SSE Tariffs 2022: Compare Energy Prices

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Offering 100 percent renewable electricity and known as one for the first established green energy suppliers, SSE might seem like the best option for you. After all, they have a lot to offer. But, how do SSE tariffs stack up against other suppliers, both large and small? Here we’ll take a comprehensive look at SSE’s tariffs to help you find the right one for your needs.
Last updated: June 2022

With 5 million customers across the UK and one of the highest customer service ratings of the “Big 6” energy suppliers, many of us rely on SSE for our gas and Electricity. With roots that can be traced back to the late 1940s, SSE has long been one of Britain’s foremost green energy suppliers, and a major force in UK hydropower. SSE generates Electricity as well as supplying it. Today, SSE offers 100% green Electricity to both domestic and commercial customers. But do SSE tariffs give UK energy consumers the value for money that they deserve?

As you may have heard on the news, the UK energy market is currently under an immense amount of stress as a result of a global gas shortage driving up costs and putting several energy suppliers out of business. To learn more about this and stay updated on a daily basis you can read our page on the UK energy crisis.

Next steps for SSE customers

SSE Energy became part of the OVO family in January 2020. Below we clarify the most important questions if you were an SSE customer. However, not much will change for you, as mainly the name SSE operates with is affected by the move. Followed by that you’ll find the SSE/OVO tariffs.

Has SSE been taken over?

SSE was one of the UK’s “Big 6” energy suppliers. The supplier still operates under the same brand name, but is now a subsidiary of OVO Energy, which took over its customers in January 2020. Operating under the same name seems logical, as the reputation of SSE was mainly a good one. Since the take over, customers have been gradually switched to OVO’s tariffs, while ensuring that SSE’s customers do not experience any noticeable changes following the switch. However, while SSE will continue to offer tariffs to its remaining customers, OVO plans to switch customers to its own tariffs until SSE can be dissolved as a provider altogether.

I’m a SSE customer: Will my energy supply be interrupted?

SSE customers have nothing to worry about. This move did not result in any interruption to energy supply, nor did it affect energy prices paid or affect gas or electricity meters.

Is SSE more expensive?
SSE is also affected by rising energy prices. Unlike fixed tariffs, the price of variable tariffs can rise or fall, and they are usually the most expensive tariffs offered. Due to the increase in wholesale energy prices at the end of 2021, suppliers had to pay much more for energy than before.

SSE tariffs 2022

Since SSE has been taken over by OVO Energy, the tariffs of OVO Energy are presented below. As described above, this change was made as silent as possible for the existing SSE customers. Thus, the variety of tariff offers has been preserved. Not to be forgotten, however, are the effects of the energy crisis. SSE also states on their website that they are currently not accepting customers due to the energy crisis.

OVO Energy Prices: which tariff is the best one?

If you are interested what are the most popular tariffs currently offered by OVO Energy, you’ll find them here.

Below you can find the cost information associated with these tariffs.


Plan name Tariff type Is the tariff live? Average electricity annual cost (£/year) Average gas annual cost (£/year) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit fees (£/fuel) Green tariff?**
/ Standard Variable £ 1,362.40* £ 1,433.72* £ 1,128.29* £ 0.00 ✖️
OVO Energy - Better Smart Fixed
12 months
£ 1,387.05* £ 1,716.92* £ 2,881.28* £ 30.00 ✖️
2 Year Fixed New Customer Tariff Fixed
24 months
£ 1,387.05* £ 1,712.12* £ 1,104.67* £ 60.00 ✖️
/ Prepayment Variable £ 1,362.40* £ 1,433.72* £ 1,104.67* £ 30.00 ✖️

* Please note that these prices are national averages and can vary significantly from one region to another. Despite the current volatility of the market, we attempt to maintain this pricing information as up-to-date as possible. Prices and availabilities are therefore updated on a weekly basis. To get the most accurate information possible, you can call our experts today that will give you the current prices for your location.
* Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
** $Green_tariff_def_OVO$
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.


Ovo Variable Rate Tariffs

Ovo for now only has one variable rate available, which is their standard variable rate. With variable rates the rate you pay is subject to daily change but you can also always leave your contract if you like.

