Gas & Electricity in Bristol - EDF Energy, British Gas & More

Severn Bridge Bristol

Bristol currently sits at around a 449,300 population, making it the 8th most populated city in the UK. Its incumbent suppliers are EDF Energy for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - Western Power Distribution Gas Distributor - Wales and West Utilities

Western Power Distribution Bristol

Western Power Distribution

Emergency Number - 0800 6783 105

Non-emergency - 0800 096 3080

Wales & West Utilities Bristol

Wales & West Utilities

Emergency Gas Number - 0800 100 999

Emergency Number - 0800 912 29 99

Power cut? Don't forget, your energy supplier can't do anything. This is the responsibility of your DNO, Western Power Distribution. You can contact them using the above information or follow the below link to see live power cut information in your area.

View live power cuts in your area

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 784 kWh = 132

Gas - 2382 kWh = £121

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

Despite privatisation having been effective for many many years, there still seems to be a trend leaning towards historical suppliers in many areas throughout the UK. The most popular supplier in Bristol is EDF Energy.

EDF Energy, Bristol's most popular supplier

Bristol Energy Offices

Bristol is home to one of the leading independent energy suppliers, Ovo Energy. If you are interested in a career working for Ovo Energy, click here to visit their careers page.

Ovo Energy Office in Bristol

Ovo Energy
1 Rivergate
Temple Quay



Before privatisation in 1990, Bristol's electricity needs were fulfilled by the 'South Western Electricity Board'. After various takeovers, EDF bought the company in 2003 and discontinued the name. In 2010, EDF sold the company to PPL who rebranded it to become 'Western Power Distribution', the current DNO for Bristol.


From 1948, the gas supply in Bristol was supplied by the 'South Western Gas Board'. This ended in 1973 when it became an area of the British Gas Corporation.

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