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Scottish and Southern Energy

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has three green tariffs of which Better Plan Plus is a Green Energy Supply certified tariff:

Better plan plus is a green source tariff with the company matching 100% of the electricity you use with a supply of hydro-electric power back into the electricity grid. All of the electricity comes from the company’s large hydro plants. The company will help better plan customers reduce their energy usage, with rewards available for doing so – a 10% reduction in annual energy consumption earns you a £15 energy credit off your next bill, a 20% reduction earns a £25 credit. All customers on the tariff will receive a free, easy-to-use monitor that demonstrates your household’s electricity use patterns, helping you to work out ways to cut down on electricity consumption.

Customers will also receive a better plan information pack with details of discounts and special offers available from SSE on a wide range of energy efficiency measures. Any better plan customer who purchases loft or cavity wall insulation, central heating protection, A-rated electricals or condensing boilers from SSE will earn energy credits of between £10-20 per product off their future bills. Additional £10 credits can be earned by signing up to paperless billing or a free wiring check. The tariff is available to dual fuel or electricity-only customers.

M&S Energy is a green source tariff with the company matching 100% of the electricity customers use with hydro generated electricity into the grid. For both gas and electricity customers the company will help M&S Energy customers to reduce their energy and reward them for doing so in the form of M&S vouchers.

SSE operates under the brand names Southern Electric, SWALEC and Scottish Hydro Electric.

  Scottish and Southern Energy better plan plus M&S Energy
Green Energy Certified  
Tariff Type    
Green source    
Green source (large hydro) ✓(100%) ✓(100%)
Green fund (new renewables)    
Green fund (other environmental)    
Carbon offset    
Tariff Guarantees    
Tariff backed by REGOs 100%  
Tariff backed by retirement of LECs    
Tariff backed by retirement of ROCs over and above the statutory requirement    
Additional Information    
No premium payable
Affinity deal    
Incentives to reduce consumption
Available to electricity customers
Available to gas customers
Available to PPM customers