Who supplies your energy can seem a confusing question, but it's easy to find out with the help of our guide.
Try asking the previous occupier, the estate agent, or the landlord or letting agency if you are renting, and check whether there is a letter addressed to the occupant from an energy company who may have been informed of a change of occupancy.
If none of these obvious options get you the information you need, follow the simple steps below.
Contact National Grid† to find out your gas supplier. Their website has a simple series of drop-down menus that will get you all the information you need.
If you'd prefer to use the phone, contact the Meter Point Administration Service on 0870 608 1524. They will also supply you with your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN), a number that is unique to your property and does not change, even if you switch your gas provider.
This is a little more complicated than finding your gas supplier as there are 14 so-called Distribution Network Operators covering different regions of the UK.
Their numbers are below, but you will need to know which region your property falls under. To find this out, look in the phone book or do a quick online search.
|Eastern England||0870 196 3082|
|East Midlands||0845 603 0618|
|London||0845 601 5467|
|Merseyside and North Wales||0845 270 9101|
|North East England||0845 601 3268|
|North West England||0870 751 0093|
|Scotland North||0870 900 9690|
|Scotland South||0845 270 9101|
|South East England||0845 601 5467|
|Southern England||0870 905 0806|
|South Wales||01752 502 299|
|South West England||0845 601 2989|
|West Midlands||01384 343 838|
|Yorkshire||0845 330 0889|