Who supplies my energy?
Not sure who your energy supplier is? No problem. In this guide we show you how to find out which energy company, or companies, supply gas and electricity to your property. We’ll also give you a quick overview of how to go about getting a great deal on your energy by switching your energy supply. We hope you find it useful.
Who is my gas supplier?
Your gas supplier details will be on your gas bill. If you don’t have a bill to hand – not unusual, who does? – then there are 2 easy ways of finding out.
The quickest and easiest way is to check it online on the Find My Supplier site . Pop in your postcode, select your address and there you go. The Find My Supplier Site site is intended for the use of the property owner or occupier but there is nothing really stopping you from snooping in and finding out which energy supplier supplies your neighbours
Alternatively, you can call the Meter Number Helpline on 0870 608 1524. (Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).
Who is my electricity supplier?
To find out who your electricity supplier is, call your regional electricity distribution company.
Great Britain is split up into 14 electricity distribution regions (Northern Ireland is integrated with the Republic of Ireland’s grid which works differently). Each region has a company whose job it is to own, maintain and operate the electricity infrastructure in that area – basically the system of cables and towers that bring electricity from the national transmission network to homes and businesses. These companies are referred to as Distribution Network Operators, or DNOs for short. These distribution companies know who supplies your property and can provide you with the information on request. By the way, your DNO will also be able to tell you what your MPAN (Mater Point Administration Number) number is, so if you also need this information then why not ask them at the same time.
The list of electricity regions, together with the relevant telephone numbers, is shown below. You may notice that some of the telephone numbers are the same. That is because several DNO’s are owned and managed by a handful of corporate groups. Yes, it’s complicated.
|If you live in this region...||Call this number||...or check this website|
|Source: Company websites|
|North Scotland||0800 048 3515|
|Central and South Scotland||0330 1010 300|
|North East England||0800 011 3332|
|North West England||0800 195 4141|
(but they then put you through to a chargable call for these queries)
|Electricity North West - who is my supplier
|Yorkshire||0800 011 3332|
|East Midlands||0800 096 3080||Western Power Distribution - who is my supplier?|
|West Midlands||0800 096 3080||Western Power Distribution - who is my supplier?|
|Eastern England||0800 029 4285|
|South Wales||0800 096 3080||Western Power Distribution - who is my supplier?|
|Southern England||0800 048 3515|
|London||0800 029 4285|
|South East England||0800 029 4285|
|South West England||0800 096 3080||Western Power Distribution - who is my supplier?|
|North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire||0330 1010 300|
I have just moved house and need to find out who my energy supplier is.
If you have just moved into a new home, you might be able to find out who your energy supplier is from the previous tenants, the landlord or the letting agent. Alternatively, you can contact the Meter Number Helpline and your regional electricity distribution company using the options listed above.
What information do I need to switch my energy?
Very little indeed.
To do an energy price comparison takes less than a minute and all you need is the following:
- Your post code and address
- Your current energy supplier details
- How much energy you use (preferably in kilowatt hours)
You can find your details about your energy usage on your energy bill or annual statement. Alternatively, you can pick a usage profile on our site which should provide a reasonable estimate.
To switch your energy supply you’ll need to pop in some details about you, your property and, if you are choosing a direct debit tariff, your payment details. That’s it.
There really is no point paying lots more for the same energy, so pop in your postcode above to get started.