If you’re wondering who supplies your energy or who supplies your gas, it doesn’t matter whether you’ve been in your home for a while or whether you’ve just moved in.
We can help you answer the questions:
There are many options available to you, if you wish to find out who provides your energy. Whether you’ve recently moved house or if you’ve lived there for a while.
In all likelihood you know who’s supplying energy to your current property. If not, you’ll soon be reminded by a bill coming through the door.
But if you’ve just moved home to a new property, you might not know the energy supplier. The estate agent, previous occupant, or landlord of the property may be able to give you this information. If not, you’ll need to find out on your own.
You’ll need to do this as soon as possible. You’ll want to give the suppliers a meter reading, taken the day you move in, so you’re only charged for the energy you consume, not that used by the previous resident.
You’ll also be on what is known as a deemed contract with the old occupant’s supplier and will be charged an expensive per-unit rate for energy. You should compare energy and seek out a new deal, likely with a new supplier, as soon as possible to avoid being overcharged.
If you’re thinking “who supplies my gas?”, then pop over to this website and search your postcode, or call:
0870 608 1524 for the Meter Number Helpline
By calling this Helpline you will find out your MPRN number. This number will allow you to find out who supplies your gas. It is an individual number that applies only to your household and will show you your specific gas supplier.
Another way of discovering who supplies your gas is by checking a recent energy bill. However if you have recently arrived in a new home then you will not have one of these on hand. If this is the case then call the Helpline above and it will allow you to identify your “Meter Point Reference Number”.
To find out a property’s electricity supplier, contact your regional Distribution Network Operator (DNO), the company that owns and maintains the electricity grid in your area. Phone them and ask for their Meter Point Administration Service (MPAS). If you supply your postcode and address, they’ll be able to tell you the current electricity supplier for your property. They’ll also be able to tell you the property’s MPAN, or Meter Point Administration Number, the unique reference code for your electricity supply point, which you may need to switch energy supplier.
Below is a list of the Distribution Network Operators by region and their contact numbers:
|Region||Electricity Distribution Company||Number|
|North Scotland||Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks||0800 048 3515|
|Central and Southern Scotland||SP Energy Networks||0330 1010 300|
|North East England and 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||0800 029 4285|
|Southern England||Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks||0800 048 3516|
|Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland Electricity Networks||03457 643 643|
Once you’ve worked out which energy plan you’ve been placed on, you will be able to work out how much this deal will be costing you. The deal that you have automatically been placed on is unlikely to be the most competitive rate that is available to you.
The best way to go about deciding which gas and electricity plan you’d like to be placed on is to use a price comparison service. By using our free and impartial price comparison service you will have access to exclusive deals that are only available through our website.
Switching energy supplier is easy and does not need to take more than ten minutes. There will be no disruption to your gas or electricity supply, should you decide to switch.
Once you have used the above techniques to find out who your energy supplier is and which rate you are currently paying, you can start to think about the cheaper gas and electricity deals that may be available to you.
To do this simply use our free and impartial energy comparison service. All you need to do is provide us with a few details about your location and energy consumption , then we’ll take care of the rest.
The best way to find out about your energy consumption is to read your annual energy statement. If this is not available to you then you will also find a record of your monthly gas and electricity use on your most recent energy bill. If this not accessible at the current time, then we can work out a rough estimate by asking you a few details about the size of your home and the number of people you live with.
Our energy comparison service works by showing you the best energy deals offered by all the major suppliers of gas and electricity in the UK. We use your location to ensure that all the deals that we display in our search results are relevant to you. We will also provide you with the customer satisfaction details of all the providers, so you know which has the best record of looking after their customers.
By switching energy supplier through our website you can save yourself a lot of time and money. The process itself does not need to take more than 10 minutes and you’re provider will be changed within 17 days of this confirmation.
We will contact both your old and new supplier and let them know of your decision to change. All that we advise you to do is to take a final meter reading, once you’ve confirmed the change. This will ensure that you don’t get overcharged on your last bill from your old supplier.