Gas & Electricity in Bournemouth - SSE, SGN & More

Bournemouth Seafront and pier

Bournemouth is a large coastal town in Dorset, in the south of England. It is a common retirement destination for the elderly. The population of Bournemouth is around 195,000. Its incumbent suppliers are EDF Energy for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - SSE Gas Distributor - SGN

Scottish & Southern Energy Networks (SSE)

Emergency number - 0800 072 7282 (England)

Non-emergency number - 0800 980 1395

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Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 912 1700

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Note that if you are experiencing a power cut in Bournemouth, you should call your DNO, Scottish & Southern Energy Networks, as your energy supplier has no power to do anything regarding your electricity connection. You can use the above contact details or check live and scheduled power cuts by following the link below:

View live power cuts in your area

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 833 kWh = £140

Gas - 3467 kWh = £176

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

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Although people in Bournemouth, like in the rest of the UK have complete choice over their energy supplier, we can still see a trend in popularity that relates to the old electricity boards. The most popular energy provider in the Bournemouth area is SSE.

Bournemouth Energy Offices

Bournemouth is the host of independent energy supplier 'iSupply Energy'. If you are interested in working for iSupply Energy click here to visit their careers page.

iSupply Energy
Richmond House
Richmond Hill



Before privatisation in 1990, the electricity in Bournemouth was supplied by 'Southern Electricity Board'. Thereafter it necame 'Southern Electric plc'. It merged with 'Scottish Hydro Electric plc' in 1998 to form 'Scottish & Southern Enery plc' which is the company that we now know as 'SSE'.


Bournemouth was supplied by 'Southern Gas Board' for its gas until 1973, which saw it become a part of the British Gas Corporation.

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