Gas and Electricity Overview - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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Peterborough is a cathedral city in eastern England in the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire. It is known for its cathedral and within its unitary authority it has a population of just under 200,000 people. Its incumbent suppliers are E·ON for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - UK Power Networks Gas Distributor - National Grid

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UK Power Networks

Emergency number - 0800 31 63 105

Non-emergency number - 0800 029 4285

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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

Electricity - 786 kWh = £132

Gas - 2485 kWh = £126

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

Peterborough Energy Offices

Peterborough City Council are in partnership with Ovo Energy in order to bring Peterborough the best energy deals possible only available with the unitary city authority. This is done under the name Peterborough Energy. If you are interested in working with Ovo Energy click here to visit their careers page.

Peterborough Town Hall


Peterborough Energy, Peterborough City Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1HF, UK



Before privatisation in 1990, Peterborough had its electricity provided by 'Eastern Electricity Board'; it then formed 'Eastern Electricity'. In 1995 it was acquired by 'Hanson plc' and then once again to US based 'Texas Utilities'. The company then made a grea leap towards its current form being acquired by Powergen who would subsequently be acquired by E·ON. The distribution business used to be own by EDF; however, it is now UK Power Networks


Between 1948 and 1973 the gas supply was provided by 'Eastern Gas Board'; however, it then became an area of the British Gas Corporation.

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