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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 SSE Reward

  • 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.

Compare our gas and electricity tariffs

2 Year Fix and Control

Fixed price energy for 2 years, plus a Google Nest Thermostat E and Google Nest Mini

  • Fixed energy prices

    Guaranteed no price rises for 2 years
  • Smart Home Package

    Includes a Google Nest Thermostat E (RRP £199) and a Google Nest Mini (RRP £49) – total saving £248
  • Nest Thermostat E

    Easy to install yourself with the step-by-step guide (SSE installation optional extra) – compatible with a wide range of heating systems
  • Smart meter included

    We’ll contact you to arrange a smart meter installation at no extra cost
  • Early exit fee

    £75 per fuel

Not available to Pay As You Go customers

2 Year Fix tariff

Fix your energy prices for 2 years

  • Fixed energy prices

    Guaranteed no price rises for 24 months
  • No early exit fee

Not available to Pay As You Go customers

1 Year Fix and Drive

Drive for free with SSE, just for electric vehicle owners

  • Drive for free with SSE

    Free electricity for up to 8,000 miles when you charge your electric vehicle during off-peak hours
  • Fixed energy prices

    Guaranteed no price rises for 12 months
  • 100% renewable electricity

    We’ll match your usage with power from wind and water
  • Smart meter included

    We’ll contact you to install a compatible (SMETS2) smart meter, if you don’t have one
  • No early exit fee

Not available to Pay As You Go customers

1 Year Fix tariff

Fix your energy prices for 1 year

  • Fixed energy prices

    Guaranteed no price rises for 12 months
  • No early exit fee

Not available to Pay As You Go customers

Standard tariff

Our simple energy tariff with no ties

  • Flexible energy

    Energy prices may go up or down
  • No early exit fee

Available to Pay As You Go customers

We may also offer tariffs through other websites or partnerships.

Save money with our great value Bundles

Make great savings compared to buying our equivalent standalone products. Our Bundles are only available when you pay by Direct Debit.

1 Year Fix and Protect v3 Bundle

Energy + free Heating Breakdown

Save
£114

over
12 months

18 Month Fix and Fibre Bundle

Energy + £13 fibre broadband

Save
£162

over
18 months

Want to find out more? View all Bundles

Manage your SSE Energy account online

With an SSE online account you can 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

If you sign up to our 2 Year Fix and Control tariff, you agree to have a smart meter installed in your property, if you’re eligible and don’t already have one.

If you sign up to our 1 Year Fix and Drive tariff, you agree to have a compatible (SMETS2) smart meter installed in your property, if you are eligible and don’t already have one. If you have an older smart meter, we’ll need to upgrade your meter so you can benefit from our off-peak rate. We’ll contact you when you’re eligible for your smart meter installation. If we can’t fit a smart meter, we’ll install an Economy 7 meter so you can use our off-peak rate.

If you sign up to one of our other fixed price tariffs, you are registering your interest for a smart meter. This means we may contact you in the future to discuss a smart meter installation as and when you become eligible.

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.

Smart Home Package (with 2 Year Fix and Control)

The Smart Home Package, provided by Google, may not be compatible with all heating systems. Please go to the Nest compatibility checker to see if your heating system is compatible before you sign up.

The Smart Home Package comes with the 2 Year Fix and Control tariff only. This tariff is available to dual fuel only customers who pay by monthly Direct Debit or quarterly billing only.

We’ll send the Smart Home Package to the same address that we supply your energy within 30 working days of your energy application. Someone will need to sign for it.

You can install the Smart Home Package yourself. Simply follow the step-by-step Nest Thermostat E installation video. If you prefer, we can install it for you for £75. To request an installation, call us on 0345 078 6754 after you sign up.

You’ll need a working internet connection and Wi-Fi to benefit from the Smart Home Package, and we also recommend that you have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Drive for free (with 1 Year Fix and Drive)

You need to own or lease an electric vehicle that you charge at home. We may ask you to prove this. If you’re unable to, we’ll take you off this tariff and put you onto our Standard variable tariff.

We’ll credit your account for the cost of the electricity you use during the off-peak times of your meter, up to 2,000kWh over the year. We’ll spread this credit over the year and apply it to each quarterly bill. We’ll confirm your meter’s off-peak times in your Welcome pack.

To reach up to 8,000 miles, we checked the test data for the TESLA Model 3 Standard Range Plus (E1R) with the Vehicle Certification Agency. We multiplied its electric consumption of 4.0 miles per kWh by the up to 2,000kWh of electricity we’ll include over the year. Your mileage will depend on your car and driving conditions.

Direct Debit discount

If you have a fixed price tariff and pay by Direct Debit or standing order, for most fixed tariffs you’ll get a discount of £40 a year for each fuel when compared to other ways of paying. The discount is applied to your standing charge on a pence per day basis, until your tariff ends.

If you have a standard variable tariff, your energy prices are capped and the maximum price you pay (known as a cap) is set by Ofgem, the energy regulator. If you pay by Direct Debit or standing order, your standing charge and unit prices will be discounted. Your discount will vary depending on how much energy you use, where you live and your meter type. If you qualified for Warm Home Discount before 1 August 2019, your prices will be discounted regardless of how you pay.

Certain tariffs do not qualify for Direct Debit and standing order discounts. Please check the tariff terms and conditions for details.

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

2 Year Fix and Control

Energy - Terms and Conditions - 2 Year Fix and Control tariff

Energy - Terms and Conditions - Smart Home Package

18 Month Fix and Fibre Bundle

Energy - Terms and Conditions - 18 Month Fix and Fibre

Phone and Broadband - General Terms and Conditions for the Supply of 18 Month Fix and Fibre broadband and phone package

1 Year Fix and Protect v3 Bundle

Energy - Terms and Conditions - 1 Year Fix and Protect v3

SSE Breakdown Cover Policy Booklet

SSE Heating Breakdown Cover Insurance Product Information

1 Year Fix and Drive

Energy - Terms and Conditions - 1 Year Fix and Drive

2 Year Fix

Energy - Terms and Conditions - 2 Year Fix

1 Year Fix

Energy - Terms and Conditions - 1 Year Fix

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?

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.