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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Bearsden

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Octopus Energy in Bearsden

Last update: September 2021

Octopus Energy - who are they and what is their history?

Octopus Energy have grown exponentially since 2015 when they were created. Since then, they have gained over 1 million customers around the UK, growing by 30,000 a month! Their customers are attracted to their affordable and eco-friendly energy plans, since they aim to provide 100% renewable electricity, as well as offset much of their customers' gas usage. As well as their attractive energy plans, they have also partnered up with other suppliers which has brought about impressive growth. In 2018, they partnered up with M&S energy, taking on all of their customers. In 2019, they did the same with Coop energy, gaining Octopus 30,000 customers. Whether its for your business or your household, Octopus definitely has a plan for you.

Looking to join Octopus Energy

Switching energy suppliers really isn't difficult, 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.

Searching for a new energy supplier in Bearsden

Depending on where you are in the UK, your energy plan will differ. This is because prices fluctuate given that the market price of energy varies depending on the region. To find out a bit about Bearsden, let's run through a few quick facts!

  • Bearsden forms part of Dunbartonshire.
  • It is home to 32,347 inhabitants across 10,934 households.
  • This makes it the 243rd largest city in the UK.

Read on for more specific information about how to switch to Octopus Energy in Bearsden! We'll make sure that you kick start your new energy supply in no time.

Light up your new home in Bearsden

Now that you're in Bearsden, you want to set up Octopus as your new supplier - how to go about making the switch.

When moving to any city, such as Bearsden, 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.

In Bearsden, how to become connected to the grid

When you move, it is likely that your new home is already connected to the majority of the 10,934 properties in Bearsden. 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.

Who should I get in contact with before moving to Bearsden?

You’ve recently moved to Dunbartonshire, and we have a comprehensive moving house checklist for you to help make your life a bit easier.

There are some organizations that are important to notify, and here we will cover just the basics - trust us, notifying will make your life easier! These include: * Government/local bodies - You won’t be able to change your address until you move in, but once you do, it is necessary to update your address with the DVLA. Doing so will make sure that your license and vehicle registration is updated. * Insurance providers - To be sure that your insurance does not become void. * Banks and financial institutions - Make sure that your banks, credit cards, and any other financial lenders are aware of your new contact details.

How do I go about making an energy transfer in Bearsden?

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 Bearsden 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.

Switching to Octopus Energy in Bearsden

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 Bearsden, 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.

Switching energy suppliers will allow you to make savings on your energy bills as well as find a rate more suited for you and your home. On the following page about switching energy suppliers, you can learn about all the benefits of switching as well as the process involved. If you decide to switch providers, note that you will need to provide the following information.

  • Properties postcode
  • Energy supplier
  • Energy tariff
  • An average monthly energy bill
  • Energy bill (not older than 3 months)
  • MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number)

How can Bearsden inhabitants ring Octopus Energy in Bearsden?

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 Bearsden

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

Bearsden's local gas & electricity distribution

How should I contact the energy distributor in Bearsden?

You never need up-to-date information on your DNO (District Network Operator) until you do! Inhabitants of Dunbartonshire can call their local Dunbartonshire 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
Northern Gas Networks Number
0800 040 7766
Northern Gas Networks Emergency Number
0800 111 999

You can also visit their website for more info:

Scottish Power Energy Networks Scottish Power Energy Networks website
Northern Gas Networks Northern Gas Networks website

Who is the electricity distributor in Bearsden?

What if your power is cut in Bearsden and you want the emergency phone number for your electricity distributor? Here, we have the number listed below. Bearsden inhabitants can give their electricity distributor a ring, in case of emergency or to get up-to-date information, you also have the option to call your local Dunbartonshire electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator). In Bearsden your DNO is Scottish Power Energy Networks.

If I experience a power cut in Bearsden, what should I do?

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 Dunbartonshire, 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 Bearsden.

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 Bearsden, your local DNO is Scottish Power Energy Networks. A team will likely be dispatched to resolve the issue.

In Bearsden, who is the gas distributor?

You'll likely never need to get in touch with your gas distribution company in Bearsden, since your energy supplier can usually address any problems you experience. But if you have a specific question, you might want to get in touch with your local gas distribution company. For example, you might be wondering how gas travels around the UK... We won't bore you with the details, but it's quite clever, and it is managed in your region by Northern Gas Networks. (Fun fact! Gas is transported through a complex system of pipes underground to get to your front door and heat your home.)

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In Bearsden, what is the typical energy consumption?

For the 32,347 residents in Bearsden, who is the main energy supplier?

In South Scotland, and indeed across a lot of Dunbartonshire, the most popular energy supplier is Scottish Power. A historical supplier with a huge customer base notably in the in the counties most populated cities such as Bearsden, Bishopbriggs and Clydebank. Many households in Dunbartonshire have never switched to a new supplier. This means that Bearsden inhabitants who have stuck with Scottish Power could be losing money each year. Switching supplier can save you up to £400 a year on your energy bills, so why not switch to a new provider? We aren't saying that Scottish Power aren't a good provider, but in fact the act of switching can save you money. So, don't forget that you are free to change energy suppliers at any time in Bearsden. Give us a ring to find out how you can make savings by switching suppliers.

What is the average price/kWh of energy in Bearsden?

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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 Bearsden, the average price per kWh is £10.6. This means that Bearsden inhabitant pays roughly £0.38% 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 Dumbarton, Milngavie or Lenzie. 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 Bearsden, the average price per kWh is £10.6. This means that Bearsden inhabitant pays roughly £0.38% 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 Dumbarton, Milngavie or Lenzie. Turn on screen reader support

In City.name, how are homes heated? Is there anything in particular that I need to know?

You might be wondering, how do people heat their homes in Bearsden? Well, the 0.53 inhabitants of Bearsden tend to have houses that are built with or without:

  • Electric Central Heating: In Bearsden, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio being 4.89% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: In Bearsden, 10281 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio being 94.02% per household.
  • Oil Central Heating: In Bearsden, 52 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.47%.
  • Central Heating: 67 people do not have central heating in their homes, With the ratio being 0.61% per household.

What is the typical energy consumption in Bearsden?

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 Bearsden inhabitant household consumes 3,158.45 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,876.38 kWh.

Octopus Energy prices, dual fuel rates & tariffs in Bearsden

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.

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

Single Electricity plans

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

Octopus Energy’s green energy contributions - what they look like in Bearsden

Octopus Energy use 100% renewable electricity which is generated from a combination of wind, solar and hydropower. They claim to be the UK’s biggest investor in solar power. Their energy fuel mix is as follows.

  • 75.3% wind
  • 31% solar
  • 3.7% hydropower

Octopus is a very green supplier. As well as purchasing their green energy they also generate it. One of their tariffs, the “Supergreen Octopus” plan also combines 100% renewable electricity with carbon-offset gas. However, contrary to other green suppliers such as Ecotricity or Green Energy UK they do not offer carbon-neutral biomethane gas.

Dual Rates for this energy tariff

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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