Gas and Electricity Overview - Salisbury, Wiltshire

UNESCO World Heritage site Stonehenge

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England. It is located just 8 miles from Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Salisbury has a population of just over 45,000 people. Its incumbent suppliers are SSE 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 - 790 kWh = £133

Gas - 2444 kWh = £124

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

Salisbury Energy Offices

Salisbury is home to one of SSE's lighting depots. If you are interested in working for SSE click here to visit their careers page.

SSE lighting depot in Salisbury


SSE, North Station Yard, Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 0AT, UK



Before privatisation in 1990, Salisbury's electricity connection was organised by 'Southern Electricity Board'. It then became 'Southern Electric'. In 1998 it joined with 'Scottish Hydro Electric' to form 'Scottish & Southern Energy plc'. The company now trades as what we know today as 'SSE'.


Between 1948-1973 Salisbury was served by 'Southern Gas Board' for its gas needs; however, after this point it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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