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Over the past three years, we've been able to either cut or freeze our Standard energy prices. But the rise in the cost of supplying energy, along with other factors that make up your bill, mean we've had to take the difficult decision to increase our electricity prices.
What this means for you
Our Standard electricity prices will go up by an average of 14.9%1. That equates to around £1.40 a week for a typical dual fuel customer with average energy use2.
We'll send you a letter to explain exactly what this means for you. You should get this no later than 27 March 2017.
You won't be affected by this price increase if you have a Pay As You Go meter.
If you're not sure what your current energy tariff is, check your latest bill or log into your online account.
If you'd like more detailed information about our price change, take a look at the answers to the most frequently asked questions.
If you're not paying by a regular monthly Direct Debit, switching to this payment option is an easy way to save you up to £803 a year. Our most popular way to pay saves you £40 per fuel3 and lets you spread your costs. Plus you'll know exactly how much you're paying each month. If Direct Debit isn't right for you, take a look at all our payment methods.
With an online account it's easy and you get an instant, up-to-date balance.
Register your interest using our online form and we'll contact you when we're installing them in your area.
Even simple energy saving changes can make a big difference. We have energy efficiency advice on draught proofing, energy saving lighting, loft insulation and much more.
These include our Priority Services register, contact options like SignVideo and advice about Government schemes.You could also get financial help to make energy efficiency home improvements. Things like loft and cavity wall insulation can really help you save energy and money.
1 Calculated based on a national average across all regions for customers on the Standard Variable Tariff paying by Direct Debit or Receipt of Bill and weighted by region and across metering types, using Ofgem’s Typical Domestic Consumption Values where appropriate of 3,100 kWh on unrestricted electricity and 4,300 kWh for Economy 7 (or domestic Economy). All prices are inclusive of VAT at 5%.
on a typical annual increase of £73.25, divided by 365 and multiplied by seven,
using Ofgem’s typical annual consumption of 3100 kWh for electricity and 12,500
KWh for gas per year, inclusive of VAT and averaged across all regions and
payment methods excluding prepayment meters
Paying by Direct Debit means you will receive a discount of £40 per annum, per fuel, deducted proportionately from your standing charge on a pence per day basis, when compared to using an alternative payment method. Discounts are inclusive of VAT at 5%. The following are excluded: energyplus Care, Woolwich Domestic Heat, EDN, EBICO and Pay As You Go
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SSE and associated brands: Scottish Hydro, Southern Electric, SWALEC and Atlantic are all trading names of:
SSE Energy Supply Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 03757502
(Supply of Electricity, Home Phone, Broadband & Feed in Tariffs);
Southern Electric Gas Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 02716495
(Supply of Gas);
SSE Water Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 06021063
(Supply of Water);
SSE Home Services Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC292102
(Heating & Wiring, Shield Care & Servicing, Gas Installations and Eco);
SSE Energy Solutions Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC386054
(Energy Efficiency Installations & Insulation Products);
SSE Green Deal Provider Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC432920
(Green Deal Scheme)
All members of the SSE Group
The Registered Office of SSE Energy Supply Limited, Southern Electric Gas Limited and SSE Water Limited is 55 Vastern Road Reading Berkshire RG1 8BU
The Registered Office of SSE Home Services Limited, SSE Energy Solutions Limited and SSE Green Deal Provider Limited is Inveralmond House 200 Dunkeld Road Perth PH1 3AQ
SSE Home Services Limited and SSE Green Deal Provider Limited are all authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for certain consumer credit activities.