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Switching to Scottish Power in Kent

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Last update: March 2021

How much do you know about Kent? If you have lived there for a while, then you might know a lot! For example, you might know that Kent is the country's 11th most populated county in the UK with a decent chunk of that population living in the cities of Saint Peters, Maidstone, Gillingham and Chatham. You might also know that UK Power Networks is responsible for the distribution of energy to the the 279,761 households that make up the whole county and that SGN does the same for gas. If you are moving to Kent for the first time, you might not have known that. Well, now you do!

You are probably on this page because you want to switch to a Scottish Power tariff in your home in Kent. Or, you might just want to know more about Scottish Power in the area for some other reason. So we will try to provide you with all the information you need, no matter your query. Scottish Power are one of the 6 largest energy suppliers in the UK and have been operating for over 118 years, providing gas and electricity to their customers. Over this time, they have grown exponentially and now have a huge 32 million customers across the country.

If you decide that Scottish Power is for you when you make the move over to Kent and want to join their 32 million other customers across the UK, you can ring up their number for enquiries on 0800 027 0072. However, on this page we've outlined all the information you need about switching over to Scottish Power in Kent. So, if you decide you want an alternative energy plan, ring up one of our experts on 0330 054 0018 and they can guide you. Either way, we'll make sure that you kick start your energy supply in Kent in no time.

Scottish Power plans and tariffs in Kent

Gas rates

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
1 Year Fixed Price Energy 12 months fixed 2.88 p 19.17 p
2 Years Fixed Price Energy 24 months fixed 3.43 p 27.33 p
Standard Variable Variable tariff 3.42 p 27.33 p

Single electricity rates

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge

 

price/day
Standard Variable Variable tariff 17.8 p 24.5 p
1 Year Fixed Price Energy 12 months fixed 16.13 p 19.17 p
2 Years Fixed Price Energy 24 months fixed 17.8 p 24.28 p

Switching to Scottish Power in Kent

Don't be fooled into thinking that switching energy suppliers is difficult or disruptive. It's actually incredibly easy, especially with our Switch Plan service. There are just a few things you need to make sure you do before giving us a ring.

  • Whether you are moving into a rented property or you are a new homeowner, you should always take a energy meter reading before you leave your last property. This is so that your energy supplier - or your landlord - doesn't overcharge you for energy you haven't actually used. We recommend taking photos and writing it all down to keep a record of this information.
  • Moving into your new property also requires you to take a meter reading. Again, take a photo and jot down the numbers on the meter. If you don't know how to read your meter, check out our handy guide which will walk you through it.
  • You also need to contact your current supplier to let them know that you are moving property. Whether you intend to carry your current energy plan over from your previous residency, or you are looking to switch suppliers (which we recommend!), you should always inform your current supplier about this change. Remember, if you are ending a fixed contract before the end of your contract, you might face an exit fee depending on your supplier! If you don't know who your supplier is, check a recent bill, or head over to the our dedicated guide and find out who your supplier is.
  • If you want to sort out your energy supply before you move, then that's great. However, don't worry if you don't get round to it - you won't be left without gas and electricity! You will inherit a deemed contract, which means that you will simply start up on the energy plan that the previous residents of your new property had chosen. Or, you might be on a default contract, however be careful as these tend to be much more expensive, so you'll want to switch ASAP!

A historic supplier, Scottish Power have a lot of information for their customers on their website. However, for free, unbias information about switching suppliers, our experts are here to help. Don't hesitate to give us a ring on 0300 054 0018 and we can talk you through the best plan for your economic and environmental requirements as a household.

Who are my gas & electricity distribution network operators in Kent?

How to get in touch with Kent's energy distributors?

Inhabitants of Kent can call their local Kent electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator) or gas distributor in case of emergency or to get up-to-date information.

Company name Company number Number opening hours
Kent Distribution Network Operator General Number
0800 029 4285
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Kent Distribution Network Operator Emergency Number
Kent.dno_emergency
24/7
Kent Gas Distributor Number
0800 912 1700
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Kent Gas Distributor Emergency Number
0800 111 999
24/7
You can also visit their website for more info:
UK Power Networks SGN
UK Power Networks website SGN website

Who distributes Kent's gas?

