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Doing more to sustain local people and places

Proud to power over five million homes

We are a British energy company that has been powering people’s lives for 70 years. We have been voted best for Customer Service eight years in a row* and we care about making a real difference to our customers’ lives, every day.

We know our customers are worried about rising energy bills.

That’s why we’ve frozen our gas and electricity prices until 2016^.

So that even if the cost of energy to our business goes up, the price of energy for our domestic customers won’t, making a real difference to every single home.

We know how frustrating it can be when you experience poor service.

That’s why we put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

It’s why all our call centres are UK-based and why we're the only UK energy company to offer our own customer service guarantee. It includes free energy advice and a promise to call you back when we say we will, both of which we hope will make a real difference to our customers’ lives.

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^ Applies to all SSE, Scottish Hydro, Southern Electric, SWALEC and Atlantic domestic customers in Great Britain who are on or who move to the Standard tariff before 1 January 2016. Applies to this standard variable price only. Domestic customers on existing fixed term contracts can switch to the frozen standard tariff at any point in their contract with no penalty/exit fees.

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