Gas and Electricity Overview - Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

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Sunderland is a city in Tyne & Wear in the north east of England. Its home to such iconic structures as Penshaw Monument, Hylton Castle and Roker Lighthouse. It has a population of around 273,400 people. Sunderland's incumbent suppliers are Npower for electricity and British Gas for gas.

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

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Northern Power Grid

Emergency number - 0800 66 88 77 (North East)

Non-emergency number - 0800 011 3332

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Northern Gas Networks

Emergency gas number - 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number - 0800 640 7766

Average energy usage by city

Electricity - 698 kWh = £118

Gas - 2860 kWh = £145

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

Sunderland Energy Offices

Sunderland is home to one of EDF Energy's customer service centres. If you are interested in working for EDF Energy click here to visit their careers page.

EDF Offices in Sunderland


EDF Energy, Doxford International Business Park, Victory Way, Sunderland, SR3 3XL, UK



Before privatisation in 1990 Sunderland was supplied by 'North East Electricity Board' for its electricity. After this, it became 'Northern Electric' and was acquired by 'CalEnergy' in 1996. This formed a subsiduary called 'CE Electric' which managed Northern Electric.


Between 1948 and 1973 Sunderland's gas supply was provided by 'Northern Gas Board'; however, then became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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