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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Leigh South Ward

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Octopus Energy, the rising supplier in Greater Manchester

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 Leigh South Ward 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 Leigh South Ward

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

  • Leigh South Ward is located in the lovely county of Greater Manchester.
  • They have a population of 13,784 residents who live across 6,246 households.
  • Leigh South Ward is the 545th largest city in the UK.

If you want to find out more about how to switch to Octopus Energy in Leigh South Ward, 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 Leigh South Ward

For the 13,784 residents in Leigh South Ward, who is the main energy supplier?

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 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 British Gas 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.

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 Leigh South Ward? Well, the 2.33 inhabitants of Leigh South Ward tend to have houses that are built with or without: * Electric Central Heating: In Leigh South Ward, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio being 34.32% per household. * Gas Central heating: In Leigh South Ward, 699 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio being 11.19% per household. * Oil Central Heating: In Leigh South Ward, 2439 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 39.06%. * Central Heating: 964 people do not have central heating in their homes, With the ratio being 15.44% per household.

What is the typical energy consumption in Leigh South Ward?

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 2,947.18 kWh, and the average Leigh South Ward inhabitant household consumes 3,333.45 kWh a year.

What is the average price/kWh of energy in Leigh South Ward?

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 Leigh South Ward specifically, a Leigh South Ward inhabitant tends to pay around £11.05. This is roughly £3.85% more compared to the UK average. A price which is applicable on a local basis but can differ in neighbourhing cities such as Ashton Saint Michaels Ward, Dukinfield Ward or Bredbury and Woodley Ward.

Octopus Energy prices, dual fuel rates & tariffs in Leigh South Ward

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.

Gas tariffs

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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Octopus Energy’s green energy contributions - what they look like in Leigh South Ward

Octopus Energy use 100% renewable electricity which is generated from a combination of wind, solar and hydropower. They claim to be the UK’s biggest investor in solar power. Their energy fuel mix is as follows. * 75.3% wind * 31% solar * 3.7% hydropower Octopus is a very green supplier. As well as purchasing their green energy they also generate it. One of their tariffs, the “Supergreen Octopus” plan also combines 100% renewable electricity with carbon-offset gas. However, contrary to other green suppliers such as Ecotricity or Green Energy UK they do not offer carbon-neutral biomethane gas.

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
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
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

In Leigh South Ward, how do you power your new home?

Who should I get in contact with before moving to Leigh South Ward?

You’ve recently moved to Greater Manchester, 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.

How do I go about making an energy transfer in Leigh South Ward?

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 Leigh South Ward 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.

In Leigh South Ward, how to become connected to the grid

Once you move to your new home in Leigh South Ward 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 6,246 houses in Leigh South Ward 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!

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

When moving to any city, such as Leigh South Ward, 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.

Leigh South Ward's local gas & electricity distribution

How should I contact the energy distributor in Leigh South Ward?

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
Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999
You can visit their website for more info:
Electricity North West Electricity North West website
Cadent Gas Cadent Gas website

If I experience a power cut in Leigh South Ward, what should I do?

What is the first step when experiencing a power cut? Check the source. If you look at the fuse box and notice any switches have been turned off, it might have been caused by a fuse that tripped in your home’s circuit. 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. If the power cut occured when switching on an appliance or light, it's quite likely that it’s just in your home in Leigh South Ward. Alternatively, the cut could be one that is in your area and often is from an interrupted power line connected to your home. This can happen when: * Lightning has struck a utility pole * A power line has been damaged or knocked over. * Transformers have been shut down If it's one in your area, it's best to call your local distribution network operator directly on the following number 0800 195 4141. In Leigh South Ward, your local DNO is Electricity North West. A team will likely be dispatched to resolve the issue.

In Leigh South Ward, 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 Cadent Gas in Wigan 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 Leigh South Ward, as well as any other questions regarding your gas supply. You can also go directly to your supplier for similar questions:

Who is the electricity distributor in Leigh South Ward?

Who distributes electricity in Leigh South Ward?

Switching to Octopus Energy Leigh South Ward - everything you need to know.

Switching to any supplier in Leigh South Ward 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 Leigh South Ward, 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.

How can Leigh South Ward inhabitants ring Octopus Energy in Leigh South Ward?

If you want to reach Octopus Energy’s customer service directly, call them on 0330 808 1080, or on one of the numbers in the table below. However, if you prefer to explore all the options for your energy supply call our experts on 0330 054 0018. Our energy professionals will advise you on the ideal supplier based on your needs in Leigh South Ward

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

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