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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Dumbarton

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The Octopus Energy supply for Dumbartonians

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 Dumbarton 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 Dumbarton

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 Dumbarton. It doesn't matter if you have just moved to a new property in Dumbarton, 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 Dumbarton. Here are some fun facts!

  • Dumbarton is located in the lovely county of Dunbartonshire.
  • They have a population of 21,453 residents who live across 11,791 households.
  • Dumbarton is the 342nd largest city in the UK.

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

Dumbarton's local gas & electricity distribution

How should I contact the energy distributor in Dumbarton?

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
Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999
You can also visit their website for more info:
Scottish Power Energy Networks Scottish Power Energy Networks website
Cadent Gas Cadent Gas website

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

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. 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 Dumbarton. 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 092 9290. In Dumbarton, your local DNO is Scottish Power Energy Networks. Once they have been informed they will send out a team to resolve the issue.

In Dumbarton, who is the gas distributor?

You'll likely never need to get in touch with your gas distribution company in Dumbarton, 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 Cadent Gas. (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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Who is the electricity distributor in Dumbarton?

What if your power is cut in Dumbarton and you want the emergency phone number for your electricity distributor? Here, we have the number listed below. Dumbartonians 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 Dumbarton your DNO is Scottish Power Energy Networks.

All Octopus tariffs currently available in Dumbarton

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

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
Exclusive Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
17.69 p
9.1 p
21.67 p
Super Green Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
16.81 p
9.18 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
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 Dumbarton, how do you power your new home?

In Dumbarton, how to become connected to the grid

There are steps you should follow to get yourself connected to the grid so you can receive your energy supply. I’m sure you want to make sure that your home can receive both heat and electricity before you move in! It is likely that your property is already a href="https://www.switch-plan.co.uk/new-home-energy/grid-connect/">connected to the grid, but there are instances where it might not be, such as moving into a new build. You want to follow the steps below if you are one of the exceptions i.e., that you are moving into a new build, whether you built the home yourself or someone else built it for you. * Call the National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) on 0800 688 588 to arrange a meeting for pre-application. This meeting will cover the workload, cost, and timeline involved in the project. It is best to do this in advance so that the timeline falls into place with the date you anticipate to move in. * Submit application forms to the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO) - there will likely be a fee associated with the application so keep this in mind. * The final step is a team will come and assess your property, and will send you a quote in 1 to 3 working weeks. * Enjoy your newly powered home!

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

In Dumbarton 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!

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

First of all, congratulations on your move to Dumbarton! Moving is a big step, and to make sure that nothing slips through the cracks, we’ve highlighted some of the various organizations you should contact to update your address. A non exhaustive list includes: * Banks and financial institutions - Include the address that is linked to both your debit and credit cards. * Government/local bodies - Update with the DVLA * Insurance providers - To keep your cards from becoming invalid To make things easier, we have a comprehensive checklist to be sure that you have everything covered!

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

When moving to any city, such as Dumbarton, 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 Dumbarton - energy consumption

For the 21,453 residents in Dumbarton, 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 Dumbartonians 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 Dumbarton. Give us a ring to find out how you can make savings by switching suppliers.

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

You might be wondering, especially if you are new to Dumbarton how the those living in the city heat their homes. Well, the 0 inhabitants of Dumbarton tend to have houses that are built with or without: * Gas Central heating: In Dumbarton, 10672 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio of those who have gas or central heating is 90.51% per household. * Oil Central Heating: In Dumbarton, 97 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for the prior is 0.83%. * Electric Central Heating: In Dumbarton, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio is 6.94% per household. * Central Heating: 203 people do not have central heating in their homes, The ratio of those who do not have central heating is 1.72% per household.

What is the typical energy consumption in Dumbarton?

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

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

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 Dumbarton specifically, a Dumbartonian tends to pay around £10.6. This is roughly £0.38% less compared to the UK average. A price which is applicable on a local basis but can differ in neighbourhing cities such as Milngavie, Vale of Leven or Kirkintilloch.

Switching to Octopus Energy in Dumbarton

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 Dumbarton, 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 Dumbarton, 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.

How can Dumbartonians ring Octopus Energy in Dumbarton?

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

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