Gas and Electricity Overview - Shrewsbury, Shropshire

The River Severn in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire. It is one of England's most notable medieval market towns, with over 600 listed buildings. It has a population of around 75,000. Shrewsbury's incumbent suppliers are Npower for electricity and British Gas for gas.

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

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Western Power Distribution

Emergency Number - 0800 6783 105

Non-emergency - 0800 096 3080

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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

Electrcity - 886 kWh = £149

Gas - 3743 kWh = £190

Consumption Checker.

Shrewsbury Energy Offices

Shrewsbury has the office for renewable energy specialists 'ESP Energy'. If you are interested in seeing what they are getting up to click here.

THe offices of renewable energy specialists ESP Energy


ESP Energy, Hazel Hollow, Stapleton, Shrewsbury, SY5 7EJ, UK



Between 1947 and 1990, the electricity in Shrewsbuty was provided by 'Midlands Electricity Board'. After privatisation it became a plc company and was split up and sold various times. The supply company went to Npower and the distribution to 'GPU Power' and 'Aquila Inc'. It was finally bought, however, by 'Powergen' in 2004 who became a part of E·ON.


Gas in Shrewsbury used to come from 'West Midlands Gas Board'; however, after 1973, it became a part of the British Gas Corporation.

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