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Switching to Octopus Energy in Bedfordshire

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Last update: July 2021

How much do you know about Bedfordshire?

If you have lived in the area for a long time and never switched energy supplier, then it's likely you know very little about energy supply in Bedfordshire. Don't worry, we'll run you through it all on this page.

UK Power Networks is responsible for distributing energy to the 344,962 households of your county. Also Cadent Gas distributes gas to all your homes notably in the county's most populated cities : Luton, Bedford, Leighton Buzzard and Ampthill.

Did you know that Bedfordshire is the country's 34th biggest in the UK, with 460,901 inhabitants?

How can I sort out my Octopus Energy contract in the 34th biggest county in the UK?

Did you know that Brits have reported savings of up to ยฃ400, simply by switching energy suppliers?

If Octopus Energy is the supplier for your new home in Bedfordshire, then you should ring them up directly and their experts can carry out the switch for you. Alternatively, you can ring up our Switch Plan experts who can assist you in your search for your perfect energy supplier and plan.

Octopus Energy plans and tariffs in Bedfordshire

What are Octopus Energy Single Electricity plans?

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Exclusive Octopus 12M 12 months fixed 14.97 p 21.67 p
Super Green Octopus 12M 12 months fixed 15.03 p 21.67 p
Helpful Octopus 24M 24 months fixed 15.03 p 24.49 p
Flexible Octopus Variable tariff 15.52 p 19.38 p
Octopus Tracker/strong> Variable tariff 11.81 p 18.52 p

Two rates energy plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Day Time Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Night Time Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Super Green Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
16.81 p
9.18 p
21.67 p
Exclusive Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
17.69 p
9.1 p
21.67 p
Helpful Octopus 24M 24 months fixed
16.81 p
9.18 p
24.57 p
Flexible Octopus Variable tariff
17.48 p
9.3 p
20.43 p
Helpful Octopus 24M 24 months fixed
16.81 p
9.18 p
24.57 p

Octopus Energy's gas tariffs

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Exclusive Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
2.28 p
17.85 p
Super Green Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
2.96 p
17.85 p
Helpful Octopus 24M 24 months fixed
2.56 p
25.04 p
Flexible Octopus Variable tariff
3.2 p
16.8 p
Octopus Tracker Variable tariff
1.84 p
15.09 p

Who are my gas & electricity distribution network operators in Bedfordshire?

How to get in touch with Bedfordshire's energy distributors?

If you need some up-to-date information, or are experiencing a electricity powercut in Bedfordshire , or are facing any kind of issues with your gas supply then you should get in touch directly with your District Network Provider.

Company name Company number Number opening hours
Bedfordshire Distribution Network Operator General Number
0800 029 4285
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Bedfordshire Distribution Network Operator Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
24/7
Bedfordshire Gas Distributor Number
0345 835 1111
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Bedfordshire Gas Distributor Emergency Number
0800 111 999
24/7

You can also visit their website for more info:

UK Power Networks Cadent Gas
UK Power Networks website Cadent Gas website

Who manages electricity distribution for the 344,962 households in Bedfordshire?

In Bedfordshire your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) is UK Power Networks. But what exactly is a DNO? In short, Ofgem licenses certain companies to be in charge of distributing electricity around the UK. These companies oversee the management of cables and towers that link up the electricity supply in the UK - also known as the National Grid - and make sure this electricity arrives safely in your home or place of work. You might never need to get in touch with them, but should you experience a powercut, or need some advice about a technical query, then you should consult the contact details laid out below.

Who is the main gas distributor in Bedfordshire?

In Bedfordshire, the gas distribution company is Cadent Gas. Since we tend to speak to our energy suppliers for any queries about gas and electricity, we don't usually have to contact our gas distributors. They manage the transportation of gas through underground pipes before it eventually arrives with our suppliers. In short, gas doesn't just appear out of thin air!

