Gas and Electricity Overview - York, North Yorkshire

Clifford's Tower in York

Founded by Ancient Romans, York and its iconic city walls are located in North Yorkshire. York has an extremely famous history, namely for its Roman and Viking periods. Its perhaps most famous structure is York Minster. York has just over 206,000 population; however, is situated extremly closely to other residential and metropolitan districts such as Selby and Leeds. Its 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 - 756 kWh = £127

Gas - 2826 kWh = £143

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

York Energy Offices

York is home to one of Siemens's energy offices, specialising in power generation and transportation systems. If you are interested in working for Siemens, click here for to visit their careers page.

Siemens offices in York


Siemens Power Generation and Transportation Systems Gateway 2 Holgate Park Drive York YO26 4GB



From 1948, electricity in York was supplied by 'Yorkshire Electricity Board'; however, after privatisation in 1990, it became Yorkshire Electricity Group plc in accordance with the new free-market model. It was then acquired by 'American Electric Power' (AEP) and 'Public Service Company of Colorado' (Part of Xcel Energy). In 2001 Innogy plc bought 94.75% of the company which would then become Npower.


The gas in York, as of 1948, was supplied by 'North Eastern Gas Board'; however, in 1972 it became an area of the British Gas Corporation.

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