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Octopus Energy, the rising supplier in Nottinghamshire

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 Retford

Welcome to our page all about switching suppliers in Retford! More specifically, we want to provide you all the information you need about switching to Octopus Energy in Retford. The 21,861 inhabitants of Retford live across 9,762 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 Retford? You'll certainly find out after reading this page. We'll make sure your new home in Nottinghamshire gets fuelled up quickly and smoothly.

In Retford, what is the typical energy consumption?

What is the typical energy consumption in Retford?

Now that you know how much a kWh costs on average in Retford, it might be useful to put a value on this and see how much residents of Retford consume on average. Based on government data we are able to estimate that the average Retford inhabitant household consumes 3,384.23 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,922.81 kWh.

For the 21,861 residents in Retford, who is the main energy supplier?

The most popular energy supplier in East Midlands is British Gas. A large proportion of the inhabitants from large cities such as Nottingham, Mansfield and Newark on Trent 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.

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

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 Retford specifically, a Retford inhabitant tends to pay around £10.14. This is roughly £-4.70% less compared to the UK average.

A price which is applicable on a local basis but can differ in neighbourhing cities such as Worksop, Retford or Selston.

In City.name, how are homes heated? Is there anything in particular that I need to know?

You might be wondering, how do people heat their homes in Retford? Well, the 2.37 inhabitants of Retford tend to have houses that are built with or without:

  • Electric Central Heating: In Retford, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio being 6.72% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: In Retford, 8857 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio being 90.73% per household.
  • Oil Central Heating: In Retford, 75 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.77%.
  • Central Heating: 174 people do not have central heating in their homes, With the ratio being 1.79% per household.

In Retford, how do you power your new home?

Who should I get in contact with before moving to Retford?

You’ve recently moved to Nottinghamshire, 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.

Now that you're in Retford, you want to set up Octopus as your new supplier - how to go about making the switch.

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 Retford. 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.

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

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 Retford 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.

In Retford, how to become connected to the grid

Once you move to your new home in Retford 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 9,762 houses in Retford 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!

What you need to know about switching to Octopus Energy in Retford

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 Retford inhabitants ring Octopus Energy in Retford?

If you want to reach Octopus Energy’s customer service directly, call them on 0330 808 1080, or on one of the numbers in the table below. However, if you prefer to explore all the options for your energy supply call our experts on 0330 054 0018. Our energy professionals will advise you on the ideal supplier based on your needs in Retford

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

Retford - 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.

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
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

Gas tariffs

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

Single Electricity plans

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

Octopus Energy’s green energy contributions - what they look like in Retford

Octopus Energy procures their energy from a combination of solar, wind, and hydropower. They claim to be UK’s largest investor in solar power. In case you are wondering what their energy mix looks like, we have it for you below!

  • 75.3% wind
  • 31% solar
  • 3.7% hydropower

In addition to purchasing their own energy, Octopus energy also generates it. One of their tariffs - the “Supergreen Octopus” plan combines carbon-offsets with 100% renewable electricity. They do not offer carbon-neutral biomethane gas, which is typical of most green energy suppliers, such as Green Energy UK and Ecotricity.

Retford's local gas & electricity distribution

In Retford, who is the gas distributor?

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 Retford, 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 Northern Gas Networks in Bassetlaw District.

How should I contact the energy distributor in Retford?

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 Nottinghamshire can call their local Nottinghamshire 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
Northern Gas Networks Number
0800 040 7766
Northern Gas Networks Emergency Number
0800 111 999

You can also visit their website for more info:

Western Power Distribution Western Power Distribution website
Northern Gas Networks Northern Gas Networks website

Who is Retford's electricity distributor?

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 Retford. 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 Nottinghamshire electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator). The DNO in Retford is Western Power Distribution.

If I experience a power cut in Retford, what should I do?

If you ever experience a power cut, the first thing you should do is check the source. If you notice that there are any switches that have been turned off, it might be because of a fuse that has tripped in the circuit of your home. Alternatively, it could be a cut in your neighborhood in Nottinghamshire. Regardless of the source, it is important to know what to do if you ever experience a power cut in your home.

If the cut is one that came from your area, it's best to call your local distribution network operator directly on the following number 0800 096 3080. In Retford, your local DNO is Western Power Distribution. It is very likely that a team will be dispatched to help you and possibly your neighbors resolve the issue.

If the power cut happened when you were switching on a light or an appliance, it’s very likely that the cut is just in your home in Retford..

Alternatively, the cut could be in your area, and if this is the case, it is usually from an interrupted power line that is connected to your house. The most common cases when this happens are: * When a power line was damaged or knocked over. * Lightning has struck a utility pole * Transformers were either shut down or struck by lightning

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