Should you need to get in touch with your gas distribution network, we have provided their contact details below. There are 4 gas distribution companies that operate in different regions in the UK. Underneath these companies, there are 8 gas distribution networks that operate on a more local level to manage your gas provision.

How can I contact my network distributor in Bedfordshire?

Should you experience a powercut, or simply need some up-to-date information about energy in Bedfordshire, contacting your District Network Provider is your best bet.

Company name Company number
Bedfordshire UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
Bedfordshire Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Bedfordshire UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105

How much do the 460,901 residents of Bedfordshire pay per kWh on average?

2018 government data tells us that a kWh in Bedfordshire is around Ampthill inhabitants more than the UK national average, at 9.93. The amount you are charged for your energy depends on which supplier, and which plan, you sign up to. Our experts can give you free advice about what is best for you in a quick, 10 minute phone call.

Switching to Octopus Energy in Bedfordshire?

Octopus Energy in Bedfordshire

Who are Octopus Energy? They are becoming a household name since their burst onto the energy scene in the UK in 2015 and their exponential growth ever since. They are growing by 30,000 customers a month and now have over 1 million customers. But still, they don't rank in the Big 6, which many customers actually find reassuring, given the Big 6's reputation for overcharging their customers and having poor customer service.

If you want to be one of their many customers in your new home in Bedfordshire, then you can ring up their advisers on 0330 808 1080. Alternatively, give our experts at Switch Plan a ring and they can advise you on the best plan on the market for you.

We are here to debunk the myth that switching energy suppliers is difficult, time-consuming, or expensive. It's literally the opposite! Calling Switch Plan is free and the whole process only takes a few minutes. If you are moving into a new home in Bedfordshire and want to switch to a new energy contract, then the process is slightly different to if you are staying in the same property, but not much. There are just a few extra steps for you to take.

The most important thing to do at this time is to take meter readings. Make sure that you do this in both properties. When you leave your previous residence, take a last meter reading, and when you enter your new property, take a first meter reading. Jot these both down and you will be able to provide proof to your energy supplier of your consumption if you find yourself being overcharged.

Let you energy supplier know that you are moving at least 48 hours prior to your move to they can make necessary arrangements for you. If you don't know who your energy supplier is, visit Ofgem website, or check out a recent energy bill. Whether you are moving into a rented property, or you are a new homeowner, this process is more or less the same.

You should start researching your new energy supplier before moving house, but remember that you can't switch suppliers before your official move in day. This means that you will be automatically put onto a default tariff for the first month in your new home. Default tariffs tend to be quite expensive, so you wan't to be able to switch as soon as possible in Bedfordshire.

Octopus Energy have a lot of information for their customers on their website. However, for free, unbias information about switching suppliers, our experts are here to help. Don't hesitate to give us a ring on 0300 054 0018 and we can talk you through the best plan for your economic and environmental requirements as a household.

Octopus Energy: Contact Details 2020

Type of Enquiry Number to contact
General Enquiries for Domestic Customers
Email for general queries about your Octopus Energy home plan
hello@octopus.energy

Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
General Enquiries for Business Customers
Number for queries about your Octopus Energy energy plan
business@octopus.energy

Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Domestic customers: general enquiries
Call this number for general enquiries about your energy plan
0808 164 1088

Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm
Business customers: general enquiries
24 hour number for boiler emergencies
020 3389 56138

Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm
Complaints number
Number to complain about your Octopus Energy plan
0333 344 22688

Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm
Octopus Electric Vehicles
Phone number to speak to customer services as a small business
020 870 38928

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Contacting Octopus Energy in Bedfordshire

If you want to make the switch over to a Octopus Energy energy plan, then you will inevitably need to get in touch with them. Moreover, if you are a current Octopus Energy customer, need information about your boiler cover, home insurance or even if you have a complaint, you can contact them on the appropriate number below.

If you want to switch to an alternative energy plan, our experts at Switch Plan can help you out! We are on call between 9am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. We want to find you the best energy deal on the market to suit your personal energy requirements. Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018.

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