Gas and Electricity in Fort William - SSE, SGN & More

Scottish Highlands

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland. It is situated next to the largest mountain in the United Kingdom, Ben Nevis. It has a population of around 10,500 people. Fort William's incumbent suppliers are SSE for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - SSE Gas Distributor - SGN

SSE Fort William

Scottish & Southern Energy Networks (SSE)

Emergency number - 0800 300 999 (Northern Scotland)

Non-emergency number - 0800 980 1395

SGN Fort William


Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 912 1700

Power cut in your area? Give your distribution network operator, Scottish & Southern Energy Networks, a call using the above contact information. You can also use the below link to follow live updates.

View live power cuts in your area

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 929 kWh = £156

Gas - 4214 kWh = £213

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

Despite having been able to choose energy suppliers in the UK for over 25 years now, many areas in still seem to have a natural affinity towards their incumbent or historically linked suppliers. The most popular supplier in the Fort William area is SSE.

SSE, most popular in Fort William

Fort William Energy Offices

Fort William is the location for biomass heat specialists 'HW Energy'. If you would like to find out more about working for HW Energy, click here to visit their careers page.

Biomass energy Fort William

HW Energy
Head Office
Lochaber Rural Complex
Fort William
PH33 6SQ



Before privatisation in 1991, 1 year later than in England, the electricity supply in Fort William was supplied by 'North of Scotland Hydro Board'; however, it then became 'Scottish Hydro Electric plc'. It then merged with 'Southern Electric' to form the company we know today as 'SSE'.


Between 1949-1973, the gas in Scotland, and therefore Fort William, was supplied by 'Scottish Gas Board'. Thereafter it became an area of the British Gas Corporation.

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