Gas and Electricity Overview - Perth, Central Scotland

The River Tay in Perth

Perth is a city in central Scotland and the administrative centre of Perth and Kinross council area. It is situated on the River Tay. It has a population of around 50,000 people. Perth's 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 300 999 (Northern Scotland)

Non-emergency number - 0800 980 1395

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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 - 867 kWh = £146

Gas - 3113 kWh = £158

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

Perth Energy Offices

Perth is home to one of SSE's main offices. If you are interested in working for SSE click here to visit their careers website.

SSE offices in Perth, Scotland


SSE, 200 Dunkfield Road, Perth, PH1 3AQ, Scotland, UK



Before 1991, Perth was part of the Northern Scotland electricity territory run by 'North of Scotland Hydro Board'. However, after this point the company became a plc company named 'Scottish Hydro-Electric plc' which merged with 'Southern Electric' to form 'Scottish & Southern'. This is the basis on which the company 'SSE', that we know today, is formed upon.


Perth, like the rest of Scotland, was supplied by 'Scottish Gas Board' for their gas supply between 1948-1973; however, after this point it became an area of the British Gas Corporation.

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