Gas and Electricity Overview - Southampton, Hampshire

The famous port of Southampton

Southampton is a coastal city in the south of England. It resides in its ceremonial county of Hampshire. It is a major port city, most famous for being the origin of the RMS Titanic's maiden voyage to New York City which saw over 1,500 die on the sinking ship. The population of Southampton currently stands just short of 250,000 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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Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 912 1700

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Average energy usage by city

Electricity - 809 kWh = £136

Gas - 2340 kWh = £119

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

Southampton Energy Offices

Southampton is home to two of Scottish and Southern Energy Networks's operational offices. One in New Forest National Park and one just of the M271 in Nursling. If you are interested in a career working for Scottish and Southern Energy Networks click here to visit their careers page.

SSE offices in Southampton


SSE, Upton Lane, Nursling, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 0XY, UK

SSE, Castle Malwood, Minstead, Lyndhurst, Southampton, SO43 7PE, UK



Southampton's electricity supply used to be provided by 'Southern Electricity Board' up until privatisation in 1990. It then became 'Southern Electric'. In 1998 it merged with 'Scottish Hydro Electric plc' to form 'Scottish & Southern Energy plc'. It now trades as an energy utility under the name of 'SSE plc'.


Southampton's gas supply used to be provided by 'Southern Gas Board' between the years of 1948 and 1973; however, after this time it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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