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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Watford

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The Octopus Energy supply for Watfordians

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 Watford 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 Watford

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

  • Watford is located in the lovely county of Hertfordshire.
  • They have a population of 131,326 residents who live across 53,426 households.
  • Watford is the 62nd largest city in the UK.

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

In Watford, how do you power your new home?

How to transfer your energy supplier to your new home?

In Watford, 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!

Setting up Octopus in your new home in Watford

When moving to any city, such as Watford, 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.

How to connect to the grid in Watford?

Once you move to your new home in Watford there are steps you will need to follow to connect to the grid so that you can receive your energy supply to both power and heat your home. It is likely that your property is already connected to the grid, however in instances that it’s not, e.g., when you are building a new home, follow the steps below. (The vast majority of the 53,426 houses in Watford are already connected so the list below is for those that are building a new property.

  • Call the National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) on 0800 688 588 in order to arrange a pre-application meeting. This meeting is about the workload, timeline and cost of the project.
  • Submit application forms to the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO) - don’t be surprised by the 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.
  • Enjoy your power!

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

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

Octopus Energy prices, dual fuel rates & tariffs in Watford

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 in Watford

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.

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

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

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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Switching to Octopus Energy in Watford

It dosen’t need to be too complicated to switch energy suppliers; people tend to think that switching suppliers tends to be difficult and take a good bit of time but this doesn’t have to be the case! When you read our guide on Octopus Energy in Watford, you will have everything that you need to decide if Octopus is the right energy supplier for you, based on your needs. You could give their representatives a ring, or contact us so we can be sure that they are the best match for you! We can provide information about Octopus Energy and make the switch for you! Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018, to find out more.

  • You property’s postcode
  • An energy bill that is no older than 3 months
  • Your current energy supplier
  • Your current energy tariff
  • An average monthly energy bill
  • MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number)

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 on Octopus Energy in Watford, 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 currently on the market, that is made for you. Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018, to find out more.

Looking to contact Octopus Energy in Watford?

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

Watford's local gas & electricity distribution

If there is a power cut in Watford, 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 Watford.

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

Who is Watford'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 Watford. 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 Hertfordshire electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator). The DNO in Watford is UK Power Networks.

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

How should I contact Watford's energy distributors?

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
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

In Watford - energy consumption

What's the typical price per kwh in Watford?

Did you know that not everyone in the UK pays the exact same amount for their energy per unit? This is because gas and electricity wholesale prices vary depending on where you live. In Watford specifically, a Watfordian tends to pay around £9.93. This is roughly £-6.67% less compared to the UK average.

A price which is applicable on a local basis but can differ in neighbourhing cities such as Elstree and Borehamwood, Chorleywood or Royston.

What's the typical consumption in Watford?

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 Watfordian household consumes 3,629.84 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,234.84 kWh.

Who is the main energy supplier to the 131,326 residents across Watford?

In East of England, and indeed across a lot of Hertfordshire, the most popular energy supplier is British Gas. A historical supplier with a huge customer base notably in the in the counties most populated cities such as Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Stevenage. Many households in Hertfordshire have never switched to a new supplier. This means that Watfordians who have stuck with British Gas could be losing money each year. Switching supplier can save you up to £400 a year on your energy bills, so why not switch to a new provider? We aren't saying that British Gas aren't a good provider, but in fact the act of switching can save you money. So, don't forget that you are free to change energy suppliers at any time in Watford. Give us a ring to find out how you can make savings by switching suppliers.

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