Gas and Electricity in Middlesbrough - Npower, SSE & More

Middlesbrough industrial area

Middlesbrough is a large industrial town on the River Tees in the north of England. There is some confusion between inhabitants and surrounding populations as to what county Middlesbrough actually resides in: some say Cleveland; some say North Yorkshire; and some say Teesside. It is famous for its engineering and up until recently its large steelwork industry. It's population lies around 145,000. Middlesbrough's incumbent suppliers are Npower for electricity and British Gas for gas.

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

Northern Powergrid Middlesbrough

Northern Power Grid

Emergency number - 0800 66 88 77 (North East)

Non-emergency number - 0800 011 3332

Northern Gas Networks Middlesbrough

Northern Gas Networks

Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 640 7766

Power cut in your home? Give your distribution network operator (DNO), Northern Powergrid, a call using the contact information provided above.

Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity - 732 kWh = £123

Gas - 2807 kWh = £412

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

Although people in Middlesbrough, like in the rest of the country, are able to choose whichever energy supplier they so choose. The most popular provider is still the incumbent and historically linked supplier, Npower.
Npower, the most popular provider in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Energy Offices

Just 5 short miles from the centre of Middlesbrough lies one of the operational offices for Northern Power Grid in Stockton on Tees.

Northern Powergrid officce near Middlesbrough
Address Northern Powergrid Alix House Falcon House Stockton on Tees TS18 3TU



Before 1990, Middlesbrough's electricity supply was provided by 'North Eastern Electricity Board' (NEEB); however, after privatisation it was renamed 'Northern Electric' and was acquired by American corporation 'CalEnergy' just 6 years later in 1996. This then formed a subsiduary called 'CE Electric' in otder to manage Northern Electric.


'Northern Gas Board' used to be the providers of gas in the Middlesbrough area between 1948-1973; however, after this point it became an area of the British Gas Corporation.

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