How much is electricity per kWh in the UK?
What is the average price per kWh? The average cost of standard electricity in the United Kingdom in 2021 was 18.9 pence/kWh, reported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The costs associated with this tariff can be seen here:


Plan name Tariff type Type of fuel Is the tariff live? Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel) Green tariff?**
/ Standard Variable Electricity 38.66 p* 42.11 p* £ 1,362.40* £ 0.00 ✖️
/ Standard Variable Gas 27.52 p* 11.11 p* £ 1,433.72* £ 30.00 ✖️

* Please note that these prices are national averages and can vary significantly from one region to another. Despite the current volatility of the market, we attempt to maintain this pricing information as up-to-date as possible. Prices and availabilities are therefore updated on a weekly basis. To get the most accurate information possible, you can call our experts today that will give you the current prices for your location.
* Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
** $Green_tariff_def_OVO$
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.


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Ovo Fixed Rate Tariffs

Ovo has a few fixed tariffs available as well. In the following table is an overview of their fixed rate tariffs.

The pricing on these tariffs can be seen here:


Plan name Tariff type Type of fuel Is the tariff live? Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel) Green tariff?**
OVO Energy - Better Smart Fixed
12 months
Electricity 38.66 p* 42.96 p* £ 1,387.05* £ 30.00 ✖️
2 Year Fixed New Customer Tariff Fixed
24 months
Electricity 38.66 p* 42.96 p* £ 1,387.05* £ 60.00 ✖️
OVO Energy - Better Smart Fixed
12 months
Gas 27.52 p* 13.47 p* £ 1,716.92* £ 30.00 ✔️
2 Year Fixed New Customer Tariff Fixed
24 months
Gas 27.52 p* 13.43 p* £ 1,712.12* £ 30.00 ✔️

* Please note that these prices are national averages and can vary significantly from one region to another. Despite the current volatility of the market, we attempt to maintain this pricing information as up-to-date as possible. Prices and availabilities are therefore updated on a weekly basis. To get the most accurate information possible, you can call our experts today that will give you the current prices for your location.
* Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
** $Green_tariff_def_OVO$
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.


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Ovo Prepaid Tariffs

If you have a prepayment meter, don´t worry. Ovo also has tariffs available for people with prepayment meters.

Costs associated with this tariff plan can be seen here:


Plan name Tariff type Type of fuel Is the tariff live? Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel) Green tariff?**
/ Prepayment Variable Electricity 38.66 p* 42.11 p* £ 1,362.40* £ 30.00 ✖️
/ Prepayment Variable Gas 27.52 p* 11.11 p* £ 1,433.72* £ 30.00 ✖️

* Please note that these prices are national averages and can vary significantly from one region to another. Despite the current volatility of the market, we attempt to maintain this pricing information as up-to-date as possible. Prices and availabilities are therefore updated on a weekly basis. To get the most accurate information possible, you can call our experts today that will give you the current prices for your location.
* Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
** $Green_tariff_def_OVO$
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.


Ovo Economy 7 Tariffs

Sometimes called double electricity, Ovo offers economy 7 plans for those who possess an economy 7 meter.

As mentioned previously, these tariffs have two separate unit rates, one for peak hours of consumption and another for off-peak.

Pricing on these tariffs can be seen here:


Plan name Tariff type Type of fuel Is the tariff live? Standing charge (p/day) Day Rate (p/kWh)* Night Rate (p/kWh)p* Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel) Green tariff?**
/ Standard Variable Economy 7 23.39 p* 20.20 p* 13.30 p* £ 587.19* £ 0.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
12 months
Economy 7 23.59 p* 20.81 p* 14.46 p* £ 612.31* £ 30.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
24 months
Economy 7 22.07 p* 21.17 p* 14.80 p* £ 616.95* £ 30.00 ✖️
/ Prepayment Variable Economy 7 22.07 p* 21.17 p* 14.80 p* £ 616.95* £ 30.00 ✖️

* Please note that these prices are national averages and can vary significantly from one region to another. Despite the current volatility of the market, we attempt to maintain this pricing information as up-to-date as possible. Prices and availabilities are therefore updated on a weekly basis. To get the most accurate information possible, you can call our experts today that will give you the current prices for your location.
* Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
* Based on the TDCV estimation that the average Economy 7 tariff user consumes around 58% of his energy on peak and 42% off peak.
** $Green_tariff_def_OVO$


What is Flexiheat?

