Swalec (which stands for South Wales Electricity) is an electricity company supplying Wales which was bought out in 2000 by SSE Group.
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SSE, parent company to Swalec, earned the third-highest score in our Customer Satisfaction awards in Overall Customer Satisfaction. They supply gas and electricity throughout the UK.
Latest price change
In November 2013, SSE announced a gas and electricity price rise of 8.2%. This change affected all customers of all SSE's subsidiaries, including those on tariffs from SWALEC.
A month later, in December 2013, the big six supplier announced it would reduce its price rise in line with cuts to green levies the government had announced the same month.
This would result in an overall price rise for Swalec customers of 4.2%
The table below shows which of the big six suppliers, including Swalec'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*|
|Jan 3 2014||3.9%||£1,237|
|18 Jan 2014||3.7%||£1,240|
|Jan 1 2014||6%||£1,265|
|Jan 31 2014||5.3%||£1,284|
|Mar 24 2014||4.2%||£1,259|
|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.
Swalec's parent company, SSE, last raised its prices in October 2012, when the supplier increased rates by 9%. Before that, the SSE Group reduced its gas tariffs by 4.5% in March 2012.
And, previous to that, the supplier increased its gas prices by 18% or £118 on gas and 11% or £49 on electricity from September 2011.
Swalec is owned by SSE which manages one of the largest distribution networks in the UK, servicing more than 10 million customers. The company was formed in December 1998 following the merger of Scottish Hydro Electric and Southern Electric.
How do Swalec 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.
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