Switching to a Bulb deal in Sudbury
Everything about Bulb and what they offer customers of Sudbury
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.
Frequently Asked Questions in Sudbury
Does Bulb supply smart energy meters?
Bulb does indeed provide smart energy meters in Sudbury. 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.
Getting an energy supply for your new home in Sudbury
Sudbury’s main numbers to remember
Once you have moved to Sudbury 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 Sudbury?
Have you just moved to Babergh District? Great! If you are recent Sudbury inhabitant, or even if you have lived in Suffolk for a while now, you are now one of the 22,106 inhabitants of Sudbury. One thing you need to get sorted pretty rapidly is your energy supply. How are you going to fuel up your new house? Lucky for you, we will sort that out for you. We just need you to carry out a few quick steps first, to allow us to complete the switch efficiently.
- We know that saying goodbye to your old place should be more sentimental than taking a meter reading. But, it's important that you take a meter reading in your previous home as you walk out the door to make sure that you don't pay for what you don't use. Write it down and leave it in a safe place where the next inhabitants of the house can find it. You'll also need this information just in case your previous provider wants it.
- Now when moving into your new place in Sudbury! Do the same - write down the meter reading once you've located it your new energy meter.
- It's likely that you will inherit the contract of the previous inhabitants of the property and you'll keep it until you decide to switch. If you can't find the details of the previous energy contract of the house, don't worry! Simply follow the different steps from our guide on how to set up energy and notably how to find out who supplies the energy to the property.
- And this is where we come in to help you find and switch to the best energy supplier on the market.
Switching your energy provider is easier than it sounds, so don't be scared away! With Switch Plan, it's a piece of cake. Just call us on 0330 054 0018 and we will do a free price comparison service for you based on current plans on the market and your personal energy needs.
Sudbury’s grid connection process
It is likely that your new household is connected to the majority of the 9,598 properties in Sudbury. 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 your energy supply as a Sudbury inhabitant?
It is sometimes possible to transfer your energy supplier and contract from your old home to your new property in Sudbury, 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 Suffolk.
When moving to your new home in Sudbury 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 Sudbury. * 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 Sudbury. To do so you will need to call your supplier. Have your new address and postcode ready in order to carry out the transfer.
Places to notify before your move to Sudbury
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 Sudbury. * 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.
Welcome to your new home in Sudbury
Welcome to your new home in Sudbury. Did you Sudbury is part of Suffolk, the 6th largest county in the country with a current population of 727395. Once you move to Sudbury you will become a Sudbury inhabitant and join the other 22,106 Sudbury inhabitants. You will be moving into one of the 9,598 of the Sudbury.
Important information regarding Sudbury’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 Sudbury, read on.
How to react in a power cut in Sudbury?
If you are unfortunate enough to experience a power cut in Sudbury, 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 Sudbury, 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 Sudbury call your Distribution Network Operator on the following number 0800 029 4285. In Sudbury, your DNO is UK Power Networks. They will send a team out to fix the power lines.
How can residents of Sudbury contact reach their 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 Northern Gas Networks Number||
0800 040 7766
|Suffolk Northern Gas Networks Emergency Number||
0800 111 999
You can also visit their website for more info:
|UK Power Networks||UK Power Networks website|
|Northern Gas Networks||Northern Gas Networks website|
Who is the gas distributor in Sudbury?
In Sudbury, the gas distribution company is Northern Gas Networks. You will likely never need to get in touch with them in Sudbury, 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 Northern Gas Networks.
Who distributes electricity in Sudbury?
In case of an emergency or to request some very up-to-date information, Sudbury 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 Sudbury, you can call your distributor's emergency phone number. In your case you are in the good hands of UK Power Networks.
September 2021 tariffs and rates available with Bulb for Sudbury inhabitants
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 Sudbury inhabitants
As a Sudbury 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 Sudbury 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.
September 2021 Economy 7 rates in Sudbury
Bulb provides a dual energy tariff in Sudbury, 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|
Bulb’s September 2021 gas rates in Sudbury
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
Bulb’s September 2021 single electricity plan in Sudbury
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
What is the consumption of energy like in Sudbury?
How Sudbury’s houses are powered and heated?
In Sudbury there are 9,598 households with an average of 2.3 people living per household. Below you will be able to see which percentage of these properties are powered by electricity, gas and oil.
|Total Sudbury households||9,598||100%|
|Electric central heating||3680||38.34%|
|Gas central heating||2478||25.82%|
|Oil central heating||3105||32.35%|
|No central heating||335||3.50%|
Who supplies energy to the 22,106 Sudbury inhabitants?
British Gas is the most popular energy provider in East of England and in much of Suffolk notably the large cities such as Felixstowe, Haverhill or Newmarket. Therefore, many Sudbury inhabitants have stuck with British Gas despite being free to change at any time! Sudbury dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers.
What’s the average consumption in Suffolk?
2018 government data gives us an idea of how much Sudbury inhabitants consume on average. It reveals that the average household in Suffolk consumes 4,363.07 kWh a year, while the median consumption is around 3,849.63 kWh.
Switching energy suppliers to Bulb in Sudbury
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 Sudbury.
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 Sudbury 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 Sudbury?
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 Sudbury?
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 Sudbury. * 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 Sudbury:
|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 Sudbury 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 Sudbury 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 Sudbury * E.ON in Sudbury * Scottish Power in Sudbury * Octopus Energy in Sudbury * Ovo Energy in Sudbury * Electricity and Gas in Sudbury