Switching to a Bulb deal in Coatbridge
Who are Bulb, and what's on offer for their Coatbridge customers?
Last Update: September 2021
Bulb have 1.6 million customers around the UK and in Strathclyde, which is huge given that they were only founded in 2013. Two guys in London recognised a gap in the energy market for green energy, and since then they have grown exponentially, 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 therefore able to make hefty savings each month, which might not have been possible 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.
Unfortunately, as a result of financial complications that were exacerbated by the UK's energy crisis, Bulb Energy has announced that they are going bust. However, because Bulb Energy is such a large supplier the UK government has called for a special legal process, referred to as "special administration", to be implemented. This process means that the UK government will fund Bulb's operations for a period of time until Bulb Energy can seize trading in a safe manner in an effort to reduce any fallout impacting other energy suppliers in the UK market. For now, Bulb Energy will remain active as normal using the government's funding, so it is our suggestion that Bulb customers stay patient and remain with Bulb.
Energy consumption in Coatbridge
What’s the average consumption in Strathclyde?
2018 government data gives us an idea of how much Coatbridge inhabitants consume on average. It reveals that the average household in Strathclyde consumes 3,542.93 kWh a year, while the median consumption is around 3,087.94 kWh.
How Coatbridge’s houses are powered and heated?
In Coatbridge there are 13,939 households with an average of 2.69 people living per household. Below you will be able to see which percentage of these properties are powered by electricity, gas and oil.
|Total Coatbridge households||13,939||100%|
|Electric central heating||546||3.91%|
|Gas central heating||13161||94.42%|
|Oil central heating||29||0.21%|
|No central heating||203||1.46%|
Who supplies energy to the 37,501 Coatbridge inhabitants?
Scottish Power is the most popular energy provider in South Scotland and in much of Strathclyde notably the large cities such as Cumbernauld, Kilsyth or Renfrew. Therefore, many Coatbridge inhabitants have stuck with Scottish Power despite being free to change at any time! Coatbridge dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers.
Frequently Asked Questions in Coatbridge
How much does 1 kWh cost on average with Bulb in Strathclyde?
In Strathclyde 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?
You will be happy to find out that Bulb does supply smart energy meters in Strathclyde. 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 Coatbridge
Places to notify before your move to Coatbridge
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 Coatbridge. * 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 Strathclyde.
Coatbridge’s main numbers to remember
Once you have moved to Coatbridge you will not be familiar with some of the important local numbers. Below we have listed them for you to have access to, we have also included some general numbers you may need.
|Water Services||Scottish Water||Castle House, 6 Castle Drive, Carnegie Campus, Dunfermline KY11 8GG||Phone: +44(0)800 0778 778
Fax: +44(0)1383 622090
What to remember when moving to Coatbridge?
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 Coatbridge. 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 Coatbridge, 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.
Coatbridge’s grid connection process
Once you move to your new home in Coatbridge 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 13,939 houses in Coatbridge 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.
Just moved to Coatbridge? Greetings fellow Coatbridge inhabitant
Just arrived at your new home in Coatbridge? Now that you are a Coatbridge inhabitant, you may want to know a few interesting facts about your new home town, Coatbridge. Let’s start with the basics, Coatbridge is part of Strathclyde belonging to South Scotland. In the United Kingdom, Strathclyde is the 8th largest county with an overall population of 2199413, spread out and living in the 13,939 properties of the city.
How to transfer your energy supply as a Coatbridge inhabitant?
Before you decide to just transfer your old energy supply over to your new property in Coatbridge, we want you to remember something important. Switching energy suppliers is completely free and even better, it will save you money on your future energy bills. Call the following number, 0330 054 0018 to find out more about making the switch and what options are available to your in Strathclyde.
However if you were content with your previous energy contract, you may be surprised to find out that it’s not possible to transfer it over to your new property. To ensure you can carry it out, be sure to check the following.
- Does your new property have the same energy sources and requirements?
- Is your new energy meter compatible with your old tariff?
- Is your old tariff & supplier available in Coatbridge?
If all the above apply, then it is possible for you to < ahref="https://www.switch-plan.co.uk/moving-house/energy-transfer/">transfer your old energy supply to your new home in Coatbridge. We still advise that you consider switching providers as all properties have different energy priorities and needs. Despite this, if you still want to transfer your old contract over, all you need to do is call your provider and give them your new address and postcode.
What you need to know about your gas & electricity distribution network operators in Coatbridge
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 Coatbridge inhabitant you will have unique distributors for your region, these can be found below.
Who is the gas distributor in Coatbridge?
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 Lanarkshire.
