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The Octopus Energy supply for South Shields inhabitants

Last update: September 2021

An introduction to Octopus Energy

Founded in just 2015, Octopus Energy really have come a long way. With over 1 million customers, and gaining 30,000 on average every month, Octopus have quickly become a household name in the UK. But what makes them so popular? Firstly, their plans are considered pretty affordable, which is attractive compared to the likes of the Big 6 who tend to be much pricier. Secondly, they are widely thought to be one of the greenest suppliers on the market, since they offer 100% renewable electricity to their customers, and aim to offset their customers' gas consumption. A smaller supplier, they tend to be praised for their customer service.

Moreover, a few partnerships and acquisitions have helped Octopus to become a leader in the UK energy market. In 2018, they buddied up with M&S energy, followed by a partnership with Coop energy the following year. This gained them tens of thousands of new customers and allowed them to massively expand their market share. As a result, Octopus know the UK energy market. So whether it's for your household or your business, they will definitely have a plan for your needs.

How to join the Octopus energy family

Switching to Octopus is no more difficult than any other supplier. In fact, switching suppliers in general is a walk in the park. So many Brits believe it to be an arduous, time consuming ordeal, but in reality it's quick and easy. If you give Octopus Energy a ring on 0330 808 1080, their representatives can certainly switch you over to one of their tariffs in a quick phone call. Alternatively, if you decide a different supplier is better for you, then you should give our Switch Plan experts a ring and they can switch you over to a new plan for free, in just a few minutes.

Finding a supplier in South Shields

Welcome to our page all about switching suppliers in South Shields! More specifically, we want to provide you all the information you need about switching to Octopus Energy in South Shields. The 75,085 inhabitants of South Shields live across 34,564 households, all of which are fuelled by a range of energy suppliers, from the largest providers to the smaller, independent ones who are breaking into the market.

So, are Octopus Energy the best supplier for you in South Shields? You'll certainly find out after reading this page. We'll make sure your new home in Tyne and Wear gets fuelled up quickly and smoothly.

What you need to know about are your gas & electricity distribution network operators in South Shields

Who distributes South Shields's gas?

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 South Tyneside District .

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 South Shields, as well as any other questions regarding your gas supply. You can also go directly to your supplier for similar questions:

How can I contact the energy distributor for South Shields?

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
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

What should I do if I experience a power cut in South Shields?

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 Tyne and Wear. 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 0345 070 7373. In South Shields, your local DNO is SSE 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 South Shields..

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 South Shields?

Who distributes electricity in South Shields?

Light up your new home in South Shields

Get connected to the grid in South Shields

Once you move to your new home in South Shields 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 34,564 houses in South Shields 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!

Who to contact before you move in South Shields?

You’ve recently moved to Tyne and Wear, 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.

How do I sort out an energy transfer in South Shields?

In South Shields, 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!

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

When moving to any city, such as South Shields, 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.

In South Shields - energy consumption

How much do people consume on average in South Shields?

Knowing how much a kWh tends to cost in a region is all well and good, but it's even more useful to know what the average consumption is in a particular area. 2018 government data indicates that the average South Shields 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 34,564 households of South Shields?

You might be curious to learn who the most popular energy supplier in North East. 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 procure their energy from this supplier. Since most often individuals fail to switch their energy supplier, they might be missing out on a large sum of money they could save. On average, those living in the UK have been able to save up to £400 a year on their energy bills by making a switch. Although British Gas is the most popular in your region, they might not be the best supplier for you. Or, they might be if you don’t already have them and they can offer you a better deal either purely or based on your household needs. Regardless of who your supplier is, you are not in any way obligated to stick with them. Switching can save you money, and we’re here to help you navigate and make the best switch possible.

How are homes heated in South Shields?

You might be wondering, how do people heat their homes in South Shields? Well, the 2.17 inhabitants of South Shields tend to have houses that are built with or without:

  • Electric Central Heating: In South Shields, $City. electric_central_heating of the people living in the town have electric central heating in their homes; the ratio being 4.97% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: In South Shields, 32460 of residents have gas central heating; The ratio being 93.91% per household.
  • Oil Central Heating: In South Shields, 21 of residents have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.06%.
  • Central Heating: 364 people do not have central heating in their homes, With the ratio being 1.05% per household.

How much is the average price/kWh in South Shields?

Octopus + $city - Grapelli Octopus + $city - Grapelli 100% 10 C39

Although average prices aren't the most accurate indicators of how much a household pays for their energy, it can inform us on how prices change per region. For example, in South Shields, the average price per kWh is £10.6. This means that South Shields inhabitant pays roughly £0.38% less than the national UK average.

Unit prices are constantly changing depending and that why nothing compares with calling the Switch Plan experts to get the live rates based on your needs and your locations. Indeed prices are likely to be different in cities such as South Shields, Newcastle upon Tyne or Newcastle under Lyme. Screen reader support enabled.

Although average prices aren't the most accurate indicators of how much a household pays for their energy, it can inform us on how prices change per region. For example, in South Shields, the average price per kWh is £10.6. This means that South Shields inhabitant pays roughly £0.38% less than the national UK average.

Unit prices are constantly changing depending and that why nothing compares with calling the Switch Plan experts to get the live rates based on your needs and your locations. Indeed prices are likely to be different in cities such as South Shields, Newcastle upon Tyne or Newcastle under Lyme. Turn on screen reader support

South Shields - 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.

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 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 South Shields, what are Octopus Energy’s green energy contributions?

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.

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

Switching to Octopus Energy South Shields - everything you need to know.

It dosen’t need to be too complicated to switch energy suppliers; people tend to think that switching suppliers tends to be difficult and take a good bit of time but this doesn’t have to be the case! When you read our guide on Octopus Energy in South Shields, you will have everything that you need to decide if Octopus is the right energy supplier for you, based on your needs. You could give their representatives a ring, or contact us so we can be sure that they are the best match for you! We can provide information about Octopus Energy and make the switch for you! Give us a ring on 0330 054 0018, to find out more.

  • You property’s postcode
  • An energy bill that is no older than 3 months
  • Your current energy supplier
  • Your current energy tariff
  • An average monthly energy bill
  • MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number)

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 South Shields, 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.

Contact information for Octopus Energy in South Shields.

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 South Shields, 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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