Gas & Electricity in Birmingham - Eon, National Grid & more

Birmingham skyline

Birmingham, often labeled 'second city' is the second largest city in the UK and 33rd largest in Europe. With around 1,101,360, Birmingham is home of the Brummies. Its incumbent suppliers are Npower for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - Western Power Distribution Gas Distributor - National Grid

Western Power Distribution Birmingham

Western Power Distribution

Emergency Number - 0800 6783 105

Non-emergency - 0800 096 3080

National Grid Birmingham

National Grid

Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0845 835 1111

Please note that if you are experiencing a power cut in your local area, you should call your DNO, Western Power Distribution using the above information. Your energy provider, whoever it may be, are not able to do anything regarding your connection.

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Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 786 kWh = £132

Gas - 2786 kWh = £141

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

Although our energy markets in the UK have been privatised for quite some time now, there are still patterns that show certain areas lean towards a certain supplier, perhaps because of its pre-privatisation electricity board. In Birmingham the most popular supplier is E·ON.

Eon, the most popular provider in Birmingham

Birmingham Energy Offices

Just 20 short miles away from Birmingham lies Coventry, the home of energy giants E·ON. If you are interested in a career working for E·ON click here to visit their careers page

Eon office near Birmingham

Westwood Way



From 1947, Birmingham was served by 'Midlands Electricity Board' for its electricity needs. However, following the thatcher privatisation of 1990 and its conversion to a plc company, it was split up and sold a number of times: the supply went to Npower; the distribution went to GPU Power and Aquila, inc. However, it was finally bought by Powergen in 2004, becoming 'Central Networks', part of E·ON.


The gas supplied to Birmingham as of 1948 was supplied by the 'West Midlands Gas Board'; however, after 1973 it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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