Energy in Cambridge - Eon, British Gas & More

River in Cambridge

Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire in the east of England. It is world famous for its prestigious university. Cambridge has a population of around 138,750 people. Its incumbent suppliers are E·ON for electricity and British Gas for gas.


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

UK Power Networks Cambridge

UK Power Networks

Emergency number - 0800 31 63 105

Non-emergency number - 0800 029 4285

National Grid Cambridge

National Grid

Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0845 835 1111

If you have a power cut, give your distribution network operator, UK Power Networks, a call using the above information. You can also check for live updates following the link below:

View live power cuts in your area

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 806 kWh = £136

Gas - 2668 kWh = £135

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


Although people in Cambridge, much like the rest of Great Britain, are free to choice whichever energy supplier they so wish, there still seems to be a liking towards the historical gas supplier. The most popular supplier in the Cambridge area is British Gas.

British Gas most popular in Cambridge

Cambridge Energy Offices

Just 30 short miles away from the centre of Cambridge, in Bedford, lies one of the main offices for E·ON. If you are interested in working for E·ON click here to visit their careers page.

Eon office near Cambridge

Address
E·ON
Caxton Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK41 0EW
UK


History

Electricity

Before 1989, the electricity in Cambridge was provided by 'Eastern Electricity Board'; however, became 'Eastern Electricity' after privatisation. It was acquired by 'Hanson plc' in 1995; however, was acquired again by US Firm 'Texas Utilities'. It then made a step towards the form in which we know the company today: it was sold to Powergen, who would subsequently become a part of E·ON. The distribution business is also now owned by UK Power Networks, along with London Electricity and SEEBOARD.

Gas

One of 12 area gas boards, 'Eastern Gas Board', used to be responsible for the gas supply in Cambridge. This was the case between 1948-1973; however, after this point it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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