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Switching to Octopus Energy in Cumbria

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Last update: July 2021

Octopus Energy in Cumbria

There are so many suppliers and tariffs to choose from in Cumbria. Don't be overwhelmed! The most important thing to remember is that your energy supply is personal to your household, and depends on the size of your home, the number of inhabitants, your average energy consumption, and so much more.

Have you lived in Cumbria for a while and never switched suppliers? Or indeed, have you just moved to the area? Either way, how much do you really know about Cumbria? Here are some fun facts:

  • There are 232,684 inhabitants living in Cumbria across 592,240.
  • A decent chunk of that population living in the cities of Carlisle, Barrow in Furness, Kendal and Workington.
  • Cumbria is the country's 50th most populated county in the UK.
  • Scottish Power Energy Networks is responsible for distributing energy to the 592,240 households of your county.
  • Cadent Gas distributes gas to the homes of Cumbria.

If you decide that Octopus Energy are the supplier for you, then you can call them on 0330 808 1080. If you are unsure and want to continue shopping around for an alternative plan, then give us a ring and our experts can carry out the switch for you.

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

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

Inhabitants of Cumbria can call their local Cumbria electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator) or gas distributor in case of emergency or to get up-to-date information.

Company name Company number Number opening hours
Cumbria Distribution Network Operator General Number
0800 001 5400
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Cumbria Distribution Network Operator Emergency Number
105
24/7
Cumbria Gas Distributor Number
0345 835 1111
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Cumbria Gas Distributor Emergency Number
0800 111 999
24/7

You can also visit their website for more info:

Scottish Power Energy Networks Cadent Gas
Scottish Power Energy Networks website Cadent Gas website

Who distributes electricity to Cumbria's 592,240 households?

In Cumbria your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) is Scottish Power Energy 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 distributes gas in Cumbria?

Before your supplier can provide you with gas to heat up your home, they need to get that very gas from somewhere! But where do they get it from? Honestly, you don't need to know the exact details, but put simply, gas is distributed around the UK by gas distribution networks. There are 8 of these, all operating in different regions, and they are overseen by 4 gas distribution companies. Transporting gas requires careful attention, as a gas leak is no fun for anybody. Whoever your gas supplier may be in Cumbria will receive their gas supply from Cadent Gas, who operates all around the county.

So no, gas doesn't appear out of thin air, but instead is transported through a fairly complex system of pipes underground which are very carefully managed. Don't worry about having to get in touch with them, since your supplier can typically answer all the questions you have about your energy supply, but all of their contact information can be found below should you find yourself in a gas emergency.

How to make the switch to Octopus Energy in Cumbria?

Octopus Energy: how much do you know about this young supplier?

How much do you know about Octopus Energy? Although they have become somewhat of a household name over the past few years, they are still relatively small. Founded in 2015, they have grown exponentially after some successful acquisitions, including M&S Energy in 2018 and Coop Energy in 2019. Gaining around 30,000 customers each month, they have developed a customer base of around one million households across the UK. Their unique and renewable energy plans and affordable prices have attracted customers and hailed very positive reviews in the process.

Switching energy suppliers isn't a difficult or time-consuming process. And it's completely free! Our Switch Plan experts can switch you over to a new energy plan in Cumbria in just a few minutes, at no cost. When moving house, you want to make sure that you finalise a few things before you are able to switch in your new house. The first thing to do is to let your current supplier know that you are moving in Cumbria. You should do this at least 48 hours before you move. If you are in a rented property or in your own new home, the process is more or less the same. If you don't know who supplies your energy, head over to the Ofgem website

Now, one of the most important things to do when moving is to take energy meter readings. When you leave your previous residence, take your final meter reading, and take your first meter reading in your new place as soon as you move in. Don't forget to take a photo of the meters and/or jot them down on some paper. It might be worth writing down the meter reading of your old home and leaving this information in a safe place for the new residents of the property.

Although you can't switch energy suppliers until your first official day in your new property, you should definitely start researching which energy plan you want to switch to well in advance of moving in. This is because you will automatically be put on a default tariff in your new home when you move in, which tend to be much pricier, so you'll want to switch as quickly as possible.

Octopus Energy have lot's of information online about switching over to one of their plans. However, if you want free, quick, and unbias information about making this switch, don't hesitate to give us a ring on 0300 054 0018 and we can talk you through the best plan for you.

How can I contact my network distributor in Cumbria?

Get in touch directly with your District Network Provider if you are facing a powercut and/or need some information about local energy in Cumbria.

Company name Company number
Cumbria Scottish Power Energy Networks Emergency Number
105
Cumbria Scottish Power Energy Networks General Number
0800 001 5400
Cumbria Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111

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

How can I contact Octopus Energy in Cumbria?

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.

How much on average does a kWh cost among the 232,684 residents of Cumbria?

Government data informs us that a kWh in Cumbria is around Barrow in Furness inhabitants more than the national average in the UK, currently at around 11.73. To make sure you get the best deal for your kWhs, don't forget to do your research into different suppliers. Chat to our experts and they can guide you.

Setting up an Octopus Energy contract in the 50th biggest county in the UK?

If, after reading this, you decide that Octopus Energy are the best supplier for you, then we recommend giving them a ring so their experts can carry out the switch for you. Alternatively, if you want to keep shopping around for a better supplier and a different plan, then our experts are here to help. You can ring us at any time between 9am and 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Why switch energy suppliers when you move to Cumbria? Because you can save money. And a lot of it. In fact, Brits have reported savings of up to ยฃ400 a year, just by switching energy suppliers.

Octopus Energy plans and tariffs in Cumbria

What two rate electricity plans do Octopus Energy offer?

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

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

What gas plans does Octopus Energy 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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