Gas and Electricity in High Wycombe - SSE, SGN & More

High Wycombe town centre

High Wycombe, or simply 'Wycombe' as it is commonly referred to, is a large town in Buckinghamshire. It was the chair making capital of the world in the 19th century. It has a population of around 177,850 people. Wycombe's incumbent suppliers are SSE for electricity and British Gas for gas.

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

SSE High Wycombe

Scottish & Southern Energy Networks (SSE)

Emergency number - 0800 072 7282 (England)

Non-emergency number - 0800 980 1395

SGN High Wycombe


Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 912 1700

Experiencing a power outage in your area? Give your DNO, Scottish & Southern Energy Networks, a call using the above information. You can also follow the below link to see live updates in your area.

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Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 954 kWh = £161

Gas - 4802 kWh = £243

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

Whether it be through popularity or people not switching, a large majority of areas in the UK seem to have a natural affinity for their incumbent or historically linked energy suppliers. The most popular supplier in the High Wycombe area is SSE.

SSE, Wycombe's most popular supplier

High Wycombe Energy Offices

Just 9 short miles away, in Maidenhead, is the critical power solutions company 'AVK'. If you are interested in working for AVK click here to visit their careers page.

Power solutions High Wycombe

AVK Power Systems House
Malvern Road Maidenhead



Until 1989, High Wycombe's electricity was supplied by 'Eastern Electricity Board', thereafter it became a plc company. 'Hanson plc' then acquired it in 1995 before it was reacquired by 'Texas Utilities'. After this point it began its journey towards its current state today. It was bought by 'Powergen' who would become part of E·ON. The distribution business, that was part of EDF Energy, became a part of UK Power Networks.


Between 1948 and 1973 the gas supply in High Wycombe was provided by 'Southern Gas Board'. Thereafter it became a region of British Gas Corporation.

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