Electricity & Gas in Bristol in 2020

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Bristol is a county located in the South West of England. It is home to 427 860 inhabitants, which makes it the 6th largest county in South West England in terms of population, and the 40th in the country! Bristol’s biggest city is Bristol, with nan coming in as a close second.

The 246 659 households residing in Bristol can rely on their local DNO Western Power Distribution for electricity supply, and on Wales & West Utilities for gas.

How to get in touch with Bristol’s energy distributors?

Inhabitants of Bristol can call their local Bristol electricity DNO (Distribution Network Operator) or gas distributor in case of emergency or to get up-to-date information.

Distributor Telephone number Number opening hours
Bristol Western Power Distribution Emergency Number 0800 6783 105 24/7
Bristol Western Power Distribution Non-Emergency Number 0800 096 3080 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
Bristol Wales & West Utilities Emergency Number 0800 111 999 24/7
Bristol Wales & West Utilities Non-Emergency Number 0800 912 29 99 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

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Who are the two energy operators in Bristol?

Bristol is a county located in South West England, the 6th biggest in that region of the UK. It is inhabited by 427 860 inhabitants, who rely on two main providers for their energy supply. Western Power Distribution distributes electricity to the 246 659 in Bristol, whereas Wales & West Utilities is responsible for ensuring that the county gets a reliable supply of gas.

Bristol Distribution Network Operator Bristol Gas Operator
Western Power Distribution Wales & West Utilities
Western Power Distribution website Wales & West Utilities website

Home heating fuel split in June 2020

Total Bristol households 246 659 100%
Electric central heating 31 192 12.65%
Gas central heating 145 226 58.88%
Oil central heating 37 146 15.06%
No central heating 33 096 13.42%

What’s the heating fuel mix in Bristol in 2020?

Homes in Bristol are heated thanks to three different types of energy: gas, electricity and oil. The most popular fuel in Bristol is gas, and in South West England. Out of a total of 246 659, 58.88% use gas, 12.65% use electricity and 15.06% use oil. A remaining 13.42% do not rely on a central heating system to warm their house or appartment.

Inhabitants of Bristol regularly ask which fuel is more cost-effective. While gas is less expensive to run on a daily-basis, instalment and maintenance costs are usually lower for electricity, making it a more efficient energy source overall. It is also more efficient, as it does not induce energy loss when converted to heat, meaning that Bristol inhabitants basically get more from the power they pay for.

What’s the energy price in Bristol?

Bristol inhabitants pay an average of £11,04 /kwh for their energy.


Written by joseph

Updated on 2 Jul, 2020