Electricity & Gas in Kent in 2020

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Kent is a county located in the South East of England. It is home to 1 138 884 inhabitants, which makes it the 1st largest county in South East England in terms of population, and the 11th in the country! Kent’s biggest city is Saint Peters, with Maidstone coming in as a close second.

The 279 761 households residing in Kent can rely on their local DNO UK Power Networks for electricity supply, and on SGN for gas.

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

Inhabitants of Kent can call their local Kent 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
Kent UK Power Networks Emergency Number 0800 31 63 105 24/7
Kent UK Power Networks Non-Emergency Number 0800 029 4285 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Kent SGN Emergency Number 0800 111 999 24/7
Kent SGN Non-Emergency Number 0800 912 1700 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

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What’s the average price per kwh in Kent?

Kent inhabitants pay an average of £10,05 /kwh for their energy.

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

In Kent, homes have four different types of central heating system. The most popular central heating option in Kent is gas, like in much of South East England and in much of the UK. Gas heated homes represent 81.70% of all households in the county. On the other hand, 13.06% of families rely on electricity to get through the cold winters. Fuel represents another 1.87%, and a remaining 3.37% do not have central heating machinery in their homes. What’s more reliable? Which energy is cheaper to run? These are questions inhabitants of Kent 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.

Who are the two energy operators in Kent?

Kent is a county located in South East England, the 1st biggest in that region of the UK. It is inhabited by 1 138 884 inhabitants, who rely on two main providers for their energy supply. UK Power Networks distributes electricity to the 279 761 in Kent, whereas
SGN is responsible for ensuring that the county gets a reliable supply of gas.

Kent Distribution Network Operator Kent Gas Operator
UK Power Networks SGN
UK Power Networks website SGN website

Home heating fuel split in June 2020

Total Kent households 279 761 100%
Electric central heating 36 537 13.06%
Gas central heating 228 576 81.70%
Oil central heating 5 233 1.87%
No central heating 9 415 3.37%

Written by joseph

Updated on 2 Jul, 2020