Electricity & Gas in West Yorkshire in 2020

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West Yorkshire is a county located in the Center of England. It is home to 1 916 313 inhabitants, which makes it the 1st largest county in Yorkshire in terms of population, and the 4th in the country! West Yorkshire’s biggest city is Leeds, with Bradford coming in as a close second.

The 192 319 households residing in West Yorkshire can rely on their local DNO Northern Powergrid for electricity supply, and on Northern Gas Networks for gas.

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Who are the two energy operators in West Yorkshire?

West Yorkshire is a county located in Yorkshire, the 1st biggest in that region of the UK. It is inhabited by 1 916 313 inhabitants, who rely on two main providers for their energy supply. Northern Powergrid distributes electricity to the 192 319 in West Yorkshire, whereas
Northern Gas Networks is responsible for ensuring that the county gets a reliable supply of gas.

West Yorkshire Distribution Network Operator West Yorkshire Gas Operator
Northern Powergrid Northern Gas Networks
Northern Powergrid website Northern Gas Networks website

What’s the heating fuel mix in West Yorkshire in 2020?

In West Yorkshire, homes have four different types of central heating system. The most popular central heating option in West Yorkshire is gas, like in much of Yorkshire and in much of the UK. Gas heated homes represent 91.42% of all households in the county. On the other hand, 5.50% of families rely on electricity to get through the cold winters. Fuel represents another 0.78%, and a remaining 2.30% do not have central heating machinery in their homes. What’s more reliable? Which energy is cheaper to run? These are questions inhabitants of West Yorkshire 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.

Home heating fuel split in June 2020

Total West Yorkshire households 192 319 100%
Electric central heating 10 587 5.50%
Gas central heating 175 811 91.42%
Oil central heating 1 507 0.78%
No central heating 4 414 2.30%

What’s the energy price in West Yorkshire?

West Yorkshire inhabitants pay an average of £10,64 /kwh for their energy.

How to get in touch with West Yorkshire’s energy distributors?

Inhabitants of West Yorkshire can call their local West Yorkshire 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
West Yorkshire Northern Powergrid Emergency Number 0800 375675 24/7
West Yorkshire Northern Powergrid Non-Emergency Number 0800 011 3332 24/7
West Yorkshire Northern Gas Networks Emergency Number 0800 111 999 24/7
West Yorkshire Northern Gas Networks Non-Emergency Number 0800 040 7766 24/7

Written by joseph

Updated on 2 Jul, 2020