How Do I Set Up Gas & Electricity In My New Home?

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Moving to a new home is the beginning of a new chapter in your life. It’s the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. A chance to make changes that will improve your quality of life. Throughout the chaos of your moving day, you may not be thinking much about your energy supply. But when you know how to set up gas and electricity in a new home straight away, you can start saving money as soon as you move in. Choose the right energy plan, and you can also help to change the world with affordable green energy.
Last update: November 2022

As you may have heard on the news, the UK energy market crisis is driving up energy costs and putting several energy suppliers out of business. As a result, we have currently paused our supplier switching services, however, we hope to return as soon as possible. To learn more about this and stay updated you can read our page on the UK energy crisis.

The papernest team are with you every step of the way when setting up gas and electricity in a new home. Let’s look at how to save money sooner by doing it right…

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How do I find out who supplies electricity to a new home?

The best way to do this is to contact your area’s District Network Operator and Gas Transporter. They can also tell you your unique meter numbers (MPAN for electricity, MPRN for gas). You can find their contact details in the table above.

How do I set up gas and electricity for the first time in a new build?

As long as there’s an active energy connection, setting up your utilities in a new build is much the same as in any property. However, if you need to set up new connections for electricity or gas, your DNO and Gas Transporter can do this.

How do I cancel my energy contact?

All you need to do is notify your energy supplier of your move 48 hours before your moving day. They will send a final bill to your new home within 6 weeks. To escape your deemed contract in your new home, you don’t need to cancel anything. Just switch to a new plan and let Papernest and your new supplier take care of the rest.

Who should I notify when moving home?

Aside from notifying your energy supplier, you may also want to contact the following as soon as you move in:

  • Your local council
  • Your water company
  • Your broadband / phone/ TV provider
  • Your local GP’s surgery and dental practice
  • Your employer / your children’s school

Updated on 11 Nov, 2022

William Dautel

Website manager

William is a content marketing specialist. After 3 years writing brand strategies he joined papernest to help create the best content to help people handle and save on their utilities.

Alexander Striano

Energy Specialist & Copywriter

Alex joined the papernest team as a SEO Project Manager Assistant for Broadband Plans. He has developed a real expertise on connectivity topics and works on delivering the best possible content to help you navigate your broadband in and outside your home.