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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Basingstoke

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Octopus Energy in Basingstoke

Last update: September 2021

Octopus Energy - who are they and what is their history?

Octopus Energy have grown exponentially since 2015 when they were created. Since then, they have gained over 1 million customers around the UK, growing by 30,000 a month! Their customers are attracted to their affordable and eco-friendly energy plans, since they aim to provide 100% renewable electricity, as well as offset much of their customers' gas usage. As well as their attractive energy plans, they have also partnered up with other suppliers which has brought about impressive growth. In 2018, they partnered up with M&S energy, taking on all of their customers. In 2019, they did the same with Coop energy, gaining Octopus 30,000 customers. Whether its for your business or your household, Octopus definitely has a plan for you.

Looking to join Octopus Energy

Switching energy suppliers really isn't difficult, 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.

Searching for a new energy supplier in Basingstoke

Depending on where you are in the UK, your energy plan will differ. This is because prices fluctuate given that the market price of energy varies depending on the region. To find out a bit about Basingstoke, let's run through a few quick facts!

  • Basingstoke forms part of Hampshire.
  • It is home to 107,100 inhabitants across 44,321 households.
  • This makes it the 80th largest city in the UK.

Read on for more specific information about how to switch to Octopus Energy in Basingstoke! We'll make sure that you kick start your new energy supply in no time.

What you need to know about are your gas & electricity distribution network operators in Basingstoke

How can I contact the energy distributor for Basingstoke?

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

Company name Company number
UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999

You can also visit their website for more info:

UK Power Networks UK Power Networks website
Cadent Gas Cadent Gas website

What should I do if I experience a power cut in Basingstoke?

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 Hampshire, 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 Basingstoke.

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 029 4285. In Basingstoke, your local DNO is UK Power Networks. A team will likely be dispatched to resolve the issue.

Who is the electricity distributor in Basingstoke?

Who distributes electricity in Basingstoke?

Who distributes Basingstoke's gas?

Not everyone has the time to find out where their gas and electricity comes from, no less how it travels and how far it needs to go from origin to destination, i.e., my home! Since you don’t have the time nor should be bothered by finding all of this information out, we have consolidated all of this information in one short summary below:

Gas is distributed through a complex system of pipes - this is the Gas Distribution Network, and this network manages the transportation of gas around the UK> Should you ever have any technical inquiries, these can often be answered by your gas distributor in Basingstoke, as well as any other queries you might have about your gas supply. You can also go to your supplier for additional information.

In case you would like to get in touch with your gas distribution company to have this and any additional questions answered, your gas is provided by Cadent Gas in Basingstoke and Deane District .

In Basingstoke, what is the typical energy consumption?

Who is the largest supplier of energy to the 44,321 households of Basingstoke?

You might be curious to learn who the most popular energy supplier in South East. The most popular energy supplier in South East is British Gas. A large proportion of the inhabitants from large cities such as Southampton, Portsmouth and Basingstoke 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.

How are homes heated in Basingstoke?

You might be wondering, how do people heat their homes in Basingstoke? Well, the 2.42 inhabitants of Basingstoke tend to have houses that are built with or without:

  • Electric Central Heating: In Basingstoke, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio being 8.71% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: In Basingstoke, 39595 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio being 89.34% per household.
  • Oil Central Heating: In Basingstoke, 332 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.75%.
  • Central Heating: 535 people do not have central heating in their homes, With the ratio being 1.21% per household.

How much is the average price/kWh in Basingstoke?

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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 Basingstoke, the average price per kWh is £10.05. This means that Basingstokian pays roughly £-5.55% less 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 Horndean, Yateley or Fair Oak and Horton Heath. 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 Basingstoke, the average price per kWh is £10.05. This means that Basingstokian pays roughly £-5.55% less 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 Horndean, Yateley or Fair Oak and Horton Heath. Turn on screen reader support

How much do people consume on average in Basingstoke?

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 3,542.43 kWh, and the average Basingstokian household consumes 3,990.92 kWh a year.

Powering your new place in Basingstoke

Get connected to the grid in Basingstoke

There are steps you should follow to get yourself connected to the grid so you can receive your energy supply. I’m sure you want to make sure that your home can receive both heat and electricity before you move in! It is likely that your property is already a href="https://www.switch-plan.co.uk/new-home-energy/grid-connect/">connected to the grid, but there are instances where it might not be, such as moving into a new build. You want to follow the steps below if you are one of the exceptions i.e., that you are moving into a new build, whether you built the home yourself or someone else built it for you.

  • Call the National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) on 0800 688 588 to arrange a meeting for pre-application. This meeting will cover the workload, cost, and timeline involved in the project. It is best to do this in advance so that the timeline falls into place with the date you anticipate to move in.
  • Submit application forms to the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO) - there will likely be a fee associated with the application so keep this in mind.
  • The final step is a team will come and assess your property, and will send you a quote in 1 to 3 working weeks.
  • Enjoy your newly powered home!

Who to contact before you move in Basingstoke?

First of all, congratulations on your move to Basingstoke! Moving is a big step, and to make sure that nothing slips through the cracks, we’ve highlighted some of the various organizations you should contact to update your address. A non exhaustive list includes:

  • Banks and financial institutions - Include the address that is linked to both your debit and credit cards.
  • Government/local bodies - Update with the DVLA
  • Insurance providers - To keep your cards from becoming invalid

To make things easier, we have a comprehensive checklist to be sure that you have everything covered!

You're now in Basingstoke and want to set up Octopus as your new supplier

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 Basingstoke. 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 sort out an energy transfer in Basingstoke?

In Basingstoke, or in any town in the UK for that matter, there are certain factors that will affect the price of your energy bills when transferring energy from one home to another. We have in-depth information of the various factors that come into play in our guide here: energy transfer. Before digging in, we have a few simple questions that are helpful for successfully completing your energy transfer.

  • What is the size of your new home?
  • How much energy does your new home consume?
  • How far away have you moved from your previous residence
  • What type of energy does your new home use?
  • Do you currently use a prepayment meter?

You might be wondering how to answer all of these questions, and even if you have the answer, might think… “Ok, well what’s next?” Give us a call! Our experts can help you switch energy suppliers!

Switching to Octopus Energy Basingstoke - everything you need to know.

Switching to any supplier in Basingstoke 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 Basingstoke, 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.

Contact information for Octopus Energy in Basingstoke.

To contact Octopus Energy’s customer service, you can ring them on 0330 808 1080. Or if you aren't convinced yet and would like to learn more about your different energy options, call us at 0330 054 0018. Our energy experts will assist you and guide you to the most suitable solution or offers available for you and your current energy needs. If you would rather get in touch with Octopus Energy directly, below you will find several options to reach them depending on your motives.

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

Basingstoke - Octopus Energy tariffs available

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 gas plans does Octopus offer?

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 Basingstoke, what are Octopus Energy’s green energy contributions?

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.

Electricity tariffs - Standalone

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

Two rates energy 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

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