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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Dumfries

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Octopus Energy in Dumfries

Last update: September 2021

Who is Octopus? Octopus Energy have had a pretty impressive trajectory since they were founded in 2015. Gaining around 30,000 customers a month, they now provide gas and electricity plans to over 1 million customers across the UK. Their growth can be put down to their affordable and widely-considered eco-friendly energy plans, as well as their numerous partnerships with other suppliers. For example, in 2018, Octopus Energy and M&S Energy joined together in a partnership within which Octopus took over all of M&S's customers. Moreover, in 2019, Octopus acquired Coop energy, who had 30,000 customers.

Switching to Octopus Energy

Switching energy suppliers has an unfair reputation for being overly difficult and time consuming. It's unfair because it's not true! If after reading our guide to Octopus Energy in Dumfries you decide that they are the best energy supplier for you, then why not give their representatives a ring and they can carry out the whole switch for you, from start to finish. If, however, you decide that you want to shop around for an alternative energy plan, then you can ring up our experts who can switch you over to the best plan on the market for you. Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018.

Switching suppliers in Dumfries

Now you know what it means to switch, and who Octopus Energy are, let's narrow it down a bit and learn how to switch to Octopus in Dumfries. It doesn't matter if you have just moved to a new property in Dumfries, or if you have lived in the area for some time and have decided to switch, it's more or less a similar process! Let's find out a bit about Dumfries. Here are some fun facts!

  • Dumfries is located in the lovely county of Dumfries and Galloway.
  • They have a population of 45,109 residents who live across 11,949 households.
  • Dumfries is the 188th largest city in the UK.

If you want to find out more about how to switch to Octopus Energy in Dumfries, read on for all the information you need! Our aim at Switch Plan is to find you the best energy deal for your household.

Powering your new place in Dumfries

Get connected to the grid in Dumfries

Once you move to your new home in Dumfries there are steps you will need to follow to connect to the grid so that you can receive your energy supply to both power and heat your home. It is likely that your property is already connected to the grid, however in instances that it’s not, e.g., when you are building a new home, follow the steps below. (The vast majority of the 11,949 houses in Dumfries are already connected so the list below is for those that are building a new property. * Call the National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) on 0800 688 588 in order to arrange a pre-application meeting. This meeting is about the workload, timeline and cost of the project. * Submit application forms to the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO) - don’t be surprised by the 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. * Enjoy your power!

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

One easy step that could very well save you money is to take a meter reading before you move. Like with any big change, there are some steps that you need to complete before you move house. You want to make sure that you are not paying for energy that you are not able to use! Once you have the meter reading and Meter Point Reference Number you are ready to make the switch! To make your life a bit easier, you should complete the following before leaving your current home. For this reason, we've prepared a moving checklist so that you won't leave anything behind! So, let’s begin: * Number 1 and the most important thing! Before moving, take a meter reading. This way, you're not paying 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 situated, you are then clear to move without having to worry about paying for energy that you didn't or would not be able to use. If you ever have any doubts, you can check our resource that is dedicated to moving into a new build and moving into a rented house. When moving to a new city such as Dumfries, setting up your new electric and gas can be difficult. When you move, if you do not switch to a new supplier or plan type with your current supplier, you will be under a “deemed contract”, or standard tariff of the previous homeowner’s supplier until you make a switch. You can call the supplier directly, either the one that you currently have or a new one that you have found through research. A better option might be to call us at Switch Plan to help you find the best deal. We suggest that you switch out of the deemed contract ASAP because it is usually much more expensive than your typical tariff.

Who to contact before you move in Dumfries?

Congratulations! You’ve recently moved to Dumfries and Galloway! 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.

How do I sort out an energy transfer in Dumfries?

In Dumfries there are different variables that go into the price of your energy bills, as well as the transfer of energy from one home to the next. It can be a bit of a complicated process, so fortunatuely, we’ve created some information that outlays the various factors that you should take into consideration when surveying the landscape of providers before you make a switch. Check out our guide here: energy transfer. Perhaps before you dive in further, take a look at the few questions we’ve compiled below that will prove helpful in completing your energy conservation: * What is the size of your old and new home * How much energy will you consume in your new home? Is it more or less than previous? * How far have you moved? * Has the energy type changed from your previous to new residence? * Will you or have you used a prepayment meter? You might be thinking… I’m not sure if I have all of the answers. Don’t worry! Give us a call! Our experts can help you switch energy suppliers!

Dumfries's local gas & electricity distribution

How can I contact the energy distributor for Dumfries?

There is never a time you need up-to-date information on your DNO (District Network Operator) until there is an instance of a power cut or similar emergency. Those living in Dumfries and Galloway can call their local Dumfries and Galloway DNO to get up-to-date information or in case of emergency.

Company name Company number
Scottish Power Energy Networks General Number
0800 092 9290
Scottish Power Energy Networks Emergency Number
105
SGN Number
0800 912 1700
SGN Emergency Number
0800 111 999
You can also visit their website for more info:
Scottish Power Energy Networks Scottish Power Energy Networks website
SGN SGN website

Who is the electricity distributor in Dumfries?

An electricity distribution network operator is responsible for the cables and towers which carry electricity across your region and to your front door. Most have no idea how the distribution network operator system works or who they even are, since customers never see their distribution network operator. But, you might want to know how to get in touch in moments of importance. Want to know who distributes electricity in Dumfries? We've got you covered! No need to look any further for your local DNO. In Dumfries your electricity distributor is Scottish Power Energy Networks.

