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


Centre of Croydon

Croydon is a large town and borough in the south of Greater London. It is one of the largest commercial areas outside of Central London. It is also identified as one of the 11 metropolitan centres of Greater London. Croydon has a population of around 379,000 people. Its incumbent suppliers are EDF Energy for electricity and British Gas for gas.


UK Power Networks Croydon

Distribution Network Operator (DNO): UK Power Networks

Emergency number: 0800 31 63 105

Non-emergency number: 0800 029 4285

SGN Croydon

Gas Distributor: SGN

Emergency gas number: 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number: 0800 912 1700


Experiencing a power cut in your area? Contacting your DNO, UK Power Networks, using the above information is your best option. Remember, your energy supplier isn't responsible for these issues. You can also follow the below link to see live updates.


Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity: 859 kWh = £145

Gas: 5137 kWh = £260

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


Although the British people are free to chose whichever energy supplier they wish in the UK, there seems to be a natural affinity towards historically linked suppliers in a large number of areas across the country. In Croydon, the most popular supplier is EDF Energy.

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Croydon Energy Offices

Just a half an hour commute to Elephant & Castle is one UK Power Network's main offices. If you would like to work for UK Power Networks, click here to visit their careers page.

Address

UK Power Networks
237 Southwark Bridge Road
Elephant & Castle
LondonSE1 6NP


History

Electricity

Croydon is in the SEEBOARD region and was supplied by 'South Eastern Electricity Board' until 1990, when privatisation was put into place. The privatised 'SEEBOARD plc' combined with '24Seven Utility Services' in 2002 which was under the ownership of the LE Group. This then rebranded to EDF Energy Networks. The distribution company was bought out by 'Cheung Kong Holdings' and renamed 'UK Power Networks', which is the current DNO for Croydon.

Gas

Croydon was part of the 'South Eastern Gas Board's supply area for gas between 1948-1972; however, it thereafter became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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