Who supplies my gas and electricity?
Wondering who supplies your gas and electricity? Have you recently moved house or about to move into a new property? Here are couple of things you must know about your gas and electricity supply and a few simple steps to save you money!
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Three simple steps
Step 1. Find out who your gas and electricity provider is and let them know you moved into the property.
Step 2. Take meter readings and notify your supplier.
Step 3. Compare energy plans on ukpower.co.uk to make sure you are on the cheapest deal!
1a. Who is my gas supplier
To find out who your gas supplier is, call the M Number Enquiry Helpline on 0870 608 1524, this is a service provided by xoserve Ltd. They will tell you who your gas supplier is and can also give you your MPRN number which you may sometimes need when switching to a cheaper gas tariff.
1b. Who is my electricity supplier
You can find out who your electricity supplier is by calling the local distribution company.
They should confirm the registered supplier and provide you with a contact number for the electricity provider by checking your address details and meter serial number (normally located on a sticker attached to the meter) on their records. It is useful to take a note of your properties Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN) for future reference.
The phone numbers for the distribution companies are below and are usually open normal 'office hours'.
|Region & Distributor||Telephone number|
|Eastern England EDF Energy||0845 601 5467|
|East and West Midlands Central Networks||0845 603 0618|
|London EDF Energy||0845 600 0102|
|North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire Sp Power Systems and North Shropshire||0845 270 9101|
|North East England and CE Electric UK||0845 601 3268|
|North West United Utilities||0870 751 0093|
|North Scotland SSE Power Distribution||0845 026 2554|
|South Scotland SP Power Systems||0845 270 9101|
|South East England (Kent & EDF Energy parts of Sussex and Surrey)||0845 601 5467|
|Southern England SSE Power Distribution||0845 026 2554|
|South Wales Western Power Distribution||0845 601 5972|
|South West England Western Power Distribution||0845 601 5972|
2. Take meter readings and notify your supplier
Your energy supplier may already have meter readings, however to make sure, take your own meter readings and notify your supplier.
This will ensure that you will be paying the right amount for the gas and electricity that you've used.
3. Compare energy plans and switch to the cheapest deal
Every property is supplied with a specific energy plan as chosen by the owner (or previous owner). There are many different energy plans on the market, so if you've recently moved into a new property you may well be on a more expensive energy plan. The energy plan is with the property and not the owner of the property.
Once you know who your supplier is and what plan you are on, you should carry out an energy comparison on ukpower.co.uk to see what the cheapest tariffs are for your property and switch to the best deal. You may be able to save up to £400 pounds or more, especially if the property is supplied on a standard energy plan.