Ever wondered how gas actually arrives in your home? 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. Gas doesn't appear out of thin air. Instead, it appears at your home after travelling through a pretty complex system of pipes that transport it all around the UK. These pipes are overseen by 4 gas distribution companies around the UK, which are further divided into 8 gas distribution networks across the UK. We don't tend to consider how gas actually arrives at our stove, radiator and pipes. For this reason, we don't usually have to get in touch with our local gas distribution company or our gas distributor. But, if you happened to be interested, your gas in Kent is actually provided by SGN.

Who manages electricity distribution for the 279,761 households in Kent?

In Kent your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) is UK Power Networks. But what exactly is a DNO? In short, Ofgem licenses certain companies to be in charge of distributing electricity around the UK. These companies oversee the management of cables and towers that link up the electricity supply in the UK - also known as the National Grid - and make sure this electricity arrives safely in your home or place of work. You might never need to get in touch with them, but should you experience a powercut, or need some advice about a technical query, then you should consult the contact details laid out below.

How do I start a Scottish Power contract in Kent?

How much do the Kent.population residents of Kent pay per kWh on average?

2018 government data tells us that a kWh in Kent is around Ashfordians more than the UK national average, at 10.05. The amount you are charged for your energy depends on which supplier, and which plan, you sign up to. Our experts can give you free advice about what is best for you in a quick, 10 minute phone call. The first step is admitting that you need to change contract. So many residents of Kent don't realise the savings they can make by switching to a new supplier. That's why Kent.main_provider is the go-to supplier in Kent - people aren't switching away, since they have found comfortability in their long-term energy plan. We aren't saying there is anything wrong with Kent.main_provider, just that switching brings great benefits! If, after reading this, you decide that Scottish Power are the best supplier for you, then we recommend giving them a ring so their experts can carry out the switch for you. Alternatively, if you want to keep shopping around for a better supplier and a different plan, then our experts are here to help. You can ring us at any time between 9am and 7pm, Monday to Friday.

How can I contact my network distributor in Kent?

If you need some up-to-date information, or are experiencing a powercut in Kent, then you should get in touch directly with your District Network Provider.
Company name Company number
Kent UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
Kent UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
Kent SGN Number
0800 912 1700

Scottish Power: Contact Details 2020

Type of Enquiry Number to contact
General Enquiries
Do you have a query about your current Scottish Power energy plan?
0800 027 0072

Open from 8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
General Enquiries Email
Do you want to email a Scottish Power representative regarding a query?
contactus@scottishpower.com
Boiler Care Customer Service
Do you have a query about your boiler care?
0800 001 5214

Monday to Friday 8am-8pm; Saturday 8am-5pm
Boiler Care Emergency Number
Do you need emergency assistance for your boiler?
0800 111 4686

Open 24 hours a week
New Customer Number
Do you want to become a Scottish Power customer?
0800 027 0072

Monday to Friday: 8am-8pm; Saturdays 8:40am-4pm
Switching to Scottish Power as a small business
Are you a small business owner wanting to switch to a Scottish Power business tariff?
0800 22 44 00

Monday to Thursday 9am-5:30pm; Fridays 9am-5pm
Small business customer service
Are you on a small business tariff with Scottish Power?
0800 040 7002

Monday to Thursday 9am-5:30pm; Fridays 9am-5pm
Switching to Scottish Power as commercial business
Are you a commercial business owner looking to switch to Scottish Power?
0800 074 0052

Monday to Friday 9am-4pm
Commercial business customer service
Are you a commercial business on a Scottish Power business plan?
0800 074 0052

Monday to Friday 9am-4pm

Contacting Scottish Power in Kent

If you are switching to Scottish Power, you need to get in touch directly with their team. If you are already a customer and have a query, complaint or other question about your energy plan, boiler cover, or home insurance, then you also need to get in touch with them! Therefore, below are all the contact numbers you need. Alternatively, get in touch with our Switch Plan experts at 0330 054 0018 if you want free, impartial advice about all your options.

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