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 & DistributorTelephone number
Eastern England EDF Energy0845 601 5467
East and West Midlands Central Networks0845 603 0618
London EDF Energy0845 600 0102
North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire Sp Power Systems and North Shropshire0845 270 9101
North East England and CE Electric UK0845 601 3268
North West United Utilities 0870 751 0093
North Scotland SSE Power Distribution0845 026 2554
South Scotland SP Power Systems0845 270 9101
South East England (Kent & EDF Energy parts of Sussex and Surrey)0845 601 5467
Southern England SSE Power Distribution0845 026 2554
South Wales Western Power Distribution0845 601 5972
South West England Western Power Distribution0845 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.

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