Gas & Electricity in Barry - British Gas & More

Barry Island Pleasure Park

Barry is a town in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales. It has been made famous in recent years for being the location of hit TV series 'Gavin & Stacey'. It has population of around 55,500 people. Barry's incumbent suppliers are SSE for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - Western Power Distribution Gas Distributor - Wales & West Utilities

Western Power Distribution Barry

Western Power Distribution

Emergency Number - 0800 6783 105

Non-emergency - 0800 096 3080

Wales & West Utilities Barry

Wales & West Utilities

Emergency Gas Number - 0800 100 999

Emergency Number - 0800 912 29 99

If you're experiencing a power cut in your area, you should contact Western Power Distribution. Remember, your energy supplier has nothing to do with your electricity connection. You can see any scheduled or unexpected power cuts by following the below link:

View live power cuts in your area

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 910 kWh = £153

Gas - 4951 kWh = £251

Source: Over three month period, via British Gas's UK Energy Consumption Checker.

Even though our energy markets are completely open to competition, it is clear to see that historical and business placement is having great influence on the choice of energy supplier in the Barry area. The most popular supplier in Barry is British Gas.

British Gas, Barry's most popular supplier

Barry Energy Offices

Barry is home to one of Centrica's power stations. If you would like to work for Centrica, click here to visit their power generation careers page.

Centrica (British Gas) Power Station

Centrica Power Station Barry
Sully Moors Road
CF64 5YU



Before privatisation was introduced in 1990, the electricity connection in Barry came from 'South Wales Electricity Board', one of the local electricity companies around the UK. After this point it became a plc and was eventually taken over by SSE in 2000.


Barry was supplied by 'Wales Gas Board' between the years of 1948-1973; however, after this point it became an area of the British Gas Corporation.

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