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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 began partnering with Cancer Research UK in 2012, and has since raised more than £10 million for the charity.

When ScottishPower customers opt for the Help Beat Cancer tariff, the supplier will donate monthly to the charity for the length of the fixed tariff term.

Customer satisfaction

ScottishPower ranked seventh in the 2017 uSwitch customer satisfaction awards.

The customer service rating is based on an independent YouGov survey that was conducted between 27th October and 1st November 2016. A total of 5,028 UK energy consumers were asked their opinions on a wide range of issues relating to satisfaction with their energy suppliers. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all UK adults (18+).

Recent price changes from ScottishPower

In February 2017, ScottishPower announced a price rise of 7.8%, effective 31st March.

Supplier Date effective Avg price change (%)

EDF Energy

21 June 2017 Up-arrow7.2%


26 April 2017 Up-arrow9%

British Gas

through July 2017 Price freeze


31 March 2017 Up-arrow7.8%


28 April 2017 Up-arrow7%


16 March 2017 Up-arrow9.8%

*Based on a medium energy user on a standard dual fuel tariff, paying on receipt of bill, with bill sizes averaged across all regions.

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.

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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