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Barnstaple is a Town in Devon, South West, England.
Electricity in Barnstaple
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.
Barnstaple is in the South Western Electricity network PES area which covers the South West England area of the UK.
South Western Electricity is owned by Western Power Distribution who are the company responsible for maintaining the physical electricity network in Barnstaple and the surrounding area.
Gas in Barnstaple
Barnstaple is connected to the gas distribution network so mains gas is available in this area.
Green Energy in Barnstaple
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 Barnstaple. 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 Barnstaple call Western Power Distribution on 0800 052 0400
If you have a gas emergency in Barnstaple 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.