This page is in place to have many of your queries and concerns answered through the correct channels. Linking you to Shell Energy customer services, whether that be over the phone, virtual assistant or their social media messengers to find resolution as soon as possible. As always, we have you covered!
First of all, please choose what your query is regarding.
I’d like to…
- Give a meter reading
- Fix my smart meter
- Get a new top up key/card
- Talk about my bill(s)
- Move into my new house
- Switch provider or tariff
- Report a power cut
- Download the app
- Make a complaint
- Apply for the Warm Home Discount
- Talk about something else
Give a meter reading
Online is the primary method to submit a meter reading with Shell Energy and many other energy suppliers. Logging onto your Shell Energy account or the mobile app should bring you to a simple process in order to log your meter reading.
Submitting meter readings via Shell Energy ‘My Account’
- First, login to the Shell Energy My Account page
- Click the the third option at the top of the home page: ‘Submit a Reading’. Choose which fuel you’ll be sending in a reading for – whether ‘Electricity’, ‘Gas’ or both.
- Enter your reading and date when prompted.
- Once you’re done, click the blue ‘Submit’ button. Your reading is now logged.
Submitting meter readings via the Shell Energy app
- First, open up the Shell Energy app on your chosen device and log in
- A navigation bar should appear at the bottom of the page
- Locate and click the ‘Meters’ icon
- Choose which fuel you’ll be sending in a reading for – whether ‘Electricity’, ‘Gas’ or both.
- A keypad will appear on the screen which is where you enter your reading.
- Click the blue ‘Submit’ button to complete the process.
If, by chance, you enter an incorrect meter reading, there is a 24 hour grace period in which you can delete and re-enter the true reading.
Automatic meter readings!
Did you know that with a smart meter you’ll never have to submit a meter reading again! 100% accurate bills, all the time. Give us a call to find out more about automatic meter readings.
My Shell Energy smart meter isn’t working
It can be a pain when your smart meter stops being so smart and you have to go back to doing everything manually. Luckily, there are a few easy fixes you can try.
If the problem is with your IHD, the first thing to check is the battery level. If it’s not plugged in, your in-home displays have roughly 4-6 hours worth of battery life, so it’s usually easier to keep it plugged in to avoid this problem in the future.
If you have an older smart meter (SMETS1) and you’ve recently switched to British Gas, it may be that your smart meter has reverted to ‘dumb mode’. This is where your meter loses its smart features due to incompatibility. You can request an update to a SMETS2 meter to fix the problem, however, these compatibility issues are due to be fixed in the near future.
If neither of these are the problem, you should contact British Gas through their live chat service or by calling 0333 202 9816. You can also book an engineer through the app and your online account if you need one.
Get a new top up key/card
If you’re missing your gas card or electricity key, it can be easily recovered. Shell Energy customer service is available to help. By contacting them via live chat on their website and selecting ‘Prepayment’ from the given drop down menu, you can get in touch directly to resolve the issue and have a new one sent out.
How to get a new electricity key
In order to get a new electricity key, you’ll need to contact Shell Energy directly to get a replacement.
New keys usually take 3-5 working days to be sent out. Unfortunately, if you find your key in the meantime, you won’t be able to use it until you receive your new key.
In order to speak to a Shell Energy representative and order a new key online, follow the link below:
How to get a new gas card
Getting your new gas card is as easy as contacting Shell Energy customer service directly to get this resolved.
Fortunately with gas cards (unlike electricity keys) you are able to use the last 2 gas cards to top up; this may be a short term solution while you wait for your new Shell Energy gas card to arrive; provided you still have and can locate your old card(s).
Talk about my bill(s)
If you’d like to get in contact with Shell Energy customer services regarding a recent bill or making changes to your account, this is the place for you. The quickest way to get a response from Shell Energy in regard to bill enquiries is their live chat. After initial enquiry, an agent will get back to you who can answer your questions.
I’m moving into a new house
Moving home is oftentimes a complicated task. While we always try to ensure all bases are covered, there are always straggling elements we overlook. In order to help the process along, we have some steps for you to take into consideration to make your utility migration to your new home easier with Shell Energy.
Set your utilities up in your new home!
Let us set everything up for you and leave you with one less thing to think about when moving house! Give us a call now, sit back and let us do the work.
