Who Is My Electricity/Gas Supplier?

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You’re probably on this page because you’re wondering “who is my electricity/gas supplier?”. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! You’ve come to the right place.

In this guide, we’ll explain in simple terms how to find your energy supplier. Whether you’re moving into a new home or considering switching suppliers, you will need to know the answer. Grab a cuppa and by the time you finish it, you’ll have your answer…

Who is my electricity supplier and how can I find out?

There are a couple of reasons why you might need to find out who your electricity supplier is. We’re going to categorise the possibilities into two options, so choose whichever applies to your circumstances:

  1. Who is my electricity supplier in my current home? In this situation, you probably want to switch providers or are looking to compare some quotes.
  2. Who is my electricity supplier in my new home? This section will help you if you are moving home, or have just moved and have never set up energy in that home before.

Who is my electricity supplier in my current home?

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If you’re considering switching providers that’s great news, you’ll likely save a bundle of money! Congratulations on taking the first step. We realise it can be daunting searching for a new provider, but it really doesn’t have to be.

We understand that you may have been in your current home for years and feel comfortable with your long-standing electricity provider. The chances are the price has been increasing but you’re worried about losing your connection. Switching is really simple in the UK and we are blessed with hundreds of tariffs to choose from. That’s a lot of competition...and choice.

If you have gas and electricity in your home, you may find that you’re on a dual fuel tariff. This means one supplier provides both your gas and electricity. You can choose this option with your new provider or use separate providers for your gas and electricity. The most important thing is to get a variety of quotes before jumping in.

There are a number of ways you can find your current electricity supplier. The great news is you can probably do it from the device you’re using right now! We’re going to assume that you have opted out of paper billing. Otherwise, go grab that bill because the supplier’s name should be on the paperwork.

  1. Continuing on from the theme of billing, you must have a direct debit or standing order set up with the supplier. Otherwise, you can be sure they will have been in touch by now demanding that you pay.

    Try logging in to your online banking first or looking at your paper bank statements to see if any supplier name features. Sometimes the reference name for payments can be a little ambiguous, so if you can’t see the name we have another solution.

  2. You can also find out your electricity supplier by calling your Distribution Network Operator (DNO). Your relevant DNO depends on where you live in the UK and can even vary within regions, particularly in Greater London. Here is a list of DNO contacts:
Area Company Telephone
North Scotland SSE Power Distribution 0345 026 2658
Central and Southern Scotland SP Energy Networks 0330 1010 444
North East England Northern Powergrid 0800 66 88 77
North West England Electricity North West 0800 195 4141
Yorkshire Northern Powergrid 0800 375 675
Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales & North Shropshire SP Energy Networks 0330 1010 444
East Midlands, West Midlands, South Wales & South West England Western Power Distribution 0800 096 3080
Eastern England UK Power Networks 0800 029 4285
Southern England SSE Power Distribution 0345 026 2658
London UK Power Networks 0800 029 4285
South East England UK Power Networks 0800 029 4285
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Electricity 03457 643 643

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Who is my electricity supplier in my new home?

Congratulations. You’re either about to move home or have recently moved. Moving is one of those events that is exciting, busy and sometimes overwhelming. You don’t need your electricity switch to overshadow your long to-do-list and torment you. The shopping trip to IKEA is more than enough alone.

You have a few possibilities when it comes to finding out your electricity supplier in your new home.

  1. You can ask the landlord or agent to provide you with the details (if they know).
  2. You will most likely get a letter from the previous tenant/owner’s electricity supplier when you move in. It will be addressed to ‘the occupier’ and will usually carry their logo and brand name, so go ahead and open it.
  3. If those options don’t work, you should call your DNO on the relevant number provided above.

Once you have your electricity supplier’s name, you can start the switching process. We suggest you get quotes from multiple suppliers to make sure you get a good deal.

Who is my gas supplier and how can I find out?

There are two main scenarios where you might want to find out who your gas supplier is. We’re going to categorise the possibilities into two situations, so choose whichever applies to your circumstances:

  1. Who is my gas supplier in my current home? In this situation, you probably want to switch providers or are looking to compare some quotes.
  2. Who is my gas supplier in my new home? This section will help you if you are moving home, or have just moved and have never set up energy in that home before.

Who is my gas supplier in my current home?

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If you’re looking for the name of your gas supplier in your current home, then chances are you are wanting to switch provider. This is a great plan. It never hurts to shop around and you will usually save more than just pennies. If you’ve been with the same provider for years, you should at least see what new tariffs and deals they have on offer.

To find the name of your current gas supplier, you have a couple of options. If you have a paper bill lying around, it should have your supplier’s name on it. Usually, it will have a phone number too, so you can go ahead and contact them. If you don’t have a paper bill, follow these simple steps:

  1. While we’re on the subject of billing, this is the first way you can find the name of your supplier, without a paper bill. As your gas is still working and you’ve had no nasty letters from a supplier, you must have a direct debit or standing order set up with someone. Try logging in to your online banking first or looking at your paper bank statements to see if any supplier name jumps out at you.

    Don’t fret if you can’t see the name. Sometimes the reference name for payments can be somewhat convoluted, so if you can’t see the name move swiftly onto the next solution.

  2. To find out your gas supplier, call the Meter Number Helpline on 0870 608 1524. They will also provide you with a Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN), which is unique to your property.

Who is my gas supplier in my new home?

Congratulations on the big move, whether it’s across the street or to the other side of the country. No doubt you have a list as long as your arm and everything is competing for top priority. While we understand that you’re busy, changing your gas supplier can take a matter of minutes but save you hundreds of pounds.

You have a few possibilities when it comes to finding out your gas supplier in your new home.

  1. You can ask the landlord or agent to provide you with the details (if they know).
  2. You will most likely get a letter from the previous tenant/owner’s gas supplier when you move in. It will be addressed to ‘the occupier’ and will usually carry their logo and brand name, so go ahead and open it.
  3. If those options don’t work, call the Meter Number Helpline on 0870 608 1524. They will also provide you with a Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN), which is unique to your property.

Once you have your gas supplier’s name, you can start the switching process. We suggest you get quotes from multiple suppliers to make sure you get a good deal.

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Who is my energy supplier?

As we mentioned earlier, you may be on a dual fuel tariff. This is when an energy supplier provides both gas and electricity to a household.

Once you find out your gas or electricity supplier (whichever you manage first) you could always try and speak directly to the supplier and ask them if you have a dual fuel arrangement. Otherwise, you can follow the steps above for the energy supply you haven’t yet found (gas or electricity).

What next?

Well, now you’ve found out who your gas and/or electricity suppliers are, it is time to switch. Why would you switch your supplier right after finding out who they are? Well, chances are you’re going to be on a standard variable tariff now. This usually occurs after a better-value, fixed tariff expires, or just by never switching.

Read one of our most popular articles about the benefits of switching if you want to know more. If you’re already sold on the idea of switching and can’t wait for a better deal, we can help! We provide a number of services, including a free bill assessment, to see how you could save money. Find out how Selectra can help you, today.