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

What is the first step when experiencing a power cut? Check the source. If you look at the fuse box and notice any switches have been turned off, it might have been caused by a fuse that tripped in your home’s circuit. Whether it is your fuse box or a cut in your neighborhood in Dumfries and Galloway, it's important to know what to do if you ever experience a power cut. If the power cut occured when switching on an appliance or light, it's quite likely that it’s just in your home in Dumfries. Alternatively, the cut could be one that is in your area and often is from an interrupted power line connected to your home. This can happen when: * Lightning has struck a utility pole * A power line has been damaged or knocked over. * Transformers have been shut down If it's one in your area, it's best to call your local distribution network operator directly on the following number 0800 092 9290. In Dumfries, your local DNO is Scottish Power Energy Networks. A team will likely be dispatched to resolve the issue.

Who distributes Dumfries'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 SGN in Dumfries. 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 Dumfries, 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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What you need to know about switching to Octopus Energy in Dumfries

It dosen’t need to be too complicated to switch energy suppliers; people tend to think that switching suppliers tends to be difficult and take a good bit of time but this doesn’t have to be the case! When you read our guide on Octopus Energy in Dumfries, you will have everything that you need to decide if Octopus is the right energy supplier for you, based on your needs. You could give their representatives a ring, or contact us so we can be sure that they are the best match for you! We can provide information about Octopus Energy and make the switch for you! Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018, to find out more.

  • You property’s postcode
  • An energy bill that is no older than 3 months
  • Your current energy supplier
  • Your current energy tariff
  • An average monthly energy bill
  • MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number)

Switching energy suppliers has an unfair reputation for being overly difficult and time-consuming. It's unfair because it's not true! If after reading our guide on Octopus Energy in Dumfries, you decide that they are the best energy supplier for you, then why not give their representatives a ring and they can carry out the whole switch for you, from start to finish. If, however, you decide that you want to shop around for an alternative energy plan, then you can ring up our experts who can switch you over to the best plan currently on the market, that is made for you. Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018, to find out more.

Contact information for Octopus Energy in Dumfries.

To contact Octopus Energy’s customer service, you can ring them on 0330 808 1080. Or if you aren't convinced yet and would like to learn more about your different energy options, call us at 0330 054 0018. Our energy experts will assist you and guide you to the most suitable solution or offers available for you and your current energy needs. If you would rather get in touch with Octopus Energy directly, below you will find several options to reach them depending on your motives.

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

In Dumfries - energy consumption

Who is the largest supplier of energy to the 11,949 households of Dumfries?

The most popular energy supplier in South Scotland is Scottish Power. A large proportion of the inhabitants from large cities such as Dumfries, Mid and Upper Nithsdale Ward and Wigtown West Ward 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 Scottish Power 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 is the average price/kWh in Dumfries?

Octopus + $city - Grapelli Octopus + $city - Grapelli 100% 10 C39 Although average prices aren't the most accurate indicators of how much a household pays for their energy, it can inform us on how prices change per region. For example, in Dumfries, the average price per kWh is £10.15. This means that Dumfries inhabitant pays roughly £-4.61% less than the national UK average. Unit prices are constantly changing depending and that why nothing compares with calling the Switch Plan experts to get the live rates based on your needs and your locations. Indeed prices are likely to be different in cities such as Castle Douglas and Glenkens Ward, Annan or Dee Ward. Screen reader support enabled. Although average prices aren't the most accurate indicators of how much a household pays for their energy, it can inform us on how prices change per region. For example, in Dumfries, the average price per kWh is £10.15. This means that Dumfries inhabitant pays roughly £-4.61% less than the national UK average. Unit prices are constantly changing depending and that why nothing compares with calling the Switch Plan experts to get the live rates based on your needs and your locations. Indeed prices are likely to be different in cities such as Castle Douglas and Glenkens Ward, Annan or Dee Ward. Turn on screen reader support

How are homes heated in Dumfries?

You might be wondering how the houses are heated in Dumfries. The 0.8 inhabitants of Dumfries tend to have the following: * Electric Central Heating: Out of the people that live in Dumfries, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 13.98% per household. * Oil Central Heating: Out of the people living in Dumfries, 1288 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 10.78%. * Central Heating: 271 people do not have central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 2.27% per household. * Gas Central heating: Out of the 11,949 households that are located in Dumfries, 8719 of them have gas central heating. The ratio for this would be ratio_gas_central_heating per household.

How much do people consume on average in Dumfries?

Knowing how much a kWh tends to cost in a region is all well and good, but it's even more useful to know what the average consumption is in a particular area. 2018 government data indicates that the average Dumfries inhabitant household consumes 3,542.93 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,087.94 kWh.

Octopus Energy prices, dual fuel rates & tariffs in Dumfries

As well as being reasonably priced, Octopus' tariffs are very unique, unlike most others on the market. They are all 100% renewable - both their electricity and gas, which is quite rare. Their customers are able to really get to know their energy usage, for example when is cheapest for them to use electricity.

Moreover, when it comes to electric vehicles, Octopus have a lot on offer. Through their electric vehicle initiative, their customers can lease out electric cars at very reasonable prices, and even get their own charger and access cheaper rates to charge their vehicle. Their aim is to improve access to electric vehicles.

Octopus offer both fixed and variable tariffs, and none of them have exit fees.

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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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

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

Octopus Energy is a rockstar when it comes to green energy. They are UK’s largest solar power investor (as they claim) and they gather their energy from a combination of wind, solar, and hydropower. Often when consumers are looking for green energy, they are curious of the suppliers energy mix. In case you didn’t already know, we got you covered! See below for their fuel mix: * 75.3% wind * 31% solar * 3.7% hydropower In addition to purchasing green energy, Octopus also generates it! One of their plans - the “Supergreen Octopus” combines 100% renewable energy with carbon offsets. However, where Octopus energy is lacking is that they do not offer carbon-neutral biomethane gas, which is typical for most green energy suppliers.

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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