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Switching to Octopus Energy in Hertfordshire

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Last update: July 2021

Octopus Energy in Hertfordshire

There are so many suppliers and tariffs to choose from in Hertfordshire. Don't be overwhelmed! The most important thing to remember is that your energy supply is personal to your household, and depends on the size of your home, the number of inhabitants, your average energy consumption, and so much more.

Have you lived in Hertfordshire for a while and never switched suppliers? Or indeed, have you just moved to the area? Either way, how much do you really know about Hertfordshire? Here are some fun facts:

  • There are 843,563 inhabitants living in Hertfordshire across 202,020.
  • A decent chunk of that population living in the cities of Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage and St Albans.
  • Hertfordshire is the country's 13th most populated county in the UK.
  • UK Power Networks is responsible for distributing energy to the 202,020 households of your county.
  • Cadent Gas distributes gas to the homes of Hertfordshire.

If you decide that Octopus Energy are the supplier for you, then you can call them on 0330 808 1080. If you are unsure and want to continue shopping around for an alternative plan, then give us a ring and our experts can carry out the switch for you.

Octopus Energy: Contact Details 2020

How can I contact Octopus Energy in Hertfordshire?

If you are looking to switch to Octopus Energy, you can do so by ringing up their advisers on the number specified below. Moreover, if you have a speciifc complaint, request or query that only your supplier can answer, then you really should get in touch with them directly.

If you are looking to switch to an alternative energy plan, then don't forget that our experts are on call Monday to Friday, between 9am and 7pm. Our aim is to find you the best deal on the energy market, based on your specific requirements. get in touch with our Switch Plan experts at 0330 054 0018 if you want free, impartial advice about all your options.

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 do I start a Octopus Energy contract in Hertfordshire?

Did you know that Brits have reported savings of up to ยฃ400, simply by switching energy suppliers?

If Octopus Energy is the supplier for your new home in Hertfordshire, then you should ring them up directly and their experts can carry out the switch for you. Alternatively, you can ring up our Switch Plan experts who can assist you in your search for your perfect energy supplier and plan.

How can I contact my network distributor in Hertfordshire?

Should you experience a powercut, or simply need some up-to-date information about energy in Hertfordshire, contacting your District Network Provider is your best bet.

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

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

Who distributes Hertfordshire's gas?

In Hertfordshire, the gas distribution company is Cadent Gas. 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.

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

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

Company name Company number Number opening hours
Hertfordshire Distribution Network Operator General Number
0800 029 4285
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Hertfordshire Distribution Network Operator Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
24/7
Hertfordshire Gas Distributor Number
0345 835 1111
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Hertfordshire Gas Distributor Emergency Number
0800 111 999
24/7

You can also visit their website for more info:

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

Who manages electricity distribution for the 202,020 households in Hertfordshire?

In Hertfordshire, your distribution network operator (DNO) is UK Power Networks. Your DNO is in charge of all of the cables and towers that make up the electricity distribution in the UK. They transport electricity from the national transmission network (the National Grid) and supplying it to homes and businesses. Just as with gas, you will most likely never have to get in touch with your DNO, but should you need to, their contact details are listed on this page.

Octopus Energy plans and tariffs Hertfordshire

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
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
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

Gas plans

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

How to make the switch to Octopus Energy in Hertfordshire?

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 Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire.

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.

Octopus Energy: how much do you know about this young supplier?

How much do you know about Octopus Energy? Although they have become somewhat of a household name over the past few years, they are still relatively small. Founded in 2015, they have grown exponentially after some successful acquisitions, including M&S Energy in 2018 and Coop Energy in 2019. Gaining around 30,000 customers each month, they have developed a customer base of around one million households across the UK. Their unique and renewable energy plans and affordable prices have attracted customers and hailed very positive reviews in the process.

How much on average does a kWh cost among the 843,563 residents of Hertfordshire?

Government data informs us that a kWh in Hertfordshire is around Berkhamsted inhabitants more than the national average in the UK, currently at around 9.93. 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.

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