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.
Northern Power Grid
Emergency number - 0800 375 675 (Yorkshire)
Non-emergency number - 0800 011 3332
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
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Power Generation and Transportation Systems
Holgate Park Drive
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.