SSE was formed in 1998 following merger between Southern Electric and Scottish Hydro.
Since then, SWALEC, Ebico and Atlantic have been added to the SSE group, which also has a marketing agreement to supply M&S Energy. These may be the brand names you see on your bills.
SSE is also known as one of the UK’s ‘Big 6’ energy suppliers.
SSE also provides phone and broadband services, ‘tado’ smart thermostats, and boiler and heater installation and maintenance.
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: https://www.sse.co.uk/forms/general-enquiry#q1
What do I need to do if I want to change my current provider?
Changing your energy provider has never been easier. It only takes minutes to run a quote on our site, and within 17 days you could be up and running with your new supplier. Click here to run a price comparison.
Our video guide below explains how hassle-free the switching process is.
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.