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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Maidstone

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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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone

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

  • Maidstone is located in the lovely county of Kent.
  • They have a population of 106,055 residents who live across 43,510 households.
  • Maidstone is the 82nd largest city in the UK.

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

Maidstone's local gas & electricity distribution

Who is the electricity distributor in Maidstone?

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 Maidstone. 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 Maidstone is UK Power Networks.

If I experience a power cut in Maidstone, 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 Kent, 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 Maidstone.

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 Maidstone, 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 Maidstone?

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
Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999

You can also visit their website for more info:

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

In Maidstone, 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 Cadent Gas in Maidstone 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 Maidstone, as well as any other questions regarding your gas supply. You can also go directly to your supplier for similar questions:

Light up your new home in Maidstone

In Maidstone, 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!

Now that you're in Maidstone, 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 Maidstone, 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 Maidstone?

You’ve recently moved to Kent, and we have a comprehensive moving house checklist for you to help make your life a bit easier.

There are some organizations that are important to notify, and here we will cover just the basics - trust us, notifying will make your life easier! These include: * Government/local bodies - You won’t be able to change your address until you move in, but once you do, it is necessary to update your address with the DVLA. Doing so will make sure that your license and vehicle registration is updated. * Insurance providers - To be sure that your insurance does not become void. * Banks and financial institutions - Make sure that your banks, credit cards, and any other financial lenders are aware of your new contact details.

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

In Maidstone 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!

Switching to Octopus Energy in Maidstone

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 Maidstone inhabitants ring Octopus Energy in Maidstone?

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 Maidstone, 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 Maidstone, what is the typical energy consumption?

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

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 Maidstone specifically, a Maidstone inhabitant tends to pay around £10.05. This is roughly £-5.55% less compared to the UK average.

A price which is applicable on a local basis but can differ in neighbourhing cities such as Herne Bay, Chatham or Ashford.

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 Maidstone how the those living in the city heat their homes.

Well, the 2.44 inhabitants of Maidstone tend to have houses that are built with or without: * Gas Central heating: In Maidstone, 37279 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio of those who have gas or central heating is 85.68% per household. * Oil Central Heating: In Maidstone, 261 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for the prior is 0.60%. * Electric Central Heating: In Maidstone, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio is 11.31% per household. * Central Heating: 1050 people do not have central heating in their homes, The ratio of those who do not have central heating is 2.41% per household.

For the 106,055 residents in Maidstone, who is the main energy supplier?

You might be curious to learn who the most popular energy supplier in South East. 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 procure their energy from this supplier. Since most often individuals fail to switch their energy supplier, they might be missing out on a large sum of money they could save. On average, those living in the UK have been able to save up to £400 a year on their energy bills by making a switch. Although British Gas is the most popular in your region, they might not be the best supplier for you. Or, they might be if you don’t already have them and they can offer you a better deal either purely or based on your household needs. Regardless of who your supplier is, you are not in any way obligated to stick with them. Switching can save you money, and we’re here to help you navigate and make the best switch possible.

What is the typical energy consumption in Maidstone?

Now that you know how much a kWh costs on average in Maidstone, it might be useful to put a value on this and see how much residents of Maidstone consume on average. Based on government data we are able to estimate that the average Maidstone inhabitant household consumes 3,402.15 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,931.19 kWh.

Octopus Energy prices, dual fuel rates & tariffs in Maidstone

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.

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 Maidstone

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

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