Gas and Electricity in Isle of Wight - SSE, Eon & More

Isle of Wight landscape

The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest island in England. From Central London to the centre of Newport it is around 100 miles; however, it takes over 3 hours. It has a population of around 140,000. Isle of Wight's incumbent suppliers are SSE for electricity and British Gas for gas.

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

SSE Isle of Wight

Scottish & Southern Energy Networks (SSE)

Emergency number - 0800 072 7282 (England)

Non-emergency number - 0800 980 1395

SGN Isle of Wight


Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 912 1700

Power cut in your neighbourhood? Give your DNO, Scottish & Southern Energy Networks, a call using the above contact information. You can also follow live updates by clicking on the below link.

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Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 866 kWh = £146

Gas - 1900 kWh = £96

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

For a variety of reasons, a large number of people in the United Kingdom still seem to use their incumbent and historically linked suppliers for their gas and electricity. Isle of Wight is one of these places, where the most popular supplier is SSE.

SSE, the most popular on the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Energy Offices

Energy utility SSE have one of their offices in the north east of the island. If you are interested in working for SSE click here to visit their careers page.

SSE office in Isle of Wight

Bennett Street
Isle of Wight
PO33 2BJ



Isle of Wight used to be supplied by 'Southern Electricity Board' for its electricity. However, privatisation in 1990 changed this, liberating the market. Thereafter the company became 'Southern Electric'. This combined with 'Scottish Hydro Electric plc' to create 'Scottish & Southern Energy plc' in 1998. This is the company that we now know as 'SSE'.


Gas in the Isle of Wight used to be provided by 'Southern Gas Board'; however, after 1973 it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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