Gas and Electricity in Canterbury - EDF Energy, SGN & More

Inside Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury is a historical cathedral city in the shire county of Kent located in the south east of England. It is recognised globally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a population of around 60,000. 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 Canterbury

UK Power Networks

Emergency number - 0800 31 63 105

Non-emergency number - 0800 029 4285

SGN Canterbury


Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 800 912 1700

If there happens to be a power cut in your local area, give your DNO, UK Power Networks, a call using the above information. Your energy suppliers are not in charge of your electricity connection. You can also check live updates following the link below:

View live power cuts in your area

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 812 kWh = £137

Gas - 2387 kWh = £121

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

Despite having free choice of supplier in Great Britain, many areas still have a natural affinity for their historically rooted suppliers. Canterbury is no exception. The most popular supplier in the Canterbury area is EDF Energy.

Most popular supplier in Canterbury, EDF Energy

Canterbury Energy Offices

Just 24.5 miles away from Canterbury lies Gillingham, the home of 'MEMS Power Generation'. If you are interested in working for MEMS Power Generation click here to view their careers page.

Power generation near Canterbury

MEMS Power Generation
Beechings Way



Before 1990, 'South Eastern Electricity Board' (SEEs opened to competition. In 2002 SEEBOARD plc joined '24Seven Utility Services' under the ownership of LE Group, which rebranded to become EDF Energy Networks in 2003. It was then acquired by 'Cheung Kong Holdings' and renamed 'UK Power Networks', the current Distribution Network Operator for Canterbury.


Between 1948-1972, Canterbury was supplied by 'South Eastern Gas Board' for its gas. This changed after it became an area of the British Gas Corporation in 1972.

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