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Scottish Power is one of the UK's largest suppliers and has invested heavily in renewable energy. Compare gas and electricity prices with Energylinx[1]

With its roots dating all the way back to 1901, Scottish Power is one of Britain's 'large legacy suppliers' (previously known as the 'big six'). Over five million UK households and businesses use Scottish Power for gas, electricity or both. 

Scottish Power’s fixed tariffs supply 100% renewable, zero carbon energy produced by wind farms in the UK. The company also boosts its ethical credentials by supporting Cancer Research UK.  

Scottish Power tariffs

Scottish Power offers a choice of tariffs, including variable rate and fixed-rate tariffs with terms of 12 months or 24 months. Each tariff is available either as dual fuel (gas and electricity) or for gas or electricity only. 

There are online-only tariffs offering lower rates, as well as tariffs that trigger a donation from Scottish Power to Cancer Research UK. Exit fees are applicable to some tariffs. 

Tariff prices

It’s always a good idea to shop around and compare energy prices before choosing an energy supplier. Scottish Power is one of the UK's largest enegy companies - some customers prefer to go with a smaller supplier based either on price or customer service. 

Use a comparison website like GoCompare to check whether Scottish Power is the right supplier for you. 

Remember to check whether the tariff you choose has exit fees. This means you might have to pay a set amount to Scottish Power if you want to switch to a new supplier before the contract ends. 

Once your initial plan comes to an end, Scottish Power will automatically move you to a different tariff, probably the standard variable rate. 

Scottish Power customer reviews 

A Citizens Advice survey rates Scottish Power 19th out of 34 suppliers for service, scoring an average of 3.15 out of five across all areas. They scored five stars for switching, but only two for complaints.

But things can change over time, so you might want to check the most recent customer reviews before you commit to a long contract with Scottish Power.

Scottish Power supports Cancer Research UK, and has raised more than £30m for the charity since 2012 through donations and fundraising.[2]

Switching to Scottish Power

Switching energy suppliers is easy. Gas and electricity come through the same pipes and wires, whoever provides it - all that changes is the company sending you a bill. 

Don't just assume you'll get the best deal with Scottish Power. Compare prices and shop around to make sure you get a tariff and price that fits your circumstances and energy use.

Switching is a relatively simple process, with three main steps: 

  • Application and registration
  • Billing set-up
  • Supply

Scottish Power will make all the necessary arrangements with your current supplier. The switching process usually takes around 17 days to complete. 

Scottish Power contact

You can find contact details on Scottish Power's website.

Get in touch through online chat or by giving them a call.

In an emergency, you can find contact details here

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[1]GoCompare has partnered with Energylinx, part of the GoCompare Group, to help you switch energy. Energylinx Limited is registered in Scotland, registration number: SC244794, registered office: the e Centre, Cooperage Way, Business Village, Alloa, FK10 3LP. †Please note, we cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites and by using the links s

[2]Last checked 9 March 2021

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