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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Bolton

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The Octopus Energy supply for Boltonians

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 Bolton 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 Bolton

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

  • Bolton is located in the lovely county of Greater Manchester.
  • They have a population of 170,921 residents who live across 71,111 households.
  • Bolton is the 42nd largest city in the UK.

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

In Bolton, how do you power your new home?

In Bolton, how to become connected to the grid

When you move, it is likely that your new home is already connected to the majority of the 71,111 properties in Bolton. 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.

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

Like with any big change, there are some steps that you need to complete before you move house. One easy step that might save you money is to take a meter reading before you move. This way, you´re not paying for energy that you did not use! Once you have the meter reading and Meter Point Reference Number you are good to go! But, just to be sure, check out our moving checklist so that you won't leave anything behind! * 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 doubt´s we have more extensive guides dedicated to moving into a new build and moving into a rented house. Setting up your gas and electricity in a new home can be difficult, especially when moving to a new city like Bolton. When you move, until you switch to a new supplier or tariff with your current supplier, you will be put under a ‘deemed contract’ or the standard tariff of the previous homeowner’s supplier until you switch. You can make the switch by calling your chosen supplier or, to make things a bit easier, by calling us at Switch Plan to help you find the best deal. We suggest that you switch out of the deemed contract as soon as possible because it is usually more expensive than your typical tariff.

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

You can keep the same supplier when moving house in most instances if you so wish. We have a guide on how to manage an energy transfer. Before digging in, we will explain a few factors that could affect whether you will be able to keep your supplier or not. Such factors include: * The presence of a prepayment meter on your new property * How far you’ve moved from your original residence * Whether your new property uses electricity, gas, or dual fuel * Whether you have upgraded/downgraded the size of your home. * Your new home’s estimated energy consumption These factors all affect the tariffs that will be available to you in your new home. If Bolton is far away from your original location, your tariff could be much more expensive than it was prior to your move. So if your bill goes up in costs, we highly recommend that you switch energy suppliers and look at the best deal for your area. We’re more than happy to help you navigate the best switch for you! Just give our experts a call at the number on the top of the screen.

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

Congratulations! You’ve recently moved to Greater Manchester! We want to share some valuable information with you that will make your move a bit more seamless. I’m sure you have many things that must be arranged, and any stress around your energy procurement should not be anything to worry about. We have a comprehensive moving house checklist to make your move a bit easier. Also, below we have a list of organizations that you should notify. We have the basics covered. * Governmental/local bodies - When you move, you’ll want to update your address with teh DVLA. You won’t be able to change it until you actually make the move, just be sure to make the update in a timely manner to avoid any unnecessary complications. * Banks and financial institutions - Make sure your credit cards, banks, retirement accounts, and another other lenders are updated on your new contact information. * Insurance providers - Make sure that your insurance does not become void.

Bolton's local gas & electricity distribution

In Bolton, who is the 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 Northern Gas Networks in Bolton District . 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 Bolton, as well as any other questions regarding your gas supply. You can also go directly to your supplier for similar questions:

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

Whether it is your fuse box or a cut in your neighborhood in Greater Manchester, 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 Bolton. 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 195 4141. In Bolton, your local DNO is Electricity North West. Once they have been informed they will send out a team to resolve the issue.

Who is Bolton's electricity distributor?

What if your power is cut in Bolton and you want the emergency phone number for your electricity distributor? Here, we have the number listed below. Boltonians 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 Greater Manchester electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator). In Bolton your DNO is Electricity North West.

How should I contact the energy distributor in Bolton?

Experiencing an electricity power cut in Greater Manchester, or facing an issue with your gas supply? You might want to get in touch with your distribution network operator directly; they can help you if you need some up to date information, and can be quite useful as a point of contact when there is an issue such as a power outage. Contact information below:

Company name Company number
Electricity North West General Number
0800 195 4141
Electricity North West Emergency Number
105
Northern Gas Networks Number
0800 040 7766
Northern Gas Networks Emergency Number
0800 111 999
You can visit their website for more info:
Electricity North West Electricity North West website
Northern Gas Networks Northern Gas Networks website

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

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 Bolton, 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 Bolton, 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 Boltonians ring Octopus Energy in Bolton?

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 Bolton, 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

All Octopus tariffs currently available in Bolton

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

In Bolton - energy consumption

What is the typical energy consumption in Bolton?

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 Boltonian household consumes 3,333.45 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,947.18 kWh.

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

You might be wondering, how do people heat their homes in Bolton? Well, the 2.37 inhabitants of Bolton tend to have houses that are built with or without: * Electric Central Heating: In Bolton, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio being 18.39% per household. * Gas Central heating: In Bolton, 27474 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio being 38.64% per household. * Oil Central Heating: In Bolton, 27992 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 39.36%. * Central Heating: 2569 people do not have central heating in their homes, With the ratio being 3.61% per household.

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

Octopus + $city - Grapelli Octopus + $city - Grapelli 100% 10 C39 Although average prices aren't the most accurate indicators of how much a household pays for their energy, it can inform us on how prices change per region. For example, in Bolton, the average price per kWh is £11.05. This means that Boltonian pays roughly £3.85% more than the national UK average. Unit prices are constantly changing depending and that why nothing compares with calling the Switch Plan experts to get the live rates based on your needs and your locations. Indeed prices are likely to be different in cities such as Urmston Ward, Denton West Ward or Worsley Ward. Screen reader support enabled. Although average prices aren't the most accurate indicators of how much a household pays for their energy, it can inform us on how prices change per region. For example, in Bolton, the average price per kWh is £11.05. This means that Boltonian pays roughly £3.85% more than the national UK average. Unit prices are constantly changing depending and that why nothing compares with calling the Switch Plan experts to get the live rates based on your needs and your locations. Indeed prices are likely to be different in cities such as Urmston Ward, Denton West Ward or Worsley Ward. Turn on screen reader support

For the 170,921 residents in Bolton, who is the main energy supplier?

You might be curious to learn who the most popular energy supplier in North West. The most popular energy supplier in North West is British Gas. A large proportion of the inhabitants from large cities such as Manchester, Bolton and Oldham procure their energy from this supplier. Since most often individuals fail to switch their energy supplier, they might be missing out on a large sum of money they could save. On average, those living in the UK have been able to save up to £400 a year on their energy bills by making a switch. Although British Gas is the most popular in your region, they might not be the best supplier for you. Or, they might be if you don’t already have them and they can offer you a better deal either purely or based on your household needs. Regardless of who your supplier is, you are not in any way obligated to stick with them. Switching can save you money, and we’re here to help you navigate and make the best switch possible.

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