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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Buckie

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Octopus Energy, the rising supplier in Grampian

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 Buckie 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 Buckie

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

  • Buckie is located in the lovely county of Grampian.
  • They have a population of 11,714 residents who live across 6,558 households.
  • Buckie is the 684th largest city in the UK.

If you want to find out more about how to switch to Octopus Energy in Buckie, 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 Buckie

Who is the main energy supplier to the 11,714 residents across Buckie?

The most popular energy supplier in North Scotland is SSE. A large proportion of the inhabitants from large cities such as Aberdeen, Elgin and Huntly Strathbogie and Howe of Alford 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 SSE 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.

What's the typical consumption in Buckie?

It’s particularly important to know the average energy consumption in a focused area. Of course, it is helpful to start with the region, understanding how much a kWh is in the broader areas. Interesting to note 2018 government data indicates that median consumption would be 3,087.94 kWh, and the average Buckie inhabitant household consumes 3,542.93 kWh a year.

What's the typical price per kwh in Buckie?

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 Buckie specifically, a Buckie inhabitant 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 Peterhead, Forres or Central Buchan Ward.

What you need to know about switching to Octopus Energy in Buckie

Switching energy suppliers isn't difficult at all, 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.

Here you can learn more about the benefits of switching energy suppliers. The article will also discuss the process of switching and as you will see, if you decide to switch providers, the following information will need to be provided to our experts.

  • Average monthly energy spend
  • Energy bill (not older than 3 months)
  • MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number)
  • Postcode
  • Energy supplier
  • Energy tariff

Looking to contact Octopus Energy in Buckie?

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 Buckie, 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 Buckie

You're moving to Grampian - who should you contact?

You’ve recently moved to Grampian, 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.

Setting up Octopus in your new home in Buckie

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 Buckie, 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.

How to transfer your energy supplier to your new home?

In Buckie 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!

How to connect to the grid in Buckie?

Once you move to your new home in Buckie 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 6,558 houses in Buckie 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!

Octopus Energy prices, dual fuel rates & tariffs in Buckie

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 are the different gas rates that Octopus offers?

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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Dual rate energy tariffs

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

Stand alone electricity tariffs

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 in Buckie

Octopus Energy procures their energy from a combination of solar, wind, and hydropower. They claim to be UK’s largest investor in solar power. In case you are wondering what their energy mix looks like, we have it for you below! * 75.3% wind * 31% solar * 3.7% hydropower In addition to purchasing their own energy, Octopus energy also generates it. One of their tariffs - the “Supergreen Octopus” plan combines carbon-offsets with 100% renewable electricity. They do not offer carbon-neutral biomethane gas, which is typical of most green energy suppliers, such as Green Energy UK and Ecotricity.

Buckie's local gas & electricity distribution

How should I contact Buckie's energy distributors?

You never need up-to-date information on your DNO (District Network Operator) until you do! Inhabitants of Grampian can call their local Grampian DNO to get up-to-date information or in case of emergency.

Company name Company number
SSE Power Distribution General Number
0345 070 7373
SSE Power Distribution Emergency Number
0800 111 999
Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999
You can also visit their website for more info:
SSE Power Distribution SSE Power Distribution website
Cadent Gas Cadent Gas website

Who is Buckie's gas distributor?

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 Cadent Gas in Banffshire. 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 Buckie, as well as any other questions regarding your gas supply. You can also go directly to your supplier for similar questions:

Who is Buckie's electricity distributor?

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 Buckie? We've got you covered! No need to look any further for your local DNO. In Buckie your electricity distributor is SSE Power Distribution.

If there is a power cut in Buckie, what should I do?

If you ever experience a power cut, the first thing you should do is check the source. If you notice that there are any switches that have been turned off, it might be because of a fuse that has tripped in the circuit of your home. Alternatively, it could be a cut in your neighborhood in Grampian. Regardless of the source, it is important to know what to do if you ever experience a power cut in your home. If the cut is one that came from your area, it's best to call your local distribution network operator directly on the following number 0345 070 7373. In Buckie, your local DNO is SSE Power Distribution. It is very likely that a team will be dispatched to help you and possibly your neighbors resolve the issue. If the power cut happened when you were switching on a light or an appliance, it’s very likely that the cut is just in your home in Buckie.. Alternatively, the cut could be in your area, and if this is the case, it is usually from an interrupted power line that is connected to your house. The most common cases when this happens are: * When a power line was damaged or knocked over. * Lightning has struck a utility pole * Transformers were either shut down or struck by lightning

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