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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

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Octopus Energy in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Last update: September 2021

An introduction to Octopus Energy

Founded in just 2015, Octopus Energy really have come a long way. With over 1 million customers, and gaining 30,000 on average every month, Octopus have quickly become a household name in the UK. But what makes them so popular? Firstly, their plans are considered pretty affordable, which is attractive compared to the likes of the Big 6 who tend to be much pricier. Secondly, they are widely thought to be one of the greenest suppliers on the market, since they offer 100% renewable electricity to their customers, and aim to offset their customers' gas consumption. A smaller supplier, they tend to be praised for their customer service.

Moreover, a few partnerships and acquisitions have helped Octopus to become a leader in the UK energy market. In 2018, they buddied up with M&S energy, followed by a partnership with Coop energy the following year. This gained them tens of thousands of new customers and allowed them to massively expand their market share. As a result, Octopus know the UK energy market. So whether it's for your household or your business, they will definitely have a plan for your needs.

How to join the Octopus energy family

Switching to Octopus is no more difficult than any other supplier. In fact, switching suppliers in general is a walk in the park. So many Brits believe it to be an arduous, time consuming ordeal, but in reality it's quick and easy. If you give Octopus Energy a ring on 0330 808 1080, their representatives can certainly switch you over to one of their tariffs in a quick phone call. Alternatively, if you decide a different supplier is better for you, then you should give our Switch Plan experts a ring and they can switch you over to a new plan for free, in just a few minutes.

Finding a supplier in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Welcome to our page all about switching suppliers in Ashby-de-la-Zouch! More specifically, we want to provide you all the information you need about switching to Octopus Energy in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The 12,568 inhabitants of Ashby-de-la-Zouch live across 5,268 households, all of which are fuelled by a range of energy suppliers, from the largest providers to the smaller, independent ones who are breaking into the market.

So, are Octopus Energy the best supplier for you in Ashby-de-la-Zouch? You'll certainly find out after reading this page. We'll make sure your new home in Leicestershire gets fuelled up quickly and smoothly.

Energy consumption in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Who is the largest supplier of energy to the 5,268 households of Ashby-de-la-Zouch?

You might be curious to learn who the most popular energy supplier in East Midlands. The most popular energy supplier in East Midlands is British Gas. A large proportion of the inhabitants from large cities such as Leicester, Loughborough and Hinckley 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.

How much is the average price/kWh in Ashby-de-la-Zouch?

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 Earl Shilton, Sileby or Mountsorrel.

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 Ashby-de-la-Zouch, the average price per kWh is £10.14, just for an example. What this means is that Ashby-de-la-Zouch inhabitant will pay approximately £-4.70% less than the national UK average.

How are homes heated in Ashby-de-la-Zouch?

You might be wondering how the houses are heated in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The 2.39 inhabitants of Ashby-de-la-Zouch tend to have the following: * Electric Central Heating: Out of the people that live in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 9.09% per household. * Oil Central Heating: Out of the people living in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 59 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 1.11%. * Central Heating: 103 people do not have central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 1.96% per household. * Gas Central heating: Out of the 5,268 households that are located in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 4627 of them have gas central heating. The ratio for this would be ratio_gas_central_heating per household.

How much do people consume on average in Ashby-de-la-Zouch?

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 3,053.41 kWh, and the average Ashby-de-la-Zouch inhabitant household consumes 3,434.40 kWh a year.

What you need to know about switching to Octopus Energy in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

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 Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 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 Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

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 Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 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

Ashby-de-la-Zouch's local gas & electricity distribution

How can I contact the energy distributor for Ashby-de-la-Zouch?

There is never a time you need up-to-date information on your DNO (District Network Operator) until there is an instance of a power cut or similar emergency. Those living in Leicestershire can call their local Leicestershire DNO to get up-to-date information or in case of emergency.

Company name Company number
Western Power Distribution General Number
0800 096 3080
Western Power Distribution Emergency Number
0800 6783 105
SGN Number
0800 912 1700
SGN Emergency Number
0800 111 999

You can also visit their website for more info:

Western Power Distribution Western Power Distribution website
SGN SGN website

Who is the electricity distributor in Ashby-de-la-Zouch?

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 Ashby-de-la-Zouch. 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 Leicestershire electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator). The DNO in Ashby-de-la-Zouch is Western Power Distribution.

What should I do if I experience a power cut in Ashby-de-la-Zouch?

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 Leicestershire, 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 Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

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 096 3080. In Ashby-de-la-Zouch, your local DNO is Western Power Distribution. A team will likely be dispatched to resolve the issue.

Who distributes Ashby-de-la-Zouch'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 SGN in North West Leicestershire 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 Ashby-de-la-Zouch, as well as any other questions regarding your gas supply. You can also go directly to your supplier for similar questions:

Octopus Energy prices, dual fuel rates & tariffs in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

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.

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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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

In Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 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.

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

Powering your new place in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Who to contact before you move in Ashby-de-la-Zouch?

Congratulations! You’ve recently moved to Leicestershire! We want to share some valuable information with you that will make your move a bit more seamless. I’m sure you have many things that must be arranged, and any stress around your energy procurement should not be anything to worry about.

We have a comprehensive moving house checklist to make your move a bit easier.

Also, below we have a list of organizations that you should notify. We have the basics covered. * Governmental/local bodies - When you move, you’ll want to update your address with teh DVLA. You won’t be able to change it until you actually make the move, just be sure to make the update in a timely manner to avoid any unnecessary complications. * Banks and financial institutions - Make sure your credit cards, banks, retirement accounts, and another other lenders are updated on your new contact information. * Insurance providers - Make sure that your insurance does not become void.

You're now in Ashby-de-la-Zouch 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 Ashby-de-la-Zouch. 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.

Get connected to the grid in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Once you move to your new home in Ashby-de-la-Zouch there are steps you will need to follow to connect to the grid so that you can receive your energy supply to both power and heat your home. It is likely that your property is already connected to the grid, however in instances that it’s not, e.g., when you are building a new home, follow the steps below. (The vast majority of the 5,268 houses in Ashby-de-la-Zouch are already connected so the list below is for those that are building a new property.

  • Call the National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) on 0800 688 588 in order to arrange a pre-application meeting. This meeting is about the workload, timeline and cost of the project.
  • Submit application forms to the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO) - don’t be surprised by the 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.
  • Enjoy your power!

How do I sort out an energy transfer in Ashby-de-la-Zouch?

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 Ashby-de-la-Zouch 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.

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