We’ve looked at where you can get the cheapest gas and electricity prices in the Newcastle upon Tyne area to give you an idea of what you could be paying if you switched energy suppliers and how much you could save on your energy bills.

Newcastle upon Tyne is a City in Tyne and Wear with the postcode sector NE1 7.

It is a vibrant city located in a region known for its industrial history and scenic beauty. It offers a unique blend of historical architecture, modern amenities, and cultural attractions. Visitors can explore bustling markets, picturesque parks, and a lively nightlife scene. It is a place worth discovering.

Who are the cheapest energy suppliers in Newcastle upon Tyne?

By using the current prices for tariffs in Newcastle upon Tyne and the average gas and electricity usage for a 3-bedroom home, we have found the below energy providers currently have the cheapest tariffs near you:

Supplier NameTariff NameTariff TypeMonthly CostAnnual Cost
OVO Energy1 Year Fixed + Boiler CoverFixed£133£1,591
Outfox The MarketSuper Fix'd 12m Apr-24Fixed£134£1,605

EDF Energy
EDF EssentialsFixed£134£1,606
E.ON NextNext FixedFixed£135£1,625
British GasFixed Tariff 12MFixed£136£1,627
This was last updated 3rd May 2024.

Use our comparison site here to find the cheapest gas and electricity prices based on your usage.

Who is the best energy supplier in Newcastle upon Tyne?

When looking at energy suppliers, it is important to not just focus on price.

Using data from Trustpilot, we have highlighted the best-performing energy suppliers that are available in Newcastle upon Tyne  below:

Supplier NameReviews RatingNo. Reviews
Octopus Energy4.8265,000+
OVO4.4155,000+
EDF Energy4.375,000+
E.ON Next4.275,000+
British Gas4.1195,000+

What are the maximum standing charges in Newcastle upon Tyne?

Your standing charge is a daily fee you must pay to your energy supplier regardless of your energy usage. Under the rules of the Ofgem price cap, a company is allowed to charge a maximum amount, which varies depending on where you live.

Newcastle upon Tyne falls under the Northern area, meaning standing charges are currently capped at 31.58p per day for gas and 71.2p per day for electricity.

This means that whoever your supplier is, these are the maximum amounts they can charge you.

Combined, this gives a maximum standing charge for gas and electricity of 102.78p.

This means that Tyne and Wear is in the area ranked 14th out of the 14 regions in terms of maximum standing charges rates (14th is highest). The capped price is 13% higher than the average.

These rates are based on the July 2024 price cap.

What are the maximum unit prices in Newcastle upon Tyne?

Your unit rate is how much you are charged per unit of gas or electricity you use. These units are measured in kWh.

Similar to standing charges, a supplier can charge a maximum for each unit of gas or electricity, which varies depending on your area.

In Newcastle upon Tyne, as it is in the Northern, the cap on the unit rate for electricity is 23.36p and the maximum unit rate for gas is 6.03p.

Combined, this gives a maximum unit charge for gas and electricity of 132.17p.

This means that Tyne and Wear is in the area ranked 14th out of the 14 regions in terms of maximum unit prices (1st is lowest).

The capped rate is 9% higher than the average.

Again, these are based on the July 2024 price cap and will next be updated in October 2024.

What is the average energy usage for a property in Newcastle upon Tyne?

Newcastle upon Tyne is in the Newcastle upon Tyne District local government area.

Gas Usage

In this area, there are 137,000 domestic properties.

117,000 of these properties have a gas meter whilst 20,000 are not connected to the gas grid (approximately 15% of properties).

The total gas usage for this area is 1,388 GWh, with the average household consuming 11,970 kWh of gas per year.

For context, the area with the highest average gas usage was the Elmbridge District, with 16,182 kWh per year, and the lowest gas usage was the City of Plymouth, with 7,976 kWh per year.

Electricity Usage

In total, there are 131,600 domestic electricity meters in this area.

The total consumption of all meters comes to 374 GWh, with the average household consuming 2,995 kWh of electricity per year.

For context, the area with the highest average electricity usage was the Cotswolds, with 4,947 kWh per year, and the lowest electricity usage was the South Tyneside District, with 2,527 kWh per year.

How do properties in Newcastle upon Tyne rate for energy efficiency?

When it comes to the efficiency of properties, 45% in Newcastle upon Tyne District are rated as EPC Band C or above.

The lowest-rated area in the UK (Pendle District) has only 22% of properties rated Band C or above.

In contrast, the best-performing area (Salford) has 65% of properties rated Band C or above.

The average estimated CO2 emissions from these properties is 3.5 tonnes/year for existing properties and 1.4 tonnes/year for new properties.

Combined, the average CO2 emissions for properties in this area is 3 tonnes/year.

When it comes to central heating, the table below shows the main fuel type used for central heating in this area:

Fuel TypePercentage
Community heating scheme5%
Electricity12%
Mains gas82%
Oil0%
Other or unknown0%

How is the smart meter rollout going in Newcastle upon Tyne?

Smart meters are currently being rolled out across the UK and are available for free to most customers from their energy suppliers.

In Newcastle upon Tyne District (which covers Newcastle upon Tyne) 60% of meters are a smart meter, based on the latest available data from 2023.

Torridge has the lowest percentage of smart meter installations, with only 46% being smart.

In contrast, Chesterfield has the highest percentage of smart meters at 69%.

Which distribution network covers Newcastle upon Tyne?

The UK’s energy distribution network is supported by several key companies, each responsible for specific regions. These firms manage the infrastructure delivering energy to homes and businesses, ensuring a reliable supply.

Due to being based in the Northern region, the distributor for Newcastle upon Tyne is Northern Powergrid.

Northern Powrgrid serves over 8 million people across North East England, Yorkshire, and northern Lincolnshire. They ensure safe, reliable electricity delivery from chosen suppliers, fix outages around the clock, and focus on future energy systems. Their innovation supports a greener, net-zero future while powering everyday life for customers and businesses.

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