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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Newbury

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Octopus Energy, the rising supplier in Berkshire

Last update: September 2021

An introduction to Octopus Energy

Founded in just 2015, Octopus Energy really have come a long way. With over 1 million customers, and gaining 30,000 on average every month, Octopus have quickly become a household name in the UK. But what makes them so popular? Firstly, their plans are considered pretty affordable, which is attractive compared to the likes of the Big 6 who tend to be much pricier. Secondly, they are widely thought to be one of the greenest suppliers on the market, since they offer 100% renewable electricity to their customers, and aim to offset their customers' gas consumption. A smaller supplier, they tend to be praised for their customer service.

Moreover, a few partnerships and acquisitions have helped Octopus to become a leader in the UK energy market. In 2018, they buddied up with M&S energy, followed by a partnership with Coop energy the following year. This gained them tens of thousands of new customers and allowed them to massively expand their market share. As a result, Octopus know the UK energy market. So whether it's for your household or your business, they will definitely have a plan for your needs.

How to join the Octopus energy family

Switching to Octopus is no more difficult than any other supplier. In fact, switching suppliers in general is a walk in the park. So many Brits believe it to be an arduous, time consuming ordeal, but in reality it's quick and easy. If you give Octopus Energy a ring on 0330 808 1080, their representatives can certainly switch you over to one of their tariffs in a quick phone call. Alternatively, if you decide a different supplier is better for you, then you should give our Switch Plan experts a ring and they can switch you over to a new plan for free, in just a few minutes.

Finding a supplier in Newbury

Welcome to our page all about switching suppliers in Newbury! More specifically, we want to provide you all the information you need about switching to Octopus Energy in Newbury. The 67,102 inhabitants of Newbury live across 27,760 households, all of which are fuelled by a range of energy suppliers, from the largest providers to the smaller, independent ones who are breaking into the market.

So, are Octopus Energy the best supplier for you in Newbury? You'll certainly find out after reading this page. We'll make sure your new home in Berkshire gets fuelled up quickly and smoothly.

Energy consumption in Newbury

How are homes heated in Newbury?

You might be wondering, especially if you are new to Newbury how the those living in the city heat their homes. Well, the 2.46 inhabitants of Newbury tend to have houses that are built with or without: * Gas Central heating: In Newbury, 20243 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio of those who have gas or central heating is 72.92% per household. * Oil Central Heating: In Newbury, 1147 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for the prior is 4.13%. * Electric Central Heating: In Newbury, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio is 20.68% per household. * Central Heating: 629 people do not have central heating in their homes, The ratio of those who do not have central heating is 2.26% per household.

How much is the average price/kWh in Newbury?

Did you know that not everyone in the UK pays the exact same amount for their energy per unit? This is because gas and electricity wholesale prices vary depending on where you live. In Newbury specifically, a Newburian tends to pay around £10.05. This is roughly £-5.55% less compared to the UK average. A price which is applicable on a local basis but can differ in neighbourhing cities such as Sunninghill and Ascot, Newbury or Maidenhead.

Who is the largest supplier of energy to the 27,760 households of Newbury?

The most popular energy supplier in South East is British Gas. A large proportion of the inhabitants from large cities such as Reading, Slough and Bracknell get their energy from this supplier, and often they haven't actually switched at all. This means they could be losing a large sum of money. Some Brits have managed to save up to £400 a year on their energy bills simply by switching. So, although British Gas is the most popular supplier in your new area, don't feel that you are obliged to stick with them. We don't have anything against this provider, but switching itself can save you money. And our aim is to help you do that.

How much do people consume on average in Newbury?

Now that you know how much a kWh costs on average in Newbury, it might be useful to put a value on this and see how much residents of Newbury consume on average. Based on government data we are able to estimate that the average Newburian household consumes 4,144.62 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,704.98 kWh.

