Gas and Electricity in Bolton - Eon, British Gas & More

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Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester in the North West of England. It is a production centre for textiles and is the birthplace of famous comedian Peter Kay. The metropolitan borough of Bolton has a population of around 283,000 people. 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 Bolton

Electricity North West

Emergency number - 0800 195 4141

Non-emergency online form - Click Here

National Grid Bolton

National Grid

Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0845 835 1111

If you experience a power cut in your locality, remember that you need to call your DNO, not your energy provider. Electricity North West are in charge of all issues regarding power cuts etc. in Bolton. You can also see live and planned power outages via the link below:

View live power cuts in your area

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 802 kWh = £135

Gas - 4035 kWh = £204

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

Bolton's energy markets have been open to competition for many many years, as you can read in the history section below; however, we can still see traces of the past today by popularity patterns in providers around the area. Bolton's most popular energy supplier currently is E·ON.
Eon, Bolton's most popular supplier

Bolton Energy Offices

Just 25 minutes away from Bolton, in the center of Manchester, lies the head office for European energy provider Gazprom. If you would like to learn more about how you could work for Gazprom, click here to visit their careers page.

Gazprom energy office near Bolton

Bauhaes House
Fifth Floor
Quay Street
M3 3GY



Before privatisation in 1990, the electricity supply in Bolton was supplied by the regional electricity company 'North West Electricity Board' (NORWEB). Afterwards, it became a plc and renamed simply 'NORWEB'. In 1995 it merged with 'North West Water' which formed 'United Utilities'. The supply business was sold to E·ON and the distribution to Electricity North West.


Between the years of 1948-193, 'North Western Gas Board' was the local gas company for Bolton. It then became an area of the British Gas Corporation.

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