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Who are SSE?

One of the Big Six, find out more about SSE's tariffs and contact details

By Mehdi Punjwani

Published: 13 August 2020

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Now part of the OVO group, SSE provides gas and electricity to millions of homes across the UK. Here’s everything you need to know, including what it has to offer and how its tariffs compare to other energy providers… 

Cheap SSE tariffs  

SSE prices are generally in-line with the other so called ‘big six’ energy providers. That said, you’ll likely find cheaper deals elsewhere – especially from smaller suppliers such as Octopus Energy and Bulb. 

You can choose from dual fuel, gas-only and electricity-only tariffs. To keep your outgoings as low as possible, look out for online exclusive offers from SSE, or opt for one of its dual-fuel energy deals.  

You see, dual-fuel tariffs are often cheaper than going for a gas or electricity-only plan, and it’s always more convenient having just one bill to pay at the end of the month. 

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SSE Energy fixed price deals 

A fixed-price energy tariff means the price you pay per unit of gas and electricity will remain the same for the length of your contract.  

It’s important to remember, however, this doesn’t mean your bill will be the same each month – the size of the bill will depend on how much energy you actually use. 

SSE’s fixed-price energy tariffs are: SSE Online smart saver, SSE 1 Year Fix tariff v4 and SSE 2 Year Fix V6 tariff. 

SSE Energy tariffs for existing customers 

If you’re an existing SSE, SSE Southern Electric, SSE Swalec or SSE Scottish Hydro customer, you can change tariffs through SSE’s website. Alternatively, speak to one of its customer service advisors on 0345 026 2658. 

SSE says it’ll review your Direct Debit and, should your price need to change to reflect your usage, will write to you confirming the new amount. 

Can I get gas-only tariffs and electricity-only tariffs from SSE? 

Yes, SSE offer gas-only and electricity-only tariffs. If you rely on an electric storage heater, SSE offers a host of electricity-only tariffs, including multi-rate tariffs for customers on its Economy 7 or Domestic Economy Heating. 

Likewise, SSE there’s plenty of gas-only-tariffs, too. You can either opt to by via Direct Debit, or by paying through a pay as you go meter. 

Depending on where you live, the size of your property and the type of building you live in, you’ll be able to choose from tariffs such as: SSE Online Smart Saver, SSE 1 Year Fix v4 tariff, Standard tariff and SSE 2 Year Fix v6 tariff. 

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How can I contact SSE?

Telephone:  0345 026 2658. Lines are open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturday.

Online enquiry form:

Or Facebook or Twitter.

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What happens if my energy supplier goes bust?

It is very rare for an energy supplier to go out of business, but it happened in 2016, with the collapse of GB Energy.

As happened then, any future collapse and its consequences would be managed by Ofgem, the energy market regulator. Thanks to Ofgem’s safety net, even if your supplier goes out of business, your gas and/or electricity supply will never be cut off or interrupted.

All UK energy suppliers are regulated by Ofgem.

In addition to guaranteeing continuity of supply, Ofgem works to move customers of a failed company to the best possible deal, with any debit/credit transferred to a new supplier that is chosen to inherit the business.

Read our Q&A on this topic here.



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