My name is Alex and I work for Scottish Hydro Electric in their call centre.
First of all I am not to sure why you were advised that you would get a cheaper deal just because you live in a Scottish Hydro Electric area. Regardless of if a suppler distributes in an area does not automatically mean you get the best deal. This applies to all suppliers.
I know that we distribute in the north of Scotland area (MPAN 17). Distributors basically are the owners and operators of the network and cables that bring electricity from the high-voltage transmission network to homes and businesses. The suppliers then negotiate contracts with the distributor to provide their services.
The UK is split into 14 distribution areas. It just happens that Scottish Hydro Electric is also the distributor in your area. This is what you may have been advised. If there was any confusion or you feel you were mislead then I must fully apologise for this on the company’s behalf.
I must agree with the advice that Jalexa has already given you. Use Consumer Focus accredited website to compare deals. It may be that you are getting the best deal with us though you need to get an idea of you usage on a monthly and annually basis in order to get accurate results.
This link may be handy regarding our prices -