Who supplies my gas or electricity

You don’t know who your energy supplier is? Don’t panic, there are several ways to find out which supplier you are with and if you are getting a good deal.

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How to find my energy supplier

It is easy to know which energy company is supplying your property. The process will depend on whether you are looking to find your gas or electricity supplier (or both) and whether you have just moved into the property.

If your home uses both electricity and gas, your property can use the same supplier for both fuels, known as a dual fuel plan. But since these records are kept separately, you will have to go through the process to find your gas supplier and electricity supplier separately.

If you have just moved in, see our section I have just moved in – how do I know who supplies me with my gas and electricity?

Who is my gas supplier?

You can find out who your gas supplier is via the Find my supplier service.

Otherwise, call Hotline number on 0870 608 1524.

(Please note that calls to this number cost 7p per minute plus your carrier’s access charge.)

You can use Find My Supplier and the Meter Number Help Line to find out who supplies your gas as well as to find your MPRN number and gas carrier. Your MPRN, or “Meter Point Reference Number”, is one way of identifying your property’s unique gas supply.

Who is my electricity supplier?

To find out who is providing your electricity, you can call your regional electricity distribution telephone number. You can find the number for all UK regions listed in the table below:

If your region is …

… call this number to find your supplier

North of Scotland

0345 026 2554

Central and South Scotland

0330 1010 300

North East England and Yorkshire

0800 0111 3332

North West England

0800 195 4141

London, South East England and East England

0800 029 4285

South Central England

0345 026 2554

South West England and South Wales

0800 096 3080

East Midlands and West Midlands

0800 096 3080

Merseyside, Cheshire, North Shropshire and North Wales

0330 1010 300

Please note that the cost of calling a phone number depends on the digits it starts with, your telephone company and whether you are using a landline or mobile. However, it is now free for mobile users to call 0800 and 0808 numbers.

I have just moved in – how do I know who supplies my gas and electricity?

If you’ve just moved into a new property and you don’t know who your gas or electricity supplier is, it’s usually easy to find out. The easiest way to find out who is providing your energy is to ask the rental agent, owner or former tenant of your property.

If the former tenant of your property has called the electricity or gas supplier to inform them of their move, it is likely that the energy supplier will send you a letter addressed to “The occupant” shortly. This letter should provide all the details you need about your gas and electricity or mixed fuel supplier.

If you have already lived in your property for some time, or if the previous tenant did not notify their gas or electricity supplier that they are moving, you may need to contact your local electricity distribution company and the hotline. on the numbers above to find out who supplies your electricity and gas.

Once you know who your current supplier is, it’s time to take action. When you move into a new property, energy providers can automatically put you on a standard variable rate, which is often the most expensive.

The Standard Variable Rate is your energy supplier’s default plan and cannot offer any discounts that may be offered by online account management, direct debit payment, or choosing a dual fuel plan. For this reason, many customers prefer to switch to a flat rate, which means that the rate they pay per unit of energy consumed is fixed for a certain period of time and cannot be changed.

How to know which energy plan you are on

The next step is to find out what gas and electricity tariff you are at. Once you find out what plan you have signed up for, you can find out how much your gas and electricity will cost you.

To find out the name of your electricity and gas package, you can do several things:

  • Contact your electricity and gas suppliers directly and ask them
  • Check your online account (s) if you have any
  • Find your plan on your bill – it can be hard to find, but it should be there

How to save on your electricity and gas

Now that you know your electricity and gas supplier and the name of your plan, you can perform an energy price comparison to see how much you could save by changing your electricity supplier and find out if you could switch to a cheaper package.

Once the comparison is done, we can show you how much you can save. The biggest savings will be available to those who benefit from standard variable rates, but those who are nearing the end of the fixed rate should also be able to find decent savings.

Our comparison tables are constantly updated with the latest rates and rates, so you can be sure that we are comparing the latest plans to find you a good deal.

What information do I need to change my energy?

In order to change your energy supplier online, we will ask you for the following:

  1. your postal code
  2. Name of your current supplier
  3. How much energy you use

Remember that if you are unsure who your current energy supplier is, contact the hotline number on 0870 608 1524, or use the site to find out who supplies your gas, and use the table above to find out who supplies your electricity.

You will usually find the amount of energy you use from your energy bill. If you have this information, try entering your kWh usage details for the most accurate comparison.

If you don’t have past bills to help you compare, it doesn’t matter – you can get an estimate by providing the number of bedrooms in the property. Just be sure to enter your provider and plan name at the start so we can apply the correct rates to your usage estimate.

Start by entering your postal code in the box below.

Compare and change energy today

Want to switch to a cheaper offer? Run an energy comparison to get started.

The switching process

With Uswitch, the switching process is as easy as it gets. When you go through us, we will send your change request to your old provider and pass your details to your new provider for you. If you choose to pay by direct debit, we’ll also help you set up your payment information.

Once we’ve processed your change, you don’t need to do anything until your new provider contacts you. Remember to provide your starting meter reading to your new supplier when they ask for it, as they will give it to your old supplier to use on your final bill.

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