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Switching to Scottish Power in Birmingham

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Last update: March 2021

With over a century of experience in powering up homes across the UK, Scottish Power has established its place in the UK energy market. With a whole range of tariffs available to their customers, they are certainly equipped to provide you with the energy that best suits your circumstances and your household. Based in Glasgow, they provide energy to an impressive 32 million customers across the UK. But you are probably on this page because you want to switch to a Scottish Power tariff in Birmingham specifically. So, before we get into the specifics of switching, let's find out a little bit about Birmingham.

Birmingham forms part of West Midlands and is home to 1,068,459 inhabitants across 409,110 households, making it the 2nd largest city in the UK. It doesn't matter if you have just moved to Birmingham, or if you have lived there for most of your life. Our job at Switch Plan is to make sure that you are on the best energy tariff for you and your energy requirements. If you decide that Scottish Power are in fact your ideal supplier, and you want to join the 32 million others who rely on them for their energy supply, then look no further and give them a ring on 0800 027 0072.

However, if you decide that you want to know more about other suppliers and tariffs on offer across the UK, then you can give our experts a ring on 0330 054 0018 and they can advise you on the best option for you. Either way, we'll make sure that you kick start your energy supply in Birmingham in no time.

Your gas & electricity distribution network operators in Birmingham?

How to contact Birmingham's energy distributors?

If you need some up-to-date information, or are experiencing a electricity powercut in West Midlands, 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
Western Power Distribution General Number
0800 096 3080
Western Power Distribution Emergency Number
0800 6783 105
Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Cadent Gas Emergency Number
0800 111 999

For FAQs and other pratical informations, you can visit their website:

Western Power Distribution Western Power Distribution website
Cadent Gas Cadent Gas website

Who distributes electricity in Birmingham?

In case of an emergency, or if you have a very specific request regarding your energy provision, then you might need to get in touch with your distributor. In Birmingham, these are the numbers to ring should you need to get in touch. In short, a distribution network operator is in charge of making sure that electricity arrives to your home from its source, which is the national grid. Distribution network operators are regional, so different parts of the UK have different operators. We often don't know how to get in touch with our operator, since customers do not usually have to speak directly to them. That being said, we believe that Birminghamians should have all the information and contact details about their DNO available to them.

Switching energy suppliers to Scottish Power in Birmingham

Did you know that is the biggest city of the county and 2nd in the county. If you've just moved to Birmingham District , here are the steps you must follow to start powering up your new home! You might be a new Birminghamian, or have been for a while. Either way, follow these steps to get you set up.

  • When you leave your old house, don't forget to take a meter reading. Write it on a note and leave it somewhere safe for the next inhabitants of the property. This is to make sure that you don't get charged for the energy that the new residents use. We also provide you with a moving house checklist so you remember all the essential steps when moving house.

  • Now, you need to do the same in your new house in Birmingham! Locate the meter in the property, and jot down the reading. This is also to make sure you are not overcharged.

  • It's probable that you will onboard the contract of the previous residents of the property. You can stay on it until you decide to switch energy suppliers. If the previous inhabitants didn't make a note of the meter reading, don't worry! You can visit our guide that will give you the process to find out who supplies energy to your new property.

We also provide you with a moving house checklist so you remember all the essential steps when moving house.

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 quick and easy, so don't be worry! With Switch Plan, we'll walk you through it every step of the way. Just call us on 0330 054 0018 and we will assess your situation to find you the best energy plan for your personal requirements.

Is switching to Scottish power in Birminghamians the best way to save money?

In short, Scottish Power dosent have a reputation for being cheap. In addition, complaints about Scottish Power tend to mention their poor customer service, as well as the high cost of their energy tariffs. The Big 6 don't have the best reputation when it comes to prices, and Scottish Power certainly isn't an exception. The decision is up to you; because while smaller energy suppliers offer better customer service and cheaper energy tariffs, they also run the risk of going bust.

Getting in touch with Scottish Power in Birmingham

Getting in touch with your energy supplier is usually necessary if you have an emergency with your energy supply, or if you require some personal information about your energy plan. For this reason, all of Scottish Power's contact details are below. If you choose to switch over to an Scottish Power plan in Birmingham, or if you are already contracted with Scottish Power and have an emergency or need some up-to-date information, then you can get in touch directly with them.

However, if you are looking for some impartial and free information about your Scottish Power plan, or making the switch over to Scottish Powerfor the first time, then Switch Plan are here to help.

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

Plans and dual fuel tariffs available with Scottish Power for Birminghamians

Like most supplier, Scottish Power encourage their customers to sign up to a duel fuel tariff. Why is this? Well, dual fuel is often a lot more economical, as suppliers tend to offer deals if you streamline both your gas and electricity. As well as this, it's just a lot simpler.

Despite its increasing popularity, and clear benefits, some households still opt for separate gas and electricity plans, even sometimes from separate suppliers. In Birmingham, 24.11% households opt for electric central heating systems, compared to 24.11% for gas and just 38.65% for oil. However, Scottish Power has a number of dual fuel plans, as can be far more convenient to keep all your costs in one place with one plan.

Single electricity plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price


Standing Charge


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
Standard Variable Variable tariff 17.8 p 24.5 p

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