Gas and Electricity Overview - Wakefield, West Yorkshire

wakefield town centre

Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire on the River Calder. It is home to the famous Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It has a population of around 327,300 people. Wakefield'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 375 675 (Yorkshire)

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 - 819 kWh = £138

Gas - 3997 kWh = £202

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

Wakefield Energy Offices

Just 8 short miles away from Wakefield city centre lies one of the Northern Powergrid offices in Casteford.

Northern Powergrid Offices in Castleford Address Northern Powergrid, 98 Askern Road, Castleford, WF10 5DS, UK



In 1948 the electricity supplier for Wakefield, 'Yorkshire Electricity Board' was founded; however, like the rest of the regional electricity boards, was privatised in 1990. The new company was taken over by 'American Electric Power' (AEP) and 'Public Service Company of Colorado' (part of XCel Energy). In 2001, the company was once again acquired for a 94.75% ownership by 'Innogy plc', who would eventually become part of Npower.


Gas in Wakefield between the years 1948-1972 was supplied by 'Northern Eastern Gas Board; however, after 1972 it became a part of the British Gas Corporation.

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