Gas & Electricity in Brighton - EDF Energy, SGN & More

Brighton seafront

Brighton was granted city status in the year 2000 after growing to encompass other areas such as Hove. It is located in East Sussex, in the south of England. It is known for its quirky and avant garde culture. Brighton & Hove (as a unitary authority) has a population of around 277,000 people. Its incumbent suppliers are EDF Energy for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - UK Power Networks Gas Distributor - SGN

UK Power Networks Brighton

UK Power Networks

Emergency number - 0800 31 63 105

Non-emergency number - 0800 029 4285


Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 912 1700

If you have a power cut in your local area, contact your distribution network operator (DNO), UK Power Networks. Your energy supplier doesn't have the power to do anything in this situation. You can also check live power cut information using the link below:

View live power cuts in your area

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 723 kWh = £122

Gas - 2157 kWh = £109

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

Despite free choice being available for gas and electricity suppliers in Brighton, like in the rest of the UK, there still seems to be a trend towards the historic energy supplier. The most popular energy supplier in the Brighton & Hove area is EDF Energy.

EDF Energy, the most popular supplier in Brighton

Brighton Energy Offices

Brighton & Hove currently plays host to one of the EDF Energy customer service centres, located next to Portsdale train station in Hove. If you would like more information on how to join the team at EDF Energy, click here to visit their careers page.

EDF Energy Brighton

EDF Energy
329 Portland Road



Before Privatisation in 1990, 'South Eastern Electricity Board' (SEEBOARD) were responsible for providing Brighton with electricity. Aferwards, it became SEEBOARD plc in accordance with the new government act. In 2002 it joined '24seven Utility Services' under the ownership of the 'LE Group' (London Electricity), which became EDF Energy in 2003, the UK version of 'Électricité de France'. It was then acquired by 'Cheung Kong Holdings' and renamed 'UK Power Networks' the current DNO for Brighton.


Between the years of 1948 and 1972 the gas supply in Brighton was provided by 'South Eastern Gas board'; however, after which, it became an area of the British Gas Corporation.

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