and easy, so don't worry! With Switch Plan, we'll walk you through it every step of the way. Just call us on 0330 054 0018 and we will assess your situation to find you the best energy plan for your personal requirements.
Important phone numbers in Shepton Mallet
Whenever you move to a new city, in your case Shepton Mallet, you will need to know the local authorities numbers. We’ve also added some others you may find useful, you will find them below.
|Water Services||Wessex Water||Claverton Down Road, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7WW||Phone: +44(0)1225 526 000
Fax: +44(0)1225 528 000
Transferring your energy supply to your new home in Somerset
It is sometimes possible to transfer your energy supplier and contract from your old home to your new property in Shepton Mallet, although it is not always recommended. Indeed, it is an ideal time to find a better deal and one that is more suited to your new home which will likely have different energy requirements. Give our experts a call on 0330 054 0018, all it takes is a 10 minute conversation.
If you decide that sticking with the same supplier is the best option for you, you may be upset to find out that it isn’t even possible. Tariffs vary according to location and therefore your current tariff or even supplier may not be available for your new home in Somerset.
When moving to your new home in Shepton Mallet you will be placed on a deemed contract with the supplier that is currently providing energy to your new household. To see if it is possible to change this to your previous tariff, you will need to check the following: * If your old house's tariff is available in Shepton Mallet. * If your new home’s energy meter is compatible with your tariff. * If your new home runs on the same energy sources.
If these all check out then it will be possible to transfer over your old energy tariff to your new home in Shepton Mallet. To do so you will need to call your supplier. Have your new address and postcode ready in order to carry out the transfer.
Welcome to your new home in Shepton Mallet
We want to wish you a warm welcome to Shepton Mallet, which is a part of Somerset, we hope your move was easy and you are settling into your new home. You are now one of the 10,087 inhabitants of Shepton Mallet. You have also moved into one of the current 4,333 households of the 850th largest city in the UK. In Shepton Mallet there is an average of 2.33 people living in a household.
Shepton Mallet is also part of Somerset which is the 19th largest county in the UK. You may be interested to know that Somerset houses 907631 in Somerset.households properties.
Connecting your new home to the grid in Shepton Mallet
It is likely that your new household is connected to the majority of the 4,333 properties in Shepton Mallet. However, if for some reason, like a new build, you are not yet connected, follow the steps below to learn how to connected your property to the grid in order to receive your energy supply.
- Call the National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) on 0800 688 588 to book a pre-application meeting. This meeting will cover workload, timeline and cost.
- Submit the application forms to the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO) and pay the application fee!
- A team will visit your property and send you a quote in 1 to 3 working weeks.
- Grid connection work.
This process can take some time, so make sure to organise it in line with the build of the new property. This will ensure you have energy in your new property before moving in.
Frequently Asked Questions in Shepton Mallet
Does Bulb supply smart energy meters?
Bulb does indeed provide smart energy meters in Shepton Mallet. 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 Somerset?
In Somerset 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.
September 2021 tariffs and rates available with Bulb for Shepton Mallet inhabitants
Bulb like to keep things simple and affordable, so they only offer dual fuel. Here are some things to know about Bulb's energy plan: * Bulb have one tariff for everyone for which is about £980. * It’s one of the cheapest on the market, and it is 100% renewable. * Their ‘vari-fair’ tariff reflects the true market cost of energy as it fluctuates with market prices. * Bulb will give you 30 days notice if market prices have increased. * There are no exit fees.
Below you will be able to see Bulb's electricity and gas plans in more detail.
Bulb’s vari-fair tariff is available for people with a dual rate Economy 7 meter in Shepton Mallet. 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>Can vary</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>Can vary</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 Shepton Mallet, 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||Can vary|
|Prepayment meter||16.086p per kWh||7.109p per kWh||25.91p||£611.81||Can vary|
Bulb’s Green energy tariff for Shepton Mallet inhabitants
As a Shepton Mallet inhabitant you should be aware that Bulb supplies 100% renewable energy and 100% carbon-neutral gas to their customers from Somerset. 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 Shepton Mallet 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.
