Gas and Electricity Overview - Paisley, Renfrewshire

Paisley street with church

Paisley is the largest town in the county of Renfrewshire. It is just 6.9 miles from the centre of Glasgow and forms part of its continguous urban area. It has a population of around 77,000 people. Paisley's incumbent suppliers are Scottish Power for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - SP Distribution Gas Distributor - SGN

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SP Energy Networks

Emergency number - 0800 092 9290

Non-emergency number - 0330 1010 444 (Central & Southern Scotland)

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Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 912 1700

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Average energy usage by city

Electricity - 796 kWh = £134

Gas - 3721 kWh = £189

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

Paisley Energy Offices

Just 10 minutes by train from the centre of Paisley is SSE Renewables in Glasgow city centre. If you are interested in working for SSE click here to visit their careers page.

SSE Office in Glasgow


SSE Renewables, Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 6AY, Scotland, UK.



Before privatisation in 1991 in Scotland, the 'South of Scotland Electricity Board' was responsible for the electricity connection in Paisley. In 2007, the privatised 'Scottish Power' was bought out by Spanish energy company 'Iberdrola' for which they decided to continue the branding.


Paisley was supplied by 'Scottish Gas Board' between 1949-1973 until it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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