Gas and Electricity Overview - Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Stoke town hall

Stoke-on-Trent, or Stoke, as it is generally refered to as, is a city and unitary authority area in Staffordshire. It is home to the pottery industry of England. It has a population or around 261,000 people. Stoke'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 - 714 kWh = £120

Gas - 2477 kWh = £125

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

Stoke Energy Offices

Stoke plays host to one of SSE's lighting offices. If you are interested in working for SSE click here to visit their careers page.

SSE lighting offices in Stoke on Trent


SSE Lighting, Premier House, Unit 1 Govan Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2RS, UK



Stoke used to be served by 'Midlands Electricity Board' for their electricity needs; however, after privatisation in 1990, the company became a plc. After this point it was split and sold a handful of times. The supply business was sold to Npower, the distribution to 'GPU Power' and 'Aquila Inc.'; however, it was finally purchased by Powergen in 2004 whih became 'Central Works' (Part of E·ON).


Stoke's gas came from 'West Midlands Gas Board' between the year of 1948-1973. After this point it became an area of the British Gas Corporation.

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