Atlantic energy

SSE Atlantic energy

SSE Atlantic energy is part of the SSE group, which achieved the third-highest score in our Customer Satisfaction awards. They supply gas and electricity throughout the UK

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Customer satisfaction

Overall satisfaction of 69.9%
SSE Atlantic's parent company, the SSE Group, achieved the third-highest score amongst the six major suppliers in Overall Customer Satisfaction

Latest price change

In November 2013, SSE announced a gas and electricity price rise of 8.2%. This change affected all customers of all SSE's subsidiaries, including those on tariffs from SSE Atlantic.

A month later, in December 2013, the big six supplier announced it would reduce its price rise in line with cuts to green levies the government had announced the same month.

This would result in an overall price rise for SSE Atlantic customers of 4.2%

The table below shows which of the big six suppliers, including SSE Atlantic's parent company, SSE, recently changed their prices, by how much, when this change will take effect and customers' average annual bill amount.

Supplier Date effective Avg price change (%) Avg bill size*

EDF Energy

Jan 3 2014 3.9% £1,237


18 Jan 2014 3.7% £1,240

British Gas

Jan 1 2014 6% £1,265

Scottish Power

Jan 31 2014 5.3% £1,284


Mar 24 2014 4.2% £1,259


Feb 28 2014 7.8% £1,299

*Based on a medium energy user on a standard dual fuel tariff, paying on receipt of bill, with bill sizes averaged across all regions.

Price History

SSE (Atlantic Energy's parent company) announced a price rise of 9% on both gas and electricity that went into force on the 15th of October 2012, and added £119 to the average SSE dual-fuel customer. Before that, gas tariffs were reduced by 4.5% in March 2012.

Prior to that, SSE Atlantic increased its gas prices by 18% or £118 on gas and 11% or £49 on electricity from the 14th September 2011.

How do SSE Group (SSE Atlantic's parent company) generate energy?

The fuel mix for the year 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.

  • 44%Coal
  • 28%Gas
  • 2%Nuclear
  • 24%Green
  • 2%Other

Average from all UK suppliers

  • 34% Coal
  • 25.6% Gas
  • 21% Nuclear
  • 16%Green
  • 2% Other

Green (renewable) energy is from sources such as wind, solar and hydro-electric.

What else SSE Atlantic energy offers

  • Boiler and heating cover
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