Gas and Electricity Overview - Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Sheffield city centre

Sheffield is an English city that is famous for its steel works, hence its frequent nickname 'Steel City'. It's population currently sits at around 555,000 people. Sheffield, like all of Yorkshire, has its incumbent suppliers as 'Npower' for electricity and 'British Gas' for gas.

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

Northern Power Grid logo

Northern Power Grid

Emergency number - 0800 375 675 (Yorkshire)

Non-emergency number - 0800 011 3332

National Grid logo

National Grid

Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0845 835 1111

Average energy usage by city

Electricity - 729 kWh = £123

Gas - 2642 kWh = £134

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

Sheffield Energy Offices

Within Sheffield lies one of the offices for Global energy brand Engie Energy. If you are interested in a career working for Engie Energy click here to visit their careers page

Engie Energy offices in Sheffield


Engie Energy, Sheffield Airport Business Park, Europa Link, Sheffield S9 1XU, UK.



Before privatisation in 1990, Sheffield's electricity supply was provided by the 'Yorkshire Electricity Board' as of 1948. After 1990, the company was rebranded as 'Yorkshire Electricity Group plc' and was acquired by American Electric Power (AEP) and Public Service Company of Colorado (part of Xcel Energy). In 2001, the company was once again bought by Innogy plc for a 94.75% stake, but would eventually become Npower after the final takeover from RWE.


From 1948 Sheffield's gas supply was distributed by the 'North Eastern Gas Board' until it became a part of the British Gas Corporation in 1972.

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