Who are SSE?

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

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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.

What tariffs does SSE offer?

Tariff name

Tariff type*

Average bill value**

Exit fees***

Standard Pay As You Go

Prepayment - Variable



SSE 1 Year Fixed v12 paperless

Dual Fuel - Fixed




Fix 2020 paperless

Dual Fuel – Fixed



Fix & Shop (Currys PC World)

Dual Fuel – Fixed




Fix & Shop (Love2shop)

Dual Fuel – Fixed




Standard Energy Paperless Billing

Dual Fuel – Variable



Tariff information correct as of 14th August 2017

*The range of gas and electricity tariffs includes standard variable rate, fixed rate, ‘green’ and prepayment deals.Click here to find out why we think fixed rate tariffs are worth checking out.

** The average bill is an average price of all 14 energy regions using the Ofgem medium usage of 3100kwh of electricity and 12500kwh of Gas, dual fuel and paying by monthly direct debit.

*** Exit fees are payable on some tariffs when you switch your energy provider before the end of your fixed term contract. Fees are typically £25 - £30 per fuel.

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.

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.

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