Hoping to join us today?

Sorry, we can't give you an online quote today. We'd love to have you. But, with incredibly high wholesale energy prices at the moment, we can't offer our usual range of tariffs to new customers.

Right now, it's best for customer to stick with their current suppliers rather than switching. If you're on a fixed tariff, it's likely the best option for you. And if you're on a variable tariff, then you're protected by Ofgem's energy price cap.

If you're still like a quote, here's how you can get an energy quote online.

Already with SSE Energy Services?

Your energy supply is perfectly safe and secure. You can still switch to a new tariff online.

Our handy questions and answers are here to reassure you or you can find out more on our energy market page.

Why choose SSE for your gas and electricity?

  • Spread the cost of your energy and save money when you pay by Direct Debit*

  • Get presale tickets and access to big events with OVO Live

  • Millions of customers trust us with their energy supply

Switching your energy to SSE is easy

  1. Get a quote, choose your tariff and sign up online

  2. We'll tell your supplier you're switching

  3. We'll ask you for meter readings and keep in touch until you've switched

Switching your gas and electricity should be hassle free. We promise to complete your switch in no more than 21 days.

Manage your SSE Energy account online

With an SSE online account you can change tariff, view your bills, make payments and give us a meter reading to get an instant balance.

Smart meters for your home

Smart meters can make it easier for you to save energy and money. Find out more about smart meters and see if you can get one installed.

Staying with us when you move home

If you’re moving out, we’re here to help. Take a look at our moving home checklist and tips

Energy efficiency and saving

Small changes can help reduce how much gas and electricity you use. Learn how to save energy at home with our free help and advice.

What you need to know

Important information

Already with SSE, SSE Southern Electric, SSE SWALEC or SSE Scottish Hydro?

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.

Green Deal

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’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).

Smart meters

You can have a smart meter installed in your property, if you’re eligible and don’t already have one. We’ll contact you to arrange a suitable installation date.

We rely on a mobile phone or wireless signal to get your smart meter readings. If these fail, you’ll either need to take your own reading and send it to us, or your bills will be estimated.

Direct Debit discount

Paying by Direct Debit is our default payment method. If you choose a different payment method your prices may be higher.

£75 or £50 in energy credit for AddOn customers

For the SSE Broadband AddOn Offer terms, conditions and eligibility criteria, see the Broadband AddOn Offer - Terms and Conditions.

For the SSE Heating Cover AddOn Offer terms, conditions and eligibility criteria, see SSE Heating Cover AddOn Offer - Terms and Conditions for full details.

If you have a Pay As You Go meter installed in your property you will not be eligible for the reward.

You’ll get £75 in energy account credit when you sign-up to our (20) Unlimited Fibre or (20) Unlimited Fibre Plus broadband (over 18 months), or £50 energy credit for our SSE Heating Cover or SSE Heating Cover 50 (over 12 months). The energy credit will be applied to your energy account each quarter (£12.50) for the duration of the contract.

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

Switching FAQs

Should I let my current supplier know I’m switching?

Once you sign up, we’ll take care of everything including telling your current energy provider that you want to switch to us.

How long will my switch take?

We’re signed up to the Energy Switch Guarantee, which means switching your gas and/or electricity will take no longer than 21 days.

What happens when I switch?

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.

What is a fixed-price tariff?

With a fixed-price tariff your unit rate per kWh energy prices will stay the same over the period of your contract.

What does 'early exit fee' mean?

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.

Who are SSE?

The SSE brand started back in 1998 when Scottish Hydro Electric merged with Southern Electric to become Scottish and Southern Energy. Later we incorporated SWALEC and Atlantic into the growing SSE brand. You may even be familiar with some of these local brands – SSE Southern Electric, SSE Scottish Hydro and SSE SWALEC.

SSE’s GB domestic retail business (which provides energy and related services to households throughout Great Britain) left the SSE Group in January 2020 to become part of the OVO family.

You can read more about us, but no matter what our name is, our primary aim is to provide great service for all our customers.