Switching to a Bulb deal in Newmarket
Bulb energy for citizens of Newmarket
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.
Important information regarding Newmarket’s energy distribution network operators
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 Newmarket inhabitant you will have unique distributors for your region, these can be found below.
How can residents of Newmarket contact reach their energy distributors?
Give your Distribution Network Operator a ring in case of an emergency. They are responsible for guarantying the entire networks well functioning.
|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
Find more info on their website:
|UK Power Networks||UK Power Networks website|
|Cadent Gas||Cadent Gas website|
How to react in a power cut in Newmarket?
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 Newmarket 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 Newmarket, 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.
Who is the gas distributor in Newmarket?
Did you know that the gas distribution company in Newmarket 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.
Who distributes electricity in Newmarket?
In Newmarket your DNO is UK Power Networks.
If Newmarket 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. Newmarket 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.
Energy consumption in Newmarket
Who supplies energy to the 18,327 Newmarket inhabitants?
Across Suffolk, British Gas are the most popular energy supplier. Large cities such as Sudbury, Newmarket or Beccles 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, Newmarket inhabitants can save money on gas and electricity by switching energy suppliers.
How Newmarket’s houses are powered and heated?
In Newmarket there are 8,298 households with an average of 2.21 people living per household. Below you will be able to see which percentage of these properties are powered by electricity, gas and oil.
|Total Newmarket households||8,298||100%|
|Electric central heating||1718||20.70%|
|Gas central heating||1901||22.91%|
|Oil central heating||1420||17.12%|
|No central heating||3259||39.28%|
What’s the average consumption in Suffolk?
2018 government data gives us an idea of how much Newmarket inhabitants consume on average. It reveals that the average household in Suffolk consumes 3,555.40 kWh a year, while the median consumption is around 3,056.58 kWh.
Questions Frequently Asked by Newmarket inhabitants
Does Bulb supply smart energy meters?
Bulb does indeed provide smart energy meters in Newmarket. 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 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.
Powering up your new home in Newmarket
Newmarket’s grid connection process
It is likely that your new household is connected to the majority of the 8,298 properties in Newmarket. 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.
Places to notify before your move to Newmarket
Before the day you move to Newmarket 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.
Newmarket’s main numbers to remember
Once you have moved to Newmarket 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
What to remember when moving to Newmarket?
Did you know that Newmarket is the 8th biggest city of the county and 410th 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 Newmarket 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 Newmarket! 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 transfer your energy supply as a Newmarket inhabitant?
Did you know that energy prices vary depending on location. So your energy tariff in Newmarket 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 Newmarket 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 Newmarket? * 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 Newmarket
Just arrived at your new home in Newmarket? Now that you are a Newmarket inhabitant, you may want to know a few interesting facts about your new home town, Newmarket. Let’s start with the basics, Newmarket is part of Suffolk belonging to East of England. In the United Kingdom, Suffolk is the 8th largest county with an overall population of 727395, spread out and living in the 8,298 properties of the city.
What are Bulb's rates and tariffs in September 2021 in Newmarket?
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 Newmarket. 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 Newmarket, 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 Newmarket inhabitants
Bulb is known as one of the greenest energy suppliers, but what does this mean? They provide 100% renewable energy and 100% carbon-neutral gas to their consumers all over Newmarket. Their energy fuel mix can be seen here: * 78% wind * 18% solar * 4% hydro
Additionally, Bulb is the UK’s largest buyer of green biomethane gas for homes. The rest of it’s gas is all carbon-offset, to ensure a fully sustainable service to customers.
Bulb’s September 2021 gas rates in Newmarket
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
Bulb’s September 2021 single electricity plan in Newmarket
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
Switching energy suppliers to Bulb in Newmarket
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 Newmarket.
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 Newmarket 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 reach Bulb in Newmarket?
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.
Are Bulb's prices competitive in Newmarket?
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||24.026 p||3.327 p|
|Ovo Energy||13.96 p||3.28 p|
|British Gas||16.953 p||3.448 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 Newmarket gets fuelled up quickly and smoothly.
If you still want to explore more options or are curious about some other suppliers in Suffolk, be sure to check out the following suppliers and what they have on offer in Newmarket. * British Gas in Newmarket * E.ON in Newmarket * Scottish Power in Newmarket * Octopus Energy in Newmarket * Ovo Energy in Newmarket * Electricity and Gas in Newmarket