When you move into a new home and also want to take your Shell Energy account with you, make sure that you’ve done the following:
- Through your Shell Energy account, let them know that you are moving home.
- They’ll send you your final bill within 14 days from when you move out.
- If you are in credit they will refund you, and if you’re in debt they will be taking the last payment which will be awarded within a further 14 days of your final bill being received
- If you’re in debt and usually pay by monthly direct debit, they’ll transfer this to a variable direct debit and have it pay your final bill accordingly. If you usually pay on receipt of bill, they’ll ask for the final payment in full, as per the usual fashion.
To retain your Shell Energy account, you need to notify them during the moving out process that you’d like to stay with them. If you do they will ask you some questions about your new home in order to make the necessary changes. Give your first meter reading within 5 days of re-joining.
If you’re moving in or moving out and are on a prepayment meter, you can call Shell Energy customer service on 0330 094 5800 to give your MPANor MPRN (you can find your MPAN on your electricity bill and MPRN on your gas bill).
Call us to find out your supply numbers
Give us a quick call and we can give you your MSN, MPAN & MPRN in seconds. We can also help you with any other query you may have about your energy supply!
I want to switch provider or tariff
If you are considering changing your energy provider in the middle of your contract, note that Shell Energy might charge an exit fee. This can range from £30-£75.
If you decide to change tariffs while still with Shell and you are moving from a fixed tariff, the exit fee will apply. If doing this via your online account, a notification will be displayed during the switching process to make sure you know about this.
You are able to cancel your switch within 14 days of initiating it, though it is not possible to adjust your switch date. This is because it can take 21 days to switch, which is static. The 21 days is inclusive of the 2 weeks you have to cancel.
If in credit with your old supplier, that balance is transferred to your bank account once you’ve received your final bill from them. If you are in debt on the other hand, you must settle your account sooner rather than later as the old supplier may stop your switch from completing.
Take a look below at how much you could be saving when you switch with Utility Switchboard.
I want to report a power cut or gas leak
Power cuts and gas leaks should be sorted as soon as possible to ensure the safety of you and your family.
Did you know…
Your energy supplier isn’t responsible for dealing with power cuts or anything electrical or gas-related other than the billing of your usage. Your distribution network operator is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the electric and gas networks up and down the country.
If you’ve had a power cut, you can call the Distribution Network Operators (DNO) on 105.
If you suspect a gas leak, you can call the National Gas Emergency Helpline on 0800 111 999.
If you think your leak might be carbon monoxide, call a doctor as soon as possible to be tested for carbon monoxide poisoning, even if you’re not feeling unwell. If you do start to feel unwell, get out of the house for some fresh air and call 999.
I want to download the Shell Energy app
As we’ve seen already, there are many great benefits to downloading the Shell Energy app. Through the app, you can:
- View and download bills
- View your tariff details
- Submit meter readings
- Contact Shell
- View your energy usage
- Make payments
You can use the link below to download the app and take control of your energy, wherever you are.
Make a complaint
If something’s gone wrong with your energy, it can sometimes be frustrating trying to get to the bottom of things. If you’re really not happy about it, you might even want to make a complaint. There are a few ways you can do this:
- By calling 0330 094 5800
- Write to:
PO Box 6363
Shell aims to resolve all complaints as soon as possible, most often by the next working day. Their complaints practice has improved massively compared to ther years, as has their number of complaints.
I want to apply for the Warm Home Discount
The Warm Home Discount scheme is a government initiative in association with many energy providers.
The scheme runs between September & March to give you up to £140 off your electricity bill. It is in place to help those in danger of fuel poverty during the trying winter months. This including pensioners and those of low income households.
Each year, it is paid in a one-off discount against your energy bill. It is received in the form of account credit or as a voucher for pay as you go customers.
Get £140 from the Warm Home Discount
Let us guide you through the Warm Home Discount and find you the right tariff that can also give you an additional £140 from the Warm Home Discount.
Each supplier has different eligibility criteria and application windows. So, to find out more about the Shell Energy Warm Home Discount procedure, click the link below.
My query wasn’t listed above
So your question wasn’t covered in the above topics? Fear not, there are a few more ways to get in touch with Shell Energy customer services.
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