Gas & Electricity in Darlington - Npower, British Gas & More
Darlington is a large market town in County Durham in the north east of England. It was the terminus of the world's first passenger railway. Darlington has a population of around 105,150 people. Its incumbent suppliers are Npower for electricity and British Gas for gas.
Northern Power Grid
Emergency number: 0800 66 88 77 (North East)
Non-emergency number: 0800 011 3332
Northern Gas Networks
Emergency gas number: 0800 111 999
Non-emergency number: 0800 640 7766
Average Energy Usage by City
Electricity: 805 kWh = £136
Gas: 4902 kWh = £248
Source: Over three month period, via British Gas's UK Energy Consumption Checker.
Most Popular Provider in Darlington
As you're aware, people in Great Britain are free to choose whichever energy supplier they so wish; however, many areas around the country still have a natural affinity for their historically linked supplier. The most popular supplier in the Darlington area is Npower.
Darlington Energy Offices
A short 12 miles commute away from Darlington town centre in Stockton-on-Tees is one of the offices for Northern Power Grid.
Stockton on Tees
Up until privatisation in 1990, Darlington was supplied by 'North Eastern Electricity Board' (NEEB) for its electricity. Thereafter, the company became part of the nationwide competitive market. It was taken over by 'CalEnergy', an american energy corporation in 1996. This company formed a subsiduary that was named 'CE Electric' which acted as managing company for Northern Electric.
Darlington was supplied by its regional gas board 'Northern Gas Board' for its gas between the years of 1948-1973; however, this only lasted until it became a region of the British Gas Corporation thereafter.