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Switching to an Octopus Energy deal in Ardrossan

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Octopus Energy, the rising supplier in Strathclyde

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 Ardrossan 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 Ardrossan

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

  • Ardrossan is located in the lovely county of Strathclyde.
  • They have a population of 11,778 residents who live across 5,236 households.
  • Ardrossan is the 678th largest city in the UK.

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

Ardrossan - Octopus Energy tariffs available

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.

Octopus Energy’s green energy contributions in Ardrossan

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.

Stand alone 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

Dual rate energy tariffs

Name of the Plan Tariff value Day Time Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Night Time Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Super Green Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
16.81 p
9.18 p
21.67 p
Exclusive Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
17.69 p
9.1 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

What are the different gas rates that Octopus offers?

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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Switching to Octopus Energy in Ardrossan

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 Ardrossan, 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)

Looking to contact Octopus Energy in Ardrossan?

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 Ardrossan

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

In Ardrossan, how do you power your new home?

How to transfer your energy supplier to your new home?

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 Ardrossan 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.

Setting up Octopus in your new home in Ardrossan

When moving to any city, such as Ardrossan, 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 to connect to the grid in Ardrossan?

Once you move to your new home in Ardrossan 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 5,236 houses in Ardrossan 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!

You're moving to Strathclyde - who should you contact?

Congratulations! You’ve recently moved to Strathclyde! We want to share some valuable information with you that will make your move a bit more seamless. I’m sure you have many things that must be arranged, and any stress around your energy procurement should not be anything to worry about.

We have a comprehensive moving house checklist to make your move a bit easier.

Also, below we have a list of organizations that you should notify. We have the basics covered. * Governmental/local bodies - When you move, you’ll want to update your address with teh DVLA. You won’t be able to change it until you actually make the move, just be sure to make the update in a timely manner to avoid any unnecessary complications. * Banks and financial institutions - Make sure your credit cards, banks, retirement accounts, and another other lenders are updated on your new contact information. * Insurance providers - Make sure that your insurance does not become void.

Ardrossan's local gas & electricity distribution

If there is a power cut in Ardrossan, what should I do?

What is the first step when experiencing a power cut? Check the source. If you look at the fuse box and notice any switches have been turned off, it might have been caused by a fuse that tripped in your home’s circuit. Whether it is your fuse box or a cut in your neighborhood in Strathclyde, it's important to know what to do if you ever experience a power cut.

If the power cut occured when switching on an appliance or light, it's quite likely that it’s just in your home in Ardrossan.

Alternatively, the cut could be one that is in your area and often is from an interrupted power line connected to your home. This can happen when: * Lightning has struck a utility pole * A power line has been damaged or knocked over. * Transformers have been shut down

If it's one in your area, it's best to call your local distribution network operator directly on the following number 0345 070 7373. In Ardrossan, your local DNO is SSE Power Distribution. A team will likely be dispatched to resolve the issue.

Who is Ardrossan's electricity distributor?

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 Ardrossan? We've got you covered! No need to look any further for your local DNO. In Ardrossan your electricity distributor is SSE Power Distribution.

Who is Ardrossan's gas distributor?

Some of us in our spare time wonder, "Where does the gas and electricity that powers my house come from and how does it travel across however far it needs to go to get to my home?" For those of us who are curious, we have all of the information for you!

If you're interested in getting in touch with your gas distribution company to have this and other questions answered, your gas is provided by Cadent Gas in Ayrshire and Arran.

Gas is distributed through a pretty complex system of pipes called the Gas Distribution Network, which manages the transportation of gas around the UK. Should you ever have an additonal technical queries, they can be solved by your gas distributor in Ardrossan, as well as any other questions regarding your gas supply. You can also go directly to your supplier for similar questions:

How should I contact Ardrossan's energy distributors?

You never need up-to-date information on your DNO (District Network Operator) until you do! Inhabitants of Strathclyde can call their local Strathclyde DNO to get up-to-date information or in case of emergency.

Company name Company number
SSE Power Distribution General Number
0345 070 7373
SSE Power Distribution Emergency Number
0800 111 999
Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999

You can also visit their website for more info:

SSE Power Distribution SSE Power Distribution website
Cadent Gas Cadent Gas website

In Ardrossan - energy consumption

What's the typical price per kwh in Ardrossan?

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 Giffnock, Rutherglen or Helensburgh.

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 Ardrossan, the average price per kWh is £10.6, just for an example. What this means is that Ardrossan inhabitant will pay approximately £0.38% less than the national UK average.

What's the typical consumption in Ardrossan?

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 3,087.94 kWh, and the average Ardrossan inhabitant household consumes 3,542.93 kWh a year.

Who is the main energy supplier to the 11,778 residents across Ardrossan?

In South Scotland, and indeed across a lot of Strathclyde, the most popular energy supplier is Scottish Power. A historical supplier with a huge customer base notably in the in the counties most populated cities such as Glasgow, Paisley and East Kilbride. Many households in Strathclyde have never switched to a new supplier. This means that Ardrossan inhabitants who have stuck with Scottish Power 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 Scottish Power 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 Ardrossan. Give us a ring to find out how you can make savings by switching suppliers.

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