Gas and Electricity Overview - Inverness, Highland

Loch Ness, Inverness

Inverness is a city on the north east coast of Scotland located in the Highlands. It is perhaps most recognised for its nearby Loch Ness. This brings the myth of the Loch Ness Monster. There are around 80,000 people living in Inverness. Its incumbent suppliers are SSE for electricity and British Gas for gas.

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

SSE Inverness

Scottish & Southern Energy Networks (SSE)

Emergency number - 0800 300 999 (Northern Scotland)

Non-emergency number - 0800 980 1395

SGN Inverness


Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 912 1700

Power Cut? Remember, your energy supplier can't actually do anything to help you. You need to give you distribution network operator, Scottish & Southern Energy Networks, a call using the above information. You can also follow live updates by clicking on the below link.

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Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 826 kWh = £139

Gas - 2722 kWh = £138

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

Despite having been able to change energy provider, many still don't take advantage of this. Many also still seem to have a natural affinity towards their incumbent or historically linked supplier. The most popular supplier in the Inverness area is SSE.

SSE, number one in Inverness

Inverness Energy Offices

Inverness plays host to the registered head office of 'Global Energy Group'. Located right on the River Ness, they specialise in oil & gas, renewables and nuclear energy. If you are interested in working for Global Energy Group, click here to see if any vacancies have been posted in your area.

Renewable energy in Inverness

Global Energy Group
13 Henderson Road



Before privatisation, Inverness's electricity supply used to be provided by 'North of Scotland Hydro Board'; however, after such event, it turned into a plc company and became 'Scottish Hydro Electric plc'. This then merged with 'Southern Electric' to become 'Scottish & Southern Energy', the company that now trades under the name 'SSE', of course now, however, marketing outside of their original respective territories.


Between the years of 1949 and 1973, the gas in Inverness, much like the rest of Scotland, was provided by 'Scottish Gas Board'; however, after this time it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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