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.
Western Power Distribution
Emergency Number - 0800 6783 105
Non-emergency - 0800 096 3080
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.
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.
Most Popular Provider in Birmingham
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.
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
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.