Gas and Electricity Overview - Reading, Berkshire


Reading town centre

Reading is a large town on the outskirts of Greater London in Berkshire. It is the host of the world famous 'Reading Festival'. Reading has a population of just over 166,000 people. Its 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 072 7282 (England)

Non-emergency number - 0800 980 1395


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SGN

Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 912 1700


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Average energy usage by city

Electricity - 864 kWh = £145

Gas - 2904 kWh = £147

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


Reading Energy Offices

Reading is home to the head office of SSE. If you are interested in working at SSE click here to visit their careers page.

SSE offices in Reading

Address

SSE Head Office, 55 Vastern Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8BU, UK


History

Electricity

Before privatisation in 1990, Reading's electricity was provided by 'Southern Electricity Board'. It then became 'Southern Electric'. In 1998 'Scottish Hydro Electric' and 'Southern Electric' joined together to form 'Scottish & Southern Energy plc'. This is the company that now trades under the name 'SSE'.

Gas

Gas in Reading used to come from 'Southern Gas Board'; however, after the year 1973, it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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