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Switching to an OVO energy deal in Salford

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The OVO Energy supply for Salford inhabitants

Last update: September 2021

Whether you're moving to Salford , we're here to help you get the best energy deal available. On this page we've outlined all the information you need about switching over to OVO Energy in Salford. OVO Energy is one of the 'Big 6'. In other words, they are one of the 6 biggest energy suppliers in the UK. This means that they have a pretty big range of tariffs available, from dual fuel to green energy.

So, if you want to join the 5 million others who are currently fuelled by OVO Energy when you move over to Greater Manchester, you've come to the right place. At Switch Plan, our aim is to find you the best plan for your property. If you decide you want to make the switch over to a OVO Energy tariff, you can ring up their number for enquiries on 0330 303 5063, or you can chat to one of our experts to find an alternative energy option by ringing us on 0330 054 0018.

Setting up an OVO Energy account in Salford

Have you just moved to Salford? Great! If you are recent Salford inhabitant, or even if you have lived in Greater Manchester for a while now, you are now one of the 83,187 inhabitants of Salford. One thing you need to get sorted pretty rapidly is your energy supply. How are you going to fuel up your new house? Lucky for you, we will sort all that out for you. We just need you to carry out a few quick steps to allow us to complete the switch.

  • We know that saying goodbye to your old place should be more sentimental than taking a meter reading. But, it's important that you take a meter reading in your previous home as you walk out the door to make sure that you don't pay for what you don't use. Write it down and leave it in a safe place where the next inhabitants of the house can find it. You'll also this information just in case your previous provider wants it.
  • Now for moving in to your new place in Salford! Do the same - write down the meter reading once you've located it.
  • It's likely that you will inherit the contract of the previous inhabitants of the property and you'll keep it until you decide to switch. If you can't find the details of the last residency of the house, don't worry! Our guide can help you find out who supplies the energy to the property.

Switching your energy provider is easier than it sounds, so don't be scared away! With Switch Plan, it's a piece of cake. Just call us on 0330 054 0018 and we will do a free price comparison service for you based on current plans on the market and your personal energy needs.

How cheap are OVO Energy's plans for Salford inhabitants?

OVO Energy is one of the Big 6, and they rate highly with their customers. In fact, they are the second largest independent energy company in the UK! Customers typically switch to OVO for its reduced tariffs, and excellent customer service. Nevertheless, make sure you read customer reviews before switching in Salford to make sure you find the best plan for you in the area.

Contacting OVO in Salford?

Do you have any questions or concerns about your energy supply? Switch Plan can guide you. We are a free, impartial service.

If you are looking to switch to OVO in Salford, however, you might want to get in touch with them directly, which is understandable. Or indeed, if you have an emergency with your gas or electricity in Salford, then they are also at your disposal. All of their contact details are laid out below for you.

Type of Enquiry Number to contact
General Enquiries
Enquiries that you may have regarding your existing account, such as querying a bill or changing the way you pay your bills.
0330 303 5063

Open from 8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Complaints
If you have a complaint that you would like resolved or acknowledged by OVO Energy.
0330 102 7517

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday
Complaints Pay As You Go
Complaints specifically related to Pay As You Go tariffs.
0330 102 7517

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday
Top up plans
For all queries related to Pay As You Go billing: topping up, changing from pay as you go to direct debit and using emergency credit.
0330 303 5063

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday.
CORGI Home Plan complaints
Complaints number for queries related to the OVO Home Plan
0800 085 0845

24 hours a day, seven days a week

Who are your gas & electricity distribution network operators in Salford?

Who is the DNO in Salford ?

Now, while we are here to guide you on all of your gas and electricity queries, there are some more urgent matters that are reserved for your supplier, your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) or your gas provider. Let's say you have a powercut. You need to contact your DNO to inform them so they can resolve the issue. Alternatively, if you require some information that is more concerned with energy distribution, they are also the people to contact. In Salford your electricity distributor is Electricity North West.

How do I get in touch Salford's energy distributors?

If you need some up-to-date information, or are experiencing a powercut in Greater Manchester, then you should get in touch directly with your District Network Provider.

Company name Company number
Greater Manchester Electricity North West General Number
0800 195 4141
Greater Manchester Electricity North West Emergency Number
$dno_emergency
Greater Manchester Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Greater Manchester Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999

Find more info on their website:

Electricity North West Electricity North West website
Cadent Gas Cadent Gas website

Who manages gas distribution in Salford?

Gas doesn't just appear out of thin air, but instead it is provided by a complex network of gas distribution. There are 8 Gas Distribution Networks which are managed by 4 different gas distribution companies. Each company manages a different North West. Customers do not usually have to get in touch with their gas distribution company, since suppliers are usually the point of contact.

However, for your information, the gas distribution company in Salford is Cadent Gas.

OVO's prices, dual fuel rates & tariffs in Greater Manchester

Certain households still prefer to keep their gas and electricity tariffs separate, dual fuel is becoming more and more common. In Salford, 21.94% homes have electric central heating systems, compared to 43.29% who go for gas and just 9.65% who opt for oil. OVO Energy have plenty of dual fuel tariffs to pick from. At Switch Plan, we love dual fuel! Opting for a dual fuel plan saves you money and time as you only have to liaise with one supplier at a time, and you can also save money through dual fuel discounts. Sounds good, right?

Stand alone Electricity tariffs

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Better Energy 12 months fixed 12.26 p 29.17 p
Simpler Energy Flexible 14.21 p 27.77 p
2 Year Fixed Energy 24 months fixed 14.21 p 29.17 p

Gas tariffs

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Better Energy 12 months fixed
2.73 p
23.83 p
Simpler Energy Flexible
/ p
/ p
2 Year Fixed Energy 24 months fixed
3.27 p
27.77 p

OVO Energy's double rate energy plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Day Time Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Night Time Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Simpler Energy Flexible
15.88 p
9.52 p
27.77 p
Better Energy 12 months fixed
14.87 p
7.64 p
27.77 p
2 Year Fixed Energy 24 months fixed
15.47 p
8 p
27.77 p

Energy consumption in Salford

Who is the main supplier of gas and electricity to the 37,994 households of Salford?

British Gas is the most popular energy provider in North West and in much of Greater Manchester. This is notably driven by a important loyalty to British Gas in the counties most populated cities such as Manchester, Bolton and Oldham. Henceforth, many Salford inhabitants have stuck with British Gas despite being free to change at any time! Salford dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers.

What's the average consumption in Greater Manchester?

According to government data from 2018, the average household in Greater Manchester consumes 3,333.45 kWh a year, while the median consumption is around 2,947.18 kWh.

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