Switching to British Gas in Edinburgh

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If you’ve just moved to Edinburgh or if you’ve already been a proud Edinburgher for several years, our experts here at Switch Plan have all the information you need about how to switch over to a British Gas energy plan.

British Gas have a large range of energy plans available for both new and existing customers. Whatever your energy needs, we’re sure British Gas would have something for you. If you decide that British Gas is for you when you make the move over to Edinburgh and want to join their 13 million other customers, you can ring up their number for new customers on 0333 202 9505. However, on this page we’ve outlined all the information you need about switching over to British Gas in Edinburgh. So, if you decide you want an alternative energy plan, ring up one of our experts on 0300 054 0018 and they can guide you. Either way, we’ll make sure that you kick start your energy supply in Edinburgh in no time.

Your energy bill in Edinburgh

Who supplies energy in Edinburgh?

The most popular energy provider in South Scotland is Scottish Power, and indeed in most of Lothian. Remember, it’s free to change energy supplier at any time with Switch Plan, so don’t feel like you need to stick with Scottish Power! Edinburghers can save money on gas and electricity by switching energy suppliers.

In Edinburgh, 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 Edinburgh is 3,542.93 kWh while the yearly median consumtion is 3,087.94 kWh.

How much is the average price/kWh in Edinburgh?

In Lothian, the average price for a kwh of electricity is £10.6 according to the most recent data. A Edinburgher pays roughly -0.38% less compared to the UK national average.

All tariffs currently available

In this section, you will find all British Gas prices in Edinburgh.

While dual fuel is increasingly common, some households still opt for separate gas and electricity tariffs. In Edinburgh, 10.71% households opt for electric central heating systems, compared to 85.42% for gas and just 0.18% for oil. However, British Gas actually encourages dual fuel, as it is far more convenient to keep all your costs in one place with one plan. In fact, British Gas claim that dual fuel might even be cheaper for you. Call us and we will tell you everything about these dual fuel savings.

Two rates energy plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Day Time Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Night Time Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Day Time Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Night Time Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
20.556 p
8.734 p
19.87 p
21.658 p
9.202 p
26.086 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
20.556 p
8.734 p
19.909 p
21.658 p
9.202 p
26.125 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
20.556 p
8.734 p
24.566 p
21.658 p
9.202 p
30.782 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
19.048 p
4.476 p
23.81 p
20.15 p
4.945 p
26.125 p
Standard Variable Variable
20.783 p
8.825 p
22.479 p
21.885 p
9.293 p
26.608 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
20.21 p
9.252 p
27.23 p
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Gas plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.274 p
22.647 p
3.454 p
26.984 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.274 p
22.686 p
3.454 p
27.023 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.274 p
27.343 p
3.454 p
31.68 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.442 p
23.6 p
3.626 p
27.937 p
Standard Variable Variable
3.442 p
23.6 p
3.626 p
27.937 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.309 p
34.61 p
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/

Single Electricity plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.755 p
21.88 p
17.65 p
26.086 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.755 p
21.919 p
17.65 p
26.125 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.755 p
26.576 p
17.65 p
30.782 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Standard Variable Variable
16.755 p
22.402 p
17.65 p
26.608 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.57 p
27.15 p
/
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Who is Edinburgh’s gas and electricity distributor?

Edinburghers can give their local Lothian electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator) a ring, or their gas provider in case of emergency or to get up-to-date information. If Edinburgh is currently in a power cut, you should ring the emergency phone number for your distributor.

How can I contact the energy distributor for Edinburgh?

Company Name Company Number
Lothian SSE Emergency Number
0800 111 999
Lothian SSE General Number
0345 070 7373
Lothian SGN Number
0800 912 1700

Are British Gas’s energy plans expensive?

British Gas, despite being the largest energy supplier in the UK, does not have the cheapest tariffs in South Scotland. In fact, based on reviews on TrustPilot, some customers have cancelled their plans with British Gas due to the high cost of their energy plans.

Call us to switch your energy supplier for free!

0330 054 0018

Notice

Want to set up a British Gas contract in Edinburgh?

Welcome to your home in the biggest city of the county and 8th of the county. If you’ve just moved to Lothian, there are some steps you must follow to start powering up your new home! Whether you have been a resident of Edinburgh for a while now, or are a new Edinburgher, follow these steps to get you set up.

  1. When you leave your previous residence, don’t forget to take a meter reading, write it on a note and keep it somewhere safe. This is to ensure that you don’t get charged for the energy you don’t use, and your previous supplier might require this information at some point.
  2. Now, you need to do the same in your new house in Edinburgh! Find the meter in the property, and write down the reading. Again, this is to make sure you are not overcharged for gas and electricity that you didn’t use. You might not ever need to provide this information, but it’s important to have it to hand just in case you want to query an energy bill.
  3. It’s likely that you will onboard the contract of the previous residents of the property. You can keep it until you decide to switch energy suppliers. If the previous inhabitants didn’t write down the meter reading, don’t fear! Visit the Ofgem website to find out who supplies your new property with energy.

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 0300 054 0018 and we will carry out a free price comparison service based on current tariffs on the market and your personal energy needs.

How can I contact British Gas in Edinburgh?

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.
0333 202 9802

Open from 8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
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 100 0303

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 British Gas.
0333 202 9532

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday

Or send an email to: [email protected]

Complaints Pay As You Go
Complaints specifically related to Pay As You Go tariffs.
0333 202 9433

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday
British Gas Home Services complaints
Complaints number and address that are separate from the complaints service for gas and electricity customers
0333 200 8899

24 hours a day, seven days a week
British Gas HomeCare
Cover for any breakdowns or repairs needed for your boiler and central heating system, as well as annual servicing and even electrical appliance repairs.
020 3936 0059

24 hours a day, seven days a week
Urgent breakdown
0333 200 8899

24 hours a day, seven days a week
Less urgent one-off repairs
0333 202 9799

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday
British Gas boilers
Buying, installing or replacing a British Gas boiler
0333 202 9450

Monday to Friday from 8am-8pm or Saturday from 8am-6pm
New home set up
Number to call to help you set up your new home if you want to continue to receive your energy from British Gas
0333 202 9802
New customer
If you’re not a British Gas customer but you want to find out more about their energy tariffs
0333 202 9505

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturdays
Business energy – New customer
To get a quote to potentially switch your business energy to British Gas
0333 414 5739
Business energy – General enquiries
If you currently use British Gas Business to supply energy to your company premises and you want to speak to someone about your business energy account
0333 331 0576

Monday to Friday from 8am-6pm or Saturday from 9am-1pm

Don’t forget Edinburghers can always go through Switch Plan to help them switch over their bills. We are a free and trusted price comparison service, available to help you with any energy-related queries. However, sometimes you might need to get in touch directly with a supplier. If this is the case, you can call, email, or visit British Gas for any emergencies or concerns.

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Written by william

Updated on 22 Sep, 2020