Who Supplies my Gas and Electric?

The easiest way to find out who supplies the gas and electricity to your house is to check a recent energy bill, where you'll find the name and contact details of your supplier. If you've just moved home or you don't have a gas or electric bill handy, there are other ways to identify your utility company.

When you don't have an energy bill to hand, the next best way to find your energy supplier is by contacting your local gas or electricity distribution network operator (DNO). A DNO is a company that runs the local gas pipes and cables that serve your home.

photo showing a woman contacting her utility distributor to find her energy supplier

You wouldn't normally need to contact a DNO as they don't bill you or supply your electricity (your supplier does that), but it's handy to know who your network operators are in case you want to change a gas/electricity connection to the mains, or to find out the name of your supplier.

Who is my Electricity Supplier?

To find out who supplies the electricity to your home, get in touch with your local electricity DNO. Each DNO covers a separate geographical region. Use the table below to find who distributes your electricity based on where you live.

Coverage AreaDistribution network operatorGeneral Enquiries Number
North WestElectricity North West Limited0800 195 4141
North East & YorkshireNorthern Powergrid Limited0800 011 3332
East & West Midlands, South Wales and South WestWestern Power Distribution0800 029 4285
LondonLondon Power Networks0800 029 4285
South EastSouth Eastern Power Networks0800 029 4285
East of EnglandEastern Power Networks0800 029 4285
Central & Southern ScotlandSP Distribution0800 092 9290
North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North ShropshireSP Manweb0800 001 5400
Northern ScotlandScottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution0800 048 3516
Central Southern EnglandSouthern Electric Power Distribution0800 048 3516

Who is my Gas Supplier?

There are two options for finding out which utility company supplies your gas. You can either call the Meter Point Administration Service to get details of your gas supplier (and get your Meter Point Reference Number, or MPRN, if you need it) or you can contact your gas distribution network (GDN).

Coverage AreaGas Distribution NetworksGeneral Enquiries Number
North East including Northern Cumbria and much of YorkshireNorthern Gas Networks0800 040 7766
Scotland and South of England (including South London)SGN0800 912 1700
West Midlands, North West, East of England and North LondonCadent Gas0345 835 1111
Wales and South West EnglandWales & West Utilities Limited0800 912 29 99

The eight gas distribution networks are owned by Cadent, Northern Gas Networks, SGN and Wales & West Utilities. Their coverage is shown on the map below.

UK gas distribution networks
Source: Ofgem

Alternatively, you can find your gas & electric DNOs through a postcode search function at the Energy Networks Association.

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