Gas and Electricity in Cheltenham - EDF Energy & More

Cheltenham horse racing

Cheltenham is a regency spa town on the edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, South West England. It is the host of one of the UK's most visited horse racecourses. Cheltenham has a population of around 117,500 people. 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 Cheltenham

Western Power Distribution

Emergency Number: 0800 6783 105

Non-emergency: 0800 096 3080

Wales and West Utilities Cheltenham

Wales & West Utilities

Emergency Gas Number: 0800 100 999

Emergency Number: 0800 912 29 99

Remember: if you experience a power cut in your area, you should call your Distribution Network Operator.

Average Energy Usage by City

Electrcity: 917 kWh = £154

Gas: 4711 kWh = £239

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

EDF Energy most popular in Cheltenham

Because the energy markets have been open to competition for around 27 years, it is hard to monitor which energy provider is the most popular in each city; however, history stills has a large affect. Cheltenham's favoured energy provider is EDF Energy.

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Cheltenham Energy Offices

Just 7 miles away from the centre of Cheltenham, on the outskirts of Gloucester, is one of the main offices for EDF Energy. If you would like to find out more about working for EDF Energy, click here to visit their careers page.

EDF Energy
Barnett Way



Electricity in Cheltenham was provided by 'South Western Electricity Board' between 1948-1990; however, after privatisation it became a plc company. Various takeovers saw the company passed around a little, before it was sold to EDF who discontinued the name. It was then sold to PPL in 2010 who would rebrand it to become the current DNO for Cheltenham, Western Power Distribution.


Between 1948 and 1972, gas in Cheltenham was provided by 'South Western Gas Board'. This changed thereafter, when it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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