Gas and Electricity Overview - Preston, Lancashire

Preston town centre

Preston is a city in Lancashire in the North West of England. It has notable attractions such as The Museum of Lancashire, St Walburge's Church and The Harris Museum. Preston has a population of around 140,000 people. Its incumbent suppliers are E·ON for electricity and British Gas for gas.

DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO) - Electricity North West Gas Distributor - National Grid

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Electricity North West

Emergency number - 0800 195 4141

Non-emergency online form - Click Here

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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 - 790 kWh = £133

Gas - 2756 kWh = £140

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

Preston Energy Offices

Just 5 minutes away from UCLan (University of Central Lancashire) lies one of Electricity North West's depots. If you are interested in a career working for Electricity North West click here to visit their careers page.

Electricity Northwest depot


Electricity North West Office, Hartington Road, Preston, PR1 8PP



Between 1948 and 1990, before privatisation, Preston's electricity supply was provided by 'North West Electricity Board' (NORWEB). It then became 'NORWEB plc'. In 1995 North West Water and NORWEB merged to become 'United Utilities'. The electricity side of the business was then sold on and is now a part of 'E·ON and its distribution network a part of 'Electricity North West.


Between 1948-1972 'North Western Gas Board' supplied gas to Preston. After this point, however, it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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