Switching to a Bulb deal in Haverhill
Who are Bulb, and what's on offer for their Haverhill 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 Suffolk. 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.
Energy consumption in Haverhill
How Haverhill’s houses are powered and heated?
Haverhill is home to 10,701 households which have 2.54 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 Haverhill households||10,701||100%|
|Electric central heating||797||7.45%|
|Gas central heating||2297||21.47%|
|Oil central heating||4582||42.82%|
|No central heating||3024||28.26%|
What’s the average consumption in Suffolk?
Based on government data we are able to estimate that the average Haverhill inhabitant household consumes 3,555.40 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,056.58 kWh.
Who supplies energy to the 27,164 Haverhill inhabitants?
Across Suffolk, British Gas are the most popular energy supplier. Large cities such as Mildenhall, Beccles or Newmarket 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 British Gas, but it's definitely worth shopping around for what's available to find the tariff that is best for your property. Remember, Haverhill inhabitants can save money on gas and electricity by switching energy suppliers.
Getting an energy supply for your new home in Haverhill
Places to notify before your move to Haverhill
We understand that moving is a stressful period in anyone's life, so to try and simplify things for you we have put together a list of places to notify before moving. You should warn them all about your change of address, so that they can update their details of you and contact you if need be. Here is the list: * Broadband and phone providers * Bank * Energy provider * Local council and electoral roll * TV licensing authority * DVLA to update your driving license.
To ensure that you still get all your post in Suffolk, go to your post office and ask for it to be forwarded to your new address in Haverhill.
What to remember when moving to Haverhill?
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 Haverhill. 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 Haverhill, 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.
Haverhill’s grid connection process
It is likely that your new household is connected to the majority of the 10,701 properties in Haverhill. 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.
Haverhill’s main numbers to remember
Once you have moved to Haverhill 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||Anglian Water||Lancaster House, Lancaster Way, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6YJ||Phone: +44 (0)1480 323 000
Fax: +44 (0)1480 323 115
Just moved to Haverhill? Greetings fellow Haverhill inhabitant
Welcome to your new home in Haverhill. Did you Haverhill is part of Suffolk, the 5th largest county in the country with a current population of 727395. Once you move to Haverhill you will become a Haverhill inhabitant and join the other 27,164 Haverhill inhabitants. You will be moving into one of the 10,701 of the Haverhill.
How to transfer your energy supply as a Haverhill inhabitant?
Did you know that energy prices vary depending on location. So your energy tariff in Haverhill 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 Haverhill 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 Haverhill? * 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.
Important information regarding Haverhill’s energy distribution network operators
Haverhill’s energy distribution network operators: who and what are they?
How to react in a power cut in Haverhill?
If you are unfortunate enough to experience a power cut in Haverhill, there are a few things to remember. You may be able to solve it yourself, if the energy only cut out in your home. This is usually due to a fuse having tripped in your house circuit. If that is the case locate your fuse box and switch back on any switches that have turned off.
If it seems to be a wider power cut in your area of Haverhill, it is usually because the power lines have been interrupted. There could be several reasons for this.
- A power line has been damaged or knocked over.
- Lightning striking an electricity pole.
- Transformers have been turned off.
If you are experiencing a power cut in Haverhill call your Distribution Network Operator on the following number 0800 029 4285. In Haverhill, your DNO is UK Power Networks. They will send a team out to fix the power lines.
Who is the gas distributor in Haverhill?
In Haverhill, the gas distribution company is Cadent Gas. You will likely never need to get in touch with them in Haverhill, since any problems can be solved directly by your energy supplier. But if you have a specific question, of course you can get in touch with them. So, how does gas travel around the UK? Gas is transported through a complex system of pipes underground to get to your front door and heat your home. We won't bore you with the details, but it's quite clever, and it is managed in your region by Cadent Gas.
Who distributes electricity in Haverhill?
Now, while we are here to guide you on all of your gas and electricity queries, there are some urgent matters that are reserved for your supplier or your Distribution Network Operator (DNO). Let's say you have a power cut. You need to contact your DNO to inform them so they can resolve the issue. Alternatively, if you require some information that is more concerned with energy distribution, they are also the people to contact. In Haverhill your DNO is UK Power Networks.
How can residents of Haverhill contact reach their energy distributors?
Inhabitants of Suffolk can call their local Suffolk 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|
|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
For FAQs and other pratical informations, you can visit their website:
|UK Power Networks||UK Power Networks website|
|Cadent Gas||Cadent Gas website|
Questions Frequently Asked by Haverhill inhabitants
How much does 1 kWh cost on average with Bulb in Suffolk?
In Suffolk 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?
Bulb does indeed provide smart energy meters in Haverhill. 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.
What are Bulb's rates and tariffs in September 2021 in Haverhill?
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 Green energy tariff for Haverhill inhabitants
As a Haverhill inhabitant you will be happy to know that Bulb provides 100% renewable energy and 100% carbon-neutral gas to all their consumers from Haverhill 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 gas rates in Haverhill
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Bulb’s September 2021 single electricity plan in Haverhill
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September 2021 Economy 7 rates in Haverhill
Bulb provides a dual energy tariff in Haverhill, 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 Suffolk.
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 – 07:00|
|Prepayment meter||16.086p per kWh||7.109p per kWh||25.91p||£611.81||23:00 – 07:00|