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Fixed energy prices to shield your business from energy market fluctuations

Budgeting for your business is easier when you can fix your energy prices. With SSE Choice, your wholesale energy prices are fixed for your whole contract period.

Why SSE Choice?

  • Our lowest cost fixed rate: unit prices are fixed but non-commodity prices may vary.1
  • Fixed terms for up to 3 years for longer term planning.
  • Includes 100% renewable electricity from our UK wind and hydro assets with optional renewable gas.2

What makes SSE Choice different?

SSE Choice helps to shield you from changes in the energy market for longer – for up to five years.

The price your business pays for energy is made up of two groups of charges:

  • The wholesale price for each unit of gas and electricity you use, which is affected by changes in the energy market.
  • Other charges known as non-commodity costs, which are set by third parties.

Non-commodity costs include charges for transporting electricity, government renewable energy initiatives and systems to ensure supply always matches demand.

Suppliers forecast future wholesale prices and non-commodity costs. But the actual rates can vary, and suppliers can pass these changes on to customers.

With SSE Choice, you can fix your wholesale prices for up five years for greater peace of mind. And our highly experienced energy experts do all we can to keep your non-commodity costs stable.1

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Is SSE Choice right for my business?

If you’d like to fix your wholesale energy prices for longer, then SSE Choice may be for you. With SSE Choice, while we do all we can to keep non-commodity costs stable, they may change.

If complete price certainty is crucial for your business, SSE Protect may work better.

What costs are fixed?

With SSE Choice, the wholesale unit prices of your gas and electricity will be fixed for your whole contract period. The following non-commodity costs are based on our forecast and may vary:1


  • Transmission Networks & Distribution Use of System charges (TNUoS and DUoS)
  • Balancing Services Use of System charges (BSUoS)
  • Assistance for Areas with Higher Electricity Distribution Costs (AAHEDC)
  • Renewables Obligation (RO)
  • Contracts for Difference (CfD)
  • Capacity Mechanism (CM)
  • Feed-in Tariff (FiT)
  • Existing metering configuration


  • Existing metering configuration
  • Transportation charges
  • Unidentified gas

Spot savings with Clarity

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Imagine you could see exactly how and when your business uses energy 24/7? Clarity, our free online energy management tool, enables you to do just that, however big or small your business.

Clarity presents your smart meter data in easy-to-understand charts. You can then see how best to cut your energy usage, reduce your carbon footprint and save money. Don’t have a smart meter yet? We’ll install one at no extra cost.

Get Clarity to see more clearly where you could save on energy – free with all our energy plans.

  1. While we strive to make accurate predictions and do all we can to keep these costs secure, this product does allow for some fluctuation. If third-party costs are higher than we forecast, the price you pay may increase.
  2. All our renewable electricity is sourced from wind and hydro assets wholly or partly owned by SSE Renewables, our sister company in the SSE Group. With SSE Choice, you’ll continue to get your electricity through the national grid as normal, and we’ll match your consumption to REGOs from the SSE Group’s generating assets.