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The Octopus Energy supply for Gateshead inhabitants

Last update: September 2021

Octopus Energy - who are they and what is their history?

Octopus Energy have grown exponentially since 2015 when they were created. Since then, they have gained over 1 million customers around the UK, growing by 30,000 a month! Their customers are attracted to their affordable and eco-friendly energy plans, since they aim to provide 100% renewable electricity, as well as offset much of their customers' gas usage. As well as their attractive energy plans, they have also partnered up with other suppliers which has brought about impressive growth. In 2018, they partnered up with M&S energy, taking on all of their customers. In 2019, they did the same with Coop energy, gaining Octopus 30,000 customers. Whether its for your business or your household, Octopus definitely has a plan for you.

Looking to join Octopus Energy

Switching energy suppliers really isn't difficult, especially when you have the Switch Plan experts here to help! All it involves is one quick phone call in which you outline your energy requirements and what you are looking for in your energy plan, and you can be switched over to a new plan in just minutes. If you decide you want to switch to an Octopus Energy deal, then you can ring them up on 0330 808 1080 and their representatives can carry out the switch for you from beginning to end. Alternatively, if you decide you want an alternative energy plan, then have a chat with one of our experts by ringing 0330 054 0018.

Searching for a new energy supplier in Gateshead

Depending on where you are in the UK, your energy plan will differ. This is because prices fluctuate given that the market price of energy varies depending on the region. To find out a bit about Gateshead, let's run through a few quick facts!

  • Gateshead forms part of Tyne and Wear.
  • It is home to 118,606 inhabitants across 53,213 households.
  • This makes it the 68th largest city in the UK.

Read on for more specific information about how to switch to Octopus Energy in Gateshead! We'll make sure that you kick start your new energy supply in no time.

Gateshead's local gas & electricity distribution

Who distributes Gateshead's gas?

You'll likely never need to get in touch with your gas distribution company in Gateshead, 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 SGN. (Fun fact! Gas is transported through a complex system of pipes underground to get to your front door and heat your home.)

How can I contact the energy distributor for Gateshead?

There is never a time you need up-to-date information on your DNO (District Network Operator) until there is an instance of a power cut or similar emergency. Those living in Tyne and Wear can call their local Tyne and Wear 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
SGN Number
0800 912 1700
SGN Emergency Number
0800 111 999

You can also visit their website for more info:

SSE Power Distribution SSE Power Distribution website
SGN SGN website

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

Whether it is your fuse box or a cut in your neighborhood in Tyne and Wear, it's important to know what to do if you ever experience a power cut. It's not the highlight of anyone's day, but the good thing is that there are ways you can easily address. The first step when experiencing a power cut is to check the source. It might be a fuse that tripped in your house circuit, so be sure to check your fuse box and see if any of the switches have been turned off.

If the power cut happened when switching on an appliance or light then it is likely that it’s just in your home in Gateshead.

If the cut is not local, the cause could be one that is in your area; several reasons of which are out of your control, and are often because the power lines to your home were interrupted. This can happen when: * A power line has been damaged or knocked over. * Lightning has struck a utility pole * Transformers have been shut down

If this is the case, it’s best you call your local distribution network operator directly on the following number 0345 070 7373. In Gateshead, your local DNO is SSE Power Distribution. Once they have been informed they will send out a team to resolve the issue.

Who is the electricity distributor in Gateshead?

Who distributes electricity in Gateshead?

In Gateshead, what is the typical energy consumption?

How much do people consume on average in Gateshead?

Now that you know how much a kWh costs on average in Gateshead, it might be useful to put a value on this and see how much residents of Gateshead consume on average. Based on government data we are able to estimate that the average Gateshead inhabitant household consumes 2,910.17 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,601.63 kWh.

Who is the largest supplier of energy to the 53,213 households of Gateshead?

The most popular energy supplier in North East is British Gas. A large proportion of the inhabitants from large cities such as Tyneside, Sunderland and Gateshead get their energy from this supplier, and often they haven't actually switched at all. This means they could be losing a large sum of money. Some Brits have managed to save up to £400 a year on their energy bills simply by switching. So, although British Gas is the most popular supplier in your new area, don't feel that you are obliged to stick with them. We don't have anything against this provider, but switching itself can save you money. And our aim is to help you do that.

How are homes heated in Gateshead?

You might be wondering, how do people heat their homes in Gateshead? Well, the 0 inhabitants of Gateshead tend to have houses that are built with or without:

  • Electric Central Heating: In Gateshead, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio being 8.03% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: In Gateshead, 47984 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio being 90.17% per household.
  • Oil Central Heating: In Gateshead, 252 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.47%.
  • Central Heating: 705 people do not have central heating in their homes, With the ratio being 1.33% per household.

How much is the average price/kWh in Gateshead?

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 Durham, Hartlepool or Darlington.

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

Powering your new place in Gateshead

Get connected to the grid in Gateshead

When you move, it is likely that your new home is already connected to the majority of the 53,213 properties in Gateshead. 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.

Who to contact before you move in Gateshead?

First of all, congratulations on your move to Gateshead! Moving is a big step, and to make sure that nothing slips through the cracks, we’ve highlighted some of the various organizations you should contact to update your address. A non exhaustive list includes:

  • Banks and financial institutions - Include the address that is linked to both your debit and credit cards.
  • Government/local bodies - Update with the DVLA
  • Insurance providers - To keep your cards from becoming invalid

To make things easier, we have a comprehensive checklist to be sure that you have everything covered!

How do I sort out an energy transfer in Gateshead?

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 Gateshead 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.

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

When moving to any city, such as Gateshead, 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.

Gateshead - Octopus Energy tariffs available

So, Octopus' plans tend to be well-priced, but what do they offer? It's no myth that Octopus' plans are very innovative. All of their tariffs are 100% renewable, and this includes all green gas, which is still quite rare in the UK. The uniqueness of their tariffs lies in their customers' ability to coordinate their usage with cheaper energy rates to lower their energy bills. They have both fixed and variable tariffs on offer to their customers and their plans have no exit fees.

Octopus are also leading the way when it comes to electric vehicles. They have an Electric Vehicle Initiative which allows customers to lease out electric cars for low prices. Through this initiative, their customers are able to get cheaper prices for charging their cars, their own car charger, as well as assistance from experts on how to access grants.

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
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 gas plans does Octopus offer?

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Exclusive Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
2.28 p
17.85 p
Super Green Octopus 12M 12 months fixed
2.96 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

In Gateshead, 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
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

Switching to Octopus Energy Gateshead - everything you need to know.

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 Gateshead, 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)

Contact information for Octopus Energy in Gateshead.

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 Gateshead, 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

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