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Benton is a Suburban Area in Tyne and Wear, North East, England.
Electricity in Benton
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.
Benton is in the Northern Electric network PES area which covers the North East England area of the UK.
Northern Electric is owned by Northern Powergrid who are the company responsible for maintaining the physical electricity network in Benton and the surrounding area.
Gas in Benton
Benton is connected to the gas distribution network so mains gas is available in this area.
Green Energy in Benton
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 Benton. 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 Benton call Northern Powergrid on 0800 668 977
If you have a gas emergency in Benton 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.