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

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, with around 489,000 inhabitants. Although Edinburgh is a capital city, it is rather small; it is the 7th biggest city in the UK. Its incumbent energy suppliers are Scottish Power for electricity and British Gas for gas.

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

Scottish Power Distribution Edinburgh

SP Distribution

Emergency number - 0800 092 9290

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

SGN Edinburgh


Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 912 1700

Power cut? Get in touch with your area's Distribution Network Operator, Scottish Power Energy Networks. They, and not your energy supplier, are in charge of any electricity connection faults. You can contact them via the information above or follow live updates via the link below:
View live power cuts in your area

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 700 kWh = £118

Gas - 2494 kWh = £126

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

Most Popular Provider in Edinburgh

Despite having been able to choose energy providers since 1990, many areas still seem to have an affinity towards their historically linked supplier. The most popular provider in the Edinburgh area is Scottish Power.

Edinburgh's most popular supplier - Scottish Power

Edinburgh Energy Offices

Edinburgh is home to the headquarters of Cairn Energy. If you are interested in a career working for Cairn Energy, click here to vist their career page.

Cairn Energy Edinburgh

Cairn Energy PLC
Clydesdale Bank Plaza
Exchange Plaza
50 Lothian Rd



Edinburgh's electricity supply used to be fulfiled by the 'South of Scotland Electricity Board', which was privatised one year later than in England, 1991. Afterwards, the company became 'Scottish Power', which was acquired by Spanish conglomerate 'Iberdrola S.A' in 2007; however, they do continue to use the Scottish Power branding.


The gas in Edinburgh was supplied by 'Scottish Gas Board' from 1949 until 1973 when it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.