Switching to a Bulb deal in Chapeltown
Bulb energy for citizens of Chapeltown
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 South Yorkshire 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.
Energy consumption in Chapeltown
Who is the main supplier of energy to the 9,840 households of Chapeltown?
Across South Yorkshire, Npower are the most popular energy supplier. Large cities such as Maltby, New Rossington or Mexborough 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 Npower, but it's definitely worth shopping around for what's available to find the tariff that is best for your property. Remember, Chapeltown inhabitants can save money on gas and electricity by switching energy suppliers.
How are Chapeltown’s houses heated?
In Chapeltown there are 9,840 households with an average of 2.34 people living per household. Below you will be able to see which percentage of these properties are powered by electricity, gas and oil.
|Total Chapeltown households||9,840||100%|
|Electric central heating||6837||69.48%|
|Gas central heating||1214||12.34%|
|Oil central heating||1477||15.01%|
|No central heating||312||3.17%|
What is the average energy consumption for a typical Chapeltown inhabitant?
It's important to know how much Chapeltown inhabitants tend to consume. 2018 government data indicates that the average Chapeltown inhabitant household consumes 3,343.41 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,928.81 kWh.
Frequently Asked Questions in Chapeltown
Does Bulb supply smart energy meters?
Bulb does indeed provide smart energy meters in Chapeltown. 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 South Yorkshire?
In South Yorkshire the electricity unit rate for Bulb is 17.7975 pence for kWh. For gas it is 3.1395 penny per kWh.
Important information regarding Chapeltown’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 Chapeltown, read on.
How should I contact Chapeltown’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|
|South Yorkshire Northern Powergrid General Number||
0800 011 3332
|South Yorkshire Northern Powergrid Emergency Number||
|South Yorkshire Cadent Gas Number||
0345 835 1111
|South Yorkshire Cadent Gas Emergency Number||
0800 111 999
Find more info on their website:
|Northern Powergrid||Northern Powergrid website|
|Cadent Gas||Cadent Gas website|
What should I do if I experience a power cut in Chapeltown?
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 South Yorkshire
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 Chapeltown.
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 011 3332. In case you didn't know, in Chapeltown, your local DNO is Northern Powergrid. Once they have been informed they will send out a team to resolve the issue.
Chapeltown’s electricity distribution network operator
In case of an emergency or to request some very up-to-date information, Chapeltown inhabitants can ring their local South Yorkshire electricity Distribution Network Operator (DNO) or their gas provider. In the case where a power cut is unresolved in Chapeltown, you can call your distributor's emergency phone number. In your case you are in the good hands of Northern Powergrid.
Who distributes Chapeltown’s gas?
Did you know that the gas distribution company in Chapeltown is Cadent Gas. You probably didn't. You might not even care. But, if you do, here's a bit of information about your gas supply.
As cool as it would be, gas doesn't appear out of thin air. Instead it is provided by a complex network of gas distribution pipes. There are 8 Gas Distribution Networks which are managed by 4 different gas distribution companies. Each company manages a different region. Customers do not usually have to get in touch with their gas distribution company, since suppliers are usually the point of contact.
What are Bulb's rates and tariffs in September 2021 in Chapeltown?
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 South Yorkshire.
Bulb’s vari-fair tariff is available for people with a dual rate Economy 7 meter in Chapeltown. 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>00:00 – 07:00 or 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>00:00 – 07:00 or 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 Chapeltown, 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||00:00 – 07:00 or 00:30 – 07:30|
|Prepayment meter||16.086p per kWh||7.109p per kWh||25.91p||£611.81||00:00 – 07:00 or 00:30 – 07:30|
Bulb’s Green energy tariff for Chapeltown inhabitants
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 Chapeltown. 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 electricity rates in Chapeltown
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Bulb’s September 2021 single gas plan in Chapeltown
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Switching over to Bulb as your energy provider in Chapeltown
Are you considering switching energy providers to Bulb? It's not common knowledge that switching energy suppliers can lead to massive savings. South Yorkshire 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 Chapeltown.
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 Chapeltown inhabitant your whole life or if you’ve just moved to South Yorkshire, 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 Chapeltown?
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 Chapeltown, 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 Chapeltown, 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 Chapeltown?
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||26.834 p||3.254 p|
|Ovo Energy||13.75 p||3.26 p|
|British Gas||16.355 p||3.416 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 Chapeltown gets fuelled up quickly and smoothly.
If you still want to explore more options or are curious about some other suppliers in South Yorkshire, be sure to check out the following suppliers and what they have on offer in Chapeltown. * British Gas in Chapeltown * E.ON in Chapeltown * Scottish Power in Chapeltown * Octopus Energy in Chapeltown * Ovo Energy in Chapeltown * Electricity and Gas in Chapeltown
Getting an energy supply for your new home in Chapeltown
Who to call before moving to Chapeltown?
Before the day you move to Chapeltown 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 South Yorkshire. 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.
Important phone numbers in Chapeltown
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 Chapeltown.
|Water Services||Yorkshire Water||Western House, Western Way, Bradford BD6 2LZ||Phone: +44(0)1274 691 111
Fax: +44(0)1274 604 764
Connecting your new home to the grid in Chapeltown
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 Chapeltown, 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.
Transferring your energy supply to your new home in South Yorkshire
It is sometimes possible to transfer your energy supplier and contract from your old home to your new property in Chapeltown, 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 South Yorkshire.
When moving to your new home in Chapeltown 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 Chapeltown. * 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 Chapeltown. 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 Chapeltown
Welcome to your new home in Chapeltown. Did you Chapeltown is part of South Yorkshire, the 5th largest county in the country with a current population of 1342433. Once you move to Chapeltown you will become a Chapeltown inhabitant and join the other 23,001 Chapeltown inhabitants. You will be moving into one of the 9,840 of the Chapeltown.
The process of moving to Chapeltown
Have you just moved to Sheffield District ? Great! If you are recent Chapeltown inhabitant, or even if you have lived in South Yorkshire for a while now, you are now one of the 23,001 inhabitants of Chapeltown. 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 Chapeltown! 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.