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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Harpenden

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The Octopus Energy supply for Harpenden inhabitants

Last update: September 2021

An introduction to Octopus Energy

Founded in just 2015, Octopus Energy really have come a long way. With over 1 million customers, and gaining 30,000 on average every month, Octopus have quickly become a household name in the UK. But what makes them so popular? Firstly, their plans are considered pretty affordable, which is attractive compared to the likes of the Big 6 who tend to be much pricier. Secondly, they are widely thought to be one of the greenest suppliers on the market, since they offer 100% renewable electricity to their customers, and aim to offset their customers' gas consumption. A smaller supplier, they tend to be praised for their customer service.

Moreover, a few partnerships and acquisitions have helped Octopus to become a leader in the UK energy market. In 2018, they buddied up with M&S energy, followed by a partnership with Coop energy the following year. This gained them tens of thousands of new customers and allowed them to massively expand their market share. As a result, Octopus know the UK energy market. So whether it's for your household or your business, they will definitely have a plan for your needs.

How to join the Octopus energy family

Switching to Octopus is no more difficult than any other supplier. In fact, switching suppliers in general is a walk in the park. So many Brits believe it to be an arduous, time consuming ordeal, but in reality it's quick and easy. If you give Octopus Energy a ring on 0330 808 1080, their representatives can certainly switch you over to one of their tariffs in a quick phone call. Alternatively, if you decide a different supplier is better for you, then you should give our Switch Plan experts a ring and they can switch you over to a new plan for free, in just a few minutes.

Finding a supplier in Harpenden

Welcome to our page all about switching suppliers in Harpenden! More specifically, we want to provide you all the information you need about switching to Octopus Energy in Harpenden. The 29,980 inhabitants of Harpenden live across 11,486 households, all of which are fuelled by a range of energy suppliers, from the largest providers to the smaller, independent ones who are breaking into the market.

So, are Octopus Energy the best supplier for you in Harpenden? You'll certainly find out after reading this page. We'll make sure your new home in Hertfordshire gets fuelled up quickly and smoothly.

In Harpenden, how do you power your new home?

In Harpenden, how to become connected to the grid

When you move, it is likely that your new home is already connected to the majority of the 11,486 properties in Harpenden. However, if for some reason, like in instances when you built your home from the ground up, you are not yet connected, follow the steps below to learn how to connected your property to the grid in order to receive your energy supply.

  • Call 0800 688 588 - the National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) and schedule a meeting for pre-application.
  • Submit application forms to the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO) - keep in mind, there is an 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.
  • The your home will be connected to the grid.

This process can take some time, so make sure you organise along with building the new property, this will ensure you have energy up and ready to go in your new property before moving in.

How do I go about making an energy transfer in Harpenden?

In Harpenden, 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!

Who should I get in contact with before moving to Harpenden?

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

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

When moving to any city, such as Harpenden, 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.

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

If I experience a power cut in Harpenden, 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 Hertfordshire, 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 Harpenden.

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 Harpenden, your local DNO is UK Power Networks. A team will likely be dispatched to resolve the issue.

How should I contact the energy distributor in Harpenden?

You never need up-to-date information on your DNO (District Network Operator) until you do! Inhabitants of Hertfordshire can call their local Hertfordshire 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
Wales & West Utilities Number
0800 912 29 99
Wales & West Utilities Emergency Number
0800 111 999

You can also visit their website for more info:

UK Power Networks UK Power Networks website
Wales & West Utilities Wales & West Utilities website

In Harpenden, 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 Wales & West Utilities in St. Albans 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 Harpenden, 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 Harpenden?

An electricity distribution network operator is responsible for the cables and towers which carry electricity across your region and to your front door. Most have no idea how the distribution network operator system works or who they even are, since customers never see their distribution network operator. But, you might want to know how to get in touch in moments of importance.

Want to know who distributes electricity in Harpenden? We've got you covered! No need to look any further for your local DNO. In Harpenden your electricity distributor is UK Power Networks.

All Octopus tariffs currently available in Harpenden

Octopus is known for having reasonable, hyper competitive prices, but their tariffs are unique as well, unlike most other energy suppliers out there. They are 100% renewable, which is rare, especially as a low cost provider. 100% renewable energy counts towards both electricity and gas.

If you have an electric vehicle - Octopus Energy might be the perfect provider for you. They have an electric vehicle incentive where customers can lease out an electric car and charger, and access cheaper rates to charge the vehicle (often at night if you select an economy 7 plan where the tariffs vary between day and night). Octopus Energy stands to their green initiatives, as you can see, one of their goals is to improve the ease of access to electric vehicles.

Octopus Energy’s green energy contributions - what they look like in Harpenden

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.

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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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

Energy consumption in Harpenden

In City.name, how are homes heated? Is there anything in particular that I need to know?

You might be wondering how the houses are heated in Harpenden. The 2.48 inhabitants of Harpenden tend to have the following: * Electric Central Heating: Out of the people that live in Harpenden, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 28.57% per household. * Oil Central Heating: Out of the people living in Harpenden, 2991 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 26.04%. * Central Heating: 2960 people do not have central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 25.77% per household. * Gas Central heating: Out of the 11,486 households that are located in Harpenden, 2254 of them have gas central heating. The ratio for this would be ratio_gas_central_heating per household.

For the 29,980 residents in Harpenden, who is the main energy supplier?

The most popular energy supplier in East of England is British Gas. A large proportion of the inhabitants from large cities such as Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Stevenage 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 is the typical energy consumption in Harpenden?

Knowing how much a kWh tends to cost in a region is all well and good, but it's even more useful to know what the average consumption is in a particular area. 2018 government data indicates that the average Harpenden inhabitant household consumes 3,629.84 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,234.84 kWh.

What is the average price/kWh of energy in Harpenden?

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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 Harpenden, the average price per kWh is £9.93. This means that Harpenden inhabitant pays roughly £-6.67% 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 Bishops Stortford, Hitchin or Elstree and Borehamwood. 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 Harpenden, the average price per kWh is £9.93. This means that Harpenden inhabitant pays roughly £-6.67% 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 Bishops Stortford, Hitchin or Elstree and Borehamwood. Turn on screen reader support

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

Switching energy suppliers isn't difficult at all, 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.

Here you can learn more about the benefits of switching energy suppliers. The article will also discuss the process of switching and as you will see, if you decide to switch providers, the following information will need to be provided to our experts.

  • Average monthly energy spend
  • Energy bill (not older than 3 months)
  • MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number)
  • Postcode
  • Energy supplier
  • Energy tariff

How can Harpenden inhabitants ring Octopus Energy in Harpenden?

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

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