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Switching to an OVO energy deal in Edinburgh

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

Who distributes the gas in Edinburgh ?

Ever wondered how gas actually arrives in your home in $district? Well, before gas can actually reach you, it is transported through a complex system of pipes. These pipes form the Gas Distribution Network in the UK, of which there are 8. These are then controlled by 4 gas distribution companies.

You will likely never have to get in touch with your gas distribution company, but if you were interested, gas is provided by Cadent Gas in $district.

How can I contact the energy distributor for Edinburgh?

If you need some updated information, or are experiencing a electricity power outtage in Lothian, or are facing any kind of issues with your gas supply then you should get in touch directly with your District Network Provider.

Company name Company number
Lothian SSE Power Distribution General Number
0345 070 7373
Lothian SSE Power Distribution Emergency Number
$dno_emergency
Lothian Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Lothian 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

Who is Edinburgh's electricity distributor?

In case of an emergency or to request some very up-to-date information, Edinburghers can ring their local Lothian electricity Distribution Network Operator (DNO) or their gas provider. In the case of a power cut in Edinburgh, you should call your distributor's emergency phone number. In Edinburgh your electricity distributor is SSE Power Distribution.

All tariffs currently available in Lothian

Certain households still prefer to keep their gas and electricity tariffs separate, dual fuel is becoming more and more common. In Edinburgh, 10.71% homes have electric central heating systems, compared to 85.42% who go for gas and just 0.18% 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?

Dual Tariff energy plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Day Time Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Night Time Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Better Energy 12 months fixed
15.5 p
7.63 p
27.77 p
2 Year Fixed Energy 24 months fixed
16.17 p
8 p
27.77 p
Simpler Energy Flexible
16.93 p
9.62 p
27.77 p

Gas plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

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

Single Electricity plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Better Energy 12 months fixed 12.37 p 29.17 p
2 Year Fixed Energy 24 months fixed 14.29 p 29.17 p
Simpler Energy Flexible 14.29 p 27.77 p

Energy consumption in Edinburgh

How much to Edinburghers consume on average in Edinburgh?

Now you know the prices, it's important to know how much Edinburghers tend to consume. 2018 government data indicates that the average Edinburgher household consumes 3,542.93 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,087.94 kWh.

Who is the largest energy supplier to the 485,369 residents across Edinburgh?

Scottish Power is the most popular energy provider in South Scotland and in much of Lothian. This is notably driven by a important loyalty to Scottish Power in the counties most populated cities such as Edinburgh, Livingston and Musselburgh. Henceforth, many Edinburghers have stuck with Scottish Power despite being free to change at any time! Edinburgh dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers.

How much is the typical price/kWh in Edinburgh?

Edinburghers tend to pay somewhere around ยฃ10.6 for a kWh on average. This is roughly ยฃ0.38% less than the UK average.

Now it is interesting to compare our energy consumption to the national average but what about relatively close cities such as Mayfield, Linlithgow or Tranent. Find out by simply following these links.

Want to start on an OVO Energy plan in Edinburgh?

Whether you're new to the area or not, you are now one of the 485,369 inhabitants in Edinburgh. Did you know that Edinburgh is the $city_ranking_county biggest city of your Lothian and 8th of the county. It's likely that you live with 50.72 due to local averages, so you'll need to power up your new home ASAP.

  • Firstly, take a meter reading just before you move out of your old house and keep the note in a safe place. You might need to provide this to your previous supplier, as you'll want to make sure that you're not paying for the energy of the new inhabitants of the house.
  • Now that you've arrived in Edinburgh you should do the same thing. Find the meter in your new house and jot down the reading.
  • It's possible you will take on a โ€˜deemedโ€™ contract, which you will stay on until you decide to switch. The previous resident of the house usually leaves details concerning their energy supplier but if they didn't, fear not. The Ofgem website can help you find out who supplies the gas and electricity to this new home.

Switching energy suppliers sounds scary but with Switch Plan it really is as easy as it gets. Just call us on 0330 054 0018. We'll evaluate your needs based on your current consumption, budget and living arrangements which plan is best for you.

How can I get in touch with OVO in Edinburgh?

All the contact information you might need for OVO energy is detailed below. It's crucial to have your supplier's contact details to hand just in case you face an emergency or need some information that only they can provide. However, if what you are looking for is unbias detailing of OVO's energy plans, then that's where we come in. We want to guide you through your energy options and carry out an informed switch.

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.
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
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.
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

Are OVO Energy's plans expensive for Edinburghers?

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 Edinburgh to make sure you find the best plan for you in the area.

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