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Switching to Octopus Energy in Tyne and Wear

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Last update: July 2021

How much do you know about Tyne and Wear?

If you have lived in the area for a long time and never switched energy supplier, then it's likely you know very little about energy supply in Tyne and Wear. Don't worry, we'll run you through it all on this page.

Northern Powergrid is responsible for distributing energy to the 220,496 households of your county. Also Northern Gas Networks distributes gas to all your homes notably in the county's most populated cities : Tyneside, Sunderland, Gateshead and South Shields.

Did you know that Tyne and Wear is the country's 19th biggest in the UK, with 677,122 inhabitants?

Who are my gas & electricity distribution network operators in Tyne and Wear?

Who manages electricity distribution for the 220,496 households in Tyne and Wear?

In Tyne and Wear, your distribution network operator (DNO) is Northern Powergrid. 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.

It's important to have all the necessary information about your energy supply should you need to get in touch with your gas distribution network. However, so many of us don't actually know who distributes gas in our area. In Tyne and Wear, Northern Gas Networks is in charge of your gas distribution. Across the UK, gas is distributed through a complex, underground system of pipes which are overseen by 8 gas distribution networks. These networks are then overseen by gas distribution companies, of which there are 4. Honestly, you will probably only ever have to speak with your gas supplier about the gas you use at home, but below are all of your gas distributors' contact details should you need to get in touch in case of an emergency.

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 East England?

If you are looking to switch to Octopus Energy, you can do so by ringing up their advisers on the number specified below. Moreover, if you have a speciifc complaint, request or query that only your supplier can answer, then you really should get in touch with them directly.

If you are looking to switch to an alternative energy plan, then don't forget that our experts are on call Monday to Friday, between 9am and 7pm. Our aim is to find you the best deal on the energy market, based on your specific requirements. get in touch with our Switch Plan experts at 0330 054 0018 if you want free, impartial advice about all your options.

Switching to Octopus Energy in North East England

Switching energy suppliers may seem like a big deal, but in reality it's so easy. Switch Plan have made it quicker and simpler than ever. You just need to make sure that you follow a few simple instructions to get started with your new energy plan in Tyne and Wear.

Switching energy suppliers when moving house is a slightly different process to if you are switching in the same property. It simply requires you to take a few more steps. Firstly, let your energy supplier know that you are moving house, and make sure that you do this at least 48 hours in advance of the move. If you don't know who supplies your current property with gas and electricity, then head over to the Ofgem website and they will provide all the answers. Or, you can check out a recent energy bill, either an online or paper version.

Take energy meters in both your old and new properties. Having photographic or written evidence of your exact consumption as you leave one property and enter the next will allow you to dispute any possible errors on your energy bills. You should make sure to do this whether you are moving into a new property, or if you are in a rented property.

Start researching what energy plan you want to switch to before moving day. Remember, you can't switch to a new supplier before the day you officially move in to your new property, so knowing exactly what plan you want to switch to will make the whole process much quicker and smoother. The default tariff that you will automatically be put on in your new property will be more expensive than one that you want to switch to, so try to switch as soon as possible after you move in.

Octopus Energy have plenty of information on their website about switching over to one of their plans. However, if you want free, impartial 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.

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.

Setting up an Octopus Energy contract in the 19th 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 Tyne and Wear, 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 much do the 677,122 residents of Tyne and Wear pay per kWh on average?

Based on government data collected in 2018, a kwh in Tyne and Wear costs around 10.6, which is Gateshead inhabitants more compared to the UK national average. Of course, this information might have changed, so it's important to stay up to date with latest energy news in your area.

Octopus Energy plans and tariffs in Tyne and Wear

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

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

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 can I contact my network distributor in Tyne and Wear?

Should you experience a powercut, or simply need some up-to-date information about energy in Tyne and Wear, contacting your District Network Provider is your best bet.

Company name Company number
Tyne and Wear Northern Powergrid General Number
0800 011 3332
Tyne and Wear Northern Gas Networks Number
0800 040 7766
Tyne and Wear Northern Powergrid Emergency Number
0800 375675

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