Switching to Scottish Power in Southwark
Scottish Power in Southwark in 2020
Last update: March 2021
Are you new to Southwark and in search of some information regarding your energy supply? Look no further! On this page, we'll delve into all the necessary details about switching to Scottish Power in your home in Southwark. Who are Scottish Power and should you switch to one of their energy plans? How do you switch energy suppliers? Will your energy supply be disrupted if you switch supplier? We'll answer all of these questions - and more - on this page...
First things first, let's talk a bit about Southwark: Where is it, who lives there, and who can supply you with energy? Well, Southwark is located in the important city of London. You may have heard of it. It's home to 97080 inhabitants who live across 41186 households.
So, who are Scottish Power? A household name, you have probably at least heard the name. But don't get confused between the Distribution Network Operator and the energy supplier who operate under the same name. Scottish Power the energy supplier have been operating for over 118 years in the UK and have accumulated 32 million customers since their beginnings. They have also grown to become one of the Big 6 - in order words, one of the 6 largest energy suppliers in the UK - so they have a considerable market share, competing with the likes of British Gas and SSE. But, are they the supplier for you?
If you want to know more about Scottish Power's tariffs and energy plans, you can get in touch with them on the contact page . If you are reading through our article and decide that that Scottish Power don't have exactly the right plan for you, go on have a chat with one of our experts who can advise you on the best possible plan for you. Talk through your alternative energy options by ringing us on 0330 054 0018.
Starting a Scottish Power account in Southwark, London
If you've just moved to Southwark, there are some steps you must follow to start powering up your new home! Whether you have been a resident of Southwark for a while now, or are a new Londoner, follow these steps to set up your gas and electricity.
- When you leave your old place, as well as when you walk through the door of your new home, jot down the numbers you see on the meter. We also recommend taking a photo The most important thing to do when moving property is to take meter readings. This is just to ensure that you aren't overcharged for your energy by your supplier or your landlord. It doesn't matter if you are moving into a rented property or if you have just bought a new house, this is important to ensure you are paying the right amount.
- Don't forget to contact your current energy supplier to let them know you are moving. If you don't know who currently supplies you with energy, either check a recent energy bill or head over to the Ofgem website where you can find out. Your supplier might let you carry your energy plan over to your new home, but you will likely have to sign up to a new one, or start again. This is a great opportunity to switch suppliers and save a lot of money on your energy! Although, switching before the end of your contract (if you are on a fixed plan) might result in an exit fee, so make sure to check out the conditions of your plan so you aren't taken by surprise by any unforeseen charges.
- Wondering how you will receive gas and electricity in your new home when you first move in? Well, if you don't organise your new energy plan ahead of the move, then you will be automatically put on a default contract, or a deemed contract, both of which tend to be expensive, so consider switching as soon as you can.
We told you it was easy! Now that you have all the information you'll need to provide to our experts, you can ring us up and we can start the switching process.
Switching your energy provider is easier than it sounds, so don't be put off! Switch Plan makes it easy. Just give us a ring on 0330 054 0018 and we will carry out a free price comparison service based on current tariffs on the market and your personal energy needs.
Is Scottish Power's tariffs affordable in Southwark?
In short, Scottish Power is known for having overpriced tariffs Customers have complained about the high prices they are paying for their energy with Scottish Power. Compared to smaller suppliers, who are providing some intense competition for the likes of Scottish Power and British Gas, choosing an energy plan with one of the Big 6 can often be an expensive decision.
Can I ring Scottish Power in Southwark?
Contacting Scottish Power is easy. You can head over to their cusomer support page on their website, or give their customer support number a ring. As well as this, you can download their app which has an in-built chat function. Below, we have outlined all of Scottish Power's contact details.
Alternatively, to know more about other plans and suppliers on the market, our experts are here to advise you. Call us anytime from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 7pm.
|Type of Enquiry||Number to contact|
|New Customer Number
If you want to become a new Scottish Power customer, call this number.
0800 027 0072
Monday to Friday: 8am-8pm; Saturdays 8:40am-4pm
|General Enquiries Phone Number
If you have a general enquiry, concern or question about your tariff, call this number.
0800 027 0072
Open from 8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
|General Enquiries Email
If you have a general enquiry, concern or question about your tariff, send an email to this address.
|Small business customer service
If you want to speak to a customer service adviser for small business queries, call this number.
