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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Stafford

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Octopus Energy in Stafford

Last update: September 2021

Who is Octopus? Octopus Energy have had a pretty impressive trajectory since they were founded in 2015. Gaining around 30,000 customers a month, they now provide gas and electricity plans to over 1 million customers across the UK. Their growth can be put down to their affordable and widely-considered eco-friendly energy plans, as well as their numerous partnerships with other suppliers. For example, in 2018, Octopus Energy and M&S Energy joined together in a partnership within which Octopus took over all of M&S's customers. Moreover, in 2019, Octopus acquired Coop energy, who had 30,000 customers.

Switching to Octopus Energy

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 to Octopus Energy in Stafford 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 on the market for you. Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018.

Switching suppliers in Stafford

Now you know what it means to switch, and who Octopus Energy are, let's narrow it down a bit and learn how to switch to Octopus in Stafford. It doesn't matter if you have just moved to a new property in Stafford, or if you have lived in the area for some time and have decided to switch, it's more or less a similar process! Let's find out a bit about Stafford. Here are some fun facts!

  • Stafford is located in the lovely county of Staffordshire.
  • They have a population of 68,991 residents who live across 29,342 households.
  • Stafford is the 134th largest city in the UK.

If you want to find out more about how to switch to Octopus Energy in Stafford, read on for all the information you need! Our aim at Switch Plan is to find you the best energy deal for your household.

In Stafford, what is the typical energy consumption?

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

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 Stafford, Uttoxeter or Tamworth.

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 Stafford, the average price per kWh is £10.38, just for an example. What this means is that Stafford inhabitant will pay approximately £2.44% less than the national UK average.

For the 68,991 residents in Stafford, who is the main energy supplier?

In West Midlands, and indeed across a lot of Staffordshire, the most popular energy supplier is British Gas. A historical supplier with a huge customer base notably in the in the counties most populated cities such as Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle upon Tyne and Wolverhampton. Many households in Staffordshire have never switched to a new supplier. This means that Stafford inhabitants who have stuck with British Gas could be losing money each year. Switching supplier can save you up to £400 a year on your energy bills, so why not switch to a new provider? We aren't saying that British Gas aren't a good provider, but in fact the act of switching can save you money. So, don't forget that you are free to change energy suppliers at any time in Stafford. Give us a ring to find out how you can make savings by switching suppliers.

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

You might be wondering, especially if you are new to Stafford how the those living in the city heat their homes.

Well, the 2.35 inhabitants of Stafford tend to have houses that are built with or without: * Gas Central heating: In Stafford, 24894 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio of those who have gas or central heating is 84.84% per household. * Oil Central Heating: In Stafford, 150 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for the prior is 0.51%. * Electric Central Heating: In Stafford, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio is 11.98% per household. * Central Heating: 782 people do not have central heating in their homes, The ratio of those who do not have central heating is 2.67% per household.

What is the typical energy consumption in Stafford?

Now that you know how much a kWh costs on average in Stafford, it might be useful to put a value on this and see how much residents of Stafford consume on average. Based on government data we are able to estimate that the average Stafford inhabitant household consumes 3,573.05 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,173.62 kWh.

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

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 Stafford, 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)

How can Stafford inhabitants ring Octopus Energy in Stafford?

To contact Octopus Energy’s customer service, you can ring them on 0330 808 1080. Or if you aren't convinced yet and would like to learn more about your different energy options, call us at 0330 054 0018. Our energy experts will assist you and guide you to the most suitable solution or offers available for you and your current energy needs. If you would rather get in touch with Octopus Energy directly, below you will find several options to reach them depending on your motives.

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

Light up your new home in Stafford

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

You’ve recently moved to Staffordshire, 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 Stafford, you want to set up Octopus as your new supplier - how to go about making the switch.

One easy step that could very well save you money is to take a meter reading before you move. Like with any big change, there are some steps that you need to complete before you move house. You want to make sure that you are not paying for energy that you are not able to use! Once you have the meter reading and Meter Point Reference Number you are ready to make the switch!

To make your life a bit easier, you should complete the following before leaving your current home. For this reason, we've prepared a moving checklist so that you won't leave anything behind! So, let’s begin: * Number 1 and the most important thing! Before moving, take a meter reading. This way, you're not paying 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 situated, you are then clear to move without having to worry about paying for energy that you didn't or would not be able to use. If you ever have any doubts, you can check our resource that is dedicated to moving into a new build and moving into a rented house.

When moving to a new city such as Stafford, setting up your new electric and gas can be difficult. When you move, if you do not switch to a new supplier or plan type with your current supplier, you will be under a “deemed contract”, or standard tariff of the previous homeowner’s supplier until you make a switch. You can call the supplier directly, either the one that you currently have or a new one that you have found through research. A better option might be to call us at Switch Plan to help you find the best deal. We suggest that you switch out of the deemed contract ASAP because it is usually much more expensive than your typical tariff.

In Stafford, how to become connected to the grid

When you move, it is likely that your new home is already connected to the majority of the 29,342 properties in Stafford. 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.

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

In Stafford, or in any town in the UK for that matter, there are certain factors that will affect the price of your energy bills when transferring energy from one home to another. We have in-depth information of the various factors that come into play in our guide here: energy transfer. Before digging in, we have a few simple questions that are helpful for successfully completing your energy transfer.

  • What is the size of your new home?
  • How much energy does your new home consume?
  • How far away have you moved from your previous residence
  • What type of energy does your new home use?
  • Do you currently use a prepayment meter?

You might be wondering how to answer all of these questions, and even if you have the answer, might think… “Ok, well what’s next?” Give us a call! Our experts can help you switch energy suppliers!

Stafford's local gas & electricity distribution

Who is the electricity distributor in Stafford?

An electricity distribution network operator is responsible for the cables and towers which carry electricity across your region and to your front door. Most have no idea how the distribution network operator system works or who they even are, since customers never see their distribution network operator. But, you might want to know how to get in touch in moments of importance.

Want to know who distributes electricity in Stafford? We've got you covered! No need to look any further for your local DNO. In Stafford your electricity distributor is Western Power Distribution.

How should I contact the energy distributor in Stafford?

You never need up-to-date information on your DNO (District Network Operator) until you do! Inhabitants of Staffordshire can call their local Staffordshire 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
Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999

You can also visit their website for more info:

Western Power Distribution Western Power Distribution website
Cadent Gas Cadent Gas website

If I experience a power cut in Stafford, 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 Staffordshire. 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 Stafford, 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 Stafford..

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

In Stafford, who is the gas distributor?

You'll likely never need to get in touch with your gas distribution company in Stafford, since your energy supplier can usually address any problems you experience. But if you have a specific question, you might want to get in touch with your local gas distribution company. For example, you might be wondering how gas travels around the UK... We won't bore you with the details, but it's quite clever, and it is managed in your region by Cadent Gas. (Fun fact! Gas is transported through a complex system of pipes underground to get to your front door and heat your home.)

All Octopus tariffs currently available in Stafford

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.

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

Gas tariffs

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

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.

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

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