Gas and Electricity Overview - Thurso, Caithness

Thurso seafront

Thurso is a town on the north coast of the highland area of Caithness. It is the northernmost town on the British mainland. It has a population of around 8,000 people. Thurso's 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 300 999 (Northern Scotland)

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 - 929 kWh = £156

Gas - 4214 kWh = £213

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

Thurso Energy Offices

Thurso is the home of one of international conglomerate 'TÜV SÜD'. If you are interested in working for TÜV SÜD, click here to visit their careers page.

TÜV SÜD offices


TÜV SÜD, Nuclear Technologies, Sinclair Building, Janetstown Industrial Estate, Thurso, KW14 7XF, Scotland, UK.



Thurso's electricity used to be provided by 'North of Scotland Electricity Board' until it was privatised in 1991. Thereafter it became 'Scottish Hydro Electric', one part of the energy supplier we now know as SSE. This was made by merging Scottish Hydro Electric and 'Southern Energy'.


As of 1949, the gas in Thurso was provided by 'Southern Gas Board' until 1973, when it became an area of the British Gas Corporation.

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