Gas and Electricity Overview - Oxford, Oxfordshire

Oxford city skyline

Oxford is a city in the south east of England and county town of Oxfordshire. It is famous worldwide for its top class university. Oxford has a population of around 160,000 people. Its incumbent suppliers are SSE for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - SSE Gas Distributor - SGN

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Scottish & Southern Energy Networks (SSE)

Emergency number - 0800 072 7282 (England)

Non-emergency number - 0800 980 1395


Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 912 1700

Click here for a live map of power cuts and works around your area.

Average energy usage by city

Electricity - 819 kWh = £138

Gas - 2756 kWh = £140

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

Oxford Energy Offices

Just 4.6 miles away from the centre of Oxford lies one of SSE Contracting Ltd.'s offices in Kidlington. If you are interested in working for SSE click here to visit their careers page.

SSE offices in Oxford


SSE Contracting Ltd., 1 Woodstock Road, Yarnton, Kidlington, OX5 1NY, UK



Before the privatisation of the electricity boards in 1990, Oxford's electricity supply was provided by 'Southern Electricity Board'. After this, it became 'Southern Electric' which merged with 'Scottish Hydro Electric plc' in 1998 to form 'Scottish & Southern Energy plc'. This is the company that we now know as 'SSE'.


Between the years of 1948 and 1973 gas in Oxford was supplied by 'Southern Gas Board'; however, following 1973 it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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