Who provides my electricity & gas

Just moved into a new home and not sure who supplies your energy? You're in the right place! Finding out your energy supplier might seem daunting, especially with so many providers out there. But don't worry, we've got you covered. This guide is designed to take you through the steps to easily find out who's supplying your energy, ensuring you're well-informed about your current setup. Whether it's to get your billing sorted or simply to know more about your energy consumption, by the end of this guide, you'll know exactly how to identify your energy supplier without any fuss. Let's get started on this simple journey to uncover your energy provider.

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Using our tool offers several benefits:

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Why Identify Your Energy Supplier

Understanding and identifying your energy supplier is crucial for several reasons:

Accurate Billing

Knowing your energy supplier ensures that you receive accurate and timely billing information. It allows you to track your energy usage and ensure that you are being billed correctly for the energy you consume. By identifying your energy supplier, you can easily reconcile your bills and identify any discrepancies.

Customer Service and Support

Identifying your energy supplier enables you to establish a direct line of communication with them. It provides you with the necessary contact information to reach out for customer service and support whenever you have questions, concerns, or need assistance with your energy account. This ensures a smoother and more efficient resolution of any issues that may arise.

Contract and Tariff Information

By knowing your energy supplier, you can access valuable information about your contract and tariff. This includes details such as the duration of your contract, pricing structure, available payment options, and any applicable terms and conditions. Understanding these specifics allows you to make informed decisions about your energy needs and potentially explore alternative options if desired.

Energy Usage Monitoring

Identifying your energy supplier provides you with access to your energy usage data. Many energy suppliers offer online portals or tools that allow you to monitor your energy consumption over time. This visibility can help you identify patterns, track your usage trends, and make adjustments to optimize your energy efficiency and reduce waste.

By understanding the importance of identifying your energy supplier, you can take control of your energy usage, ensure accurate billing, access customer support when needed, make informed decisions about your energy contract and tariffs, and monitor your energy consumption more effectively.

Methods to Identify Your Energy Supplier

There are several methods you can use to identify your energy supplier. Here are some commonly used approaches:

Check Your Energy Bills

One of the simplest ways to identify your energy supplier is by checking your recent energy bills. Look for the company name or logo displayed prominently on the bill. It is usually listed under the "supplier" or "provider" section. This information will help you identify the company responsible for supplying your energy.

Contact Your Landlord or Letting Agent

If you are renting a property, you can contact your landlord or letting agent to inquire about the energy supplier. They should be able to provide you with the necessary details or direct you to the relevant resources. Keep in mind that they may have different arrangements for supplying energy to the property, so it's essential to clarify the specifics.

Use our Online Energy Supplier Lookup Tool

Another convenient option is to use our online energy supplier lookup tool above.

Contact the Meter Point Administration Service (MPAS)

The Meter Point Administration Service (MPAS) is responsible for maintaining the national database of gas and electricity metering points in the UK. You can contact MPAS to inquire about your energy supplier. They may require specific information such as your Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN) or Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN), which can be found on your energy bills or meter.

By using these methods, you can easily identify your energy supplier and gain a clear understanding of the company responsible for providing your energy services.

How do I contact the Meter Point Administration Service?

To find out the name of your current supplier and your Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN) - the unique 21-digit number to identify the electricity meter in your property - you'll just need to give them your address and postcode. The table below shows a list of Distribution Network Operators by region and their contact numbers.

Area Company Telephone No
North Scotland Scottish & Southern Energy 0800 048 3515
South Scotland Scottish Power Energy Networks 0141 614 0145
North East England Northern Powergrid 0845 0702703
North West Electricity North West Ltd 0800 048 1820
Yorkshire Northern Powergrid 0845 0702703
East Midlands Western Power Distribution 0845 724 0240
West Midlands Western Power Distribution 0845 724 0240
Eastern England UK Power Networks 0845 601 4516
South Wales Western Power Distribution 0845 724 0240
Southern England Scottish & Southern Energy 0800 048 3516
London UK Power Networks 0845 601 4516
South East England UK Power Networks 0845 601 4516
South West England Western Power Distribution 0845 724 0240
North Wales, Merseyside
and Cheshire
Scottish Power Energy Networks 0845 270 0783

How to find out who supplies gas to your house

To find out who your gas supplier is, other than using our tool above, you could also call the Meter Number Helpline on 0870 608 1524 and follow the pre-recorded instructions.

