Gas and Electricity in Lancaster - British Gas, SSE & More

Lancaster city centre

Lancaster is a city and the county town of Lancashire located in the north west of England. It is characterised by its castle and ancient city walls. The City of Lancaster area has a population of just under 145,000 people. Its incumbent suppliers are E·ON for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - Electricity North West Gas Distributor - National Grid

Electricity North West Lancaster

Electricity North West

Emergency number - 0800 195 4141

Non-emergency online form - Click Here

National Grid Lancaster

National Grid

Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0845 835 1111

What happens when you get a power cut? Give your DNO a call using the number provided above. Alternatively you can see live updates by following the link below:

View live power cuts in your area

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 830 kWh = £140

Gas - 4878 kWh = £247

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

Despite British energy markets having been open for over 27 years, people in some regions of the UK have stuck with their incumbent and historically linked suppliers. Lancaster is one of these cases, where the most popular supplier in the area is British Gas.

British Gas, the most popular in Lancaster

Lancaster Energy Offices

In the City of Lancaster area in Heysham, Morecambe, is one the large sites for energy giants 'Centrica'. If you are interested in finding out how you could work for Centrica click here to visit their careers page.

Centrica, British Gas Lancaster

Centrica Energy
North Quay/Heysham Harbour



Lancaster was an area that was supplied by 'North West Electricity Board' (NORWEB) from 1948 until 1990, when privatisation was implemented, leaving an open energy marketplace. Thereafter, continuing as a plc company, it merged with 'North West Water' which formed 'United Utilities'. The supply business was sold to E·ON and the distribution network is now part of Electricity North West.


'North Western Gas Board', the company in charge of the gas supply in the lancashire area, used to supply lancaster until 1972; however, thereafter it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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