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ScottishPower

ScottishPower provides gas and electricity to over 5.6 million domestic customers in the UK and recently scored 7th in the uSwitch Energy Awards.

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Who are ScottishPower?

ScottishPower was formed in 1990, following the privatisation of the previously state-owned Scottish electricity industry. In 1995 it acquired the regional supplier, Manweb.

In 2006, ScottishPower became part of Iberdrola, a Spanish utility.

Looking for 'Scottish Power' with a space? Don't worry, they are the same company but refer to themselves as 'ScottishPower'.

Interested in ScottishPower's Connect smart thermostat? You can purchase one here.

ScottishPower's charity support

ScottishPower partnered with Cancer Reserach UK in 2012, and has since raised more than £8 million for the charity. ScottishPower customers can opt for the Help Beat Cancer associated tariff, and the supplier will donate monthly to the charity on the customer's behalf for the length of the fixed tariff term.

Customer satisfaction

ScottishPower came in at #7 this year (or fifth among the big six), scoring 66%, up 2% from its score in 2015 in our 2015 customer satisfaction awards:

This survey was conducted by YouGov amongst 5,100 UK energy consumers (aged 18+). Customers were asked their opinions on a wide range of issues relating to satisfaction with their energy suppliers. The figures have been weighted.

Recent price changes and where ScottishPower rank

In January 2015, ScottishPower announced a price cut of 4.8%, effective 20 February 2015. The cuts applied to standard plan customers only, and would save the average household £33 per year.

Supplier Date effective Avg price change (%)

EDF Energy

11 Feb 2015 1.3%

E.ON

1 Feb 2016 5.1%

British Gas

27 Aug 2015 5%

ScottishPower

20 Jan 2015 4.8%

sse

30 April 2015 4.1%%

npower

16 Feb 2015 5.1%

In October 2013, ScottishPower's prices were announced to be going up by 8.6%, as of 6 December 2013. This would raise the average dual-fuel customer's bill by £112, and bring their yearly bill total to £1,480.

In January 2014, the energy supplier said that, due to Government's announcement about reducing green levies, it would reduce this price rise by 3.3%. This would take effect the same month.

The table below shows the most recent price changes from the big six, including ScottishPower's prices, and the percentage increase as well as when it took and effect.

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