Have you just moved, or are about to move house? Or perhaps you’ve simply lost track of your paperwork. Whatever the reason, sometimes you need to find out which company supplies your gas and electricity. There are various ways to find out who your energy supplier is – read on to find out.
Before you do anything else… find a bill
It sounds obvious, but before you try anything else, see if you can dig out an old bill or letter from your energy provider. If you manage to get your hands on one, it should have the name and/or logo of your supplier on it, along with their contact details. It may also be worth searching through your old emails.
Obviously this won’t work if you have just moved house. If you’re moving into a rented property, there’s a chance your landlord or letting agency may know who your current supplier is.
If you still can’t find out, move on to one of the methods below.
Finding your gas supplier
You can find your gas supplier easily using an online service called Find My Supplier.
Simply enter your postcode and it will give you the name of your current supplier along with your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN).
If you’re unable to use to the website, you can also call the Meter Point Administration Service (also known as the Meter Number Helpline) on 0870 608 1524.
The Meter Point Administration Service operates nationwide and calls are charged at 7p per minute.
Finding your electricity supplier
To find out who your electricity supplier is, you will need to call your local distribution company. The number you call will depend on which region of the country you live in – take a look at the map below to find out who to call in your area.
Here’s a list of distribution companies along with their phone numbers:
|Region||Distribution Company||Phone Number|
|Northern Scotland||Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks||0800 048 3515|
|Central & Southern Scotland||SP Energy Networks||0330 1010 300|
|North East England & Yorkshire:||Northern Powergrid||0800 011 3332|
|North West England||Electricity North West||0800 195 4141|
|Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales & North Shropshire||SP Energy Networks||0330 1010 300|
|East Midlands & West Midlands||Western Power Distribution||0800 096 3080|
|South Wales & South West England||Western Power Distribution||0800 096 3080|
|London, South East England & Eastern England||UK Power Networks||0845 601 4516|
|Southern England||Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks||0800 048 3516|
|Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland Electricity Networks||03457 643 643|
|Republic of Ireland||ESB Networks||00353 1850 372 757|
The distributor will tell you the name of your electricity supplier as well as your Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN). The cost of the call varies depending on which number you need to call.
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