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Energy Networks Association advise who to call if you have gas or electricity issues

02 March 2018

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Due to the bad weather across much of the UK the Energy Networks Association are advising customers of the correct numbers to call should you have gas or electricity issues to get your problems resolved as quickly as possible.

For Gas:

If you have smell gas, have a gas leak or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide call the national gas emergency number 0800 111999:

If you have an issue with your gas boiler or any other gas appliance, please call a Gas Safe Registered (GSR) Engineer or your gas supplier. For a Gas safe registered engineer in your area call 0800 408 5500 or visit http://gassaferegister.co.uk/find-an-engineer

If you have home care cover with your gas supplier please contact them directly.

Should you have frozen boiler condensate pipes you should:

  • Hold a hot water bottle, or heat wrap, around the pipe.
  • Alternatively, pour hot, NOT boiling, water over the frozen end of the pipe.
  • If the boiler fires up, it’s fixed. If it doesn’t then pour hot water on the pipe again. If your pipes are still frozen, please call your supplier.

For Electricity:

If you have any of the following issues, please contact 105 from any mobile or landline:

  • Powercut
  • See an electrical emergency
  • Require more information regarding an outage which you can also do this on social media.

DO NOT contact 105 if you wish to speak to your supplier as 105 is for your network operator and not your supplier.

David Smith, CEO of Energy Networks Association, comments:

“Contacting the correct number is vital in getting your energy issue addressed as quickly as possible. Our members are working around the clock to solve customer issues including emergency outages and have gone as far to proactively contact customers over the telephone, including those who are on the Priority Services Register, to offer support and restoration updates."

About Energy Networks Association

Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the companies which operate the electricity wires, gas pipes and energy system in the UK and Ireland.

ENA helps its members meet the challenge of delivering electricity and gas to communities across the UK and Ireland safely, sustainably and reliably.

Its members include every major electricity and gas network operator in the UK and Ireland, independent operators, National Grid ESO which operates the electricity system in Great Britain and National Grid Gas which operates the gas system in Great Britain. Its affiliate membership also includes companies with an interest in energy, including Heathrow Airport and Network Rail.

What are energy network operators?

Energy network operators manage and maintain the wires, pipes and other infrastructure which delivers electricity and gas to your home, business and community. They are private companies which are regulated by Ofgem and employ around 45,000 people in the UK and Ireland. They are represented by their industry body, Energy Networks Association (that's us).

Press contacts for journalists

ENA Press Office

press@energynetworks.org