Switching to a Bulb deal in Beccles
Bulb energy for citizens of Beccles
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 Suffolk 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.
What you need to know about your gas & electricity distribution network operators in Beccles
Looking to find out who the energy distribution network operators in Suffolk 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 Beccles, read on.
How should I contact Beccles’s energy distributors?
Distribution Network Provider are in charge of fixing all network issues. Here's how to contact them:
|Company name||Company number|
|Suffolk UK Power Networks General Number||
0800 029 4285
|Suffolk UK Power Networks Emergency Number||
0800 31 63 105
|Suffolk Cadent Gas Number||
0345 835 1111
|Suffolk Cadent Gas Emergency Number||
0800 111 999
You can also visit their website for more info:
|UK Power Networks||UK Power Networks website|
|Cadent Gas||Cadent Gas website|
What should I do if I experience a power cut in Beccles?
There are two common reasons for experiencing a power outage in Suffolk. 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 Beccles 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 Beccles, your DNO is UK Power Networks. To get in touch with them, call them on the number that follows 0800 029 4285. They are responsible for fixing any damage or issues that are causing a power cut in Suffolk and will send out someone to fix it.
Beccles’s electricity distribution network operator
In case of an emergency or to request some very up-to-date information, Beccles inhabitants can ring their local Suffolk electricity Distribution Network Operator (DNO) or their gas provider. In the case where a power cut is unresolved in Beccles, you can call your distributor's emergency phone number. In your case you are in the good hands of UK Power Networks.
Who distributes Beccles’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 /.
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 Beccles, and any other questions regarding your gas supply. However,it is best to just go directly to your supplier for questions like that.
What is the consumption of energy like in Beccles?
Who is the main supplier of energy to the 6,156 households of Beccles?
Our job is to save you money on your energy bills. So, while British Gas is the most popular energy supplier in Suffolk and most of it large cities such as Sudbury, Stowmarket or Beccles. 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. Beccles inhabitants can make some hefty savings on gas and electricity by switching to a new energy supplier.
How are Beccles’s houses heated?
Beccles is home to 6,156 households which have 2.24 inhabitants on average. These properties have their own way of being powered, below you will be able to see the percentage of houses being powered by electricity, gas, oil or no central heating.
|Total Beccles households||6,156||100%|
|Electric central heating||561||9.11%|
|Gas central heating||5202||84.51%|
|Oil central heating||165||2.68%|
|No central heating||229||3.71%|
What is the average energy consumption for a typical Beccles inhabitant?
It's important to know how much Beccles inhabitants tend to consume. 2018 government data indicates that the average Beccles inhabitant household consumes 3,555.40 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,056.58 kWh.
Questions Frequently Asked by Beccles inhabitants
Does Bulb supply smart energy meters?
Bulb does indeed provide smart energy meters in Beccles. 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 Suffolk?
In Suffolk the electricity unit rate for Bulb is 17.7975 pence for kWh. For gas it is 3.1395 penny per kWh.
What are Bulb's rates and tariffs in September 2021 in Beccles?
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.
Bulb’s vari-fair tariff is available for people with a dual rate Economy 7 meter in Beccles. 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 – 07:00</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 – 07:00</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 Beccles, 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 – 07:00|
|Prepayment meter||16.086p per kWh||7.109p per kWh||25.91p||£611.81||23:00 – 07:00|
Bulb’s Green energy tariff for Beccles inhabitants
As a Beccles inhabitant you should be aware that Bulb supplies 100% renewable energy and 100% carbon-neutral gas to their customers from Suffolk. 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 Beccles 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 electricity rates in Beccles
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
Bulb’s September 2021 single gas plan in Beccles
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
Setting up a Bulb account in Beccles
Are you considering switching energy providers to Bulb? It's not common knowledge that switching energy suppliers can lead to massive savings. Suffolk 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 Beccles.
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 Beccles inhabitant your whole life or if you’ve just moved to Suffolk, 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 Beccles?
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 Beccles.
|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 Beccles?
Bulb's customers rave about the price of their energy. Compared to plans from the Big 6, Bulb's tariffs are very affordable. Why is this? Well, they invest in both renewable and affordable energy. The savings they make are passed onto their customers. The cost of energy can change month on month, however, since they provide a variable tariff - their vari-fair tariff - which reflects fluctuations in the wholesale price of energy. But all in all, Bulb's plans are delightfully affordable. As shown below, Bulb has the cheapest rate when comparing to other big suppliers in Beccles. * Bulb: £923.26 * Octopus Energy: £947.58 * Scottish Power: £989.20 * EON: £1,042 * SSE: £1090.63 * British Gas: £1125
Same goes if we compare the unit price of these big guys main tariffs in Beccles:
|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||24.026 p||3.327 p|
|Ovo Energy||13.96 p||3.28 p|
|British Gas||16.953 p||3.448 p|
If you decide that Bulb is for you when you make the move over to Beccles and want to join their 1.6 million other customers across the UK, you can ring up their number for enquiries on 0300 30 30 635. Whether you want to switch suppliers to Bulb or if you decide you want an alternative energy plan, you can also ring up one of our experts on 0330 054 0018 and they can guide you through a variety of different tariffs. Either way, we'll make sure that you kick start your energy supply in Beccles in no time.
If you are still not sure about Bulb being the right supplier for you and your property be sure to check out some more suppliers in Suffolk. * British Gas in Beccles * E.ON in Beccles * Scottish Power in Beccles * Octopus Energy in Beccles * Ovo Energy in Beccles * Electricity and Gas in Beccles
Powering up your new home in Beccles
Connecting your new home to the grid in Beccles
It is likely that your new household is connected to the majority of the 6,156 properties in Beccles. 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.
Who to call before moving to Beccles?
Before the day you move to Beccles 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 Suffolk. 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 Beccles
Whenever you move to a new city, in your case Beccles, 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||Essex and Suffolk Water||Northumbria House, Abbey Road, Durham DH1 5FJ||Phone: =+44(0)345 782 0999
Fax: +44(0)191 384 1920
Transferring your energy supply to your new home in Suffolk
Did you know that energy prices vary depending on location. So your energy tariff in Beccles 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 Beccles 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 Beccles? * 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 Suffolk. 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.
Welcome to your new home in Beccles
Just arrived at your new home in Beccles? Now that you are a Beccles inhabitant, you may want to know a few interesting facts about your new home town, Beccles. Let’s start with the basics, Beccles is part of Suffolk belonging to East of England. In the United Kingdom, Suffolk is the 10th largest county with an overall population of 727395, spread out and living in the 6,156 properties of the city.
The process of moving to Beccles
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 Beccles. 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 Beccles, 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.