Switching to Octopus Energy in Newbury

Switching energy suppliers isn't difficult at all, especially when you have the Switch Plan experts here to help! All it involves is one quick phone call in which you outline your energy requirements and what you are looking for in your energy plan, and you can be switched over to a new plan in just minutes. If you decide you want to switch to an Octopus Energy deal, then you can ring them up on 0330 808 1080 and their representatives can carry out the switch for you from beginning to end. Alternatively, if you decide you want an alternative energy plan, then have a chat with one of our experts by ringing 0330 054 0018.

Here you can learn more about the benefits of switching energy suppliers. The article will also discuss the process of switching and as you will see, if you decide to switch providers, the following information will need to be provided to our experts.

  • Average monthly energy spend
  • Energy bill (not older than 3 months)
  • MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number)
  • Postcode
  • Energy supplier
  • Energy tariff

Contact information for Octopus Energy in Newbury.

If you want to reach Octopus Energy’s customer service directly, call them on 0330 808 1080, or on one of the numbers in the table below. However, if you prefer to explore all the options for your energy supply call our experts on 0330 054 0018. Our energy professionals will advise you on the ideal supplier based on your needs in Newbury

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

Newbury's local gas & electricity distribution

What should I do if I experience a power cut in Newbury?

Whether it is your fuse box or a cut in your neighborhood in Berkshire, it's important to know what to do if you ever experience a power cut. It's not the highlight of anyone's day, but the good thing is that there are ways you can easily address. The first step when experiencing a power cut is to check the source. It might be a fuse that tripped in your house circuit, so be sure to check your fuse box and see if any of the switches have been turned off. If the power cut happened when switching on an appliance or light then it is likely that it’s just in your home in Newbury. If the cut is not local, the cause could be one that is in your area; several reasons of which are out of your control, and are often because the power lines to your home were interrupted. This can happen when: * A power line has been damaged or knocked over. * Lightning has struck a utility pole * Transformers have been shut down If this is the case, it’s best you call your local distribution network operator directly on the following number 0800 029 4285. In Newbury, your local DNO is UK Power Networks. Once they have been informed they will send out a team to resolve the issue.

Who is the electricity distributor in Newbury?

Who distributes electricity in Newbury?

How can I contact the energy distributor for Newbury?

You never need up-to-date information on your DNO (District Network Operator) until you do! Inhabitants of Berkshire can call their local Berkshire DNO to get up-to-date information or in case of emergency.

Company name Company number
UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999
You can also visit their website for more info:
UK Power Networks UK Power Networks website
Cadent Gas Cadent Gas website

Who distributes Newbury's gas?

Some of us in our spare time wonder, "Where does the gas and electricity that powers my house come from and how does it travel across however far it needs to go to get to my home?" For those of us who are curious, we have all of the information for you! If you're interested in getting in touch with your gas distribution company to have this and other questions answered, your gas is provided by Cadent Gas in West Berkshire. Gas is distributed through a pretty complex system of pipes called the Gas Distribution Network, which manages the transportation of gas around the UK. Should you ever have an additonal technical queries, they can be solved by your gas distributor in Newbury, as well as any other questions regarding your gas supply. You can also go directly to your supplier for similar questions:

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Powering your new place in Newbury

Who to contact before you move in Newbury?

Congratulations! You’ve recently moved to Berkshire! We want to share some valuable information with you that will make your move a bit more seamless. I’m sure you have many things that must be arranged, and any stress around your energy procurement should not be anything to worry about. We have a comprehensive moving house checklist to make your move a bit easier. Also, below we have a list of organizations that you should notify. We have the basics covered. * Governmental/local bodies - When you move, you’ll want to update your address with teh DVLA. You won’t be able to change it until you actually make the move, just be sure to make the update in a timely manner to avoid any unnecessary complications. * Banks and financial institutions - Make sure your credit cards, banks, retirement accounts, and another other lenders are updated on your new contact information. * Insurance providers - Make sure that your insurance does not become void.

