PES Distributor Area 16: Norweb

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.

The Norweb area covers the following Postcodes

BB 1-7
BB 9-12
BD 24
BL 0-9
CA 1-28
FY 1-8
L 40
LA 1-23
M 11-35
M 38
M 1-9
M 40-41, 43-46
M 60, 90
OL 1-12, 15-16
PR 1-7
SK 1-17
WA 12-15
WA 3
WN 1-8
Pes Area 16

These postcodes include all or part the following counties:

  • Cheshire
  • Cumberland
  • Cumbria
  • Derbyshire
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • North Yorkshire
  • Shropshire
  • Westmorland

The towns and cities covered by the Norweb Region include:

Accrington, Alston, Altrincham, Ambleside, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Ashton-under-Lyne, Askam-in-furness, Bacup, Barrow-in-Furness, Beckermet, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Brampton, Broughton-in-furness, Burnley, Bury, Buxton, Carlisle, Carnforth, Cheadle, Chorley, Cleator, Cleator Moor, Clitheroe, Cockermouth, Colne, Coniston, Dalton-in-Furness, Darwen, Dukinfield, Egremont, Fleetwood, Frizington, Glossop, Grange-over-Sands, Grays, Heywood, High Peak, Holmrook, Hyde, Kendal, Keswick, Kirkby Stephen, Kirkby-in-Furness, Lancaster, Leigh, Leyland, Littleborough, Lytham Saint Annes, Macclesfield, Manchester, Maryport, Millom, Milnthorpe, Moor Row, Morecambe, Nelson, Newton-le-Willows, Oldham, Ormskirk, Penrith, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Preston, Ravenglass, Rochdale, Rossendale, Saint Bees, Saint Helens, Sale, Salford, Seascale, Sedbergh, Settle, Shrewsbury, Skelmersdale, Skipton-on-Swale, Southport, Stalybridge, Stockport, Thornton-cleveleys, Todmorden, Ulverston, Warrington, Whitehaven, Wigan, Wigton, Wilmslow, Windermere, and Workington.

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

History of PES Area 16


DNO name : United Utilities Electricity
Owner : North West Electricity Networks
Ultimate Owner : A joint venture between Colonial First State and JP Morgan Chase.


Pre-privatisation : North Western Electricity Board
Mar 31 1990 : vested a NORWEB plc
Dec 11 1990 : floated on stock market
Nov 8 1995 : taken over by North West Water
Aug 3 2000 : renamed Norweb Distribution
Apr 1 2001 : renamed United Utilities
Nov 26 2001 : renamed United Utilities Electricity
December 2007 : Purchased by North West Electricity Networks