SSE (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy) is the parent company for SSE Atlantic, SSE Scottish Hydro, SSE Southern Electric and SSE SWALEC
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Who are SSE?
SSE was formed in December 1998, following the merger of Scottish Hydro Electric and Southern Electric and currently manages one of the largest distribution network in the UK. SSE supply gas and electricity to more than 10 million customers throughout Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland.
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Recent price changes
In late January 2016, SSE announced a price cut of 5.3%, effective 29 March 2016.
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||Avg price change (%)|
|24 March 2016||5%|
|1 Feb 2016||5.1%|
|16 March 2016||5.1%|
|15 March 2016||5.4%|
|29 March 2016||5.3%|
|28 March 2016||5.2%|
At the start of 2015, SSE followed the trend of its competition, stating that it would lower the prices of its standard plan by 4.1%. The price cut would not be implemented until 30 April 2015.
SSE announced a price rise of 8.2% in October 2013. This price increase went into effect in November 2013. The increase affected customers of all SSE's subsidiaries, including those on tariffs with SSE Atlantic Energy, SSE Southern Electic, SSE Scottish Hydro and SSE SWALEC.
In December that year, after government announced a cut would be made to green taxes, SSE stated it would reduce this price rise by 4%, effective the following March. This made the overall price rise in 2014 4.2%
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.
|SSE Southern Electric||London, Eastern, South-West and South-East|
|SSE & SSE Atlantic||Midlands, East Midlands, Yorkshire, North-West and North|
|SSE SWALEC||South Wales, North Wales|
|SSE Scottish Hydro||Northern Scotland|
|SSE Airtricity||Northern Ireland|