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Fully fixed energy prices for budget certainty

We understand businesses need to guard against rising energy costs. With SSE Protect, your wholesale energy prices and standing charges are fixed for your whole contract period, so you can budget with confidence.

Why SSE Protect?

  • Fully fixed energy prices, including unit prices and all existing non-commodity costs.1
  • Fixed terms for up to 3 years to suit your business.
  • Includes 100% renewable electricity from our UK wind and hydro assets with optional renewable gas.2

What makes SSE Protect different?

SSE Protect gives you fully fixed prices for your total contract period.

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 Protect, we not only fix your wholesale prices, but also protect you from any rises in existing non-commodity costs. With prices fixed from the outset, you can budget with certainty for the duration of your contract.

Is SSE Protect right for my business?

If complete price certainty is crucial for your business, SSE Protect may be for you.

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

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What costs are fixed?

With SSE Protect, the wholesale unit prices of your gas and electricity and the following non-commodity costs will remain fixed for your whole contract period: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. We do all we can to avoid any extra costs. If factors occur that are outside our control, like a new element or tax, we reserve the right to pass that on to you.
  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 Protect, 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.