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.
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 Area||Distribution network operator||General Enquiries Number|
|North West||Electricity North West Limited||0800 195 4141|
|North East & Yorkshire||Northern Powergrid Limited||0800 011 3332|
|East & West Midlands, South Wales and South West||Western Power Distribution||0800 029 4285|
|London||London Power Networks||0800 029 4285|
|South East||South Eastern Power Networks||0800 029 4285|
|East of England||Eastern Power Networks||0800 029 4285|
|Central & Southern Scotland||SP Distribution||0800 092 9290|
|North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire||SP Manweb||0800 001 5400|
|Northern Scotland||Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution||0800 048 3516|
|Central Southern England||Southern Electric Power Distribution||0800 048 3516|
Alternatively, use this handy postcode search tool which is maintained by the Energy Networks Association.
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 Area||Gas Distribution Networks||General Enquiries Number|
|North East including Northern Cumbria and much of Yorkshire||Northern Gas Networks||0800 040 7766|
|Scotland and South of England (including South London)||SGN||0800 912 1700|
|West Midlands, North West, East of England and North London||Cadent Gas||0345 835 1111|
|Wales and South West England||Wales & West Utilities Limited||0800 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.
Alternatively, use this post code search tool to find your gas supplier, your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) and your gas transporter.