Gas and Electricity Overview - Thetford, Norfolk

Thetford town square

Thetford is a market town and civil parish in the Breckland district of Norfolk in the east of England. It was an overspill town after WWII and took many people from London. Thetford has a population of around 26,600 people. Thetford'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

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Average energy usage by city

Electricity - 935 kWh = £157

Gas - 4852 kWh = £246

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

Thetford's Energy Offices

Just 12 miles away from the centre of Thetford is the office of renewable heating specialist 'Nexus Energy' that is partnered with British Gas. If you would like to find out more about what Nexus Energy are up to click here to visit their website.

Nexus Energy office in Thetford


Nexus Energy, Maltings Barn, Hinderclay Road, Wattisfield, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 INF



Thetford was supplied by 'Eastern Electricity Board' for its electricity until 1990; however, after privatisation, it became a plc company under the name of 'Eastern Electricity'. In 1995 the company was acquired by 'Hanson plc' and then again by 'Texas Utilities'. After this point it made its way to becoming how we know it today: It was purchased by 'Powergen', who would then become part of E·ON. The distribution network is now owned by UK Power Networks, who is the distribution network operator for Thetford.


Thetford's gas supply came from 'Eastern gas Board' between the years of 1948-1973; however, this ended when it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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