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Belfast is a City in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Electricity in Belfast
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.
Belfast is in the Northern Ireland Electricity network PES area which covers the Northern Ireland area of the UK.
Northern Ireland Electricity is owned by Northern Ireland Electricity Networks who are the company responsible for maintaining the physical electricity network in Belfast and the surrounding area.
Gas in Belfast
Belfast is connected to the gas distribution network so mains gas is available in this area.
Green Energy in Belfast
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 Belfast. 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 Belfast call Northern Ireland Electricity Networks on 03457 643 643
If you have a gas emergency in Belfast 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.