Southern Electric, part of the Scottish and Southern group, provides electricity and gas tariffs for small, medium and large sized businesses. Read our review below for full information.
As with the home services, Southern Electric business customers can get electricity and gas as a separate service or a dual fuel supply. Unfortunately you can’t get a direct quote via their website, but can telephone their customer services department to talk through your business requirements.
What’s on Offer to Business Customers?
As you would expect Southern Electric supply both electricity and gas for business customers as follows:
- Electricity contracts which are fixed unit prices and for a fixed contract term. You’ll be offered a range of payment options, although direct debit is normally the cheapest method. You also get access to experienced energy advisers to help reduce your consumption and be put on the right tariff for your business. There are also renewable energy contracts available.
- Gas contracts work in much the same way and are for fixed length periods together with fixed prices for the complete term of the contract.
- Dual fuel tariffs are available if you choose both electric and gas for your business which may see you benefit from additional discounts.
With both gas and electric supplies you’ll be offered a range of tariff options to suit your business needs. Additionally Southern Electric provides experienced account managers to help your business reduce its consumption or to help you choose green renewable energy contracts if you wish.
Getting a quote
Unlike some of their competitors you can’t get an instant online quote for your business and need to telephone the company to discuss your requirements with their account management team.
It may be worth spending the time to find out if Southern Electric can beat your current supplier. Certainly in the domestic market, they offer very competitive prices and a range of tariff and pricing options that keeps them in the “best buy” categories for energy supplies.
Switching Your Business to Southern Electric
With all the major energy companies it’s very easy to switch from your existing provider. SSE will undertake all the administration process and switching so it makes it hassle free if you decide to move your account over.
You can pay your contract bill via BACS, CHAPS or variable direct debit and this payment method will be decided when you sign your contract.
Your business may also benefit from a smart meter or an AMR (automatic meter reading) if you’re on half hourly meter readings. This means the reading is taken electronically and automatic and the data is sent back directly to Southern Electric.
You’ll then be able to see the data and analyse it through your account and see the peak energy usage during the day and night. It is estimated that businesses with an AMR reduce their overall electricity consumption by an average of 12.3% just by having access to the data and introducing energy efficiency schemes within their organisation.
If you’re interested in Southern Electric business electricity and gas, then pop over to their website or give their energy advisers a call.