The Flexiheat tariff offered by SSE is only for customers living in certain parts of southern England. It offers seven hours of cheaper off-peak electricity for stored heat and your hot water. There is also a cheaper rate for all electricity used in the evening and on weekends, and a cheaper rate for all day between December 24 and January 1.

You will receive a meter that has three tariffs:

  • One tariff records the electricity you use during the day
  • another for the electricity you use in the evening and on weekends (and during the Christmas period)
  • The third tariff records all the electricity you use during the seven hours of the heat storage tariff for stored heat and hot water.

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FAQ

How much does SSE Energy charge per kWh?

The rate that SSE charges per kWh depend on a number of factors, not only does it matter which tariff plan you select but also what type of meter your house uses, where you are located in the UK, and even in some cases what time of the day you are using your energy. However, for your convenience, we have listed the unit rates' prices per kWh for each SSE tariff above in one of the tables in this article.

What is the SSE Energy standing charge?

The standing charge that SSE charges depend on which tariff you select so it will be different depending on which tariff you select. You can find the standing charge for each tariff option in the table above in this article.

Is SSE more expensive?

SSE is also affected by rising energy prices. Unlike fixed tariffs, the price of variable tariffs can rise or fall, and they are usually the most expensive tariffs offered. Due to the increase in wholesale energy prices at the end of 2021, suppliers had to pay much more for energy than before.

Updated on 7 Jun, 2022

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Michael
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Does SSEE have a tariff where the standard charge is put on the energy used up to 360 units and then refer back to standard charge

William

Hi Michael, Thank you very much for reaching out. I don´t really understand your question, could you perhaps specify please? Kind regards, Alan

William Davies
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Why has my standing charge gone up with sse electricity by 300% and why is the projection on my Sse gas account so much higher than my actual yearly usage.

William

Hi William, I am sorry to hear that. That must definitely be frustrating to experience. The standing charge probably has gone up in reaction to the rising wholesale costs. And for the projection part I wouldn´t know I´m afraid. Perhaps you could reach out to their customer service with the issue. If you would like to switch supplier, don´t hesitate to call 03308186223 between 08:30 and 17:30 daily to get a switch hassle free. Kind regards, Alan Rijnders

William
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How nuch is it per unit not kilowatts

William

Hi William, Thank you for reaching out. Per unit of what if I may ask? Kind regards, Alan Rijnders

d marshall
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STAY AWAY from SSE they have no customer care and are shite its a complete nightmare trying to deal with these people i have just won a case with the Ombudsman against them and they are still messing me about i phone they say they will put me on hold while they talk to the department and the either put me back through the queeing system or leave me on hold for ten minutes and then cut me off shame on them all

William

Hi David, I am sorry for your negative experiences with SSE. I hope you have found a satisfying supplier in the meantime. If not, don´t hesitate to call 03308186223 to get help with switching to a supplier of your preference. I also want to stress that we in no way are connected to SSE. Kind regards, Alan Rijnders

Bernard Pring
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I asked what is the standing charge for domestic energy meters for customers living in Cardiff particularly post code CF23? At this time I don't need any other information at the moment.

William

Hi Bernard, For your specific query it is probably the best to go directly on the SSE website to check with your postcode. Kind regards, Alan Rijnders

CHERYL EASTON
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Can anyone confirm that if I do not use any aelectricy for a whole year that I will receive a refund on my standaing charge? i intend to try this as I am increasingly unable to afford electricity prices since t-my option of a a no standing charge tariff was stopped.

William

Hi Cheryl, Thank you for your question. This might be the case in some situations. I would contact your supplier to confirm. Kind regards, Alan Rijnders

Buster
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SSE were provider once, I will call you before i switch in future, thanks guys!

Alan R
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Still trying to find out your economy 10 tariff ie standing charge per day day rate and night rate - can't find it anywhere.... Was able to find the rates for EDF !

Clarke
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Not happy with the current service , if you can't solve this quickly will move to a much cheaper supplier ,also the so called smart meter failed after your engineer left?

William

Hello Clarke, we are sorry that you had a bad experience with the customer service of SSE Tariffs. We can´t change their customer service, but we can offer you our help in finding a better supplier for you. Please give a call to our energy experts and they will help you: 0208 022 5474

Clarke
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Have just had a smart meter fitted, why is my daily charge showing 35.3p per day when this should be 24.5p