Energy prices North of Scotland

Energy prices in the Scottish Hydro Electric region

supply numberThe North of Scotland energy networks are operated by SSE. That is the parent company to Scottish Hydro Electric. In the past, when Scottish Hydro were conducting doorstep marketing in the region, they were portraying themselves as the main supplier. This is not entirely true. The company are responsible for the delivery of your electricity through their cables in your region.

Before privatisation of the energy suppliers, they were known as the North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board. A proportion of your energy bill charge goes to SSE for local delivery of electricity to your home if you live in this distribution area!

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If you are ever asked for your supply number, and you wonder what it is, the image is a description of your meter point administration number, also known as your supply number. The number which is circled in red indicates the district network operators region. The North of Scotland is ID 17. You will find this number on your energy bill.

Some points on energy prices

  • Standard energy, is your suppliers default energy prices. They are the most expensive tariffs.
  • Online discounted prices are in place to encourage you to switch to a cheaper energy deal.
  • The Government deregulated the energy suppliers in order to create competition in the energy market. If you don’t switch supplier, your energy prices will remain high.
  • £4 Billion in discounted energy deals go unclaimed each year because many consumers don’t bother to take advantage of cheaper energy deals.
  • Your supplier won’t reward you with a loyalty bonus for sticking with them. They will just continue to charge you standard prices if you don’t take matters into your own hands by switching to a cheaper deal with another supplier.

Standard Prices

Gas Electricity
Supplier Scottish Hydro Scottish Hydro
Tariff Standard Standard
Payment Monthly Direct Debit Monthly Direct Debit
Usage 16,500kWh 3,300kWh
Cost £756.48 (inc. VAT) £537.15 (inc. VAT)
Standing Charge 15.66p (ex. VAT) a day 16.44p (inc. VAT) a day or approx. £15 (inc. VAT) per quarter 15.66p (ex. VAT) a day 16.44p (inc. VAT) a day or approx. £15 (inc. VAT) per quarter
Unit Rate 4.020p (ex. VAT) per kWh 4.221p (inc. VAT) per kWh) 13.770p (ex. VAT) per kWh 14.459p (inc. VAT) per kWh
Discount For paying by direct debit you receive an annual discount of £40 per fuel included in the standing charge.

Online Discounted Prices

Gas Electricity
Supplier first:utility first:utility
Tariff iSave Fixed v4 March 2014 iSave Fixed v4 March 2014
Payment Monthly Direct Debit Monthly Direct Debit
Usage 16,500kWh 3,300kWh
Cost £643.13 (inc. VAT) £472.35 (inc. VAT)
Standing Charge 22.70p (ex. VAT) a day 23.84p (inc. VAT)a day or approx. £22 (inc. VAT) per quarter 20.00p (ex. VAT) a day 21.00p (inc. VAT) a day or approx. £19 (inc. VAT) per quarter
Unit Rate 3.210p (ex. VAT) per kWh 3.371p (inc. VAT) per kWh) 11.420p (ex. VAT) per kWh 11.991p (inc. VAT) per kWh
Discount There are no discounts available.

Prices explained

The total prices shown are based on average energy consumption of 3300 KWH electricity, and 16500 KWH gas. You should get quotes based on your own actual consumption.

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