Electricity & Gas in Devon in 2020

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Devon is a county located in the South West of England. It is home to 758 385 inhabitants, which makes it the 1st largest county in South West England in terms of population, and the 16th in the country! Devon’s biggest city is Plymouth, with Exeter coming in as a close second.

The 182 606 households residing in Devon can rely on their local DNO Western Power Distribution for electricity supply, and on Wales & West Utilities for gas.

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Who are the two energy operators in Devon?

Devon is a county located in South West England, the 1st biggest in that region of the UK. It is inhabited by 758 385 inhabitants, who rely on two main providers for their energy supply. Western Power Distribution distributes electricity to the 182 606 in Devon, whereas
Wales & West Utilities is responsible for ensuring that the county gets a reliable supply of gas.

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

What’s the average price per kwh in Devon?

In Devon, the average price for a kwh of energy is £11,04 according to the most recent data.

Home heating fuel split in June 2020

Total Devon households 182 606 100%
Electric central heating 15 922 8.72%
Gas central heating 160 294 87.78%
Oil central heating 3 097 1.70%
No central heating 3 293 1.80%

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

In Devon, homes have four different types of central heating system. The most popular central heating option in Devon is gas, like in much of South West England and in much of the UK. Gas heated homes represent 87.78% of all households in the county. On the other hand, 8.72% of families rely on electricity to get through the cold winters. Fuel represents another 1.70%, and a remaining 1.80% do not have central heating machinery in their homes. What’s more reliable? Which energy is cheaper to run? These are questions inhabitants of Devon regularly ask themselves.

While gas is overall cheaper to run, electricity powered systems are usually more cost effective. They are less expensive to install compared to gas, and have small maintenance costs. They last longer than your average gas boiler. In terms of energy efficiency, they also come on top compared to their gas counterparts, being 100% efficient, without any energy loss.

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

Inhabitants of Devon can call their local Devon 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
Devon Western Power Distribution Emergency Number 0800 6783 105 24/7
Devon Western Power Distribution Non-Emergency Number 0800 096 3080 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
Devon Wales & West Utilities Emergency Number 0800 111 999 24/7
Devon Wales & West Utilities Non-Emergency Number 0800 912 29 99 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Written by joseph

Updated on 2 Jul, 2020