Southern electric

SSE Southern Electric - Gas and Electricity

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

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Customer satisfaction

The results of our 2014 customer satisfaction awards:

SSE

SSE, parent company to SSE Southern Electric, came fifth in the 2014 uSwitch Energy Awards for overall satisfaction.

This survey was conducted by YouGov between 17th and 27th October 2014 amongst 5,262 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.

Latest SSE Southern Electric price changes

In January 2015, SSE announced a price cut of 4.1%, effective 30 April. This change affected all customers of all SSE's subsidiaries, including those on tariffs from SSE Southern Electric.

SSE last raised prices in November 2013.

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 SSE Southern Electric customers of 4.2%

The table below shows which of the big six suppliers, including SSE 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

13 Jan 2015 3.5% £1,145

British Gas

19 Jan 2015 5% £1,265

ScottishPower

20 Jan 2015 4.8% £1,284

sse

30 April 2015 4.1%% £1,259

npower

16 Feb 2015 5.1% £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.

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

2010

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

2009

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

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

  • 54%Coal
  • 28%Gas
  • 1%Nuclear
  • 15%Green
  • 2%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.

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 SSE Southern Electric offers

  • Boiler and heating cover

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