SSE (also known as Scottish and Southern Energy) is one of the largest energy suppliers in the UK. SSE was founded in 1998, following the privatisation of the UK’s energy market. SSE merged with OVO in January 2020 after a buyout and now sits alongside OVO Energy and Corgi Home Plan as part of the OVO family. Ovo now exclusives homes to all domestic customers that once was managed by SSE. SSE still operates for business energy solutions.
Since the merger, SSE became one of the largest energy suppliers in terms of the number of active customers.
SSE have their headquarters in Perth, Scotland and owns and manages two electricity networks and one transmission network, in Northern Scotland and Central Southern England respectively. In the financial year ending in March 2020, SSE made £6.8 billion in revenue and £466.1 million in net profits.
A Guide To SSE
SSE are one of the UK’s leading business energy utility companies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
SSE has doubled the amount of renewable energy they produce since 2011 and has won awards for its commitment to high-quality customer service.
SSE has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 on the review site Trustpilot. This ranking is based on more than 15,000 reviews. Of reviews received at the time of writing, 74% are rated ‘Excellent’ which equates to 5 stars.
Prices And Tariffs
SSE have a range of tariffs for businesses from SMEs to large corporations. You can choose from a fixed rate or variable contract, and a more expensive deemed contract.
SSE customers can access their services with a range of meters. Whether you prefer a standard or smart meter or require a multi-site meter, they have a contract that could suit your business needs. As well as energy, SSE also offers broadband services.
Making the switch to one of SSE’s services is simple with Business Energy. We manage your switch from start to finish and give you confidence that you are getting the best available deal with none of the hassle.
SSE was bought by OVO in January 2020. Alistair Phillips-Davies has served as Chief Executive of SSE since 2013. He is responsible for leading the company’s Group Executive Committee and for ensuring the delivery of the strategy as agreed by the Board.
It is important to note that not all British businesses can access SSE’s energy account options. Only specific areas, which are managed by subsidiaries of SSE, are eligible. SSE’s subsidiaries are; SSE Southern Electric (London & Southern England), SSE Atlantic (Midlands and Northern England), SSE SWALEC (Wales) and SSE Scottish Hydro (Scotland).
It is often most convenient to contact a company online, and SSE can be reached via their website or mobile app.
For business customers, the best way may reach SSE by phone is via the general switchboard: 0345 070 7373.
SSE’s main postal address is:
PO Box 7506
Managing your relationship with your energy company can be an unwanted distraction from the day-to-day business of running your company. At Business Energy, we handle all the contact with your existing and new energy suppliers during your switch. One less thing to worry about.
SSE has ambitious sustainability targets that are backed up by sizable investments in renewable energy generation. All of SSE’s 100% renewable energy is generated from SSE’s own wind farms and hydropower plants.
SSE is the UK and Ireland’s largest renewable energy generator and aims to treble their renewable energy generation to 30TWh by 2030 to support the UK to reach its net-zero target.
SSE is an award-winning energy supplier and has been a multi-year winner of the prestigious uSwitch awards, accredited by Ofgem. In 2021, they won in the Best Customer Service, Best Meter Reading Services and Best Smart Meter Experience categories.
However, these are old awards for their domestic operation which has not been taken over by Ovo Energy.
Cancelling your E.ON contract may mean a financial penalty if you are still within your contract period. If you are within your notice period, it should be straight forward and you can switch for free. You should always look to switch to a new contract during your notice period to avoid being automatically switched to an expensive rolling contract.