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Switching to a Bulb deal in Lowestoft

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Everything about Bulb and what they offer customers of Lowestoft

Last Update: September 2021

Bulb have 1.6 million customers around the UK and in Suffolk, 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.

What is the consumption of energy like in Lowestoft?

What’s the average energy consumption for a Lowestoft inhabitant?

Based on government data we are able to estimate that the average Lowestoft inhabitant household consumes 3,555.40 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,056.58 kWh.

Typology of Lowestoft’s housing

The 31,029 households of Lowestoft have an average of 2.28 inhabitants living in each house. If you are interested in finding out how these properties are powered, see the table below.

Total Lowestoft households 31,029 100%
Electric central heating 3506 11.30%
Gas central heating 25796 83.14%
Oil central heating 492 1.58%
No central heating 1236 3.98%

Who is the main supplier of energy to the 31,029 households of Lowestoft?

British Gas is the most popular energy provider in East of England and in much of Suffolk notably the large cities such as Haverhill, Beccles or Felixstowe. Therefore, many Lowestoft inhabitants have stuck with British Gas despite being free to change at any time! Lowestoft dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers.

Switching over to Bulb as your energy provider in Lowestoft

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 Lowestoft.

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 Lowestoft 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.

Is Bulb expensive and how does it compare to its competitors in Lowestoft?

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 Lowestoft. * 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 Lowestoft:

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 Lowestoft 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 Lowestoft 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 Lowestoft * E.ON in Lowestoft * Scottish Power in Lowestoft * Octopus Energy in Lowestoft * Ovo Energy in Lowestoft * Electricity and Gas in Lowestoft

How do I get in touch with Bulb in Lowestoft?

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 Lowestoft, 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 Lowestoft, 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
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.

Powering up your new home in Lowestoft

Who to warn when you’re moving to Suffolk

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 Lowestoft. * 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 Suffolk.

Just moved to Lowestoft? Greetings fellow Lowestoft inhabitant

Welcome to Lowestoft

A guide to moving to Lowestoft

Did you know that Lowestoft is the 2nd biggest city of the county and 131st in the county. If you've just moved to /, here are the steps you must follow to start powering up your new home! You might be a new Lowestoft inhabitant, 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 Lowestoft! 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.

How to connect your home to the grid?

It is likely that your new household is connected to the majority of the 31,029 properties in Lowestoft. 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.

How to transfer energy supplier to your new home?

Before you decide to just transfer your old energy supply over to your new property in Lowestoft, 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 Suffolk. 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 Lowestoft? 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 Lowestoft. 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.

Important numbers in Lowestoft

Whenever you move to a new city, in your case Lowestoft, 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 Anglian Water Lancaster House, Lancaster Way, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6YJ Phone: +44 (0)1480 323 000
Fax: +44 (0)1480 323 115
Phone: http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/
City Hall / / / /

Important information regarding Lowestoft’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 Lowestoft, read on.

Who distributes electricity in Lowestoft?

In Lowestoft your DNO is UK Power Networks.

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

Who is Lowestoft’s gas distributor?

Did you know that the gas distribution company in Lowestoft is Wales & West Utilities. 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 Lowestoft?

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 Lowestoft 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 Lowestoft, 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.

How should I contact Lowestoft’s 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 Wales & West Utilities Number
0800 912 29 99
Suffolk Wales & West Utilities Emergency Number
0800 111 999
For FAQs and other pratical informations, you can visit their website:
UK Power Networks UK Power Networks website
Wales & West Utilities Wales & West Utilities website

September 2021 tariffs and rates available with Bulb for Lowestoft inhabitants

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 Suffolk.

September 2021 Electricity rates in Lowestoft

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

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

September 2021 gas rates in Lowestoft

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 plans in Lowestoft

As a Lowestoft inhabitant you will be happy to know that Bulb provides 100% renewable energy and 100% carbon-neutral gas to all their consumers from Lowestoft 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.

September 2021 Bulb’s Economy 7 tariff in Lowestoft

Bulb provides a dual energy tariff in Lowestoft, 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

FAQ

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?

You will be happy to find out that Bulb does supply smart energy meters in Suffolk. 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.

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