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Switching to a Bulb deal in Gourock

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Who are Bulb, and what's on offer for their Gourock customers?

Last Update: September 2021

Bulb is the fastest-growing energy provider in the UK and was founded in 2013. They supply 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon neutral gas. As of now, they supply energy to over 1.6 million customers notably in Strathclyde. Bulb over a variable tariff and do not charge exit fees, which ensures you are free to switch suppliers at any time if need be. The single tariff means that you do not have to filter through dozens of options. They aim to keep things simple and effective. Bulb claims that their tariff is 18% cheaper than other tariffs from the energy market. This is due to the fact that they invest money into technologies that allows them to keep their prices low, meaning they can offer their tariff at a more reasonable price for customers.

Recently Bulb announced that they are going bust as a result of complications caused by the UK's energy crisis. However, because of their size, Ofgem is unable to simply transfer their customers to a new supplier without causing a chain reaction of business failures within the energy industry. Instead, they have entered a special legal process called "special administrator", in which the UK government will fund Bulb to continue to operate until they can come to a close in a safe manner in an effort to minimise any negative impact on the remainder of the energy market.

Getting an energy supply for your new home in Gourock

The process of moving to Gourock

Did you know that Gourock is the 41st biggest city of the county and 830th in the county. If you've just moved to Renfrewshire, here are the steps you must follow to start powering up your new home! You might be a new Gourockian, 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 Gourock! 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.

Who to call before moving to Gourock?

Before the day you move to Gourock 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 Strathclyde. 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.

Connecting your new home to the grid in Gourock

It is likely that your new household is connected to the majority of the 5,445 properties in Gourock. 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.

Transferring your energy supply to your new home in Strathclyde

It is sometimes possible to transfer your energy supplier and contract from your old home to your new property in Gourock, 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 Strathclyde.

When moving to your new home in Gourock 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 Gourock. * 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 Gourock. To do so you will need to call your supplier. Have your new address and postcode ready in order to carry out the transfer.

Important phone numbers in Gourock

Whenever you move to a new city, in your case Gourock, 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 Scottish Water Castle House, 6 Castle Drive, Carnegie Campus, Dunfermline KY11 8GG Phone: +44(0)800 0778 778
Fax: +44(0)1383 622090
Phone: https://www.scottishwater.co.uk/
City Hall / / / /

Welcome to your new home in Gourock

Welcome to Gourock

Energy consumption in Gourock

Who is the main supplier of energy to the 5,445 households of Gourock?

Scottish Power is the most popular energy provider in South Scotland and in much of Strathclyde notably the large cities such as Troon, Prestwick or Maybole North Carrick and Coylton Ward. Therefore, many Gourockians have stuck with Scottish Power despite being free to change at any time! Gourock dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers.

What is the average energy consumption for a typical Gourockian?

Based on government data we are able to estimate that the average Gourockian household consumes 3,542.93 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,087.94 kWh.

How are Gourock’s houses heated?

The 5,445 households of Gourock have an average of 1.88 inhabitants living in each house. If you are interested in finding out how these properties are powered, see the table below.

Total Gourock households 5,445 100%
Electric central heating 394 7.23%
Gas central heating 4893 89.86%
Oil central heating 7 0.13%
No central heating 152 2.78%

Important information regarding Gourock’s energy distribution network operators

Looking to find out who the energy distribution network operators in Strathclyde are? Below you will find their contact information in case you have an emergency and need to get in contact with them.

Around the UK there are several distribution networks, these vary depending on the region you live in. The network operators are in charge of all the electricity cables and gas pipes that are running in the country. To find out who distributes the electricity and gas in Gourock, read on.

How should I contact Gourock’s energy distributors?

Inhabitants of Strathclyde can call their local Strathclyde 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
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

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

SSE Power Distribution SSE Power Distribution website
Cadent Gas Cadent Gas website

Who distributes Gourock’s gas?

Did you know that the gas distribution company in Gourock 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 should I do if I experience a power cut in Gourock?

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 Gourock 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 Gourock, 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.

Gourock’s electricity distribution network operator

In Gourock your DNO is SSE Power Distribution.

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

September 2021 tariffs and rates available with Bulb for Gourockians

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 Strathclyde.

Bulb’s vari-fair tariff is available for people with a dual rate Economy 7 meter in Gourock. 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>23:00 – 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>23:00 – 07:30</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

Bulb provides a dual energy tariff in Gourock, 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 Strathclyde.

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 23:00 – 07:30
Prepayment meter 16.086p per kWh 7.109p per kWh 25.91p £611.81 23:00 – 07:30

Bulb’s September 2021 single gas plan in Gourock

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 tariff for Gourockians

As a Gourockian you will be happy to know that Bulb provides 100% renewable energy and 100% carbon-neutral gas to all their consumers from Gourock 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 electricity rates in Gourock

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Vari-Fair Tariff Variable
17.7975 p
20.097 p

FAQ

Does Bulb supply smart energy meters?

Bulb does indeed provide smart energy meters in Gourock. 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 Strathclyde?

In Strathclyde the electricity unit rate for Bulb is 17.7975 pence for kWh. For gas it is 3.1395 penny per kWh.

Switching energy suppliers to Bulb in Gourock

It is crucial to switch energy suppliers regularly in Gourock 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 Strathclyde. 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.

How do I contact Bulb in Gourock?

You can go ahead and ring Bulb on their customer enquiries number, which is 0300 30 30 635. This is their number for any concerns, complaints or queries their customers might have, or indeed if you want to switch over to Bulb energy. However, at Switch Plan our job is to make sure you're on the right energy plan for your needs. We can switch you over to Bulb or even another supplier completely free of charge. Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018! But, if you want to skip the middleman, here are all the contact details you might need to get in touch with Bulb in Gourock.

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.

What are Bulb’s prices like and how do they fair against other suppliers in Gourock?

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 24.878 p 3.282 p
Ovo Energy 14.17 p 3.26 p
British Gas 16.755 p 3.442 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 Gourock gets fuelled up quickly and smoothly.

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

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