How to find your gas and electricity supplier

Who supplies your energy can seem a confusing question, but it's easy to find out with the help of our guide.

Gas-and-electricity

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.

Who supplies my gas?

Contact National Gridto 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.

Who supplies my electricity?

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.

Supplier Phone number
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


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By Sean Davies

Map of the UK's energy regions