SSE (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy) is the parent company for Atlantic, Scottish Hydro, Southern Electric and SWALEC.
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2012 Customer Satisfaction Awards
SSE were runners up in the 2012 uSwitch Customer Satisfaction Awards for overall satisfaction, coming second only to E.ON.
However, SSE also triumphed in three of our individual award categories - 'Customer service', 'Meter services', and 'Most likely to be recommended', and were runners up in a further two categories - 'Value for money' and 'Billing services'.
Who are SSE?
SSE was formed in December 1998 following the merger of Scottish Hydro Electric and Southern Electric and currently manages the largest distribution network in the UK.
The results of our 2012 customer satisfaction awards:
This survey was conducted by YouGov online between 8th and 14th November, 2012.
A total of 5,071 UK energy customers took part in the survey. 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 SSE rank
SSE last changed its prices in August 2012, when it announced a price rise of 9%. This price increase went into effect in October 2012. The increase affected customers of all SSE's subsidiaries, including Atlantic Energy, Southern Electic, Scottish Hydro and SWALEC.
The table below shows which of the big six energy suppliers, including SSE, recently changed their prices, when and by how much:
|Supplier||Date effective||Average gas price change (%)||Average electricity price change (%)|
|January 18 2013||9.4%||7.7%|
|December 7 2012||10.8%||10.8%|
|December 3 2012||7%||7%|
|November 26 2012||8.8%||9%|
|November 16 2012||6%||6%|
|October 15 2012||9%||9%|
SSE and its subsidiaries
SSE has a number of subsidiaries that operate in different parts of the UK. Below is a rough guide to which subsidiaries operate where.
|Southern Electric||London, Eastern, South-West and South-East|
|SSE||Midlands, East Midlands, Yorkshire, North-West and North|
|SWALEC||South Wales, North Wales|
|Scottish Hydro||Northern Scotland|
How do SSE generate energy?
Average from all UK suppliers
Green (renewable) energy is from sources such as wind, solar and hydro-electric. Information taken from the Energy Saving Trust.