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Gas and Electricity Overview - Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Newcastle Quayside


Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, also known as 'The Toon' is home to the Geordies, Newcastle United and the picturesque 'Quayside'. Amongst the heart of the north-east of England, Newcastle is part of the county of Tyne & Wear. Its incumbent energy suppliers are Npower for electricity and British Gas for gas.


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


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Northern Power Grid

Emergency number - 0800 66 88 77 (North East)

Non-emergency number - 0800 011 3332


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Northern Gas Networks

Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 640 7766


Average energy usage by city

Electricity - 715 kWh = £120

Gas - 2825 kWh = £143

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


Newcastle Energy Offices

Newcastle is the home of one of the main offices for Northern Powergrid.

Northern Powergrid Office in Newcastle

Address

Northern Powergrid, Lloyds Court, 78 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6AF, UK.


History

Electricity

Newcastle-upon-Tyne used to be supplied by North Eastern Electricity Board for its electricity needs. After the privatisation of 1990, it was renamed 'Northern Electric' and was acquired by American Corporation 'CalEnergy' in 1996, which formed a subsiduary called 'CE Electric' in order to manage Northern Electric.

Gas

Newcastle-upon-Tyne was supplied by 'Northern Gas Board' until it became a region of the British Gas Corporation in 1973.