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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Portsmouth

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Octopus Energy in Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

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

  • Portsmouth is located in the lovely county of Hampshire.
  • They have a population of 219,600 residents who live across 91,861 households.
  • Portsmouth is the 32nd largest city in the UK.

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

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

Switching to any supplier in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth, 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.

Looking to contact Octopus Energy in Portsmouth?

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 Portsmouth, 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

In Portsmouth, how do you power your new home?

Setting up Octopus in your new home in Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth. 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 to transfer your energy supplier to your new home?

In Portsmouth, 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!

You're moving to Hampshire - who should you contact?

First of all, congratulations on your move to Portsmouth! 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!

How to connect to the grid in Portsmouth?

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!

Portsmouth - Octopus Energy tariffs available

So, Octopus' plans tend to be well-priced, but what do they offer? It's no myth that Octopus' plans are very innovative. All of their tariffs are 100% renewable, and this includes all green gas, which is still quite rare in the UK. The uniqueness of their tariffs lies in their customers' ability to coordinate their usage with cheaper energy rates to lower their energy bills. They have both fixed and variable tariffs on offer to their customers and their plans have no exit fees.

Octopus are also leading the way when it comes to electric vehicles. They have an Electric Vehicle Initiative which allows customers to lease out electric cars for low prices. Through this initiative, their customers are able to get cheaper prices for charging their cars, their own car charger, as well as assistance from experts on how to access grants.

Stand alone electricity tariffs

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

What are the different gas rates that Octopus offers?

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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Dual rate energy tariffs

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

Octopus Energy’s green energy contributions in Portsmouth

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.

In Portsmouth, what is the typical energy consumption?

What's the typical price per kwh in Portsmouth?

It’s typical for unit prices to change continuously. There is so much to navigate when choosing a provider, so it might be the most helpful for you to call our Switch Plan experts so that you can get the most accurate rates based on your household needs and your locations. Prices are very likely to be different in cities such as Bordon, Horndean or Fernhill Ward.

Average prices are not the most accurate indicators of what a household will pay for their energy; however, it can be useful in having a ballpark range for what the price is for the region. In Portsmouth, the average price per kWh is £10.05, just for an example. What this means is that Portsmouthian will pay approximately £-5.55% less than the national UK average.

Who is the main energy supplier to the 219,600 residents across Portsmouth?

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 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.

What's the typical consumption in Portsmouth?

Now that you know how much a kWh costs on average in Portsmouth, it might be useful to put a value on this and see how much residents of Portsmouth consume on average. Based on government data we are able to estimate that the average Portsmouthian household consumes 3,990.92 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,542.43 kWh.

Portsmouth's local gas & electricity distribution

Who is Portsmouth's electricity distributor?

You usually do not need to know who your electricity distributor is, until you do! Instances where it is useful to know or when you need to find out is if you ever experience a power outage in Portsmouth. In this case, it is helpful to have their emergency contact information so that you can give them a call to obtain up-to-date information. In addition to calling your distributor, you have the option to contact your local Hampshire electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator). The DNO in Portsmouth is UK Power Networks.

How should I contact Portsmouth's energy distributors?

There is never a time you need up-to-date information on your DNO (District Network Operator) until there is an instance of a power cut or similar emergency. Those living in 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
Northern Gas Networks Number
0800 040 7766
Northern Gas Networks Emergency Number
0800 111 999

You can also visit their website for more info:

UK Power Networks UK Power Networks website
Northern Gas Networks Northern Gas Networks website

Who is Portsmouth's 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 City of Portsmouth .

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 Portsmouth, as well as any other questions regarding your gas supply. You can also go directly to your supplier for similar questions:

If there is a power cut in Portsmouth, what should I do?

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. 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 Portsmouth.

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 029 4285. In Portsmouth, your local DNO is UK Power Networks. Once they have been informed they will send out a team to resolve the issue.

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