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Electricity & Gas in Manchester, Greater Manchester in 2021

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Let's find out a bit about Manchester

Last updated: March 2021.

Manchester is located in Greater Manchester in the Center of the UK. It's the 2nd biggest city in North West and the 6th in the country. Home to 507,965 inhabitants, Manchester can rely on majority providers Electricity North West for electricity, and Cadent Gas for gas.

Energy in your Manchester district

All the above information varies from one neighborhood to the over. The following pages give you specific information on your energy supply in your very own district of Manchester.

What do Mancunians use to heat their homes?

Amongst the total 205,449 Mancunians households (2019 census), 31.37% use electric central heating, 60.78% use gas central heating, whereas 0.00% favor oil as their main energy source for heat. A remaining 7.84% of all Manchester families do not have central heating.

Types of fuel used for heating in Manchester

Total Manchester households 205,449 100%
Electric central heating 64455 31.37%
Gas central heating 124881 60.78%
Oil central heating 0 0.00%
No central heating 16114 7.84%

Looking to switch energy suppliers in Manchester?

Switching energy suppliers isn't just for when you move house. You can, and indeed you should switch suppliers every so often in your current property, to ensure that you aren't being overcharged. No matter how long you have lived in Manchester and stuck with your energy supplier, it's never too late to switch and make savings. In fact, switching energy suppliers has saved some Brits up to ยฃ400 a year on their energy bills. Make sure you're one of them!

Have you been with the same energy supplier for a long time? Do you tend to wince at your monthly energy bill because it keeps getting higher and higher? You're not alone. We tend to accept the reality of a high energy bill, but why should we? Shopping around for a different energy plan is an easy way to lower your monthly costs. But, how does it work? Put simply, just give us a ring and we will do the work for you! Our aim is to find you the best deal for your specific requirements.

What's the average energy cost among the 507,965 residents of Manchester?

Did you know that the price of a kWh varies depending on where you live in the UK? The cost of energy depends on how much energy your supplier sells in your area, and local charges implemented by your local gas and electricity networks. In Greater Manchester, your average energy price for a kWh tends to be around ยฃ11.05, according to the most recent data. A Mancunian pays roughly 3.85% more compared to the UK national average.

Who provides most of Manchester's energy?

Generally speaking, British Gas tends to be the most popular energy provider in Manchester and in most of Greater Manchester. If you already live in Manchester, you might find that your energy is supplied by them. Many Mancunians have stuck with British Gas despite it being free to change at any time! If you've been with British Gas for a while now, the likelihood is that you're overpaying for your monthly energy consumption. This isn't exclusive to British Gas, but for any supplier you've been with for a long time. That's why at Switch Plan we believe it's important to shop around for different energy deals every once in a while.

Manchester dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers. Switch Plan helps tens of thousands of Mancunians make the switch from one provider to another and save! Switching to a new energy provider can save a single household in Manchester upwards of ยฃ400.

Who distributes energy to Mancunians in 2021?

The two Greater Manchester reigning operators for electricity (DNO) and gas can be contacted in case of emergency or for any other question related to energy supply. If your household is going through an episode of power interruption, we recommend you immediately reach out to the emergency number of Manchester's operators.

Manchester Distribution Network Operator Manchester Gas Operator
Electricity North West Cadent Gas

How to contact Mancunians' energy distributors?

Distributor Number opening hours Telephone number
Greater Manchester Electricity North West Emergency Number 24/7 105
Greater Manchester Electricity North West Non-Emergency Number Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 0800 195 4141
Greater Manchester Cadent Gas Emergency Number 24/7 0800 111 999
Greater Manchester Cadent Gas Non-Emergency Number Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 0345 835 1111

Mancunians can reach out to Greater Manchester's local gas or electricity distributors to discuss the following topics:

  • Power shortage
  • Connections
  • Safety regulations
  • Job opportunities
  • Innovations

Want more details about Mancunians' energy operators?

Find more information online by browsing Electricity North West's website. For Cadent Gas, visit this website.

Just moved to a property in the largest city in Greater Manchester?

When you move to your new house in Manchester, you will have to either switch to a new energy plan, or transfer your current plan to your new address. But be aware that this sometimes isn't possible. This makes moving house an ideal time to switch to a new plan, or even a new energy supplier. Moving house involves a whole lot of admin, from transferring broadband, to changing your shipping address for subscriptions. So, why not add one extra task to that long list? Lucky for you, this one is easy.

Aside from being easy, it is also an entirely necessary task. Unless your new house is exactly the same in terms of dimension and energy consumption as your last, you will almost definitely need a new energy plan to fit your new requirements. With a new number of rooms, and perhaps even a new number of inhabitants in the house (note that in your new city the average amount of inhabitants per home is 2.47), you will almost definitely need to shop around a bit for a new plan.

A word of warning, however. Some plans (normally just fixed plans!) have exit fees. You should know if your plan involves an exit fee since you will have been informed when you initially signed up. Read more about this on our dedicated article on what to look out for when you compare energy plans. Make sure you aren't taken by surprise by any unforeseen charges!

What else do I need to do before moving to a property in Manchester?

The first thing you need to do is to cancel your current energy plan with your supplier. Let them know when you are moving out of your current property so they know when to stop charging you. Visit the Ofgem website if you don't know who your current energy supplier is. If you are planning on sticking with the same supplier, then you should let them know your new address so they can keep a record of this. However, we highly recommend shopping around for plans from other suppliers, as you might be able to find a better deal. Our experts at Switch Plan can do all this for you, in one quick 10 minute phone call.

Before you ring us up, have a quick think about what your energy priorities are for your new plan. These can be financial, logistical or environmental. That way, you can provide our experts with all the necessary information that will help them carry out the switch.

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