Bulb’s September 2021 single gas plan in Shepton Mallet
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
Bulb’s September 2021 electricity rates in Shepton Mallet
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
Switching over to Bulb as your energy provider in Shepton Mallet
Are you considering switching energy providers to Bulb? It's not common knowledge that switching energy suppliers can lead to massive savings. Somerset residents should even be doing this regularly, if you want to find out why it is so important, follow the link to our article on switching energy suppliers. You may also call our energy experts on 0330 054 0018. They will be able to inform you on Bulb’s tariffs as well as the importance of switching energy suppliers and how it will save you money on your monthly energy bills in Shepton Mallet.
If you would like to switch over to Bulb or another energy supplier, call our experts on the number above. Make sure to prepare the information below beforehand so that they can handle your switch immediately and efficiently.
- Your energy provider
- Your energy tariff
- An energy bill (not older than 3 months) to establish your average monthly energy bill
- Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)
- Your postcode
It shouldn’t take you too long to find these details and once you do, our experts will show you how easy it can be to switch to Bulb and tell you how much money you will be saving by doing so. No matter if you have been a Shepton Mallet inhabitant your whole life or if you’ve just moved to Somerset, you should always be open to switching energy suppliers given how much it can make you in savings. It’s as simple as calling us.
How do I contact Bulb in Shepton Mallet?
To contact Bulb's customer service, ring 0300 30 30 635. They are available between Monday and Friday from 9am to 6pm.
Do you have any questions or concerns about your energy supply? Switch Plan can guide you. We are a free, impartial service. Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018. We can switch your energy supply to Bulb completely free of charge.
However if you are looking to switch to Bulb in Shepton Mallet, you might want to get in touch with them directly, which is understandable. Or indeed, if you have an emergency with your gas or electricity in Shepton Mallet, then they are also at your disposal. All of their contact details are laid out below for you.
|Type of Enquiry||Number to contact|
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.
What are Bulb’s prices like and how do they fair against other suppliers in Shepton Mallet?
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||24.124 p||3.44 p|
|Ovo Energy||14.12 p||3.5 p|
|British Gas||16.676 p||3.64 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 Shepton Mallet gets fuelled up quickly and smoothly.
If you still want to explore more options or are curious about some other suppliers in Somerset, be sure to check out the following suppliers and what they have on offer in Shepton Mallet. * British Gas in Shepton Mallet * E.ON in Shepton Mallet * Scottish Power in Shepton Mallet * Octopus Energy in Shepton Mallet * Ovo Energy in Shepton Mallet * Electricity and Gas in Shepton Mallet
Important information regarding Shepton Mallet’s energy distribution network operators
Shepton Mallet’s energy distribution network operators: who and what are they?
How should I contact Shepton Mallet’s energy distributors?
Distribution Network Provider are in charge of fixing all network issues. Here's how to contact them:
|Company name||Company number|
|Somerset Western Power Distribution General Number||
0800 096 3080
|Somerset Western Power Distribution Emergency Number||
0800 6783 105
|Somerset Cadent Gas Number||
0345 835 1111
|Somerset Cadent Gas Emergency Number||
0800 111 999
You can also visit their website for more info:
|Western Power Distribution||Western Power Distribution website|
|Cadent Gas||Cadent Gas website|
What should I do if I experience a power cut in Shepton Mallet?
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 Somerset
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 Shepton Mallet.
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 Shepton Mallet, your local DNO is Western Power Distribution. Once they have been informed they will send out a team to resolve the issue.
Who distributes Shepton Mallet’s gas?
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 Mendip 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 Shepton Mallet, and any other questions regarding your gas supply. However,it is best to just go directly to your supplier for questions like that.
Shepton Mallet’s electricity distribution network operator
In case of an emergency or to request some very up-to-date information, Shepton Mallet inhabitants can ring their local Somerset electricity Distribution Network Operator (DNO) or their gas provider. In the case where a power cut is unresolved in Shepton Mallet, you can call your distributor's emergency phone number. In your case you are in the good hands of Western Power Distribution.