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Switching to Octopus Energy in Orkney

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Last update: July 2021

Octopus Energy in Orkney

With a wide range of suppliers to choose from in Orkney, it's important to read up a bit on who they all are and what they provide. Octopus is up and coming and lot's of customers are switching away from the likes of British Gas and Scottish Power in favour of what these market newcomers have to offer.

Whether you have just moved to Orkney, or even if you have lived there for some time now and never switched suppliers, you might not know the energy make-up of the area. Who is the main supplier in Orkney? What is the average consumption and price of energy? That, and more, is what you will find out on this page. But first, let's dive into Orkney a bit more generally. How much do you know about the area? Here are some fun facts:

  • Orkney is the country's 68th most populated county in the UK.
  • A decent chunk of that population living in the cities of Kirkwall, Stromness, Sandwick and Birsay.
  • There are 10,514 inhabitants living in Orkney across 3,882.
  • SSE is responsible for distributing energy to the 3,882 households of your county.
  • SGN distributes gas to the homes of Orkney.

But, while facts and figures are important, it's also good to remember that your energy supply is personal to you. Every household has its own requirements which depend on: * The size of your house. * The number of inhabitants. * How much energy you all use.

If you want to switch to an Octopus Energy tariff, ring them up on 0330 808 1080 to speak to one of their advisers. If you want to shop around for an alternative energy plan, ring us up to chat to one of our experts.

Setting up an Octopus Energy contract in the 68th 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 Orkney? 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.

Octopus Energy plans and tariffs in Orkney

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

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

What gas plans does Octopus Energy 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

How much do the 10,514 residents of Orkney pay per kWh on average?

2018 government data tells us that a kWh in Orkney is around Kirkwallians more than the UK national average, at 10.6. 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 Orkney?

Who is the main gas distributor in Orkney?

In Orkney, the gas distribution company is SGN. Since we tend to speak to our energy suppliers for any queries about gas and electricity, we don't usually have to contact our gas distributors. They manage the transportation of gas through underground pipes before it eventually arrives with our suppliers. In short, gas doesn't just appear out of thin air!

Should you need to get in touch with your gas distribution network, we have provided their contact details below. There are 4 gas distribution companies that operate in different regions in the UK. Underneath these companies, there are 8 gas distribution networks that operate on a more local level to manage your gas provision.

Who distributes electricity to Orkney's 3,882 households?

In Orkney, your distribution network operator (DNO) is SSE. Your DNO is in charge of all of the cables and towers that make up the electricity distribution in the UK. They transport electricity from the national transmission network (the National Grid) and supplying it to homes and businesses. Just as with gas, you will most likely never have to get in touch with your DNO, but should you need to, their contact details are listed on this page.

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

Inhabitants of Orkney can call their local Orkney electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator) or gas distributor in case of emergency or to get up-to-date information.

Company name Company number Number opening hours
Orkney Distribution Network Operator General Number
0345 070 7373
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm and Saturdays, 9am to 2pm
Orkney Distribution Network Operator Emergency Number
0800 111 999
24/7
Orkney Gas Distributor Number
0800 912 1700
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm and Saturdays, 9am to 2pm
Orkney Gas Distributor Emergency Number
0800 111 999
24/7

You can also visit their website for more info:

SSE SGN
SSE website SGN website

Octopus Energy: Contact Details 2020

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 get in touch with Octopus Energy in North Scotland?

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.

Switching to Octopus Energy in North Scotland

Octopus Energy: how much do you know about this young supplier?

How much do you know about Octopus Energy? Although they have become somewhat of a household name over the past few years, they are still relatively small. Founded in 2015, they have grown exponentially after some successful acquisitions, including M&S Energy in 2018 and Coop Energy in 2019. Gaining around 30,000 customers each month, they have developed a customer base of around one million households across the UK. Their unique and renewable energy plans and affordable prices have attracted customers and hailed very positive reviews in the process.

Switching energy suppliers isn't a difficult or time-consuming process. And it's completely free! Our Switch Plan experts can switch you over to a new energy plan in Orkney in just a few minutes, at no cost. When moving house, you want to make sure that you finalise a few things before you are able to switch in your new house. The first thing to do is to let your current supplier know that you are moving in Orkney. You should do this at least 48 hours before you move. If you are in a rented property or in your own new home, the process is more or less the same. If you don't know who supplies your energy, head over to the Ofgem website

Now, one of the most important things to do when moving is to take energy meter readings. When you leave your previous residence, take your final meter reading, and take your first meter reading in your new place as soon as you move in. Don't forget to take a photo of the meters and/or jot them down on some paper. It might be worth writing down the meter reading of your old home and leaving this information in a safe place for the new residents of the property.

Although you can't switch energy suppliers until your first official day in your new property, you should definitely start researching which energy plan you want to switch to well in advance of moving in. This is because you will automatically be put on a default tariff in your new home when you move in, which tend to be much pricier, so you'll want to switch as quickly as possible.

Octopus Energy have lot's of information online about switching over to one of their plans. However, if you want free, quick, and unbias 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.

How can I contact my network distributor in Orkney?

If you need some up-to-date information, or are experiencing a powercut in Orkney, then you should get in touch directly with your District Network Provider.

Company name Company number
Orkney SSE General Number
0345 070 7373
Orkney SSE Emergency Number
0800 111 999
Orkney SGN Number
0800 912 1700

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