Gas and Electricity Overview - Penrith, Cumbria

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Penrith is a market town and civil parish in Cumbria in the north west of England. It is just 3 miles away from the border of the beautiful Lake District. Penrith's population currently stands at around 15,500 people. Its incumbent suppliers are E·ON for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - Electricity North West Gas Distributor - Northern Gas Networks

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Electricity North West

Emergency number - 0800 195 4141

Non-emergency online form - Click Here

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Northern Gas Networks

Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 640 7766

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

Average energy usage by city

Electricity - 1046 kWh = £176

Gas - 4017 kWh = £204

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

Penrith Energy Offices

Penrith runs a great energy initiative called 'Community Energy Cumbria'. If you are interested in finding out more and perhaps getting involed, you can click here to visit their website.

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Community Energy Cumbria, Cumbria Action for Sustainability, Eden Rural Foyer, Old London Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8ET, England, UK.



Between 1948 and privatisation in 1990, electricity in Penrith was supplied by 'North West Electricity Board' (NORWEB); however, after this point it became 'NORWEB plc'. It merged with North West Water in 1995 to form 'United Utilities'. The electricity supply business was then bought by E·ON and the distribution network became a part of 'Electricity North West'.


Penrith used to be supplied by 'North Eastern Gas Board' for its gas needs. This was until it became an area of the British Gas Corporation in 1972.

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