Southern Electric

Southern Electric is owned by SSE which manages one of the largest distribution networks in the UK

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Customer satisfaction

Overall satisfaction of 69.9%

The SSE Group, which includes Southern Electric, achieved the third-highest score amongst the big six suppliers

Latest Southern Electric price changes

SSE last raised prices in November 2013. The 8.2% increase impacted all customers of SSE's subsidiaries, including those on plans from Southern Electric.

Later in 2013, 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 Southern Electric customers of 4.2%

The table below shows which of the big six suppliers, including Southern Electric'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.

Southern Electric price history

2012-2011

Previous to this, SSE raised its prices in October 2012, when the supplier increased rates by 9%. Before that, in March 2012, the SSE Group reduced its gas tariffs by 4.5%.

And previous to that, Southern Electric increased its gas prices by 18% or £118 on gas and 11% or £49 on electricity from September 2011.

2010

Southern Electric increased its gas prices by 9.4% on 1st December 2010. On 29th March 2010, Southern Electric cut its gas prices by 4% for dual fuel customers, 7% for single fuel customers and 9% for pre-payment customers.

2009

Southern Electric cut its gas prices by 4% and its electricity prices by 9% in March 2009.

How do SSE (Southern Electric's parent company) generate energy?

  • 29%Coal
  • 59%Gas
  • 1%Nuclear
  • 10%Green
  • 1%Other

Average from all UK suppliers

  • 29%Coal
  • 44%Gas
  • 17%Nuclear
  • 8%Green
  • 2%Other

Green (renewable) energy is from sources such as wind, solar and hydro-electric. Information taken from the Energy Saving Trust.

CO2 waste from UK energy suppliers

SEE produces more than average CO2

Nuclear waste from UK energy suppliers

SEE produces less than average nuclear waste

What else Southern Electric offers

  • Boiler and heating cover
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