Gas and Electricity Overview - Newtown, Powys

Newtown town centre in Wales

Newtown, or 'Y Drenewydd' as it's called in Welsh, is a town in Powys, Wales. It is situated on the banks of the River Severn. Newtown's population is around 11,400 people. Its incumbent suppliers are Scottish Power for electricity and British Gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - Western Power Distribution Gas Distributor - Wales and West Utilities

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Western Power Distribution

Emergency Number - 0800 6783 105

Non-emergency - 0800 096 3080

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Wales & West Utilities

Emergency Gas Number - 0800 100 999

Emergency Number - 0800 912 29 99

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Average energy usage by city

Electrcity - 924 kWh = £156

Gas - 4049 kWh = £205

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

Newtown Energy Offices

14 miles north of Newtown is Welshpool, which is the host of renewable energy specialists 'Organic Energy'. If you are interested in finding out more about Organic Energy click here to visit their website.

Organic Energy offices in Newtown, Wales


Organic Energy, The Fox Complex, Severn Road, Welshpool, SY21 7AZ, Wales



Newtown's electricity supply used to come from 'Merseyside and North Wales Electricity Board' (MANWEB). It was acquired by Scottish Power in 2007, however, after it became a plc company in 1990. Scottish Power is now part of Spanish energy conglomerate 'Iberdrola'.


Before 1973, Newtown's gas supply was provided by 'Wales Gas Board'. After this point it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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