Gas & Electricity in Dumfries - Scottish Power, SGN & More

River Nith near Dumfries

Dumfries is a market town and former burgh in the south of Scotland. It is nicknamed 'Queen of the South'. The Dumfries and Galloway area has a population of around 148,500. Its incumbent suppliers are Scottish Power for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO): SP Distribution
Gas Distributor: SGN

Scottish Power Distribution Dumfries

SP Distribution

Emergency number: 0800 092 9290

Non-emergency number: 0330 1010 444 (Central & Southern Scotland)

SGN Dumfries


Emergency gas number: 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number: 0800 912 1700

If you're experiencing a power cut in your local area, the best way to check updates would be to either give your DNO, SP Distribution, a call via the info above, or follow the link below to see live updates.

View live power cuts in your area

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity: 881 kWh = £148

Gas: 3942 kWh = £200

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

Scottish Power Dumfries

Although people in Scotland have had free choice of energy supplier for many many years now, a large number of areas within both Scotland, and Great Britain on a whole, still seem to have an affinity for their historically linked supplier. The most popular supplier in Dumfries is Scottish Power.

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Dumfries Energy Offices

For those who do not mind the commute, just 34 miles down the road lies one of distribution company Electricity North West's depots. If you are interesteed in working for Electricity North West click here to visit their careers page.


Electricity North West
Nelson Street



Between 1948 and 1991 when privatisation was instated, electricity in Dumfries was supplied by 'South of Scotland Electricity Board'. After this point it continued under the name 'Scottish Power' and was taken over by 'Iberdrola', the Spanish energy conglomerate, in 2007.


Gas in Dumfries used to be supplied by 'Scottish Gas Board' until it became a region of the British Gas Corporation in 1973.

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