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Switching to Octopus Energy in Hampshire

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Last update: July 2021

How much do you know about Hampshire?

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 Hampshire. Don't worry, we'll run you through it all on this page.

UK Power Networks is responsible for distributing energy to the 212,578 households of your county. Also SGN distributes gas to all your homes notably in the county's most populated cities : Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke and Winchester.

Did you know that Hampshire is the country's 12th biggest in the UK, with 1,053,074 inhabitants?

Who are my gas & electricity distribution network operators in Hampshire?

Who is the main gas distributor in Hampshire?

In Hampshire, the gas distribution company is SGN. 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.

Who distributes electricity to Hampshire's 212,578 households?

In Hampshire your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) is UK Power Networks. But what exactly is a DNO? In short, Ofgem licenses certain companies to be in charge of distributing electricity around the UK. These companies oversee the management of cables and towers that link up the electricity supply in the UK - also known as the National Grid - and make sure this electricity arrives safely in your home or place of work. You might never need to get in touch with them, but should you experience a powercut, or need some advice about a technical query, then you should consult the contact details laid out below.

How to get in touch with Hampshire's energy distributors?

Inhabitants of Hampshire can call their local Hampshire 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
Hampshire Distribution Network Operator General Number
0800 029 4285
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Hampshire Distribution Network Operator Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
24/7
Hampshire Gas Distributor Number
0800 912 1700
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Hampshire Gas Distributor Emergency Number
0800 111 999
24/7

You can also visit their website for more info:

UK Power Networks SGN
UK Power Networks website SGN website

Octopus Energy: Contact Details 2020

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 get in touch with Octopus Energy in South East England?

Getting in touch with Octopus is really simple, and entirely necessary should you want to switch to one of their tariffs. Moreover, there are some questions that only your supplier can answer! If you have a powercut or another energy emergency, or should you have a question about a specific tariff, then you can get in touch with their advisers directly.

Remember that you can always get in touch with our experts at Switch Plan if you want to switch to an alternative energy plan. Our experts are on call between 9am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018.

How much do the 1,053,074 residents of Hampshire pay per kWh on average?

Government data informs us that a kWh in Hampshire is around Altonians more than the national average in the UK, currently at around 10.05. To make sure you get the best deal for your kWhs, don't forget to do your research into different suppliers. Chat to our experts and they can guide you.

How can I contact my network distributor in Hampshire?

If you need some up-to-date information, or are experiencing a powercut in Hampshire, then you should get in touch directly with your District Network Provider.

Company name Company number
Hampshire UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
Hampshire UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
Hampshire SGN Number
0800 912 1700

Switching to Octopus Energy in South East England

Who are Octopus Energy?

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.

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 Hampshire 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 Hampshire.

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.

How can I sort out my Octopus Energy contract in the 12th biggest county in the UK?

If, after reading this, you decide that Octopus Energy are the best supplier for you, then we recommend giving them a ring so their experts can carry out the switch for you. Alternatively, if you want to keep shopping around for a better supplier and a different plan, then our experts are here to help. You can ring us at any time between 9am and 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Why switch energy suppliers when you move to Hampshire? Because you can save money. And a lot of it. In fact, Brits have reported savings of up to ยฃ400 a year, just by switching energy suppliers.

Octopus Energy plans and tariffs in Hampshire

Octopus Energy's 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

What are Octopus Energy 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
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

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