You're now in Newbury and want to set up Octopus as your new supplier

When moving to any city, such as Newbury, it can be a bit daunting to know all the things that must be done. No need to worry, we have a clear lay of the land that will be helpful. To make your life a bit easier, there are some steps you should complete before leaving your current home. This is why we've prepared a moving checklist so that you won't leave anything behind! So, let’s begin: * The most important thing! Before moving, take a meter reading so that you do not need to pay for energy that you haven’t used. * After you have your meter reading, it's time to sort out your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN). * Once your MPRN is sorted, you are then clear to move without having to worry about paying for energy that you didn't use. In case you have any doubts we have more extensive guides dedicated to moving into a new build and moving into a rented house. If you are moving into a property that is already connected to the grid, the only thing you need to do is select a provider and tariff for your home. However, there is one thing you should be weary of when moving house: Whether you are moving into a new property or not, the house will be put under a deemed contract. This contract is considered the standard tariff and it is often more expensive than the other tariffs that an energy supplier offers. So. it is important to switch energy suppliers quickly! How can you switch? Well, at Switch Plan, we can help you with that! We can manage your switch, whether it be in a brand new home or an established property. All you have to do is give us a call.

Get connected to the grid in Newbury

When you move, it is likely that your new home is already connected to the majority of the 27,760 properties in Newbury. However, if for some reason, like in instances when you built your home from the ground up, 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 0800 688 588 - the National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) and schedule a meeting for pre-application. * Submit application forms to the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO) - keep in mind, there is an application fee! * A team will then come to your property for an assessment and will send you a quote in 1 to 3 working weeks. * The your home will be connected to the grid. This process can take some time, so make sure you organise along with building the new property, this will ensure you have energy up and ready to go in your new property before moving in.

How do I sort out an energy transfer in Newbury?

You can keep the same supplier when moving house in most instances if you so wish. We have a guide on how to manage an energy transfer. Before digging in, we will explain a few factors that could affect whether you will be able to keep your supplier or not. Such factors include: * The presence of a prepayment meter on your new property * How far you’ve moved from your original residence * Whether your new property uses electricity, gas, or dual fuel * Whether you have upgraded/downgraded the size of your home. * Your new home’s estimated energy consumption These factors all affect the tariffs that will be available to you in your new home. If Newbury is far away from your original location, your tariff could be much more expensive than it was prior to your move. So if your bill goes up in costs, we highly recommend that you switch energy suppliers and look at the best deal for your area. We’re more than happy to help you navigate the best switch for you! Just give our experts a call at the number on the top of the screen.

Octopus Energy prices, dual fuel rates & tariffs in Newbury

So, Octopus' plans tend to be well-priced, but what do they offer? It's no myth that Octopus' plans are very innovative. All of their tariffs are 100% renewable, and this includes all green gas, which is still quite rare in the UK. The uniqueness of their tariffs lies in their customers' ability to coordinate their usage with cheaper energy rates to lower their energy bills. They have both fixed and variable tariffs on offer to their customers and their plans have no exit fees.

Octopus are also leading the way when it comes to electric vehicles. They have an Electric Vehicle Initiative which allows customers to lease out electric cars for low prices. Through this initiative, their customers are able to get cheaper prices for charging their cars, their own car charger, as well as assistance from experts on how to access grants.

In Newbury, what are Octopus Energy’s green energy contributions?

Octopus Energy procures their energy from a combination of solar, wind, and hydropower. They claim to be UK’s largest investor in solar power. In case you are wondering what their energy mix looks like, we have it for you below! * 75.3% wind * 31% solar * 3.7% hydropower In addition to purchasing their own energy, Octopus energy also generates it. One of their tariffs - the “Supergreen Octopus” plan combines carbon-offsets with 100% renewable electricity. They do not offer carbon-neutral biomethane gas, which is typical of most green energy suppliers, such as Green Energy UK and Ecotricity.

Electricity tariffs - Standalone

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Super Green Octopus 12M 12 months fixed 15.03 p 21.67 p
Exclusive Octopus 12M 12 months fixed 14.97 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

What gas plans does Octopus offer?

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Super Green Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
2.96 p
17.85 p
Exclusive Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
2.28 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
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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

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