Gas and Electricity Overview - Northampton, East Midlands

Northampton town centre at night

Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands. It is situated on the River Nene which flows to Kings Head where it joins the North Sea. It has a population of around 218,000. Northampton's incumbent suppliers are E·ON for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - Western Power Distribution Gas Distributor - National Grid

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Western Power Distribution

Emergency Number - 0800 6783 105

Non-emergency - 0800 096 3080

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National Grid

Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0845 835 1111

Click here for a live map of power cuts in your area.

Average energy usage by city

Electrcity - 912 kWh = £154

Gas - 4060 kWh = £206

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

Northampton Energy Offices

Northampton is the home to business energy provider 'Opus Energy'. If you would like to work for Opus Energy click here to visit their careers page.

Opus Energy offices in Northampton


Opus Energy, 2 Summerhouse Road, Northampton, NN3 6BJ, UK.



Northampton was supplied by 'East Midlands Electricity Board' (EMEB) for its electricity between the years 1947-1990. Thereafter it became a plc company and was acquired by 'Powergen in 1998. It was rebranded, along with 'Midlands Electricity plc' as 'Central Works' in 2004. It would then become a part of energy suppliers E·ON.


Northampton was supplied by 'East Midlands Gas Board' between the years of 1948-1973 before it became an area of the British Gas corporation.

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