Electricity & Gas in Essex in 2020

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Essex is a county located in the East of England. It is home to 1 255 566 inhabitants, which makes it the 1st largest county in East England in terms of population, and the 8th in the country! Essex’s biggest city is Southend-on-Sea, with Basildon coming in as a close second.

The 179 792 households residing in Essex can rely on their local DNO UK Power Networks for electricity supply, and on Cadent Gas for gas.

What’s the average price per kwh in Essex?

Essex inhabitants pay an average of £9,93 /kwh for their energy.

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

Homes in Essex are heated thanks to three different types of energy: gas, electricity and oil. The most popular fuel in Essex is gas, and in East England. Out of a total of 179 792, 52.03% use gas, 17.67% use electricity and 9.35% use oil. A remaining 20.95% do not rely on a central heating system to warm their house or appartment.

Inhabitants of Essex 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 Essex inhabitants basically get more from the power they pay for.

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Home heating fuel split in June 2020

Total Essex households 179 792 100%
Electric central heating 31 770 17.67%
Gas central heating 93 549 52.03%
Oil central heating 16 815 9.35%
No central heating 37 658 20.95%

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

Inhabitants of Essex can call their local Essex 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
Essex UK Power Networks Emergency Number 0800 31 63 105 24/7
Essex UK Power Networks Non-Emergency Number 0800 029 4285 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Essex Cadent Gas Emergency Number 0800 111 999 24/7
Essex Cadent Gas Non-Emergency Number 0345 835 1111 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Who are the two energy operators in Essex?

Essex is a county located in East England, the 1st biggest in that region of the UK. It is inhabited by 1 255 566 inhabitants, who rely on two main providers for their energy supply. UK Power Networks distributes electricity to the 179 792 in Essex, whereas Cadent Gas is responsible for ensuring that the county gets a reliable supply of gas.

Essex Distribution Network Operator Essex Gas Operator
UK Power Networks Cadent Gas
UK Power Networks website Cadent Gas website
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Written by joseph

Updated on 2 Jul, 2020