Gas and Electricity Overview - Watford, Hertfordshire

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Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, just inside the M25. It is just 15 minutes away from central London, making it a common commuter area. Watford has a population of around 140,000 people. Its 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

Click here for a live map of power cuts in your area.

Average energy usage by city

Electricity - 1005 kWh = £169

Gas - 5615 kWh = £284

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

Watford Energy Offices

Just outside of Watford town centre is the office for 'LoCO2 Energy Ltd'. If you would like to work for LoCO2 Energy, click here to visit their careers page.

LoCO2 Energy office Watford


LoCO2 Energy Ltd, Batchworth Lock House, 99 Church Street, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD33 1JJ, UK



Electricity in the Watford area used to be provided by 'Eastern Electricity Board' between the years of 1948-1989. After this point, and the privatisation that ensued, the company became private and was acquired by 'Hanson plc' and then 'Texas Utilities'. It was then taken over by 'Powergen', who would eventually become a part of E·ON. The distribution business became a part of the current DNO for Watford, UK Power Networks.


'Southern Gas Board' used to be the gas supplier for the Watford area until it became an area of the British Gas Corporation in 1973.

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