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Switching to Octopus Energy in Greater Manchester

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Last update: July 2021

How much do you know about Greater Manchester?

If you have lived in the area for a long time and never switched energy supplier, then it's likely you know very little about energy supply in Greater Manchester. Don't worry, we'll run you through it all on this page.

Electricity North West is responsible for distributing energy to the 105,547 households of your county. Also Cadent Gas distributes gas to all your homes notably in the county's most populated cities : Manchester, Bolton, Oldham and Rochdale.

Did you know that Greater Manchester is the country's 3rd biggest in the UK, with 2,294,493 inhabitants?

How do I start a Octopus Energy contract in Greater Manchester?

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 Greater Manchester, 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

Contacting Octopus Energy in Greater Manchester

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.

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 my network distributor in Greater Manchester?

Should you experience a powercut, or simply need some up-to-date information about energy in Greater Manchester, contacting your District Network Provider is your best bet.

Company name Company number
Greater Manchester Electricity North West General Number
0800 195 4141
Greater Manchester Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Greater Manchester Electricity North West Emergency Number
105

Octopus Energy plans and tariffs Greater Manchester

Octopus Energy's 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
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

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
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

Who are my gas & electricity distribution network operators in Greater Manchester?

Who distributes gas in Greater Manchester?

In Greater Manchester, 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.

How can I contact my network distributor in Greater Manchester?

Inhabitants of Greater Manchester can call their local Greater Manchester 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
Greater Manchester Distribution Network Operator General Number
0800 195 4141
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Greater Manchester Distribution Network Operator Emergency Number
105
24/7
Greater Manchester Gas Distributor Number
0345 835 1111
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Greater Manchester Gas Distributor Emergency Number
0800 111 999
24/7

You can also visit their website for more info:

Electricity North West Cadent Gas
Electricity North West website Cadent Gas website

Who is your distribution network operator in Greater Manchester?

In Greater Manchester, your distribution network operator (DNO) is Electricity North West. Your DNO is in charge of all of the cables and towers that make up the electricity distribution in the UK. They transport electricity from the national transmission network (the National Grid) and supplying it to homes and businesses. Just as with gas, you will most likely never have to get in touch with your DNO, but should you need to, their contact details are listed on this page.

How much do the 2,294,493 residents of Greater Manchester pay per kWh on average?

2018 government data tells us that a kWh in Greater Manchester is around Altrincham Ward inhabitants more than the UK national average, at 11.05. 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.

Switching to Octopus Energy in North West England

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 Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester.

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.

Octopus Energy: how much do you know about this young supplier?

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.

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