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About SSE

SSE was formed in December 1998 as a result of the merger of Scottish Hydro and Southern Electric. It acquired SWALEC in August 2000 and Atlantic in April 2004. SSE is also a supplier of the SSE group, alongside companies Atlantic Electric and Gas, Scottish Hydro, Southern Electric and SWALEC.

The SSE brand supplies homes in the East Midland, West Midlands, North West, North East and Yorkshire electricity regions.


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SSE fuel mix disclosure

All energy suppliers have to provide information about the mix of fuels they use to generate energy supplied to gas and electricity customers and its environmental impact.

SSE fuel mix

  • Coal 54%
  • Natural Gas 28%
  • Nuclear 1%
  • Renewable* 15%
  • Other 2%

* Wind, hydro and solar power

Contact information

Customer services: 0800 975 0485

Current tariffs

*In January 2014, OFGEM lowered their estimates of the average kilowatt amounts of energy used by UK households. Figures quoted in the tariff tabs below from January 2014 onwards reflect the new amounts, of 3,200kwh per annum for standard electricity meter customers and 13,500kwh per annum for gas customers.


  • Standard energy from SSE
  • Paper and paperless billing options available
Standard tariff history
  Oct 2011Mar 2012Oct 2012Nov 2013Mar 2014
Avg. annual price £1,162£1,190£1,258£1,380£1,186

1 Year Fixed Price

  • Paperless billing only tariff
  • Fixed prices for 12 months from the date you start your supply
  • A cancellation fee of £50 applies if you leave this tariff at any time after your start date and more than 49 days before the end of the 12 month period.

Fixed Price Mar 17

  • Prices fixed until 31st March 2017
  • Paper and paperless billing options available
  • A £40 discount will be applied to your standing charge if you choose to pay by Direct Debit
  • £50 cancellation charge applies
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