Scottish Hydro

Scottish Hydro Electric is owned by SSE, which achieved the third-highest score in the Customer Satisfaction Awards. The supplier manages one of the largest distribution networks in the UK

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Customer satisfaction

Overall satisfaction of 69.9%
The SSE Group, parent company to Scottish Hydro, achieved the third-highest score amongst the big six suppliers

Latest price change

SSE last change its prices in November 2013, when the big six supplier raised costs by 8.2%. This increase impacted all customers of all SSE's subsidiaries, including those on tariffs from Scottish Hydro.

In December of the same year, the supplier announced it would reduce its price rise in line with government-led cuts to green levies. This would result in an overall price rise for Scottish Hydro customers of 4.2%

The table below shows which of the big six suppliers, including Scottish Hydro'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

E.ON

18 Jan 2014 3.7% £1,240

British Gas

Jan 1 2014 6% £1,265

Scottish Power

Jan 31 2014 5.3% £1,284

sse

Mar 24 2014 4.2% £1,259

npower

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 (Scottish Hydro's parent company) announced a price rise of 9% on both gas and electricity prices that went into force on the 15th of October 2012.

The supplier had previously reduced its gas tariffs by 4.5% on 26 March 2012. Prior to that, Scottish Hydro increased its gas prices by 18% or £118 on gas and 11% or £49 on electricity from the 14th September 2011.

Corporate info

Scottish Hydro Electric is owned by SSE, which manages one of the largest distribution network in the UK. Formed in December 1998 following the merger of Scottish Hydro Electric and Southern Electric, SSE has since also acquired SWALEC and Atlantic Electric and Gas.

What else Scottish Hydro offers

  • Boiler and heating cover
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