If you use the automated helpline, you can find out your current gas supplier and your property's Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) - the 11-digit number used to identify the meter at your address - by pressing number 2 and then hitting number 2 again to speak to an operator.

The call will take around two minutes, including the time it takes to listen to the automated messages about data privacy, and calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

Once you know who supplies your gas, you can compare gas prices to find a better deal.

How to let your energy suppliers know you've moved in to a property

Once you've confirmed your current gas and electricity supplier, there are two more steps you need to go through now you're in the property and legally responsible for the energy used there. It's important that you don't ignore these steps, if only to ensure you're not billed for energy you haven't used.

1. Take a meter reading and write it down to confirm what energy usage your household is liable for. You can then contact the existing energy supplier(s) and provide this information to ensure you are not billed for the previous tenants energy consumption (trust us, it happens!) and that your first energy bill is accurate.

2. Find out what tariff you are on. Usually, when a new tenant moves into a property the existing energy suppliers will automatically move the property to their standard variable tariff (SVT). This isn't good especially when you've got more important things to be spending your money on than gas and electricity. So, start an energy price comparison today and switch.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How can I find my energy supplier if I don't have recent energy bills?

If you don't have recent energy bills, you can try contacting the Meter Point Administration Service (MPAS) and provide them with your Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN) or Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN). They can assist you in determining your energy supplier based on this information.

2. Can I have different energy suppliers for gas and electricity?

Yes, it is possible to have different energy suppliers for gas and electricity. Some energy suppliers specialize in either gas or electricity, while others provide both. Check your energy bills or contact your current supplier to determine if you have separate suppliers for gas and electricity.

3. Can I switch my energy supplier if I am not satisfied with my current one?

Yes, you have the right to switch your energy supplier if you are not satisfied with the services or terms provided by your current supplier. Conduct research, compare energy suppliers, and consider factors such as pricing, customer service, and renewable energy options before making a decision.

4. How long does it take to switch energy suppliers?

The time it takes to switch energy suppliers varies depending on various factors, including your current supplier, the type of meter you have, and the complexity of the switch. Typically, the switching process takes around 21 days. During this period, your new supplier will handle the transition, ensuring a seamless transfer of your energy services.

5. Can I switch energy suppliers if I am in a fixed-term contract?

If you are in a fixed-term contract with your current energy supplier, there may be penalties or exit fees for terminating the contract early. Review the terms and conditions of your contract or contact your supplier to understand the options available to you. In some cases, you may be able to switch suppliers before the contract ends without incurring additional costs.

These FAQs address some common questions related to identifying and switching energy suppliers. If you have further queries or concerns, it is recommended to contact your energy supplier directly or seek advice from reputable energy comparison websites or regulatory bodies.


Identifying your energy supplier is an essential step in managing your energy consumption and ensuring accurate billing. By knowing your energy supplier, you can access reliable customer support, monitor your energy usage, and make informed decisions about your energy needs.

In this comprehensive guide, we have provided you with practical methods to identify your energy supplier, overcome common challenges, and access additional resources. Whether you use your energy bills, contact your landlord, utilize online tools, or reach out to industry databases, taking the time to identify your energy supplier will empower you as an energy consumer.

Remember, if you ever have questions or need assistance regarding your energy supply, contacting your energy supplier directly is the best course of action. They will have the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding your energy account.

Take control of your energy usage, understand your billing, and make informed choices by identifying your energy supplier. With this knowledge, you are better equipped to manage your energy needs efficiently and effectively.

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