Gas and Electricity Overview - Plymouth, Devon

A lighthouse in Plymouth

Plymouth is a city in the south west of England residing in the ceremonial county of Devon. It is a seaside town noted for its beautiful scenery and pleasant summer climate. It currently has a population of around 258,800. Plymouth's incumbent suppliers are EDF Energy for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - Western Power Distribution Gas Distributor - Wales and West Utilities

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Western Power Distribution

Emergency Number - 0800 6783 105

Non-emergency - 0800 096 3080

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Wales & West Utilities

Emergency Gas Number - 0800 100 999

Emergency Number - 0800 912 29 99

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Average energy usage by city

Electrcity - 743 kWh = £125

Gas - 1770 kWh = £90

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

Plymouth Energy Offices

Plymouth is home to one of the main business offices for EDF Energy. If you are interested in working with EDF, click here to visit their careers page.

EDF Energy's offices in Plymouth


EDF Energy, 334 Outland Road, Plymouth, PL3 5TU, UK



Before 1990, Plymouth's electricity supply came from 'South Western Electricity Board' (SWEB). After privatisation, however, this company became 'SWEB Energy'. After various takeovers, EDF discontinued the SWEB name in 2003 and sold the company to PPL in 2010 who rebranded it to Western Power Distribution, the company that currently distributes electricity to Plymouth today.


Between the years of 1948-1973, the gas supply in Plymouth was provided by 'South Western Gas Board'. After this point it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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