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If you switch to a new tariff on this website, you'll stay with your current SSE brand. We may review your Direct Debit to make sure your payments cover your usage and any debit balance you might have. If we need to change the amount you pay, we'll write to you confirming the new amount.
If you have a Green Deal Scheme in place for your home, Green Deal Charges will also apply. The estimates included in this application do not include Green Deal Charges. We will write to you separately to confirm if a Green Deal Charge applies.
What you need to know before you apply
We rely on a mobile phone or wireless signal to get your smart meter readings. If these fail, your bills will be estimated.
We’ll send your Welcome pack by email. This includes your confirmation of contract, tariff information, terms and conditions and cancellation form.
If we're taking over the supply of energy from another supplier, you agree to your current supplier transferring the right for us to collect any debt you owe them (in the event we're obliged to).
Direct Debit discount
Paying by Direct Debit means your bill is £40 less per annum, per fuel, deducted proportionately from your standing charge on a pence per day basis, when compared to using another payment method. Inclusive of VAT at 5%.
Full terms and conditions
For further information about our tariffs, please read our terms and conditions below.
General Terms and Conditions for the Supply of Electricity and/or Gas
SSE 3 Year Fixed v3
Energy - Terms and Conditions - SSE 3 Year Fixed v3
Argos 2 Year Fixed
Energy - Terms and Conditions - Argos 2 Year Fixed
SSE 1 Year Fixed
Terms and Conditions - SSE 1 Year Fixed v15
SSE Smart 1 Year Fixed
Energy - Terms and Conditions - SSE Smart 1 Year Fixed
£50 electricity credit will be automatically credited to your account at least 42 calendar days before the end of the tariff.
To get your £50 electricity credit you need to have a smart meter installed.
If you already have an SSE smart meter or if we are unable to install a smart meter, you'll still receive the electricity credit.
Once you sign up, we’ll take care of everything including telling your current energy provider that you want to switch to us.
We’re signed up to the Energy Switch Guarantee which means switching your gas and/or electricity will take no longer than 21 days.
After you sign up, we’ll send your paperwork by email. Once your 14-day cooling off period has finished, we’ll ask your current energy supplier for your supply and begin your switch. Just before the switch is complete, we’ll ask you for your meter reading(s) and give these to your old supplier so they close your account on the same readings.
With a fixed price tariff your unit rate per kWh energy prices will stay the same over the period of your contract.
Some of our energy plans have ‘early exit fees’. We’ll charge you a certain amount if you switch to a different energy supplier or tariff before the end of your contract. These fees are ‘per fuel’ which means there’s one for gas and one for electricity. If you have both fuels (dual fuel) with us, we’ll charge for both. All our exit fees are clearly stated.
We first formed in 1998 when Scottish Hydro Electric merged with Southern Electric to become Scottish and Southern Energy. Later we incorporated SWALEC and Atlantic into our family and we’re now known as SSE. You may be familiar with our local brands – SSE Southern Electric, SSE Scottish Hydro and SSE SWALEC. But no matter what our name is, our primary aim is to give great customer service to our customers.