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 Coatbridge, and any other questions regarding your gas supply. However,it is best to just go directly to your supplier for questions like that.
How to react in a power cut in Coatbridge?
There are two common reasons for experiencing a power outage in Strathclyde. The first is a trip of the fuse in your house electricity circuit. If that is the case, good news, you can switch the energy back on by visiting your trusty fuse box and switching on any switches that have turned off.
The second reason is that there is a power cut in your neighborhood or possibly even in Coatbridge as a whole. This generally means that some power lines have been broken or damaged. Some reasons for this happening are:
- A power line has been damaged or has fallen over.
- Lightning striking an electricity pole.
- Transformers have been switched off.
In Coatbridge, your DNO is SSE Power Distribution. To get in touch with them, call them on the number that follows 0345 070 7373. They are responsible for fixing any damage or issues that are causing a power cut in Strathclyde and will send out someone to fix it.
Who distributes electricity in Coatbridge?
In Coatbridge your DNO is SSE Power Distribution.
If Coatbridge 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. Coatbridge inhabitants can give their local Strathclyde electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator) a ring, in case of emergency or to get urgent up-to-date information.
How can residents of Coatbridge 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|
|Strathclyde SSE Power Distribution General Number||
0345 070 7373
|Strathclyde SSE Power Distribution Emergency Number||
0800 111 999
|Strathclyde Cadent Gas Number||
0345 835 1111
|Strathclyde Cadent Gas Emergency Number||
0800 111 999
You can also visit their website for more info:
|SSE Power Distribution||SSE Power Distribution website|
|Cadent Gas||Cadent Gas website|
Switching energy suppliers to Bulb in Coatbridge
Are you considering switching energy providers to Bulb? It's not common knowledge that switching energy suppliers can lead to massive savings. Strathclyde 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 Coatbridge.
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 Coatbridge inhabitant your whole life or if you’ve just moved to Strathclyde, 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.
Are Bulb's prices competitive in Coatbridge?
Bulb’s tariffs in Coatbridge are known to be affordable, especially when comparing them to those of the Big 6 energy suppliers. Since they are investing in affordable energy, their customers are able to reap the benefits by getting lower energy prices. They provide a variable tariff, meaning that it changes depending on the wholesale cost of energy at the time. This means that it can go up, but remember that it can go down as well. Overall their tariffs is known to be affordable. As you can see below, when compared to the bigger suppliers in the UK, Bulb has the cheapest rate. * Bulb: £923.26 * Octopus Energy: £947.58 * Scottish Power: £989.20 * E.ON: £1,042 * SSE: £1,090.63 * British Gas: £1,125
To make it even more obvious, we can look at the main energy tariff unit rates for some of these big players.
|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||24.878 p||3.282 p|
|Ovo Energy||14.17 p||3.26 p|
|British Gas||16.755 p||3.442 p|
If you want to be a part of the 1.6 million others who currently get their energy from Bulb, you've come to the right place. At Switch Plan, our aim is to find you the best plan for your property. If you decide you want to make the switch over to a Bulb tariff, you can chat to one of our experts by ringing us on 0330 054 0018. They will walk you through the tariff available in order to find the perfect match for you. On this page we've outlined all the information you need about switching over to Bulb in Strathclyde.
Or if you feel like digging deeper into other suppliers and how their rates compare in Coatbridge, we have created a list for you to explore. * British Gas in Coatbridge * E.ON in Coatbridge * Scottish Power in Coatbridge * Octopus Energy in Coatbridge * Ovo Energy in Coatbridge * Electricity and Gas in Coatbridge
How do I reach Bulb in Coatbridge?
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 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.
September 2021 tariffs and rates available with Bulb for Coatbridge 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 September 2021 gas rates in Coatbridge
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
Bulb’s Green energy tariff for Coatbridge inhabitants
As a Coatbridge inhabitant you will be happy to know that Bulb provides 100% renewable energy and 100% carbon-neutral gas to all their consumers from Coatbridge and the rest of the country. Bulb’s energy fuel mix is shown below.
- 78% wind
- 18% solar
- 4% hydro
You may be interested to know that Bulb is the UK’s largest buyer of green biomethane gas for homes. All the other gas they supply is completely carbon-offset. If you are looking for a green energy supplier Bulb can help you.
Bulb’s September 2021 single electricity plan in Coatbridge
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
September 2021 Bulb’s Dual rate tariff in Coatbridge
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 Coatbridge, 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||23:00 – 07:30|
|Prepayment meter||16.086p per kWh||7.109p per kWh||25.91p||£611.81||23:00 – 07:30|