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Balham is a Suburban Area in Greater London, London, England.
Electricity in Balham
When the electricity industry was privatised in 1997 the UK was divided into 14 Public Electricity Suppliers (PES for short). While you can now choose from many different electricity suppliers the PES areas that you are located in will have a significant effect on the cost of your electricity. Standing charges and unit rates differ between PES areas.
Balham is in the London Electricty network PES area which covers the London area of the UK.
London Electricty is owned by UK Power Networks who are the company responsible for maintaining the physical electricity network in Balham and the surrounding area.
Gas in Balham
Balham is connected to the gas distribution network so mains gas is available in this area.
Green Energy in Balham
Consumers are increasingly looking for green energy, also known as renewable energy, as a more environmentally friendly option for powering their homes. Several suppliers that specialise in wind energy, solar energy and hydroelectric energy are available in all parts of the UK and that includes Balham. Just use our handy checker at the top of this page and choose “Green Plans” to see renewable energy suppliers in this area.
What to do in an emergency
If you have an electrical emergency in Balham call UK Power Networks on 0800 028 0247
If you have a gas emergency in Balham call National Gas Emergencies on 0800 111 999. If you are at home, and it is safe to do so, turn off your gas supply. Open doors and windows. Do not smoke or use matches or lighters. Do not turn electrical switches off or on.