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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Lancaster

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Octopus Energy, the rising supplier in Lancashire

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 Lancaster

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 Lancaster, let's run through a few quick facts!

  • Lancaster forms part of Lancashire.
  • It is home to 97,347 inhabitants across 42,559 households.
  • This makes it the 91st largest city in the UK.

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

Lancaster's local gas & electricity distribution

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

Whether it is your fuse box or a cut in your neighborhood in Lancashire, 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 Lancaster. 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 195 4141. In Lancaster, your local DNO is Electricity North West. Once they have been informed they will send out a team to resolve the issue.

Who is the electricity distributor in Lancaster?

Who distributes electricity in Lancaster?

How can I contact the energy distributor for Lancaster?

Experiencing an electricity power cut in Lancashire, or facing an issue with your gas supply? You might want to get in touch with your distribution network operator directly; they can help you if you need some up to date information, and can be quite useful as a point of contact when there is an issue such as a power outage. Contact information below:

Company name Company number
Electricity North West General Number
0800 195 4141
Electricity North West Emergency Number
105
Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999
You can visit their website for more info:
Electricity North West Electricity North West website
Cadent Gas Cadent Gas website

Who distributes Lancaster's gas?

Not everyone has the time to find out where their gas and electricity comes from, no less how it travels and how far it needs to go from origin to destination, i.e., my home! Since you don’t have the time nor should be bothered by finding all of this information out, we have consolidated all of this information in one short summary below: Gas is distributed through a complex system of pipes - this is the Gas Distribution Network, and this network manages the transportation of gas around the UK> Should you ever have any technical inquiries, these can often be answered by your gas distributor in Lancaster, as well as any other queries you might have about your gas supply. You can also go to your supplier for additional information. In case you would like to get in touch with your gas distribution company to have this and any additional questions answered, your gas is provided by Cadent Gas in Lancaster District .

Switching to Octopus Energy Lancaster - everything you need to know.

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

Contact information for Octopus Energy in Lancaster.

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 Lancaster, 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

Energy consumption in Lancaster

How are homes heated in Lancaster?

You might be wondering, especially if you are new to Lancaster how the those living in the city heat their homes. Well, the 2.39 inhabitants of Lancaster tend to have houses that are built with or without: * Gas Central heating: In Lancaster, 1361 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio of those who have gas or central heating is 3.20% per household. * Oil Central Heating: In Lancaster, 7328 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for the prior is 17.22%. * Electric Central Heating: In Lancaster, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio is 27.64% per household. * Central Heating: 22109 people do not have central heating in their homes, The ratio of those who do not have central heating is 51.95% per household.

How much is the average price/kWh in Lancaster?

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 Clitheroe, Kirkham or Fleetwood. 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 Lancaster, the average price per kWh is £11.05, just for an example. What this means is that Lancastrian will pay approximately £3.85% more than the national UK average.

Who is the largest supplier of energy to the 42,559 households of Lancaster?

The most popular energy supplier in North West is British Gas. A large proportion of the inhabitants from large cities such as Preston, Blackpool and Burnley 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 Lancaster?

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 Lancastrian household consumes 3,402.67 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,995.76 kWh.

In Lancaster, how do you power your new home?

Get connected to the grid in Lancaster

When you move, it is likely that your new home is already connected to the majority of the 42,559 properties in Lancaster. 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.

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

Like with any big change, there are some steps that you need to complete before you move house. One easy step that might save you money is to take a meter reading before you move. This way, you´re not paying for energy that you did not use! Once you have the meter reading and Meter Point Reference Number you are good to go! But, just to be sure, check out our moving checklist so that you won't leave anything behind! * 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 doubt´s we have more extensive guides dedicated to moving into a new build and moving into a rented house. Setting up your gas and electricity in a new home can be difficult, especially when moving to a new city like Lancaster. When you move, until you switch to a new supplier or tariff with your current supplier, you will be put under a ‘deemed contract’ or the standard tariff of the previous homeowner’s supplier until you switch. You can make the switch by calling your chosen supplier or, to make things a bit easier, by calling us at Switch Plan to help you find the best deal. We suggest that you switch out of the deemed contract as soon as possible because it is usually more expensive than your typical tariff.

Who to contact before you move in Lancaster?

You’ve recently moved to Lancashire, 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 sort out an energy transfer in Lancaster?

You can keep the same supplier when moving house in most instances if you so wish. We have a guide on how to manage an energy transfer. Before digging in, we will explain a few factors that could affect whether you will be able to keep your supplier or not. Such factors include: * The presence of a prepayment meter on your new property * How far you’ve moved from your original residence * Whether your new property uses electricity, gas, or dual fuel * Whether you have upgraded/downgraded the size of your home. * Your new home’s estimated energy consumption These factors all affect the tariffs that will be available to you in your new home. If Lancaster is far away from your original location, your tariff could be much more expensive than it was prior to your move. So if your bill goes up in costs, we highly recommend that you switch energy suppliers and look at the best deal for your area. We’re more than happy to help you navigate the best switch for you! Just give our experts a call at the number on the top of the screen.

Lancaster - Octopus Energy tariffs available

As well as being reasonably priced, Octopus' tariffs are very unique, unlike most others on the market. They are all 100% renewable - both their electricity and gas, which is quite rare. Their customers are able to really get to know their energy usage, for example when is cheapest for them to use electricity.

Moreover, when it comes to electric vehicles, Octopus have a lot on offer. Through their electric vehicle initiative, their customers can lease out electric cars at very reasonable prices, and even get their own charger and access cheaper rates to charge their vehicle. Their aim is to improve access to electric vehicles.

Octopus offer both fixed and variable tariffs, and none of them have exit fees.

In Lancaster, 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
Exclusive Octopus 12M 12 months fixed 14.97 p 21.67 p
Super Green Octopus 12M 12 months fixed 15.03 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
Exclusive Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
17.69 p
9.1 p
21.67 p
Super Green Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
16.81 p
9.18 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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