Electricity & Gas in Merseyside in 2020

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Merseyside is a county located in the North of England. It is home to 1 357 244 inhabitants, which makes it the 2nd largest county in North West England in terms of population, and the 7th in the country! Merseyside’s biggest city is Liverpool, with Birkenhead coming in as a close second.

The 983 798 households residing in Merseyside can rely on their local DNO Electricity North West for electricity supply, and on Cadent Gas for gas.

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

Inhabitants of Merseyside can call their local Merseyside 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
Merseyside Electricity North West Emergency Number 105 24/7
Merseyside Electricity North West Non-Emergency Number 0800 195 4141 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Merseyside Cadent Gas Emergency Number 0800 111 999 24/7
Merseyside Cadent Gas Non-Emergency Number 0345 835 1111 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

What’s the average price per kwh in Merseyside?

Merseyside inhabitants pay an average of £11,05 /kwh for their energy.

Who are the two energy operators in Merseyside?

Merseyside is a county located in North West England, the 2nd biggest in that region of the UK. It is inhabited by 1 357 244 inhabitants, who rely on two main providers for their energy supply. Electricity North West distributes electricity to the 983 798 in Merseyside, whereas
Cadent Gas is responsible for ensuring that the county gets a reliable supply of gas.

Merseyside Distribution Network Operator Merseyside Gas Operator
Electricity North West Cadent Gas
Electricity North West website Cadent Gas website

Home heating fuel split in June 2020

Total Merseyside households 983 798 100%
Electric central heating 200 869 20.42%
Gas central heating 458 849 46.64%
Oil central heating 162 174 16.48%
No central heating 161 906 16.46%

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

In Merseyside, homes have four different types of central heating system. The most popular central heating option in Merseyside is gas, like in much of North West England and in much of the UK. Gas heated homes represent 46.64% of all households in the county. On the other hand, 20.42% of families rely on electricity to get through the cold winters. Fuel represents another 16.48%, and a remaining 16.46% do not have central heating machinery in their homes. What’s more reliable? Which energy is cheaper to run? These are questions inhabitants of Merseyside 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.


Written by joseph

Updated on 2 Jul, 2020