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Blackhill is a Other Settlement in Orkney, Scotland.
Electricity in Blackhill
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.
Blackhill is in the Scottish Hydro Electric network PES area which covers the North Scotland area of the UK.
Scottish Hydro Electric is owned by Scottish and Southern Energy Networks who are the company responsible for maintaining the physical electricity network in Blackhill and the surrounding area.
Gas in Blackhill
Blackhill is not connected to the UK gas distribution network so mains gas is not available in this area.
Green Energy in Blackhill
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 Blackhill. 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 Blackhill call Scottish and Southern Energy Networks on 0800 300 999