In this section of our site, we have included a wide range of industry information and resources in regards to the UK energy industry. The whole of the UK is split up into 14 areas where one single company the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) has the license to distribute electricity in that area. They effectively carry electricity from the National Grid (National Level) to the exit point (each has a unique MPAN and a possibility of several meters) where the customers are. The owner of the distribution network charges electricity suppliers for carrying the electricity in their network. The regions are based geographically on the old, nationalised electricity board areas. In the event of a power failure or when you are looking to connect at a local level you would need to contact your regional DNO.
Electricity like most other commodities is sold by the unit. But what precisely is a kilowatt? And what’s the difference between a kilowatt, a megawatt and a gigawatt?
The following table gives the number you need to multiply by to get from a variety of different units to kWh. The table gives the number you need to multiply by to get from a variety of different units to kWh.