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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Tamworth

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Octopus Energy in Tamworth

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 Tamworth 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 Tamworth

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 Tamworth. It doesn't matter if you have just moved to a new property in Tamworth, 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 Tamworth. Here are some fun facts!

  • Tamworth is located in the lovely county of Staffordshire.
  • They have a population of 81,297 residents who live across 33,471 households.
  • Tamworth is the 112nd largest city in the UK.

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

Tamworth's local gas & electricity distribution

How can I contact the energy distributor for Tamworth?

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

What should I do if I experience a power cut in Tamworth?

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 Tamworth, 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 Tamworth..

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

Who is the electricity distributor in Tamworth?

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 Tamworth. 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 Staffordshire electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator). The DNO in Tamworth is Western Power Distribution.

Who distributes Tamworth's gas?

You'll likely never need to get in touch with your gas distribution company in Tamworth, 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.)

In Tamworth - energy consumption

Who is the largest supplier of energy to the 33,471 households of Tamworth?

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 Tamworth 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 Tamworth. Give us a ring to find out how you can make savings by switching suppliers.

How are homes heated in Tamworth?

You might be wondering how the houses are heated in Tamworth. The 2.43 inhabitants of Tamworth tend to have the following: * Electric Central Heating: Out of the people that live in Tamworth, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 0.05% per household. * Oil Central Heating: Out of the people living in Tamworth, 4252 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 12.70%. * Central Heating: 13021 people do not have central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 38.90% per household. * Gas Central heating: Out of the 33,471 households that are located in Tamworth, 16182 of them have gas central heating. The ratio for this would be ratio_gas_central_heating per household.

How much is the average price/kWh in Tamworth?

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 Leek, Wombourn or Biddulph.

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

How much do people consume on average in Tamworth?

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 3,173.62 kWh, and the average Tamworth inhabitant household consumes 3,573.05 kWh a year.

Light up your new home in Tamworth

Get connected to the grid in Tamworth

There are steps you should follow to get yourself connected to the grid so you can receive your energy supply. I’m sure you want to make sure that your home can receive both heat and electricity before you move in! It is likely that your property is already a href="https://www.switch-plan.co.uk/new-home-energy/grid-connect/">connected to the grid, but there are instances where it might not be, such as moving into a new build. You want to follow the steps below if you are one of the exceptions i.e., that you are moving into a new build, whether you built the home yourself or someone else built it for you.

  • Call the National Grid Energy Transmission (NGET) on 0800 688 588 to arrange a meeting for pre-application. This meeting will cover the workload, cost, and timeline involved in the project. It is best to do this in advance so that the timeline falls into place with the date you anticipate to move in.
  • Submit application forms to the Electricity Systems Operator (ESO) - there will likely be a fee associated with the application so keep this in mind.
  • The final step is a team will come and assess your property, and will send you a quote in 1 to 3 working weeks.
  • Enjoy your newly powered home!

Who to contact before you move in Tamworth?

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.

You're now in Tamworth and want to set up Octopus as your new supplier

When moving to any city, such as Tamworth, it can be a bit daunting to know all the things that must be done. No need to worry, we have a clear lay of the land that will be helpful.

To make your life a bit easier, there are some steps you should complete before leaving your current home. This is why we've prepared a moving checklist so that you won't leave anything behind! So, let’s begin: * 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 doubts we have more extensive guides dedicated to moving into a new build and moving into a rented house.

If you are moving into a property that is already connected to the grid, the only thing you need to do is select a provider and tariff for your home. However, there is one thing you should be weary of when moving house: Whether you are moving into a new property or not, the house will be put under a deemed contract. This contract is considered the standard tariff and it is often more expensive than the other tariffs that an energy supplier offers. So. it is important to switch energy suppliers quickly!

How can you switch? Well, at Switch Plan, we can help you with that! We can manage your switch, whether it be in a brand new home or an established property. All you have to do is give us a call.

How do I sort out an energy transfer in Tamworth?

In Tamworth, 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!

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

Switching to any supplier in Tamworth involves more or less the same process. If you are moving from one property to another, then the process differs from if you are simply switching from one supplier to another in the same property. The most important thing to remember is to taking meter readings in both properties. When you leave your old property, be sure to take a meter reading and jot it down so you can provide information upon request of when you finished using energy in that property. Then, when you move into your next property, you must also take a meter reading. This is so your new supplier knows exactly when to start charging you for energy in your new place.

The only disadvantage to switching when you move house is that you will automatically start consuming energy on a default or 'deemed' contract. These tend to be pricier than a plan that you choose to switch to, so for the first month in your new property you might be spending a bit more than you had hoped. As a result, you want to make sure that you do your research as soon as possible to start the process. That way you can get started on a cheaper tariff as soon as possible and start saving.

If you decide that Octopus are the right supplier for you in Tamworth, then give them a ring and they can switch you over to your preferred plan in one quick phone call. If an alternative plan is better, then ring up our Switch Plan and we can switch you over to a new tariff in no time.

Contact information for Octopus Energy in Tamworth.

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 Tamworth, 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

Octopus Energy prices, dual fuel rates & tariffs in Tamworth

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.

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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In Tamworth, what are Octopus Energy’s green energy contributions?

Octopus Energy use 100% renewable electricity which is generated from a combination of wind, solar and hydropower. They claim to be the UK’s biggest investor in solar power. Their energy fuel mix is as follows.

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

Octopus is a very green supplier. As well as purchasing their green energy they also generate it. One of their tariffs, the “Supergreen Octopus” plan also combines 100% renewable electricity with carbon-offset gas. However, contrary to other green suppliers such as Ecotricity or Green Energy UK they do not offer carbon-neutral biomethane gas.

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

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

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