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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Brentwood

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The Octopus Energy supply for Brentwood inhabitants

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 Brentwood 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 Brentwood

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

  • Brentwood is located in the lovely county of Essex.
  • They have a population of 52,198 residents who live across 22,027 households.
  • Brentwood is the 166th largest city in the UK.

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

Energy consumption in Brentwood

Who is the largest supplier of energy to the 22,027 households of Brentwood?

In East of England, and indeed across a lot of Essex, the most popular energy supplier is British Gas. A historical supplier with a huge customer base notably in the in the counties most populated cities such as Southend-on-Sea, Basildon and Colchester. Many households in Essex have never switched to a new supplier. This means that Brentwood inhabitants who have stuck with British Gas 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 British Gas 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 Brentwood. Give us a ring to find out how you can make savings by switching suppliers.

How much do people consume on average in Brentwood?

Now that you know how much a kWh costs on average in Brentwood, it might be useful to put a value on this and see how much residents of Brentwood consume on average. Based on government data we are able to estimate that the average Brentwood inhabitant household consumes 3,787.34 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,299.29 kWh.

How are homes heated in Brentwood?

You might be wondering how the houses are heated in Brentwood. The 2.4 inhabitants of Brentwood tend to have the following: * Electric Central Heating: Out of the people that live in Brentwood, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 10.05% per household. * Oil Central Heating: Out of the people living in Brentwood, 53 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.24%. * Central Heating: 390 people do not have central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 1.77% per household. * Gas Central heating: Out of the 22,027 households that are located in Brentwood, 19370 of them have gas central heating. The ratio for this would be ratio_gas_central_heating per household.

How much is the average price/kWh in Brentwood?

It’s typical for unit prices to change continuously. There is so much to navigate when choosing a provider, so it might be the most helpful for you to call our Switch Plan experts so that you can get the most accurate rates based on your household needs and your locations. Prices are very likely to be different in cities such as South Woodham Ferrers, Stanford-le-Hope or Braintree.

Average prices are not the most accurate indicators of what a household will pay for their energy; however, it can be useful in having a ballpark range for what the price is for the region. In Brentwood, the average price per kWh is £9.93, just for an example. What this means is that Brentwood inhabitant will pay approximately £-6.67% less than the national UK average.

All Octopus tariffs currently available in Brentwood

Octopus is known for having reasonable, hyper competitive prices, but their tariffs are unique as well, unlike most other energy suppliers out there. They are 100% renewable, which is rare, especially as a low cost provider. 100% renewable energy counts towards both electricity and gas.

If you have an electric vehicle - Octopus Energy might be the perfect provider for you. They have an electric vehicle incentive where customers can lease out an electric car and charger, and access cheaper rates to charge the vehicle (often at night if you select an economy 7 plan where the tariffs vary between day and night). Octopus Energy stands to their green initiatives, as you can see, one of their goals is to improve the ease of access to electric vehicles.

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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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

In Brentwood, 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.

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

Brentwood's local gas & electricity distribution

How can I contact the energy distributor for Brentwood?

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 Essex can call their local Essex DNO to get up-to-date information or in case of emergency.

Company name Company number
UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999

You can also visit their website for more info:

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

Who distributes Brentwood's gas?

Not everyone has the time to find out where their gas and electricity comes from, no less how it travels and how far it needs to go from origin to destination, i.e., my home! Since you don’t have the time nor should be bothered by finding all of this information out, we have consolidated all of this information in one short summary below:

Gas is distributed through a complex system of pipes - this is the Gas Distribution Network, and this network manages the transportation of gas around the UK> Should you ever have any technical inquiries, these can often be answered by your gas distributor in Brentwood, as well as any other queries you might have about your gas supply. You can also go to your supplier for additional information.

In case you would like to get in touch with your gas distribution company to have this and any additional questions answered, your gas is provided by Cadent Gas in Brentwood District .

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

Whether it is your fuse box or a cut in your neighborhood in Essex, 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 Brentwood.

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 029 4285. In Brentwood, your local DNO is UK Power Networks. Once they have been informed they will send out a team to resolve the issue.

Who is the electricity distributor in Brentwood?

Who distributes electricity in Brentwood?

Switching to Octopus Energy in Brentwood

Switching to any supplier in Brentwood involves more or less the same process. If you are moving from one property to another, then the process differs from if you are simply switching from one supplier to another in the same property. The most important thing to remember is to taking meter readings in both properties. When you leave your old property, be sure to take a meter reading and jot it down so you can provide information upon request of when you finished using energy in that property. Then, when you move into your next property, you must also take a meter reading. This is so your new supplier knows exactly when to start charging you for energy in your new place.

The only disadvantage to switching when you move house is that you will automatically start consuming energy on a default or 'deemed' contract. These tend to be pricier than a plan that you choose to switch to, so for the first month in your new property you might be spending a bit more than you had hoped. As a result, you want to make sure that you do your research as soon as possible to start the process. That way you can get started on a cheaper tariff as soon as possible and start saving.

If you decide that Octopus are the right supplier for you in Brentwood, then give them a ring and they can switch you over to your preferred plan in one quick phone call. If an alternative plan is better, then ring up our Switch Plan and we can switch you over to a new tariff in no time.

Contact information for Octopus Energy in Brentwood.

If you are looking to contact Octopus Energy’s customer service, you can call 0330 808 1080, or one of their numbers in the table below. However, if you want to explore all of the options in your Brentwood, you can call our energy supply experts on 0330 054 0018. We are super happy to help you find the right supplier based on your needs!

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

Light up your new home in Brentwood

Who to contact before you move in Brentwood?

First of all, congratulations on your move to Brentwood! 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!

How do I sort out an energy transfer in Brentwood?

In Brentwood 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!

Get connected to the grid in Brentwood

When you move, it is likely that your new home is already connected to the majority of the 22,027 properties in Brentwood. 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.

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

When moving to any city, such as Brentwood, 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.

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