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Switching to Octopus Energy in Essex

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Last update: July 2021

Octopus Energy in Essex

With a wide range of suppliers to choose from in Essex, it's important to read up a bit on who they all are and what they provide. Octopus is up and coming and lot's of customers are switching away from the likes of British Gas and Scottish Power in favour of what these market newcomers have to offer.

Whether you have just moved to Essex, or even if you have lived there for some time now and never switched suppliers, you might not know the energy make-up of the area. Who is the main supplier in Essex? What is the average consumption and price of energy? That, and more, is what you will find out on this page. But first, let's dive into Essex a bit more generally. How much do you know about the area? Here are some fun facts:

  • Essex is the country's 8th most populated county in the UK.
  • A decent chunk of that population living in the cities of Southend-on-Sea, Basildon, Colchester and Chelmsford.
  • There are 1,255,566 inhabitants living in Essex across 179,792.
  • UK Power Networks is responsible for distributing energy to the 179,792 households of your county.
  • Cadent Gas distributes gas to the homes of Essex.

But, while facts and figures are important, it's also good to remember that your energy supply is personal to you. Every household has its own requirements which depend on: * The size of your house. * The number of inhabitants. * How much energy you all use.

If you want to switch to an Octopus Energy tariff, ring them up on 0330 808 1080 to speak to one of their advisers. If you want to shop around for an alternative energy plan, ring us up to chat to one of our experts.

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

Who distributes Essex's gas?

In Essex, the gas distribution company is Cadent Gas. Since we tend to speak to our energy suppliers for any queries about gas and electricity, we don't usually have to contact our gas distributors. They manage the transportation of gas through underground pipes before it eventually arrives with our suppliers. In short, gas doesn't just appear out of thin air!

Should you need to get in touch with your gas distribution network, we have provided their contact details below. There are 4 gas distribution companies that operate in different regions in the UK. Underneath these companies, there are 8 gas distribution networks that operate on a more local level to manage your gas provision.

Who distributes electricity to Essex's 179,792 households?

In Essex your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) is UK Power 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.

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

Inhabitants of Essex can call their local Essex 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
Essex Distribution Network Operator General Number
0800 029 4285
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Essex Distribution Network Operator Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
24/7
Essex Gas Distributor Number
0345 835 1111
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Essex Gas Distributor Emergency Number
0800 111 999
24/7

You can also visit their website for more info:

UK Power Networks Cadent Gas
UK Power Networks website Cadent Gas website

How can I contact my network distributor in Essex?

If you need some up-to-date information, or are experiencing a powercut in Essex, then you should get in touch directly with your District Network Provider.

Company name Company number
Essex UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
Essex UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
Essex Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111

Octopus Energy plans and tariffs in Essex

Double electricity 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

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

Gas plans

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

Switching to Octopus Energy in East England

Who are Octopus Energy?

Let's break down the important facts about Octopus. * Founded in 2015, they now have over 1 million customers all across the UK. * On average, they gain around 30,000 customers each month. * Their growth is in part down to a number of successful acquisitions, including M&S Energy in 2018 and Coop Energy in 2019. * They are widely considered to be one of the greenest energy suppliers on the market, with middle-ranging tariff rates.

We are here to debunk the myth that switching energy suppliers is difficult, time-consuming, or expensive. It's literally the opposite! Calling Switch Plan is free and the whole process only takes a few minutes. If you are moving into a new home in Essex and want to switch to a new energy contract, then the process is slightly different to if you are staying in the same property, but not much. There are just a few extra steps for you to take.

The most important thing to do at this time is to take meter readings. Make sure that you do this in both properties. When you leave your previous residence, take a last meter reading, and when you enter your new property, take a first meter reading. Jot these both down and you will be able to provide proof to your energy supplier of your consumption if you find yourself being overcharged.

Let you energy supplier know that you are moving at least 48 hours prior to your move to they can make necessary arrangements for you. If you don't know who your energy supplier is, visit Ofgem website, or check out a recent energy bill. Whether you are moving into a rented property, or you are a new homeowner, this process is more or less the same.

You should start researching your new energy supplier before moving house, but remember that you can't switch suppliers before your official move in day. This means that you will be automatically put onto a default tariff for the first month in your new home. Default tariffs tend to be quite expensive, so you wan't to be able to switch as soon as possible in Essex.

Octopus Energy have a lot of information for their customers on their website. However, for free, unbias information about switching suppliers, our experts are here to help. Don't hesitate to give us a ring on 0300 054 0018 and we can talk you through the best plan for your economic and environmental requirements as a household.

How do I start a Octopus Energy contract in Essex?

Did you know that Brits have reported savings of up to ยฃ400, simply by switching energy suppliers?

If Octopus Energy is the supplier for your new home in Essex, then you should ring them up directly and their experts can carry out the switch for you. Alternatively, you can ring up our Switch Plan experts who can assist you in your search for your perfect energy supplier and plan.

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 Essex?

If you are looking to switch to Octopus Energy, you can do so by ringing up their advisers on the number specified below. Moreover, if you have a speciifc complaint, request or query that only your supplier can answer, then you really should get in touch with them directly.

If you are looking to switch to an alternative energy plan, then don't forget that our experts are on call Monday to Friday, between 9am and 7pm. Our aim is to find you the best deal on the energy market, based on your specific requirements. get in touch with our Switch Plan experts at 0330 054 0018 if you want free, impartial advice about all your options.

How much on average does a kWh cost among the 1,255,566 residents of Essex?

2018 government data tells us that a kWh in Essex is around Basildoners more than the UK national average, at 9.93. The amount you are charged for your energy depends on which supplier, and which plan, you sign up to. Our experts can give you free advice about what is best for you in a quick, 10 minute phone call.

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