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Switching to Octopus Energy in Oxfordshire

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Last update: July 2021

Octopus Energy in Oxfordshire

There are so many suppliers and tariffs to choose from in Oxfordshire. 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 Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire? Here are some fun facts:

  • There are 434,155 inhabitants living in Oxfordshire across 170,715.
  • A decent chunk of that population living in the cities of Oxford, Banbury, Abingdon and Bicester.
  • Oxfordshire is the country's 38th most populated county in the UK.
  • UK Power Networks is responsible for distributing energy to the 170,715 households of your county.
  • SGN distributes gas to the homes of Oxfordshire.

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.

How much on average does a kWh cost among the 434,155 residents of Oxfordshire?

2018 government data tells us that a kWh in Oxfordshire is around Abingdon inhabitants more than the UK national average, at 10.05. 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.

Setting up an Octopus Energy contract in the 38th biggest county in the UK?

Brits who switch suppliers can save up to ยฃ400 a year on their energy bills. To switch to a Octopus Energy contract in Oxfordshire, give them a ring and they can sort it out for you, from start to finish.

If Octopus' plans just aren't quite right for you, and you want to shop around a bit more, give our experts a ring and they can find you the best deal on the market for you personally.

How to make the switch to Octopus Energy in Oxfordshire?

Octopus Energy in Oxfordshire

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.

We are here to debunk the myth that switching energy suppliers is difficult, time-consuming, or expensive. It's literally the opposite! Calling Switch Plan is free and the whole process only takes a few minutes. If you are moving into a new home in Oxfordshire and want to switch to a new energy contract, then the process is slightly different to if you are staying in the same property, but not much. There are just a few extra steps for you to take.

The most important thing to do at this time is to take meter readings. Make sure that you do this in both properties. When you leave your previous residence, take a last meter reading, and when you enter your new property, take a first meter reading. Jot these both down and you will be able to provide proof to your energy supplier of your consumption if you find yourself being overcharged.

Let you energy supplier know that you are moving at least 48 hours prior to your move to they can make necessary arrangements for you. If you don't know who your energy supplier is, visit Ofgem website, or check out a recent energy bill. Whether you are moving into a rented property, or you are a new homeowner, this process is more or less the same.

You should start researching your new energy supplier before moving house, but remember that you can't switch suppliers before your official move in day. This means that you will be automatically put onto a default tariff for the first month in your new home. Default tariffs tend to be quite expensive, so you wan't to be able to switch as soon as possible in Oxfordshire.

Octopus Energy have a lot of information for their customers on their website. However, for free, unbias information about switching suppliers, our experts are here to help. Don't hesitate to give us a ring on 0300 054 0018 and we can talk you through the best plan for your economic and environmental requirements as a household.

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

How can I contact my network distributor in Oxfordshire?

Inhabitants of Oxfordshire can call their local Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire Distribution Network Operator General Number
0800 029 4285
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Oxfordshire Distribution Network Operator Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
24/7
Oxfordshire Gas Distributor Number
0800 912 1700
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Oxfordshire Gas Distributor Emergency Number
0800 111 999
24/7

You can also visit their website for more info:

UK Power Networks SGN
UK Power Networks website SGN website

Who distributes electricity to Oxfordshire's 170,715 households?

In Oxfordshire, your distribution network operator (DNO) is UK Power Networks. 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.

Who distributes Oxfordshire's gas?

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 Oxfordshire will receive their gas supply from SGN, 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.

Octopus Energy plans and tariffs Oxfordshire

Single Electricity tariffs

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

Gas plans

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

Double electricity 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

How can I contact my network distributor in Oxfordshire?

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

Company name Company number
Oxfordshire UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
Oxfordshire UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
Oxfordshire SGN Number
0800 912 1700

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

Contacting Octopus Energy in Oxfordshire

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.

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