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SSE reviews, Tariffs and Information 2021

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About SSE

Scottish and Southern Energy was founded in September 1998 as a result of the amalgamation of Scottish Hydro and Southern Electric.

Scottish and Southern Electricity bought the SWALEC energy supply business in August 2000. SWALEC is a Wales-based company, whereas SSE operates in Scotland and England.

In January 2020, SSE Electricity Services (the division of SSE that delivered energy to households across the United Kingdom) joined the OVO family. In total the group supply 5 million homes with their services.

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SSE Electricity & Gas Tariffs

See the list below and then compare and switch your energy to see if SSE could be cheaper for you.

The tariff options are as follows: 

  • Standard/variable/ default tariff – If you haven’t agreed to a contract (if you have just moved house for example) or your previous deal has expired, you’ll be on this tariff. The costs change depending on wholesale, distribution and taxation costs. There are more cost-effective tariffs available if you compare and switch your energy through a price comparison service like Switch Squid. You will also be affected by the OFGEM Energy Price Cap. See our guide for more information on the Energy Price Cap.
  • Online Smart Saver- 12 months fixed term. Online account management. No exit fee.
  • SSE Fix and Control – 2 years fixed term. Includes a Google Nest Thermostat E and a Nest Hub to give lots of info on your energy usage and control to help drive down costs. Online account management. Includes 12 months boiler insurance plan. £75 per fuel exit fee.

SSE: Green energy

SSE’s efforts with green energy aren’t as obvious as other suppliers.

They only advertise the SSE Fix and Control tariff as one that they ‘will match usage with power from wind and water [generation]’ included in the price.

With all other tariffs, green energy needs to be ‘added’ at £3 per month.

With that in mind, comparing and switching your gas and electricity suppliers when thinking about becoming more conscientious about your carbon footprint is the best way to stay informed.

You could also find a cheaper deal.

Customer Service Rating

ScottishPower’s call centre is open 8:00am – 6pm Monday to Friday & 8:00am – 2pm on Saturday.

Much like other Top – Six energy suppliers, SSE fall short here.

Citizens advice rated them 2.7 stars out of 5 for customer service for data collected January – March 2021 when looking at Fewer Complaints, Ease of Contact, Clearer Bills, Ease of Switch and Customer Guarantees.

You may find that switching your gas and electricity to SSE to be more favourable when comparing your energy bills.

 

Why switch to SSE?

If you are looking for a supplier that helps you reduce your carbon footprint, ScottishPower is certainly a great choice.

With their UK-based windfarms to their 100% green energy backed tariffs, you can be confident you are doing your bit to reaching a cleaner, more sustained world.

It does pay to shop about so conduct a thorough energy price comparison to discover what’s available from a variety of suppliers before switching.

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