Gas and Electricity in Ipswich - Eon, British Gas & More

Ipswich Marina

Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk, England. It has one of the most important ports in the country. Ipswich has a population of around 130,000 people. Its incumbent suppliers are E·ON for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - UK Power Networks Gas Distributor - National Grid

UK Power Networks Ipswich

UK Power Networks

Emergency number - 0800 31 63 105

Non-emergency number - 0800 029 4285

National Grid Ipswich

National Grid

Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0845 835 1111

Power cut? Don't contact your energy supplier, contact your DNO, UK Power Networks, using the above information. You can also follow the below link to see live updates.

View live power cuts in your area

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 831 kWh = £140

Gas - 2379 kWh = £121

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

Although the gas and electricity markets in the UK have been liberated for a large number of years, many people have still not got round to switching or have a natural affinity for their incumbent and historically linked suppliers. This is the case in Ipswich, where the most popular supplier is Eon.

Eon, Ipswich's most popular supplier

Ipswich Energy Offices

Just off the River Orwell on Stoke Quay lies the main office for independent energy utility 'Flow Energy'. If you are interested in working for Flow Energy click here to view their careers page.

Flow Energy Ipswich

Flow Energy
Felaw Maltings
48 Felaw Street



In 1989 the former electricity supplier for the Ipswich area 'Eastern Electricity Board' became 'Eastern Electricity'. This was a result of privatisation. It was then acquired in 1995 by 'Hanson plc' and then again to US firm 'Texas Utilities'. It then began its journey towards the form in which we currently know the company: its acquisition by 'Powergen' who would eventually become part of E·ON. The distribution was owned by EDF; however, it is now part of UK Power Networks.


Between 1948-1973 Ipswich's gas supply was provided by one of the 12 area gas boards, 'Eastern Gas Board'; however, after this point it became an area of the British Gas Corporation.

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