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

Blackburn town centre

Blackburn is a large town in Lancashire. It has been a hub for textile production since the 13th century. Blackburn (including Darwen) has a population of around 147,000, making it the largest borough in Lancashire. Its incumbent suppliers are E·ON for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - Electricity North West Gas Distributor - National Grid

Electricity North West Blackburn

Electricity North West

Emergency number - 0800 195 4141

Non-emergency online form - Click Here

National Grid Blackburn

National Grid

Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0845 835 1111

If your power has gone off and you'd like to see what is going on, you you can first check the link below for power cuts in your area, or you can contact your DNO using the details provided above, not your energy provider

View live power cuts in your area

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 837 kWh = £141

Gas - 4184 kWh = £212

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

Even though, like in the rest of the UK, Blackburn's electricity board disbanded many years ago, we can still see traces of it's dominance in the area. The most popular energy provider in the Blackburn area is E·ON.

Eon, most popular supplier in Blackburn

Blackburn Energy Offices

Blackburn is home to the sustainable energy experts 'Vital Energi'. If you are interested in working for Vital Energi click here to visit their careers page.

Renewable Energy Blackburn

Address Vital Energi Century House Roman Road Blackburn BB1 2LD



As of 1948, Blackburn's electricity connection was supplied by 'North West Electricity Board'; however, after 1990 and privatisation, it became 'NORWEB plc'. 1995 saw the company merge with North West Water to become 'United Utilities'. The electricity supply business was then sold on and is now a part of 'E·ON'. The distribution business is now a part of Electricity North West.


Between the years of 1948-1972 the gas supply in Blackburn was provided by 'North Western Gas Board'; however, became a region of the British Gas Corporation after this point.

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