Who supplies my energy?

Whether you’re moving into a new home or simply in the market for a better energy tariff, it’s important to know who supplies your energy. If you’re struggling to find out who your energy provider is, here’s how to track down the details. 

Peter Earl From the Energy team
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I’ve just moved house, how do I find my energy supplier?

Ask your estate agent, or the previous owner, for details. If you’re renting, the letting agency or landlord will know.

If the previous occupant has informed the energy supplier they’re leaving, you should also receive a notification letter when you move in. It’ll usually be addressed ‘To the Occupier’.

Who is my gas supplier?

If you’re still unsure, you can use the free Meter Point Administration Service:

  • Just type your postcode into Find My Supplier on the website and it will show you who supplies your gas. It will also give you your gas Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN). This tells your energy supplier where your meter is located.
  • If you don’t have internet access, you can call 0870 608 1524. The number is available nationwide, and calls are charged at 7p per minute.

Who is my electricity supplier?

You can find out who your electricity supplier is by contacting your Local Distribution Centre (LDC). They’re not responsible for your energy bill, but they can help you find out who your energy supplier is.

You’ll need to telephone the local distribution centre for your area:

North Scotland
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks:
0800 048 3515

Central & Southern Scotland
SP Energy Networks:
0330 1010 300

North East England & Yorkshire
Northern Powergrid:
0800 011 3332

Southern England
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks: 
0800 048 3516

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Electricity Networks:
03457 643 643

Republic of Ireland
ESB Networks:
00353 1850 372 757

The LDC will also have a separate emergency number that you can call in the event of a power cut.

What if I want to switch energy supplier?

Once you’ve found out who provides your energy and which tariff you’re on, there’s no reason why you can’t switch to a better plan with another supplier.

Before getting a quote, ask your current provider for the average energy consumption for the property. If you can’t get hold of this, you can still get a quote from us but we’ll estimate your energy usage.

Also, if you’ve just moved in, the previous owner – or landlord if you’re renting – should have given you an Energy Performance Certificate. This contains information on the property’s energy costs, as well as estimated savings that could be made by improving energy efficiency.

Thanks to the Energy Switch Guarantee, switching energy suppliers should be hassle-free, with no disruption to your energy supply.

Where can I compare energy tariffs?

Right here at Compare the Market. Our simple comparison service will provide you with a list of energy tariffs, so you can choose a tariff to suit you in a matter of minutes.

So, why not shop around to see if you can get a better deal? You could save up to £226** by simply switching suppliers.

**Where a saving can be achieved, 50% of people could achieve a saving of £226 on their dual fuel energy costs based on Compare the Market data in February 2019.

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