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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Canterbury

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Octopus Energy, the rising supplier in Kent

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 Canterbury 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 Canterbury

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

  • Canterbury is located in the lovely county of Kent.
  • They have a population of 54,294 residents who live across 19,866 households.
  • Canterbury is the 163rd largest city in the UK.

If you want to find out more about how to switch to Octopus Energy in Canterbury, 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 Canterbury, how do you power your new home?

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

One easy step that could very well save you money is to take a meter reading before you move. Like with any big change, there are some steps that you need to complete before you move house. You want to make sure that you are not paying for energy that you are not able to use! Once you have the meter reading and Meter Point Reference Number you are ready to make the switch!

To make your life a bit easier, you should complete the following before leaving your current home. For this reason, we've prepared a moving checklist so that you won't leave anything behind! So, let’s begin: * Number 1 and the most important thing! Before moving, take a meter reading. This way, you're not paying 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 situated, you are then clear to move without having to worry about paying for energy that you didn't or would not be able to use. If you ever have any doubts, you can check our resource that is dedicated to moving into a new build and moving into a rented house.

When moving to a new city such as Canterbury, setting up your new electric and gas can be difficult. When you move, if you do not switch to a new supplier or plan type with your current supplier, you will be under a “deemed contract”, or standard tariff of the previous homeowner’s supplier until you make a switch. You can call the supplier directly, either the one that you currently have or a new one that you have found through research. A better option might be to call us at Switch Plan to help you find the best deal. We suggest that you switch out of the deemed contract ASAP because it is usually much more expensive than your typical tariff.

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

First of all, congratulations on your move to Canterbury! 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 do I go about making an energy transfer in Canterbury?

In Canterbury there are different variables that go into the price of your energy bills, as well as the transfer of energy from one home to the next. It can be a bit of a complicated process, so fortunatuely, we’ve created some information that outlays the various factors that you should take into consideration when surveying the landscape of providers before you make a switch. Check out our guide here: energy transfer.

Perhaps before you dive in further, take a look at the few questions we’ve compiled below that will prove helpful in completing your energy conservation:

  • What is the size of your old and new home
  • How much energy will you consume in your new home? Is it more or less than previous?
  • How far have you moved?
  • Has the energy type changed from your previous to new residence?
  • Will you or have you used a prepayment meter?

You might be thinking… I’m not sure if I have all of the answers. Don’t worry! Give us a call! Our experts can help you switch energy suppliers!

In Canterbury, how to become connected to the grid

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!

Switching to Octopus Energy in Canterbury

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 Cantuarians ring Octopus Energy in Canterbury?

If you want to reach Octopus Energy’s customer service directly, call them on 0330 808 1080, or on one of the numbers in the table below. However, if you prefer to explore all the options for your energy supply call our experts on 0330 054 0018. Our energy professionals will advise you on the ideal supplier based on your needs in Canterbury

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

Energy consumption in Canterbury

What is the typical energy consumption in Canterbury?

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 2,931.19 kWh, and the average Cantuarian household consumes 3,402.15 kWh a year.

For the 54,294 residents in Canterbury, who is the main energy supplier?

The most popular energy supplier in South East is British Gas. A large proportion of the inhabitants from large cities such as Saint Peters, Maidstone and Gillingham 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 average price/kWh of energy in Canterbury?

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 Sittingbourne, Swanley or Swanscombe and Greenhithe.

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 Canterbury, the average price per kWh is £10.05, just for an example. What this means is that Cantuarian will pay approximately £-5.55% less than the national UK average.

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

You might be wondering, especially if you are new to Canterbury how the those living in the city heat their homes.

Well, the 2.64 inhabitants of Canterbury tend to have houses that are built with or without: * Gas Central heating: In Canterbury, 3855 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio of those who have gas or central heating is 19.41% per household. * Oil Central Heating: In Canterbury, 8223 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for the prior is 41.39%. * Electric Central Heating: In Canterbury, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio is 24.16% per household. * Central Heating: 2987 people do not have central heating in their homes, The ratio of those who do not have central heating is 15.04% per household.

Canterbury - Octopus Energy tariffs available

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.

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

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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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

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

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.

Canterbury's local gas & electricity distribution

In Canterbury, who is the gas distributor?

You'll likely never need to get in touch with your gas distribution company in Canterbury, since your energy supplier can usually address any problems you experience. But if you have a specific question, you might want to get in touch with your local gas distribution company. For example, you might be wondering how gas travels around the UK... We won't bore you with the details, but it's quite clever, and it is managed in your region by SGN. (Fun fact! Gas is transported through a complex system of pipes underground to get to your front door and heat your home.)

How should I contact the energy distributor in Canterbury?

You never need up-to-date information on your DNO (District Network Operator) until you do! Inhabitants of Kent can call their local Kent 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
SGN Number
0800 912 1700
SGN Emergency Number
0800 111 999

You can also visit their website for more info:

UK Power Networks UK Power Networks website
SGN SGN website

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

If I experience a power cut in Canterbury, what should I do?

Whether it is your fuse box or a cut in your neighborhood in Kent, 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 Canterbury.

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 Canterbury, 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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