0800 040 7002
Monday to Thursday 9am-5:30pm; Fridays 9am-5pm
|Small business switching
If you want to switch to a small business tariff with Scottish Power, call this number.
0800 22 44 00
Monday to Thursday 9am-5:30pm; Fridays 9am-5pm
|Commercial business customer service
Phone number to reach customer services for commercial business owners
0800 074 0052
Monday to Friday 9am-4pm
|Commercial business switching
If you are looking to switch to a commercial business energy plan with Scottish Power, call this number.
0800 074 0052
Monday to Friday 9am-4pm
|Boiler Care Emergency Number
If you have a boiler emergency, call this number.
0800 111 4686
Open 24 hours a week
|Boiler Care Customer Service
If you want to speak to a customer service adviser for your boiler care, call this number.
0800 001 5214
Monday to Friday 8am-8pm; Saturday 8am-5pm
What tariffs do Scottish Power offer in Southwark?
With 32 million customers, Scottish Power clearly have plans that suit lots of households. Big savings can be made if you opt for a dual fuel tariff. This is because Scottish Power want to encourage their customers to have both their gas and electricity supplied by them. This makes sense - and to be honest, at Switch Plan we are big fans of dual fuel! Not only can you save money on your energy, you can also save time. Why separate your gas and electricity supply with different suppliers?
Scottish Power Electricity plans in Southwark
If you are just looking to switch to Scottish Power for electricity, then below are the rates that you should look at:
|Name of the Plan||Tariff value||Unit Price
|1 Year Fixed Price Energy||12 months fixed||17.8 p||24.28 p|
|2 Years Fixed Price Energy||24 months fixed||17.8 p||24.5 p|
|Standard Variable||Variable tariff||16.13 p||19.17 p|
Energy distribution in Southwark
Who is Southwark's electricity distributor?
Distribution network operators are in charge of distributing electricity around the UK. They are licensed by Ofgem to oversee electricity distribution and make sure it arrives safely in people's homes. Electricity is distributed around the country through a complex system of cables and towers before it arrives in your home. They differ depending on where you live. So, in Southwark, your DNO is UK Power Networks. The likelihood of you having to get in touch with your DNO is very low, since your supplier can usually provide you with all the answers to your energy questions. However, should you experience a powercut and need emergency assistance, or any other unforeseen event regarding your electricity supply, we have supplied you with their contact details below.
Who distributes Southwark's gas to its 41186?
In Southwark, SGN is in charge of distributing your gas locally. If you wanted to get in touch with them for whatever reason, you can ring them on 0345 835 1111. However, you will probably never need to. Just like your DNO, they are in charge of more complex issues of national gas transportation. Gas doesn't just appear out of thin air in your home, remember. It is transported around the country through a complex system of pipes before it arrives at your front door. 8 gas distribution networks oversee the more regional distribution, which are then managed by 4 gas distribution companies. Remember, gas can be dangerous if mismanaged, so it's important that there is a lot of control.
How to ring Southwark's energy distributors?
|Greater London UK Power Networks Emergency Number||
0800 912 1700
|Greater London UK Power Networks General Number||
0800 31 63 105
|Greater London SGN Number||
0345 835 1111
Energy usage in Southwark
In Southwark, what should I be expected to pay in kWh?
In Greater London, the average price for a kwh of electricity is £9.93 according to the most recent data. A Londoner pays roughly £-6.67% less compared to the UK national average.
Who is the largest energy supplier in energy in Southwark?
EDF is the most renouned energy supplier in Southwark and in most of Greater London. However, although they are very popular, this shouldn't put you off switching to a different supplier. In fact, we reccomend exploring all your options before choosing a supplier. And we can help you out with that! Londoners can save money on gas and electricity by switching energy suppliers.
In London, what is the average consumption?
Energy consumption can be localised via postcodes in the UK. Based on government data, we estimated that the average yearly consumption in Southwark is 3,511.13 kWh while the yearly median consumption is 3,122.52 kWh.
Who is the main supplier of energy in Southwark?
EDF is the most popular energy supplier in Southwark and in most of Greater London. Although they are so popular, this shouldn't put you off switching to a different supplier. Londoners can save money on gas and electricity by switching energy suppliers.