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Switching to Octopus Energy in Lancashire

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Last update: July 2021

Octopus Energy in Lancashire

There are so many suppliers and tariffs to choose from in Lancashire. Don't be overwhelmed! The most important thing to remember is that your energy supply is personal to your household, and depends on the size of your home, the number of inhabitants, your average energy consumption, and so much more.

Have you lived in Lancashire for a while and never switched suppliers? Or indeed, have you just moved to the area? Either way, how much do you really know about Lancashire? Here are some fun facts:

  • There are 1,150,396 inhabitants living in Lancashire across 490,671.
  • A decent chunk of that population living in the cities of Preston, Blackpool, Burnley and Blackburn.
  • Lancashire is the country's 10th most populated county in the UK.
  • Electricity North West is responsible for distributing energy to the 490,671 households of your county.
  • Cadent Gas distributes gas to the homes of Lancashire.

If you decide that Octopus Energy are the supplier for you, then you can call them on 0330 808 1080. If you are unsure and want to continue shopping around for an alternative plan, then give us a ring and our experts can carry out the switch for you.

Octopus Energy: Contact Details 2020

How can I contact Octopus Energy in Lancashire?

If you want to make the switch over to a Octopus Energy energy plan, then you will inevitably need to get in touch with them. Moreover, if you are a current Octopus Energy customer, need information about your boiler cover, home insurance or even if you have a complaint, you can contact them on the appropriate number below.

If you want to switch to an alternative energy plan, our experts at Switch Plan can help you out! We are on call between 9am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. We want to find you the best energy deal on the market to suit your personal energy requirements. Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018.

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

How can I contact my network distributor in Lancashire?

Get in touch directly with your District Network Provider if you are facing a powercut and/or need some information about local energy in Lancashire.

Company name Company number
Lancashire Electricity North West Emergency Number
105
Lancashire Electricity North West General Number
0800 195 4141
Lancashire Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111

Switching to Octopus Energy in North West England

Switching energy suppliers may seem like a big deal, but in reality it's so easy. Switch Plan have made it quicker and simpler than ever. You just need to make sure that you follow a few simple instructions to get started with your new energy plan in Lancashire.

Switching energy suppliers when moving house is a slightly different process to if you are switching in the same property. It simply requires you to take a few more steps. Firstly, let your energy supplier know that you are moving house, and make sure that you do this at least 48 hours in advance of the move. If you don't know who supplies your current property with gas and electricity, then head over to the Ofgem website and they will provide all the answers. Or, you can check out a recent energy bill, either an online or paper version.

Take energy meters in both your old and new properties. Having photographic or written evidence of your exact consumption as you leave one property and enter the next will allow you to dispute any possible errors on your energy bills. You should make sure to do this whether you are moving into a new property, or if you are in a rented property.

Start researching what energy plan you want to switch to before moving day. Remember, you can't switch to a new supplier before the day you officially move in to your new property, so knowing exactly what plan you want to switch to will make the whole process much quicker and smoother. The default tariff that you will automatically be put on in your new property will be more expensive than one that you want to switch to, so try to switch as soon as possible after you move in.

Octopus Energy have plenty of information on their website about switching over to one of their plans. However, if you want free, impartial information about making this switch, don't hesitate to give us a ring on 0300 054 0018 and we can talk you through the best plan for you.

Octopus Energy in Lancashire

Who are Octopus Energy? They are becoming a household name since their burst onto the energy scene in the UK in 2015 and their exponential growth ever since. They are growing by 30,000 customers a month and now have over 1 million customers. But still, they don't rank in the Big 6, which many customers actually find reassuring, given the Big 6's reputation for overcharging their customers and having poor customer service.

If you want to be one of their many customers in your new home in Lancashire, then you can ring up their advisers on 0330 808 1080. Alternatively, give our experts at Switch Plan a ring and they can advise you on the best plan on the market for you.

Setting up an Octopus Energy contract in the 10th biggest county in the UK?

If, after reading this, you decide that Octopus Energy are the best supplier for you, then we recommend giving them a ring so their experts can carry out the switch for you. Alternatively, if you want to keep shopping around for a better supplier and a different plan, then our experts are here to help. You can ring us at any time between 9am and 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Why switch energy suppliers when you move to Lancashire? Because you can save money. And a lot of it. In fact, Brits have reported savings of up to ยฃ400 a year, just by switching energy suppliers.

How much on average does a kWh cost among the 1,150,396 residents of Lancashire?

2018 government data tells us that a kWh in Lancashire is around Accringtoners more than the UK national average, at 11.05. The amount you are charged for your energy depends on which supplier, and which plan, you sign up to. Our experts can give you free advice about what is best for you in a quick, 10 minute phone call.

Who are my gas & electricity distribution network operators in Lancashire?

Who is the main gas distributor in Lancashire?

Before your supplier can provide you with gas to heat up your home, they need to get that very gas from somewhere! But where do they get it from? Honestly, you don't need to know the exact details, but put simply, gas is distributed around the UK by gas distribution networks. There are 8 of these, all operating in different regions, and they are overseen by 4 gas distribution companies. Transporting gas requires careful attention, as a gas leak is no fun for anybody. Whoever your gas supplier may be in Lancashire will receive their gas supply from Cadent Gas, who operates all around the county.

So no, gas doesn't appear out of thin air, but instead is transported through a fairly complex system of pipes underground which are very carefully managed. Don't worry about having to get in touch with them, since your supplier can typically answer all the questions you have about your energy supply, but all of their contact information can be found below should you find yourself in a gas emergency.

Who manages electricity distribution for the 490,671 households in Lancashire?

In Lancashire your distribution network operator (DNO) is Electricity North West. You might never need to get in touch with them, as most queries can be resolved directly by your energy supplier. But if you find that you need to contact your DNO, all the contact details can be located on this page.

Your DNO is the company that owns and operates the power lines and infrastructure that connects your home to the National Grid. Your DNO can assist you with technical queries such as moving your meter, setting up electricity in your property, or solving a power cut.

How to get in touch with Lancashire's energy distributors?

If you need some up-to-date information, or are experiencing a electricity powercut in Lancashire , or are facing any kind of issues with your gas supply then you should get in touch directly with your District Network Provider.

Company name Company number Number opening hours
Lancashire Distribution Network Operator General Number
0800 195 4141
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Lancashire Distribution Network Operator Emergency Number
105
24/7
Lancashire Gas Distributor Number
0345 835 1111
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Lancashire Gas Distributor Emergency Number
0800 111 999
24/7

You can also visit their website for more info:

Electricity North West Cadent Gas
Electricity North West website Cadent Gas website

Octopus Energy plans and tariffs in Lancashire

What are Octopus Energy 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

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

Gas plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Exclusive Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
2.28 p
17.85 p
Super Green Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
2.96 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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