PES / Distributor Area 15 – The Northern Electric area

Which PES / Distribution area you are in has a significant effect on your energy charges. This applies to standing charges, availability charges as well as unit rates. Unfortunately, it’s also something you can’t change, short of moving your business. It also dictates who you will need to contact to upgrade or downgrade your supply or if you are looking for a new supply. Not your region? try our PES Area search.

The Northern Electric area covers the following Postcodes

DH 1-9


DL 1-17

HG 1-5

NE 1-13

NE 15-49

NE 61-71

NE 99

SR 1-8

TS 1-29

YO 1-3

YO 5-8

YO 11-14

YO 17-18

YO 21-22

YO 25

Pes Area 15

These postcodes include all or part the following counties:

  • County Durham
  • Cumberland
  • East Yorkshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • Northumberland

The towns and cities covered by the Northern Region include:

Alnwick, Alston, Ashington, Bamburgh, Barnard Castle, Bedlington, Belford, Billingham, Bishop Auckland, Blaydon, Blyth, Boldon Colliery, Bridlington, Catterick Garrison, Chathill, Chester Le Street, Choppington, Consett, Corbridge, Cramlington, Crook, Darlington, Durham, East Boldon, Ferryhill, Filey, Gateshead, Guisborough, Haltwhistle, Harrogate, Hartlepool, Hebburn, Hexham, Houghton Le Spring, Jarrow, Knaresborough, Leyburn, London, Malton, Middlesbrough, Morpeth, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newton Aycliffe, North Shields, Northallerton, Peterlee, Pickering, Prudhoe, Redcar, Richmond, Riding Mill, Ripon, Rowlands Gill, Ryton, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Scarborough, Seaham, Seahouses, Selby, Shildon, South Shields, Spennymoor, Stanley, Stocksfield, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland, Thirsk, Trimdon Station, Wallsend, Washington, Whitby, Whitley Bay, Wingate, Wooler, Wylam, Yarm, and York.

If your business is based in this area, we can help save you money on gas and electricity.

History of PES Area 15

Northern Electric


DNO Name : Northern Electric Distribution

Owner : Northern Powergrid Holdings Company

Ultimate Owner : Berkshire Hathaway Energy


Pre-privatisation : North Eastern Electricity Board

Mar 31 1990 : vested as Northern Electric plc

Dec 11 1990 : floated on stock market

Dec 24 1996 : taken over by CalEnergy
Nov 1 2011: Rebranded Northern Powergrid