Gas and Electricity Overview - St Albans, Hertfordshire

The pretty town of St Albans

St Albans is a city in Hertfordshire just outside of the M25 that surrounds London. It is a common London commuter area, being only 19 miles outside of Central London. It has a population of around 86,000 people. St Alban's incumbent suppliers are E·ON for electricity and British Gas for gas.

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

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UK Power Networks

Emergency number - 0800 31 63 105

Non-emergency number - 0800 029 4285

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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

Electricity - 1002 kWh = £169

Gas - 6381 kWh = £323

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

St Albans Energy Offices

Just 15 minutes towards Central London is Utility Warehouse's head office. If you are interested in working for Utility Warehouse click here to visit their careers page.

Utility Warehouse offices in London


Utility Warehouse, 508 Edgeware Road, London, NW9 5AB



Electricity in St Albans used to be supplied by 'Eastern Electricity Board'. This was the case between the years of 1948-1989, until it became privatisated and named 'Eastern Electricity'. After it had been sold to Hanson plc in 1995, and then again to 'Texas Utilities', it stepped towards its current state today: It was then acquired by energy company 'Powergen', who would eventually become a part of German Utility E·ON. The distribution side of the company as sold to EDF; although is now a part of UK Power Networks.


The gas supply in St Albans used to come from 'Southern Gas Board'. This was stopped in 1973 when it became an area of the British Gas Corporation.

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