We’ve looked at where you can get the cheapest gas and electricity prices in the Wantage area to give you an idea of what you could be paying if you switched energy suppliers and how much you could save on your energy bills.

Wantage is a Town in Oxfordshire with the postcode sector OX12 8.

It is a charming town located in the beautiful countryside, offering a peaceful and idyllic setting for residents and visitors alike. The town boasts a rich history, with historic buildings and landmarks dotting the landscape. It is a great destination for those seeking a relaxing getaway in a picturesque setting.

Who are the cheapest energy suppliers in Wantage?

By using the current prices for tariffs in Wantage and the average gas and electricity usage for a 3-bedroom home, we have found the below energy providers currently have the cheapest tariffs near you:

Supplier NameTariff NameTariff TypeMonthly CostAnnual Cost
OVO Energy1 Year Fixed + Boiler CoverFixed£133£1,591
Outfox The MarketSuper Fix'd 12m Apr-24Fixed£134£1,605

EDF Energy
EDF EssentialsFixed£134£1,606
E.ON NextNext FixedFixed£135£1,625
British GasFixed Tariff 12MFixed£136£1,627
This was last updated 3rd May 2024.

Use our comparison site here to find the cheapest gas and electricity prices based on your usage.

Who is the best energy supplier in Wantage?

When looking at energy suppliers, it is important to not just focus on price.

Using data from Trustpilot, we have highlighted the best-performing energy suppliers that are available in Wantage  below:

Supplier NameReviews RatingNo. Reviews
Octopus Energy4.8265,000+
OVO4.4155,000+
EDF Energy4.375,000+
E.ON Next4.275,000+
British Gas4.1195,000+

What are the maximum standing charges in Wantage?

Your standing charge is a daily fee you must pay to your energy supplier regardless of your energy usage. Under the rules of the Ofgem price cap, a company is allowed to charge a maximum amount, which varies depending on where you live.

Wantage falls under the South East area, meaning standing charges are currently capped at 30.94p per day for gas and 56.9p per day for electricity.

This means that whoever your supplier is, these are the maximum amounts they can charge you.

Combined, this gives a maximum standing charge for gas and electricity of 87.84p.

This means that Oxfordshire is in the area ranked 5th out of the 14 regions in terms of maximum standing charges rates (14th is highest). The capped price is 4% lower than the average.

These rates are based on the July 2024 price cap.

What are the maximum unit prices in Wantage?

Your unit rate is how much you are charged per unit of gas or electricity you use. These units are measured in kWh.

Similar to standing charges, a supplier can charge a maximum for each unit of gas or electricity, which varies depending on your area.

In Wantage, as it is in the South East, the cap on the unit rate for electricity is 25.29p and the maximum unit rate for gas is 5.97p.

Combined, this gives a maximum unit charge for gas and electricity of 119.1p.

This means that Oxfordshire is in the area ranked 5th out of the 14 regions in terms of maximum unit prices (1st is lowest).

The capped rate is 2% lower than the average.

Again, these are based on the July 2024 price cap and will next be updated in October 2024.

What is the average energy usage for a property in Wantage?

Wantage is in the Vale of White Horse District local government area.

Gas Usage

In this area, there are 61,000 domestic properties.

53,000 of these properties have a gas meter whilst 8,000 are not connected to the gas grid (approximately 14% of properties).

The total gas usage for this area is 597 GWh, with the average household consuming 11,422 kWh of gas per year.

For context, the area with the highest average gas usage was the Elmbridge District, with 16,182 kWh per year, and the lowest gas usage was the City of Plymouth, with 7,976 kWh per year.

Electricity Usage

In total, there are 63,100 domestic electricity meters in this area.

The total consumption of all meters comes to 229 GWh, with the average household consuming 3,894 kWh of electricity per year.

For context, the area with the highest average electricity usage was the Cotswolds, with 4,947 kWh per year, and the lowest electricity usage was the South Tyneside District, with 2,527 kWh per year.

How do properties in Wantage rate for energy efficiency?

When it comes to the efficiency of properties, 56% in Vale of White Horse District are rated as EPC Band C or above.

The lowest-rated area in the UK (Pendle District) has only 22% of properties rated Band C or above.

In contrast, the best-performing area (Salford) has 65% of properties rated Band C or above.

The average estimated CO2 emissions from these properties is 3.7 tonnes/year for existing properties and 1.4 tonnes/year for new properties.

Combined, the average CO2 emissions for properties in this area is 3 tonnes/year.

When it comes to central heating, the table below shows the main fuel type used for central heating in this area:

Fuel TypePercentage
Community heating scheme1%
Electricity10%
Mains gas81%
Oil5%
Other or unknown1%

How is the smart meter rollout going in Wantage?

Smart meters are currently being rolled out across the UK and are available for free to most customers from their energy suppliers.

In Vale of White Horse District (which covers Wantage) 59% of meters are a smart meter, based on the latest available data from 2023.

Torridge has the lowest percentage of smart meter installations, with only 46% being smart.

In contrast, Chesterfield has the highest percentage of smart meters at 69%.

Which distribution network covers Wantage?

The UK’s energy distribution network is supported by several key companies, each responsible for specific regions. These firms manage the infrastructure delivering energy to homes and businesses, ensuring a reliable supply.

Due to being based in the South East region, the distributor for Wantage is UK Power Networks.

UK Power Networks operates electricity cables and lines in London, the South East, and East of England, ensuring reliable and safe power. They prioritise climate action, customer service, and community support. While your electricity supplier bills you, a portion funds UK Power Networks for maintaining local power infrastructure.

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