SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) is one of the largest energy suppliers in the UK. After being bought by OVO in 2020, SSE are the second largest energy provider to UK homes and businesses, behind British Gas.
SSE was founded in 1998, after the privatisation of the UK’s energy grid. SSE merged with OVO after a buyout by the latter company.
SSE are one of the larger energy companies in the UK, forming one of the FTSE 100 businesses.
A Guide To SSE
SSE are one of the largest brands in the UK. They have a positive record for customer service and are nationally recognised for their positive customer relations.
SSE produce more green energy than any other company. This is through wind and water energy production. Customers of SSE can also produce green energy through micro-generation tariffs.
SSE has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 on the review site Trustpilot. This is from more than 15,000 reviews. 74% of all reviews were rated ‘Excellent’ or 5 stars.
SSE energy prices and tariffs
SSE have a range of tariffs for businesses of all sizes. Depending on the size of your business, you may be able to have a fixed or variable rate tariff, as well as a deemed contract. SSE also provide broadband and offer energy and broadband bundles at a discount.
With SSE, you can use a variety of meters. This includes standard and smart meters. It also includes a range of Multi Site and Multi Rate meters.
Switching to SSE is easy with British Business Energy. We contact your suppliers and SSE, to ensure that you get the best deal on your energy needs.
SSE is owned by OVO, a Bristol based energy company. SSE are not universally available in the UK. Rather, they specialise in certain areas. These areas are served by different subsidiaries of SSE. These subsidiaries include SSE Southern Electric (London & Southern England), SSE Atlantic (Midlands and Northern England), SSE SWALEC (Wales) and SSE Scottish Hydro (Scotland).
For General Enquires, the best way may be to call them, at 0345 070 7373.
You can write to SSE at: PO Box 7506, Perth PH1 3QR.
You can also contact SSE through the live chat function on their website.
Contacting an energy company can be a stressful procedure. Trying to figure out which department to call, or which address to write to can be difficult. However, it doesn’t need to be. When you switch supplier with British Business Energy, we contact the supplier for you. That way, we handle the stressful parts, and leave you the time to run your business.
SSE has the largest renewable energy capacity in the UK and Ireland. They invest in both their own renewable energy production and help more renewable energy generators to connect to their network.
SSE offer the chance to ‘Go Green’, by combining their tariffs with additional green coverage. For an extra £3 a month, you can match your business’ energy usage with renewable energy, as well as paying for trees to be planted.
SSE uses a mixture of fuels:
Coal – 8%
Nuclear – 1%
Natural Gas – 57%
Renewables – 31%
Other sources – 3%
In 2020, SSE won five of the respected uSwitch energy awards.
- Best Online Experience
- Best Customer Service
- Best Billing Services
- Best Meter Reading Services
- Best Smart Meter Experience
To cancel your policy with SSE, you need to inform them of your decision to leave. If you are within your cooling off period, this is a simple procedure.
However, if you are within your contractual period, you may need to pay cancellation fees, in addition to your final bill.
All energy suppliers in the UK have their prices capped by the energy commission, Ofgem. This price cap sets a maximum that energy suppliers can charge. Most suppliers charge around as much as the price cap allows.
In 2021, the price cap was raised, allowing energy suppliers to raise their prices. As a result, many energy suppliers increased their prices in line with the price cap.
Local Price Variations
Not all areas pay the same amounts for their energy. Different areas are charged differently, due to the distance from areas of energy production.