SSE is the second largest supplier of energy in the UK and the largest supplier in regards to energy generated from renewable sources. SSE services include domestic and business electricity and gas contracts, boiler cover as well as home phone and broadband cover. SSE energy service currently distribute electricity to approximately 3.7 million customers in the UK, including many business customers.
This page provides an overview of SSE business energy prices and a review of their services from past and current customers.
SSE Business Electricity Tariffs
The following SSE energy tariffs are suitable for small to medium enterprises as well as larger businesses:
- Fixed prices for up to 5 years
- Price stability
Various options include:
- SSE Protect which offers fully fixed costs for the total contract length.
- SSE Choice which fixes costs to protect the business from wholesale market fluctuation but with non-commodity costs changing in line with the market changes.
- Set prices (aside from non-commodity) for the contract duration
- Up to 5 years fixed prices
- Variable price energy without commitment
- Offers the flexibility of variable prices
- 100% renewable electricity
- REGO backed
- Sustainable approach to energy
- Allows you to buy energy in increments
- Purchase options before and during contract
- Purchase options are flexible, offering monthly, quarterly, seasonally or a combination of the three
Out of contract rates:
The below variable business rates reflect the 2018 rates that businesses were placed on when their fixed term contract ended and no termination notice had been provided and no renewal agreements had been made.
The variable business electricity rate charged to businesses in 2018 for a non half hourly quarterly and monthly billed business: an all day rate of 15.84 p/kWh and a standing charge of 42.42 per day.
SSE Business Gas Tariffs
The above listed tariffs are suitable for both electricity and gas business customers.
Out of contract rates:
The variable business gas rates (tariff a business is put on after their contract ends but they have not terminated or made renewal agreements) charged to businesses in 2018 for all quarterly and monthly customers in EUC bands 1 or 2- were: all day unit rate of 2.25 p/kWh and a standing charge of 52p per day.
All customers in EUC band 3 were charged an all day unit rate of 2.99 p/kWh and a standing charge of 840p per day.
SSE Company Profile
SSE is one of the big 6 energy companies in the UK, the SSE plc includes SSE Enterprise Energy and SSE Business Energy. The company also has several brand names that operate across the UK for example SSE Southern Electric in the South of England and SSE Airtricity in Northern Ireland.
SSE offers business of all sizes a range of tariff options. As well as the tariffs, SSE also offer businesses support in energy efficiency, optimisation and responsible growth. They offer a SSE energy electric renewable energy option too making them an excellent choice for environmentally-conscious businesses.
SSE did have plans to merge with NPower but in December 2018 this merger was called off. SSE continues to have a focus on moving towards sustainability and efficiency. Both small and large businesses can benefit from the services SSE have on offer, from the competitive prices to the extra support.
There does not appear to be any current offers available for customers looking to switch to SSE.
SSE Business Energy Reviews
As one of the best ways to find out more about an energy supplier is to hear from real customers, for this SSE review we have visited a few of the trusted review websites (Trustpilot and Which?) to discover what current and past SSE energy customers have been saying. Below are some positive SSE business reviews as well as a few SSE energy complaints too.
“I have two electricity supplies; I switched one of them to SSE 2 years ago, then the other one soon after. The service has been fine… I’ve just checked the market for the next year and SSE are again best value out of the big six companies and I see no reason to change.” Paul via Trustpilot.
“Customer Service. You never know what a company’s customer service is like until you have to use it. I recently had a problem and this was dealt with in an excellent manner.” Joyce via Trustpilot.
“They have always been there to speak to and get the answers within a few minutes, and I find they do know what they are talking about.” SSE Customer via Which?
“Solid Service But A Bit Expensive.” Michael via Trustpilot.
“The customer service staffs working @ SSE are fantastic. However, the automated text messages from SSE are just terrible.” David via Trustpilot.
“I spent a long time on the phone. They never get back to you, so you have to call again to chase previous complaints.” SSE Customer via Which?
As one of the largest energy providers in the UK, SSE know what they are doing and have years of experience. With a range of tariff options and additional business support available, SSE are a great supplier. To receive a quote and get up to date competitive tariff rates for SSE as well as a range of other suppliers, simply fill in our online form. We make switching easy by comparing suppliers instantly so you don’t have to.