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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Sevenoaks

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Octopus Energy in Sevenoaks

Last update: September 2021

Octopus Energy - who are they and what is their history?

Octopus Energy have grown exponentially since 2015 when they were created. Since then, they have gained over 1 million customers around the UK, growing by 30,000 a month! Their customers are attracted to their affordable and eco-friendly energy plans, since they aim to provide 100% renewable electricity, as well as offset much of their customers' gas usage. As well as their attractive energy plans, they have also partnered up with other suppliers which has brought about impressive growth. In 2018, they partnered up with M&S energy, taking on all of their customers. In 2019, they did the same with Coop energy, gaining Octopus 30,000 customers. Whether its for your business or your household, Octopus definitely has a plan for you.

Looking to join Octopus Energy

Switching energy suppliers really isn't difficult, 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.

Searching for a new energy supplier in Sevenoaks

Depending on where you are in the UK, your energy plan will differ. This is because prices fluctuate given that the market price of energy varies depending on the region. To find out a bit about Sevenoaks, let's run through a few quick facts!

  • Sevenoaks forms part of Kent.
  • It is home to 29,415 inhabitants across 11,675 households.
  • This makes it the 261st largest city in the UK.

Read on for more specific information about how to switch to Octopus Energy in Sevenoaks! We'll make sure that you kick start your new energy supply in no time.

Powering your new place in Sevenoaks

Get connected to the grid in Sevenoaks

When you move, it is likely that your new home is already connected to the majority of the 11,675 properties in Sevenoaks. 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.

Who to contact before you move in Sevenoaks?

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

You're now in Sevenoaks and want to set up Octopus as your new supplier

When moving to any city, such as Sevenoaks, 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 do I sort out an energy transfer in Sevenoaks?

In Sevenoaks 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!

Sevenoaks's local gas & electricity distribution

What should I do if I experience a power cut in Sevenoaks?

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

Who is the electricity distributor in Sevenoaks?

What if your power is cut in Sevenoaks and you want the emergency phone number for your electricity distributor? Here, we have the number listed below. Sennockians can give their electricity distributor a ring, in case of emergency or to get up-to-date information, you also have the option to call your local Kent electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator). In Sevenoaks your DNO is UK Power Networks.

How can I contact the energy distributor for Sevenoaks?

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
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

Who distributes Sevenoaks's gas?

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

In Sevenoaks, what is the typical energy consumption?

How are homes heated in Sevenoaks?

You might be wondering, how do people heat their homes in Sevenoaks? Well, the 2.45 inhabitants of Sevenoaks tend to have houses that are built with or without: * Electric Central Heating: In Sevenoaks, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio being 7.94% per household. * Gas Central heating: In Sevenoaks, 10260 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio being 87.88% per household. * Oil Central Heating: In Sevenoaks, 287 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 2.46%. * Central Heating: 201 people do not have central heating in their homes, With the ratio being 1.72% per household.

How much is the average price/kWh in Sevenoaks?

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 Sevenoaks specifically, a Sennockian 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 Ashford, Tonbridge or Faversham.

Who is the largest supplier of energy to the 11,675 households of Sevenoaks?

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.

How much do people consume on average in Sevenoaks?

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

Switching to Octopus Energy in Sevenoaks

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 Sevenoaks, 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.

Switching energy suppliers will allow you to make savings on your energy bills as well as find a rate more suited for you and your home. On the following page about switching energy suppliers, you can learn about all the benefits of switching as well as the process involved. If you decide to switch providers, note that you will need to provide the following information.

  • Properties postcode
  • Energy supplier
  • Energy tariff
  • An average monthly energy bill
  • Energy bill (not older than 3 months)
  • MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number)

Contact information for Octopus Energy in Sevenoaks.

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 Sevenoaks, 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

Sevenoaks - 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.

In Sevenoaks, what are Octopus Energy’s green energy contributions?

Octopus Energy is a rockstar when it comes to green energy. They are UK’s largest solar power investor (as they claim) and they gather their energy from a combination of wind, solar, and hydropower. Often when consumers are looking for green energy, they are curious of the suppliers energy mix. In case you didn’t already know, we got you covered! See below for their fuel mix: * 75.3% wind * 31% solar * 3.7% hydropower In addition to purchasing green energy, Octopus also generates it! One of their plans - the “Supergreen Octopus” combines 100% renewable energy with carbon offsets. However, where Octopus energy is lacking is that they do not offer carbon-neutral biomethane gas, which is typical for most green energy suppliers.

Electricity tariffs - Standalone

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

What gas plans does Octopus offer?

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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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

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